Meet The Founder
A Word from Katia Millar…
As Founder & Chief Inspirational Officer of Positive Fabulous Women, I am often asked as to what prompted me to start this wonderful network. The answer involves sharing much of my life story – so here it goes!
Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to travel extensively around the world and in fact have lived in three different continents. Experiencing different cultures early on provided me with the unique opportunity to relate to a wide variety of people from various backgrounds and steps of life. This experience really shaped who I am today and helped me to develop a keen interest in people in general; how they operate, what makes them tick and what keeps them going.
While excitement and world travel provided me with the curiosity and drive to succeed, the same can be said for my personal struggles. They say that the true essence of life isn’t where it takes you but what you do with it when you are there — and I have certainly had my share of those! The end of my marriage in 2002 prompted me to re-assess my life as I knew it. I began a personal journey of soul-searching and exploration trying to figure out who I really was and which direction I wanted my life to take. I had spent 18-years in the publishing industry – working in Marketing Communications, Project Management & Business Development, but I knew that I could no longer ignore the murmurings of my heart and its longing for more meaning. I was ready to create a life where my strengths, passions, values and vision were all perfectly aligned.
Despite my strong business background, I launched Positive Fabulous Women in January of 2008 with no business plan, very little market research and minimal financial investment. It was a leap of faith, an instinctual drive & calling that I simply couldn’t shake. I wanted to create a space for like-minded women to come together and share their skills, experiences & resources. It was my time to shine — so I applied all my people, business and technical skills to grow and develop this amazing network. The journey hasn’t always been easy, but one that has been incredibly rewarding and fulfilling on so many levels!
Like many women, I am often juggling my career, two boys and personal needs to create a sense of balance in my life – but waking up everyday knowing that I am living out my life’s purpose, while making a difference in the lives of others - just makes my heart sing with pure joy! I am so deeply passionate about the infinite possibilities for PFW and remain committed to being a conduit for connection, inspiration and positive change on this planet.
Founder & Chief Inspirational Officer | Positive Fabulous Women
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