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MEET MRS. BC GENICCA WHITNEY THIS BC DAY!

Posted on August 06 2017

MEET MRS. BC GENICCA WHITNEY THIS BC DAY!



Meet the dynamic powerhouse Gennica Whitney. We could not think of a better person to feature for BC day, considering she was just elected Mrs. BC 2017! Gennica wears many hats including being a mother to 3 girls and running her "Rise, Thrive and Conquer" collective which has a dedicated following of successful female entrepreneurs. We just love everything

 

Sara: Why did you decide to run for Mrs. BC?

Gennica: I ran for Mrs. BC because earlier on this year, I set out an intention to share my message + pursue my mission: "To inspire + empower the future of females to be confident, resilient and brave with their life." This opportunity came to me when I was reaching out looking for ways to share my voice. I knew right away that this something I needed to do. To me, it was never about winning the title, it was about the journey in getting crystal clear on the impact I wanted to make and my own ability to be confident, resilient and brave with my life.

 

Sara: What did you learn from the process?

Gennica: I learned that you can become whatever you believe, even if it scares you. I started tapping back into my spirituality and heavily meditated leading up to the competition so that I could clear any blocks I had from showing up in my light. I learned that when you do the inner work - mind, body, and spirit, you can truly accomplish what you desire. Without the inner work, the things we want in our external world feel impossible to attain.

 

Sara: You’re are a long-time veteran in cosmetics marketing. How is Amaterasu different in your opinion from other cosmetics brand out there?

Gennica: I love what Amaterasu stands for! As a mama and businesswoman, it is imperative to be able to put make-up on and trust that it will (1) Last long and (2) Not smudge. I appreciate what the line of make-up stands for and love the packaging of each piece.

  

Sara: What are your thoughts on supporting local BC brands?

Gennica: I think that it is our duty to support one another in our own communities, if we want to build a future that thrives for our friends and our families. Coming together as a province can be powerful if we choose to collaborate in ways that provide everyone a win-win. There are so many amazing BC brands and creative entrepreneurs behind the brand. I believe that if we are going to make a difference, we need to start in our own backyard.  I personally love supporting local brands because it gives me a sense of pride! So much talent to waste if we don't otherwise lift each other up!

 

Sara: Why is supporting a company that empowers women important to you?

Gennica: It's important for me to support a company that empowers women because I'm all about inspiring + empowering women from all walk's of Life! I stand for collaboration over competition and believe that we all have a special gift to share and contribute.

 

Sara: What are you doing right now that inspires and empowers women?

Gennica: I have a thriving Facebook Community and business, "Rise, Thrive & Conquer Collective," which is focused on supporting and empowering young women to wake up and fulfill her dream business. As Mrs. BC  2017-18, I plan to bring more awareness to the social responsibility of entrepreneurs - and I've also grown a passion for supporting mental health issues in the youth culture. If I can remind people of their personal power to create a life they love, then I feel like I have fulfilled my mission and my desire to lead a legacy.

 

Thank you Gennica for this beautiful interview. It was truly inspiring and we are so happy to have connected with you over this BC Day long weekend!


 

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