This February, all month long, we’re honouring the work of 28 inspiring leaders. Women who are drawing upon and celebrating their culture while making a lasting difference in their community using their gifts. From authors and teachers, CEOs to entrepreneurs, not-for-profit directors, artists, and more, these women are changing the face of leadership.

These are truly women to watch and veza community is so pleased to share their brilliance.

May their stories inspire YOU to rise.

Meet Ashley Avinashi.

With a family history of nearly four decades in real estate investment, sales, development, and rental management, Ashley has developed a strong interest and a broad level of knowledge for the marketplace and industry. Over 10 years ago, she started her career buying and renovating homes in the downtown Vancouver market, and expanded into various markets in the Lower Mainland thereafter. Her interest quickly turned to helping clients build their future wealth through real estate investment.

The knowledge acquired from her studies in International Business and Marketing at McGill University, as well as six years in corporate marketing and strategic planning, have taught her all of the essentials of how to market a product, from understanding the consumer and marketplace, to negotiating on behalf of her client. In her first year as a Realtor, she was awarded Medallion status (top 10 percent of Realtors in Greater Vancouver) and achieved Centurion/Top Producer status on a national level and within her local brokerage.

Ashley feels blessed for the amazing clients and support she has had over the years and is very grateful for the referral-based business that has come as a result of the many introductions through family, friends, and past clients.

So tell us, Ashley: What inspires you most? What motivates you to get up every morning?

The growth and learning I achieve from stepping into the unknown.

I am a mom of 2 boys, and I enjoy learning through adventure and creation. My mind’s ideal day is running 100 miles a minute in my business, while my heart would prefer just a leisurely hike through the wood, but over the years I have slowly achieved a beautiful balance of many things I love, for which I am grateful.

How do you feel that your actions teach or inspire others?

I show others how to live passionately, and deeply while pursuing their dreams.

What is one change you’d like to see in the world?

For women to experience freedom in its full form—freedom of voice, as well as choice.

Which of your contributions to date have given you the greatest sense of pride?

Bringing two little beings into the world, who are a beautiful representation of light, love, and purity.

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Ashley! Learn more about her work and stay connected by following her on Facebook (avinashigroup), on Instagram: @avinashigroup, or via her website: www.avinashigroup.com  

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