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 Bippan Dhillon, the creatrix behind Love on Paper.
Bippan is a nature fangirl who started collecting greeting cards in high school, got her business chops at The University of Washington where she studied Marketing and Finance, and loves to find any reason to celebrate with her crew. After watching her immigrant parents chase the American Dream, she realized there was more to be said for standing out than fitting in.
Bippan’s own wedding invitations were crafted using handmade papers in ivory and gold and included the verses of an Indian Song. And despite the misspelling of her father-in-law’s name and a misprint of her wedding date that she had to creatively correct, Bippan believes that this little misadventure was what set the tone for her marriage—perfectly imperfect.
She is a visionary, an entrepreneur, a pioneer, a Mom, a magician, a wife, and so much more that she is still discovering.
So tell us, Bippan: What inspires you most? What motivates you to get up every morning?
I see each day as being new: a chance to start anew, a chance to do something new, meet someone new, have amazing new experiences.
How do you feel that your actions teach or inspire others?
I’m curious, I question, I learn, I take risks, I mess up and tell them how I mess up.
What is one change you’d like to see in the world?
I’m really intentional about words and I would love for people to see their lives as if they were growing wiser instead of growing old.
Which of your contributions to date have given you the greatest sense of pride?
The contribution I’ve made to myself that has then allowed me to contribute to others. To be a better Mother, Wife, Sister, Community Member, Business Partner.
We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Bippan! Learn more about her work and stay connected via social media @loveonpaper_
Ready to RISE as a leader in your own right?
Get your copy of veza community’s NEW Feminine Leadership Guide. It’s our gift to YOU.
Inside the Feminine Leadership Guide you’ll receive a series of activating journal prompts and action exercises to inspire your next steps on the journey to greater impact.