Sharmin Prince

Welcome to my journey. I am Sharmin Prince, born and raised by one of the most resilient women in Georgetown, Guyana. I migrated to the United States at age 33 and have been here for the last 23 years. With that same resilience, I am determined to conquer the struggles and hurdles life has thrown my way. My creativity has enabled me to use these obstacles to drive me towards my goals and climb mountains to overcome hurdles blocking my path. This experience has given me a unique opportunity to help others. I am proud to say that I am an active listener, humanitarian, leader, and empath. I've developed my skills through education and work to get to where I am today, and I am dedicated to helping others every day. Over the past four years, I have been able to do all that I have done without major funding and continue to be creative in my process.

In the last 12 months, the people you’ve met, the experiences you’ve had, the places you’ve been, what has been the highlight of the year (does not need to be related to business) by Sharmin Prince

Sharmin Prince

Over the past year, I’ve encountered individuals who have been instrumental to my path—those who were meant to cross my journey at this particular juncture. This period has been one of significant emotional, spiritual, and mental healing and rebirth. The insights I’ve gained are invaluable and have left a profound …

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Future gazing: In 20 years time, looking back at this coming 12 months, how would you summarise the year? by Sharmin Prince

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Reflecting from two decades ahead, the past year manifests as a poignant but purposeful metamorphosis. It was a year where the ache of transition served as the crucible for profound personal and professional growth. Each challenge faced was an impetus for change, and every setback, a lesson ingrained. This period, …

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Related to your business career, if you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? by Sharmin Prince

Sharmin Prince

If I could change one aspect of my business career, it would be to have recognized earlier the toxic elements of the work environment—microaggressions, favoritism, racism, discrimination, and colorism—and the underlying systemic issues perpetuated by governmental and major nonprofit organizations. Instead of enduring this for 18 years, I would have …

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In business, when is it acceptable to lie? by Sharmin Prince

Sharmin Prince

In business ethics, honesty is generally considered fundamental, and lying is typically deemed unacceptable. However, there are scenarios where lying by omission or strategic nondisclosure might occur— for instance, not revealing trade secrets or sensitive strategic plans. Some argue that puffery—exaggerating a product’s benefits without making false claims—is a form …

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What is your greatest business extravagance? by Sharmin Prince

Sharmin Prince

My greatest business extravagance would be to secure investment for the development of a groundbreaking GBV (Gender-Based Violence) AI model. This advanced system would serve a dual purpose—raising awareness about gender-based violence and offering proactive preventative measures. By channeling funds into such an innovative tool, I aim to leverage cutting-edge …

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What living entrepreneur do you most admire? by Sharmin Prince

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The Slutty Vegan founder, Pinky Cole, is genuinely admirable for her entrepreneurial prowess and community-centric vision. With Slutty Vegan, she turned a plant-based diet into a sensational dining experience, garnering a diverse fan base with her charismatic approach to veganism. Beyond tantalizing taste buds, Cole’s deep-rooted commitment to empowerment and …

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What is your biggest fear in business? by Sharmin Prince

Sharmin Prince

Nonprofit Concerns Financial Sustainability: Nonprofits traditionally rely on grants, donations, and fundraising events. Concerns about financial stability often revolve around the unpredictability of these sources. Strategies to Enhance Financial Sustainability: Diversify funding sources to include grants, individual donors, corporate sponsorships, and fundraising events. Develop a strong donor engagement strategy to …

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