Dr. Janét Aizenstros is the Founder & CEO of Ahava Group Global — a modern media parent company compromised of Ahava Digital Group, LOVE Lifestyle Publishing Group, Twelve Twenty One Illustration, Luxe House Publishing, and Ahava Entertainment. An award-winning businesswoman, her company was 12th on Canadian Business’ 2020 Growth List — making her the first Black Canadian woman sole founder to be featured in the top 20 on the list. Through her leadership, Ahava Digital Group’s consultancy has swiftly grown into a 9-figure organization globally.
My first job ever was… I worked at Zellers as a cashier.
I decided to be an entrepreneur because… I wanted to create sustainable impact. Also, I wanted to set a standard that you can forge opportunities as a Black person in sectors that traditionally have not had many Black faces.
My boldest move to date was… working with underdeveloped countries to help stimulate economic growth with new technologies.
My biggest setback was… the setback was actually a setup for creating a legacy-initiative to empower women leaders to live harmoniously.
I overcame it by… having healthy support systems surrounding me along with a solid sense of self.
If you Googled me, you still wouldn’t know… anything about me other than my business achievements and philanthropic efforts. Online is just touching the tip of the iceberg.
My best advice for people looking to grow their business is… stay disciplined, committed and consistent. Focus on your lane only.
A great leader is… someone who continues to grow, inspires others to grow and helps elevate others in their growth.
The future excites me because… it’s wide open. Open to endless possibilities.
Success to me means… peace and seeing a vision come to fruition.