- Award Winning Entrepreneur & Inspiration
- Cathrine M. Ann: from homeless to millionaire
- I was either going to start a business or rob a bank
- It took me ten years to become an overnight success
Cathrine Ann was homeless, unemployed, and penniless…but determined to turn her life around. Ann suffered abuse at the hands of neighbors and her alcoholic father’s friends.
Desperate for acceptance, she became pregnant at age 15.
A toxic home life drove her onto the streets. Turning to her uncle, a successful businessman, led to further victimization when he forced her to sleep with his clients before helping her.
Ann learned to survive, turning to theft and prostitution, but she also always kept an eye out for ways to better herself.
After meeting her husband, a restaurant worker, the two formed a business plan. With the help of a government program, she founded at age 42.
The first year, the business made $85,000. Ten years later, it employs thousands and continues to thrive. Ann has earned multiple awards for her entrepreneurial spirit and she now lives in a comfortable home a world away from the streets where she once slept.
At age forty, instead of continuing on the path of hopeless despair, she chose to take a massive risk.
At age forty, after a disadvantaged childhood riddled with abuse and neglect, and becoming pregnant at age 15, Cathrine found herself at a crossroad.
She could have continued on the path of hopeless despair, or she could take a massive risk. She chose the latter and it was then that she combined her street smarts and raw ambition (and a lot of creativity) to launch her business, Consumer Connection, a multi award-winning and multi-million dollar business venture providing contract employment to thousands.
Cathrine has since won numerous entrepreneurial awards including the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction award.
Cathrine Ann’s personal story is truly rags to riches. She went from being homeless, broke and unemployed, into a business leader, heading a multi-million dollar organization that provides contract work to thousands.
As a child and young adult, Cathrine endured countless debilitating circumstances that might have otherwise lead to a life of despair. Instead, Cathrine overcame them all and prospered.
Her story deeply touches audiences from all walks of life, which is why her story has attracted international speaking acclaim.
Cathrine takes her audiences through a whirlwind of life experiences from being a scared little girl to becoming a prosperous, strong and vibrant woman. Her message is an important one for all audiences, one that will be remembered forever.
Cathrine Ann combined her street smarts, raw ambition and a lot of creativity to launch Consumer Connection, a multi award-winning, multi-million dollar business venture providing employment to thousands.
Her message is an important one for all audiences, one that will be remembered forever.