Nominated for the award: Entrepreneurship and Business
Biography: Anaida is a dental professional who has built an award winning business model and now inspires and motivates other dental professionals, and women entrepreneurs to follow their dreams. Even though she is only 42 years old, she has gone through a dictatorship, a civil war, three countries and many personal and business challenges. Her humble beginnings start with her and her husband immigrating to Canada from Albania, 20 years ago, with pocket change and no English. She worked 7 days a week while going to school full time. She started everything from scratch. Her business started with only her, booking appointments in her car until she was able to open her own dental office in 2016. Now she is opening more locations throughout the province with the next one coming as soon as this fall. Her story has been considered a success story not only by everyone that knows her, but also by a lot of national and international media. She has been featured in many TV and radio shows, magazines, newspapers, online platforms and many more to share her amazing successful journey and her dental expertise. Anaida has been a cover story for many prestigious magazines. She was featured on Forbes in October last year sharing her business tips on how to be successful. She was selected as one of the 10 Most Influential Business Leaders to Follow in 2020 in North America by PrimeView Magazine. She was also chosen as a one of the Most Successful Business Women to Watch in 2020 by Insight Success, as well as a 100 Best Companies in 2020 from Exeleon Magazine. She was selected as 10 Best Performing CEO’s 2020 by The Business Berg. In 2021 she was awarded as one of the Most Influential Female Entrepreneur by Woman Entrepreneur Magazine. Anaida has just been chosen as one of the most influential leaders to know in 2022 for Success 125, in honour of the 125th anniversary of the Success Magazine. Anaida is a 2022 Success Women of Influence. She is a finalist for 2022 Success magazine’s first-ever Emerging Entrepreneurs awards. Anaida is a 2023 Top100 Global Women Entrepreneurs to be inspired by Global Magazine. Anaida has won many local, national and international awards. She has been a part of an international book project, The Mind of Female Entrepreneurs by Global Woman. She has been a dental blogger for Huffington Post, Thrive Global and Inside Toronto. She has founded Mission Kind (Kids In Need of Dentalcare), to help children aged 6-16 obtain much needed dental work at no charge. She does a lot of community work by offering free dental care to immigrant families with low income. Every December our office offers free dental/dental hygiene services to people in need. We have offered free services to 30 people from the Red Door Family Shelter. We had a whole day planned for them, with lunch and a magic show, Santa made an appearance and gave the kids Christmas gifts and much more. We have also offered free services to teenager moms that cannot afford dental services. We had a whole day planned for them and their kids. Anaida is also a very proud mom of two beautiful kids, Samuel, 18 years old, and Iliana, 8 years old.