Name: Priya Chopra
Job Title & Company: Founder & President, 1Milk2Sugars
Share a bit about yourself and what you do: I’m the founder of 1Milk2Sugars and a mother of two. My company works with some of the top lifestyle brands in the world, from fashion, to beauty, to décor. We represent our clients to the nation’s top press. We work hard to get our clients in the limelight; to raise their brand awareness, to support their marketing efforts, and to increase their bottom line.
Did you always see yourself working in your field? I have always been an entrepreneur from a young age. From selling lemonade as a kid with my brother, to opening a jewellery kiosk while in university, being an entrepreneur always defined my personality best: motivated by challenge and driven by goals. I believe the sky is the limit!
How did you end up in your current position? It happened pretty naturally, without me planning it. I had just moved back to Montreal from Milan, Italy after completing my Masters. I got one freelance gig, then two, then three…here I am ten years later!
What’s been the biggest highlight of your career to date? Expansion: moving to a new, larger, loft space, opening a second office in downtown Toronto, hiring new staff, expanding the team. Growth is motivating!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? If opportunity doesn’t knock, build your own door. This was the same quote I wrote under my high school grad photo and it is the motto I continue to follow today…
Why do you enjoy what you do? They say if you love your job, you never work a day in your life…I truly love being my own boss. Creating and moulding something from scratch and watching it grow is the greatest personal reward.