Original Gangster with Linda Lundström | LAYC13
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From earliest childhood, Linda observed people and the environment around her with deep respect for beauty and sustainability. The little girl who grew up in a remote mining community in Canada went on to become an international model, designer and fashion icon, celebrated leader, and instigator for positive change.

The purchase of a Linda Lundström “LaParka” was a reward for achievement of goals that I and many Baby Boomer femmepreneurs prioritized as a milestone. Linda was more than a fashion brand for us, she was a role model as a businesswoman and passionate leader, champion for vulnerable populations and conservationist.

Linda is the essence of Lift As You Climb and at age 70, she continues to set standards to follow about embracing change, writing a new script, and starring in the next stage of your life!

In this episode, we explore how we learned and reinforced the values of gratitude and helping others. We share our thoughts on the joys of lifelong learning and being open to teachers from all generations, even our own children.

About our Guest:

An award-winning designer, entrepreneur and social activist with a prolific career, spanning decades in the fashion industry. Linda's iconic outerwear designs are featured in both Canadian museums and wardrobes across the world. Her deep industry connections, search for innovative materials and manufacturing know-how allow her to seamlessly fuse fashion with the latest technology. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including three honorary PhDs, recipient of the Order of Ontario and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.  She is recognized as a champion of First Nations awareness and ethical manufacturing practices and proud to use the label ‘Made in Canada’.

Founder, Partner and #OriginalGangster; 





Linda’s favorite red lipstick color is Shannen from https://www.cheekbonebeauty.com

Special mention: One Red Lipstick Project by Spenser Chapple

About the Host:

Isabel Banerjee - Your Next Business

Strategist and Transformation Catalyst


Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with

an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic and a

conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander

Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global

chemical wholesale business and grew it from dining room table

to international boardrooms.


Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic

relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping

others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both

industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with

the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds.

With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries,

Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor and a role

model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering

others to economic independence.


Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)


Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst (www.theencorecatalyst.com) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact.


Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/


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