She Was Told ‘No’ 100 Times. Now This 30-Year-Old Female Founder Runs a $1 Billion Business.

Melanie Perkins, the co-founder and CEO of popular design platform Canva, and her team are constantly chasing big goals.

The normal thing to do after your 100th ‘no’ would be to stop, but you just have to persevere. I’d continuously pour my energy into things that I could refine and fix, trying to find people who believed in my vision and would come along for the ride.

What’s a trip that changed you?
Traveling to India probably had the most impact on me. It’s like another world, the people were so welcoming and friendly and it challenged every belief that I had about life and its meaning.

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