For Kaelin Anne, Life is about collaboration rather than competition.
It's a message that she is spreading to other women in her hometown of Flint.
Anne says " In our community we compete with each other, rather than stick together, and I definitely wanted to have that conversation here."
As a young entrepreneur, Anne found success on television through a show called "Girl Talk" on the World Network, which has now gone live in a new series called "Breaking Barriers."
It's an event meant to highlight the ways in which women can build one another up, instead of tear each other down to achieve success.
Francine Houston is a writer and health advocate from Mt. Morris who was invited along with many other women entrepreneurs to share and connect about their experiences in the workforce.
Houston says " I was kind of curious at what they meant by that, because I mean the world we live in is a bit competitive and they do try to make it easier for some people..."
Sunday's event at Summerset Salon and Day Spa was intended to empower women and help them achieve their goals.