A local woman has teamed up with other local women to write a book which is geared at helping other women market their own businesses online.

The book is titled Find your voice on social media : A six week guide to sharing your message with those who need it most.

The book was written by Lyndsie Barrie along with a team of seven other fempreneurs.

Of the eight women who contributed to the book, three of them are from Cochrane.

They each share their own personal stories of how they overcame common fears people have when it comes to starting their business and sharing their stories online. 

Kelly Sinclair is one of the collaborators and says "I am included in the chapter called Purpose. It was a realization that I had when I knew that the reason I started my business had a lot to do with the fact that my mom passed away. Right after she had passed away, obviously there's a lot of emotions and grief and instead of hiding under a blanket like I maybe wanted to do I realized that it was an opportunity to really connect with what I was meant to do."

Sinclair says she was able to start a business here in Cochrane while spending more time with her kids.

Carey Wilkinson Lee says "I was in Lyndsie's Fempreneur School so I also have a story in the book. For me, I am 47-years-old and I was finding I am a jack-of-all-trades and so I've always had a passion and a purpose to do something bigger and I didn't know what that was."

Wilkinson Lee says Barrie helped to give her more direction with her career and helped her to figure out what her passion is and how she can help make a difference in the world.

Wilkinson Lee is also writing her own book and has teamed up with other women to form Scatter Kindness Cochrane.

Lyndsie Barrie runs a free six-week Fempreneur Marketing School.

Barrie says she started her own financial consulting business in 2014 after being fired from a large investment company. 

She says the idea to start her own school came when she realized that she had a lot of knowledge about marketing her own business from trial and error. She wrote a book for moms about money management and she realized that having women around her that uplifted her helped her to be more comfortable with marketing herself and telling her own story on social media. 

Barrie is hosting a book launch party on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at Half Hitch Brewery in Cochrane. 

Barrie says "If you're a woman in Cochrane or Calgary and you want to meet more women like you who are trying to get your message on social media, trying to make a positive impact on the world. It's going to be just a really great gathering of those kind of women. I'm going to have each of my book-team members stand up and introduce themselves to the group. It's going to be a great place to connect, not network but connect."