Ivana de Haan If I can do it, you definitely can Ivana was born in what we know today as Serbia and raised by her grandparents from 18 months to the age of five, when she moved to Holand to be with her mother who had set up a new life there. This is a moving account of her special relationship with her grandmother and how that so abruptly changed when going to live with her mother, without understanding why, a relationship that was a huge contrast and shock. It became an unhappy childhood which changed her from a confident young girl to one of shyness and low self-esteem. Yet it also shaped her future adult life and who she has become today, with a tenacity and determination in the face of adversity, that drives her entrepreneurual spirit and will to rebuild, reinvent, and succeed. Ivana still has big dreams and goals, one of them being to see her IVANA bags on display for sale in Harrods in London. And more dreams may come true when Ivana goes to Hollywood in October to speak on stage, launch a co-authored book, and be part of a documentary film for PBS TV, titled ‘Phenomenal Global Women’.                  What are your early childhood memories of your time with your grandparents? I was born in a small village in Serbia, formerly Yugoslavia, in 1971. My mother went to Holland in 1973 when I was just 18 months. I never knew or met my father. My mother left because she had the opportunity to get work in Holland and build up a new future. Because of that I stayed with my grandfather and grandmother. They took care of me until I was almost five years old. [...]

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