IWD: Insights from inspiring female business owners and leaders
Money Playschool is collaborating with GoalsMapper GM Rewards to celebrate International Women’s Day this month.
In this final instalment, learn from the wisdom and insights from these inspiring female business owners and leaders.
In today’s society, women tend to lose opportunities for career advancement when they give birth and take a greater role in taking care of the kids.
Therefore, it will be important to create policies and programs that enable women to balance their work and family responsibilities, such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave, and access to affordable childcare. Additionally, providing mentorship and leadership development programs specifically designed for women can help foster their professional growth and advancement.
By creating a supportive environment that recognises and values the contributions of women in the workforce, we can help to close the gender gap and ensure that women have the same opportunities as men to succeed and thrive in their careers.
One woman who inspires me is Rihanna.
While many people know her as the famous musician, Rihanna came from humble beginnings and owns one of the most successful beauty brands in the world that emphasises on inclusivity.
It is role models like her that makes me want to create businesses that give back to the less fortunate.
One of the greatest challenges is that I was being discriminated against by my clients, contractors, and investors in a male-dominated industry.
I would need to work extra harder and smarter than most of my male peers to prove myself, produce results and earn respect.
I also work hard to build my branding so that people would trust me and focus on my capability instead of my gender to produce results.
There are many female leaders who’ve inspired me along the way. One of them is Rachel Lim from Love, Bonito.
Following the journey of how Rachel transformed a Livejournal blog shop into this booming e-commerce business today, it’s truly inspiring to see how she uses her influence to empower and inspire Asian women with her personal experiences in life, business and motherhood with #RachReflects.
A challenge I had to overcome was gender stereotypes.
It used to bother me a lot, and I always found the entrepreneurship world unfair, but I slowly realised that I own my own experience.
If I want to be taken seriously, I have to prove that I’m worthy of it.
You may also check out more quotes on International Women’s Day on our IG here.
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