eve founder, Juanita, recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Franc and got to chat about being a female founder, her tips for resilience and of course, eve workwear.
Here are some highlights...
What are some of the challenges you've faced as a female founder in the male-dominated industry of construction?
"Women are still not seen in this country as a major contributor to the construction industry – as the barriers (including a sexist culture, unsafe work practices and lack of encouragement at school level) which have prevented working in this industry have discouraged women taking on roles they are very capable of doing so – therefore when women ask for suitable safe clothing it is not a priority for employers as women aren’t significant in the industry…YET!"
What advice would you give to other women who are thinking about starting their own business?
"Let’s not glam it up, business is hard work! But would I have it any other way – NO. Every win is my win, every gain is fought for – you have to celebrate the little things in business as you forget how hard it was to get there. So, stop talking about it and give it a go, you will only ever regret not doing it."
Read the whole interview here!