Podcast 98: The value of female entrepreneurship

Female entrepreneurship

Welcome to this Green Beauty Opinion in which we celebrate and reflect on female entrepreneurship in the run-up to International Women’s Day, 2022 (IWD). In this episode, Formula Botanica CEO and podcast host Lorraine Dallmeier discusses why female entrepreneurship is so valuable to society in so many ways beyond promoting equality and job creation.

Against a backdrop of the pandemic, which according to the non-governmental organisation Oxfam cost women in 2020 some 64 million jobs and $800bn in revenue worldwide, women now have even greater need to be included at parity in economic, social and political life.

Listen in for a thought-provoking opinion in which Lorraine challenges us to be the voice of change and integrity, making the beauty industry better and more sustainable.

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In the run-up to International Women's Day @FormulaBotanica looks at the true value of female entrepreneurship to society, striking the IWD #BreakTheBias pose. #WomensDay #indiebeauty Click To Tweet

Goal 5 of the UN’s Sustainability Agenda recognises that gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but also key to fostering a sustainable, peaceful and prosperous world.

Women’s equal representation in all spheres of life helps improve the overall well-being of society. Women’s greater participation also helps educate societies, alleviate poverty and reduce environmental destruction.

Above all, women’s entrepreneurship and women in leadership roles lift other women up, showing them what is possible to be and do. Women can further empower women, lifting all boats on a rising tide.

This is something we have seen time and again at Formula Botanica where our graduate and student indie beauty entrepreneurs not only lead by example, but also actively share know-how, give of their time and support those following in their footsteps.

We need to reevaluate what we mean by entrepreneurship and see its value lying not just in the ability to create wealth, but also in contributing positively to society. And it is in this sphere that female entrepreneurship has shown it has a major role to play.

Lorraine urges us to participate in International Women’s Day and to be the change we seek. Join in, share your actions via social media and strike the IWD #BreakTheBias pose.

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Lorraine Dallmeier

Lorraine Dallmeier is a Biologist, Chartered Environmentalist and the CEO of Formula Botanica, the award-winning online organic cosmetic science school. Read more about Lorraine and the Formula Botanica Team.

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