Ahead of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting seven strong, influential women that not only head their businesses, they do so locally – right in our very own Westshore Town Centre.
On March 8th, the world collectively comes together to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women – the day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific – it’s everywhere.
We’re also doing a special giveaway from each of the seven businesses we highlight this week – read below to find out what you can win!
Today, we meet Vanessa of #1 Tailor 2 Fit and chat with her on what it means to be a woman in business in the Westshore:
Tell us a little about your store: I have been a seamstress over 38 years, self-employed within the same field for 35 years. My son Sheldon is currently managing the shop, and has been with the tailor shops over 10 years. He is very polite and patient with customers, and he’s looking forward to continuing this path. Our tailor shop focuses on altering all kind of clothing to fit each individual body shape and bring the out the best in them.
What (or who) inspired you to open your store? I discovered my talents in grade 10, in high school HomeEc. After that, I dropped out and became a seamstress.
What do you love the most about having a business in the Westshore? Westshore Town Centre is a great place to start a business, it’s in a convenient location with lots of free parking and consumer traffic.
What do you love about being a woman in business? I’m proud of being a woman in business, I’m independent and enjoy my rewards from the challenges of hard work and long hours.
On International Women’s Day, what is the most important message you want to send out to women thinking about starting their own business? Success definitely involves time, effort, ambitions and no pain no gain for sure.
To enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card from #1 Tailor 2 Fit, please complete one or more of the following:
- LIKE Westshore Town Centre on Facebook, and leave a comment below once you have
- FOLLOW Westshore Town Centre on Instagram and leave a comment below once you have (1 entry)
- COMMENT below with your favourite woman in business!
Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 14th. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter. Make sure to register when commenting below.