My name is Steph and I am 37 years old and a mother of three. In 2016 I was made redundant on maternity leave from a managent role in the mining industry of Western Australia. I was devastated, but in that moment a spark was ignited and I knew that I wanted to found my own company.
In 2018 it was a hot Christmas. My family and I were staying down by the beach. My daughters at the time where under 5 years old and refused to put on their sunscreen. In that moment I had an idea! so I went into the house grabbed some plastic craft glitter and mixed it into regular sunscreen. I took it out to the kids and it was an instant success, they loved seeing the sparkles as they applied their sunscreen! I didn’t have to fight with them anymore.
Now as a scientist I knew how terrible plastic craft glitter was for the environment and I thought there has to be a better way. I wanted to make a bio glitter sunscreen that was 100% biodegradable and environmentally safe. It took two years in product development and testing, to bring SunDust bio glitter sunscreen to market and in September 2021 launched our first product.
In today's world, the entrepreneurial spirit knows no gender boundaries. Women have been breaking barriers and paving the way for meaningful change in various industries, including the realm of business. Female-founded brands are not just about products; they represent a profound shift in perspective, innovation, and empowerment. In this blog post, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of female founders and explore what it truly means to be a female-founded brand.
One of the greatest strengths of female-founded brands lies in the diverse perspectives they bring to the table. Women entrepreneurs often offer fresh insights, addressing untapped markets, and identifying unique consumer needs. By embracing a range of experiences and perspectives, these brands foster innovation, resulting in products and services that resonate with a broader audience.
Building Stronger Communities:
Female-founded brands have a remarkable ability to build and foster strong communities. They create spaces that encourage collaboration, support, and empowerment for women. By prioritizing inclusivity, these brands often inspire a sense of belonging and provide platforms for women to connect, learn, and grow together.
Female founders challenge and shatter traditional gender stereotypes by successfully venturing into diverse industries. Their accomplishments inspire future generations of women to dream big, showing that they can lead with confidence and competence in any field they choose. Through their resilience and achievements, female founders become powerful role models for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Prioritizing Social Impact:
Many female-founded brands have a strong focus on social impact. They align their business objectives with meaningful causes and champion philanthropic endeavors. Whether it's advocating for gender equality, sustainability, or community development, these brands strive to make a positive difference beyond their bottom line.
Female founders often prioritize creating opportunities for other women, recognizing the importance of lifting each other up. Whether through mentorship programs, partnerships, or creating job opportunities, they actively work towards leveling the playing field and creating more equitable environments in the business world.
Challenging the Status Quo:
Female-founded brands have a history of challenging the status quo. They disrupt industries, challenge outdated norms, and push for more inclusive practices. Through their courage and determination, they contribute to creating a business landscape that is more progressive, equal, and reflective of diverse voices.
Being a female-founded brand goes beyond gender. It embodies a spirit of resilience, innovation, and empowerment. These brands are pioneers, inspiring change and transforming industries. As we celebrate their achievements, let us continue to support and uplift female founders, recognizing the immense value they bring to the entrepreneurial landscape. Together, we can foster a future where all voices are heard and diverse perspectives flourish.