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The Journey So far – Female founder’s Stories

 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, March 21, our Co-Founder Maame ran a weekly IG Live talk series called The Journey So Far, where she spoke to various female founders, highlighting how they started their journeys in their respected fields and what their plans are moving forward.

 

We chose these women because they are all MamaSia customers and have similar core values to ours. They are all ambitious amazing women who have a strong focus on empowerment whether it be through sustainability, charity and community led businesses, through music or just being an inspiration to many aspiring female entrepreneurs, these women are impacting their industries and bringing women to the forefront.

 

You can watch “The Journey So Far” on our IGTV Channel @mamasiabeauty or on our YouTube Channel @mamasiabeauty. Look out for more videos in the series in April.

 

Here is an introduction the all the female founders that featured in March 2021

 

Jane Visram –Founder of Mama Dolce

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Jane is a lawyer by day and an Ice-cream maker in-between, after feeling excluded from the desert menus at many restaurants due to being lactose intolerant, Jane felt it was only right to help others like herself and created Mama Dolce’s Luxury dairy free ice-cream and deserts.

Jane and Maame discuss sustainability, the food industry and their impact as women founders. To find out more about Jane and her work take a look here:

https://www.mamadolce.co.uk/  

IG: @mama_dolce_uk

 

Georgina Wilson-Powell, Founder of Pebbles Magazine.

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Georgina, has years of journalistic experience and after travelling the world highlighting the hospitality sector she realised one thing was missing, the impact of sustainability around the world. Armed with a mission to make a change she created an online magazine, discussing sustainable causes and brands centred around our lifestyles.

Georgina and Maame discuss, how females seem to be leading in the arena of sustainability and how Maame’s extended family practice sustainability every day.

To find out more about Georgina’s sustainable missions and causes check out:

https://pebblemag.com/

IG: @pebblesmagazine

 

Oyella Odeng – Founder of GoBare , Charity,

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Arriving in the UK fleeing a civil war at the tender age of eight, Oyella found herself living a totally different life to the one she was born into. After working as a Job coach, she had a natural desire to help those people in her country that had been oppressed due to the effects of war.

Oyella, was born and partially raised in Uganda, as an adult she realised that the 20 year civil war effected many people and wanted to give back to the country of her birth.  She realised that many lived below the poverty line and many children normally had to walk for miles without adequate footwear. She decided to set up sponsored walks across the UK and raise money to provide shoes for the under privileged in her native home, Uganda.

To find out more about Oyella’s story and Go bare log onto:
https://www.gobare.org/

IG: @gobareorg

 

Laura Wolfie- Singer /Song writer

Laura Wolfe, has always had a love for music which she discovered early on in her childhood. She then went on to study music and release music as independent artist.
Wolfie (as she is professionally known) talks to Maame about creativity and what inspires them both as creatives and how the music industry has shaped her as an artist as she navigates herself through a male dominated industry.

To find out more about Wolfie’s work you can check out her profile out here:

https://www.n1m.com/laurawolfie
IG: @itswolfiemusic

 

Nicky Carr – Founder of Ruby Ashley Stationary

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Nicky Carr is one of the founders of Ruby Ashley, an online stationary supplier. Their core products are greeting cards. She has always had in an interest in business and as mumpreneur she wanted to do something to inspire her daughter (who her brand is named after). Ruby Ashley provided Nicky with a creative outlet and enabled her to provide a service that everyone would need to express their sentiments to another through the gesture of gifting a card.

Nicky, talks with Maame about how they both run businesses through using accountability methods and what mental wellness techniques have helped them both on their journeys so far as women.

To find out more about Ruby Ashley and their inspiring card collection check them out here:
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IG: @ruby_ashley_

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