Last November 19th was the International Day of Entrepreneurial Woman, this day was created in 2014 in the council of the United Nations. The agency considered chose this date to promote, encourage, support, motivate and value the entrepreneurial capacity of women. The objective is to make women and female empowerment visible, as well as to sensitize society about the difficulties that exist in the business ecosystem.
The world has realized that the role of women is key in business to achieve success as well as signifying true social change.
In Spain, for every 10 male entrepreneurs, there are 9 women, while the European average is 6, so we consider these data optimistic. But the Entrepreneurship Map 2020 of the Spain Startup-South Summit, shows that women only create 14% of start-ups in our country.
When speaking about female entrepreneurship in the textile and fashion sector we want to name:
– Jerónima Gutiérrez de Caviedes: Spain, 19th century. He ran a clothing store, fabrics and other products, being very important in the development of commerce in Bilbao.
– Emilie Flöge: Austria, 20th century. Designer and owner of a fashion store in Vienna. Related to the creative avant-gardes of the moment, both in textile manufacturing and in the plastic arts.
– Gabrielle Chanel (Coco Chanel): France, 20th century. Designer of fashion, bags, perfumes, hats and jewelry. She helped change the point of view of how a woman could dress by creating a line of casual, simple and comfortable clothing. In addition, he had an important dimension of a character of social relevance.
Taking advantage of this day, from Arena Martínez a tribute has been made on Instagram to some of the many entrepreneurial women who are a reference of effort, learning, strength and drive for us, and that are also related to the brand.
Moreover, we are going to tell you a little more about what they do:
Ali Hernández – She is the founder of VALYTYPLACE, a communication agency and marketplace for art, beauty and trends. She was co-founder and creative director of Dolores Promesas.
Olivia Baglivi – Actress protagonist in Rosalinda and Libélulas, as well as appearances in theaters and series.
Mónica Anoz – Stylist by the Marangoni Institute in London.
Elena Gual – Painter with a peculiar style, whose technique is with a spatula that provides a unique texture. Her works speak of women, their beauty, their body and their strength.
Inma Mariscal – Photographer in addition to being co-founder of Rohu Vintage and Parpol House.
Valentina Zuloaga – Founder of Es Fascinante, which is committed to Spanish slow fashion.
Romina Capocasale – Founder of Bless My Nails, as well as a model for the brand on several occasions.
Beatriz de los Moros – Founder of Flabelus, a footwear brand whose fundamental values are: ecological, social and economic sustainability.
Virginia Achenza and Sol Matossian – Founders of Vienso, a timeless and exclusive fashion brand.
Fran García-Miró – Human Connector “Damas sin Dramas”, which is a space for talks focused on mental health. She is also the creator of the fashion, travel and lifestyle blog Drifting Nomad and leads a company of order and organization of spaces and mind.
Mónica Pérez – Designer Jamming, who started in 2020 and aims to empower women with her versatile and flexible bags.
In addition, Arena belongs to that group of entrepreneurial women. She is the designer and founder of the brand who a few years ago decided to bet on what she was passionate about: the world of fashion and the world of art, and merged them, achieving professional success.
We are very proud of all the women who undertake and make the world a more equal place, happy day!