Mar 5, 2022 4:40 PM
To celebrate International Women's Day, we caught up with the founder of I Love Taimeow, Melanie, to hear about her experience and entrepreneurial journey. I Love Taimeow mainly provides daily necessities for pets, such as cooking jars, dry foods, and nutritional powder for cats in Hong Kong.
Growth Experience and Entrepreneurship Road
Growing up, Melanie's family had always encouraged her to try new things. This undoubtedly shaped her character and confidence to step out of her comfort zone as an adult. Melanie's experience working in the IT industry also helped her understand the importance of planning and being more organized. Various ventures have laid the foundation for her entrepreneurial journey.
The impact of gender on female entrepreneurs
As a female entrepreneur, Melanie believes that women have certain advantages in the workplace. Although they may not be able to compete with their male colleagues in terms of manual labor, women are generally more attentive and have better persuasion skills, which is a very important skill in the early stage of a business.
Women's work environment and gender equality in Hong Kong
Regarding the current working environment in Hong Kong, Melanie believes that gender inequality is not common, and most industries attach great importance to gender equality. Melanie also shared that she has been questioned by customers because of her gender, but she believes that everyone has their skills and as long as they do their part, they don't need to care about other people's opinions.