Critical Agents of Change
It’s International Women’s Day (IWD2020) on 8 March - a day to mark the political, social, cultural and economic achievements of women. Women have become more prominent and influential when it comes to bringing about positive change, so we have decided to celebrate this day by showcasing a few of our lady bosses who are not only part of The Green Collective SG, but empower women around the world.
“Women are agents of change in sustainability”
Danielle and Agy are two of the three cofounders running The Green Collective SG. Being both mothers and business owners, Danielle and Agy believe that women are in a position to intervene, transform, and shift the course of development for the future.
“The decisions of women impact the next generation”
Women engage far more in household decision-making and have more influence on investment decisions than before. By making better choices we want to give future generations the ability to live better and to inspire them to go that extra mile.
Melissa (aka Bamboo Straw Girl), Jasmine (Wellness Within) and Sangeeta (The Eco Statement) made the mindful decision to set up their businesses to change the way how people consume, how people look at waste, and make the right choices to shift behaviours #towardszerowaste. Who knew that a plate could be made from old newspapers, or a disposable straw and sanitary pad can be replaced with reusable alternatives!
"Women empower each other"
The full participation of women is important in sustainable development, and without their empowerment, women wouldn't feel equally important to the process as men. The businesses that are part of The Green Collective SG want to ensure that while they deliver the opportunities and knowledge to forge new opportunities for the women, the women are also respected at work and their voices are heard.
Emi (Matesai), Hannah (aNERD), Ee Peng (YouLiving) and Stephanie (The Handmade Romantics) work with communities around the region to not only preserve skills and traditions, but to ensure they are fairly paid and work in a safe environment.
Do you know any women who have brought about positive change in this world?