For our last Women’s Day story, we asked Louise de Nysschen what being a woman and business owner means to her. Here’s what the founder of Harvey Max had to say – in between making grooms all over SA look extra stylish with their trendy bow ties and suspenders:
Being a woman is being both compassionate and strong. I am very fortunate to have exceptional women in my life who posess both these powerful traits and who has set an example for me and others around them. This shows that women are adaptable. We can easily move between being a caring nuturer and a warrior princess depending on the situation. This type of agility will serve women well personally and professionally in the future, due to the volitile, uncertain and ever changing times we live in.
Being a woman in business and a business owner means that I have the capacity to share my knowledge to better the lives of others. I have a strong desire to teach other women skills through my own education and past experiences, specifically because women need to be independent and have the means to survive as individuals. Women need to know that they can do it for themselves.
The future is female.
Don’t miss Louise’s Harvey Max at KAMERS/Makers Irene, 4-10 December 2017 at Southdowns College in Pretoria.
Photos: Harvey Max