Research has shown that women are natural-born entrepreneurs. They are persistent, passionate, and focused on finding solutions.
In the Philippines, more than 70% of sellers on mobile classified marketplace Carousell are women. Whether it is running a full-time business or a part-time side gig, online selling has empowered women from all walks of life to earn and take charge.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Carousell would like to spotlight the wonder women of the community and share their extraordinary stories.
The Kickass Mumtrepreneur
Meet Evan, Corporate communications officer and full-time mom to a 5-year-old boy. “As a single mom, I’ve to learn how to manage my time and be resourceful,” said the 27-year-old, “that’s why I turned to online selling.”
To earn additional cash for the household, Evan sells her son’s old clothes on her Carousell account <indiemom>. With the money, she was able to renovate her home and buy new furniture. “It’s a great platform for a busy mom like me to earn additional income without investment.”
The Passionate #Girlboss
As an advocate of sustainable fashion, Tere started her vintage clothing story <teeforel> for on-the-budget pinays. The 32-year-old is a full-time IT consultant with an entrepreneurial streak, earning 35,000 PHP to 50,000 PHP a month from her sales on Carousell.
“Carousell became the avenue that taught me how it is to become an entrepreneur. When I started on Carousell the sales doubled compared to our past platform. Plus, I get to share my passion for clothes to other girl bosses out there.”
The Multi-tasking Artist
Nikki Lee hopes to inspire people with ink through her hand-lettering works on her Carousell account <inkspiredbynikki>. With Carousell, she was able to pursue her passion in lettering, on top of being a full-time designer. “What I learned from this is that you can actually do both. It doesn’t mean that if you have a day job, then you can’t pursue other interests anymore.”
The Confidence Curator
Veronica took the plunge to join the fashion industry even though she had no formal training in it. She now runs <thelocalocal>, a clothing brand that aims to help girls feel more confident of themselves. From creating marketing content to sourcing for clothing, she runs the one-woman show.
“Because of The Local Loca, I turned from being a scaredy cat into a confident woman. In the same way, I hope that the brand can give strength and confidence to other women out there.”
The Savvy Marketer
Marita Galvez joined Carousell, one of the world’s fastest growing mobile classifieds marketplace, with the mission to inspire filipinos to start selling.
Being the first full-time employee in the Philippines office, she has helped grow the marketplace to where it is today. In the Philippines, Carousell has more than 5.7 million listings and 1.6 million items sold.
“Carousell empowers any woman with a smartphone can snap, list and sell in 30 seconds. This makes it easy for women to become their own entrepreneurs – whether they are moms or students. I’m glad I can be part of this inspiring and empowering movement.”
Join the #HERStory movement
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Carousell wants to encourage Filipinos to nominate ordinary women with extraordinary stories.
On 8 March, Carousell Philippines will be running #HERStory Contest in-app. Simply nominate an inspiring female Carouseller, share the reason why and you would stand a chance to win a gift certificate for The Spa worth P1,000 each for you and your nominee. Duration: March 8-22, 2018
Follow Carousell for more updates on the activities!