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Empowering insights from leading women in our parks: A celebration of Women's Day

This Women's Day, we celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women-led businesses in our parks.

Jodi Sher
Jodi Sher
August 9, 2023

With more than half of the businesses in our parks led by women, we've gathered valuable advice from these inspiring leaders to help and guide others on their entrepreneurial journey. The experiences and wisdom shared by these women show how strength, resilience, and innovation shape the business world.

Doryce Sher – Aromatic Apothecary

"Don’t give up, tap into your resilience and tenacity."

Doryce Sher – Aromatic Apothecary

Doryce Sher, from Aromatic Apothecary in Island Works, says never give up. Her advice reminds us of the words of Oprah Winfrey, who said, "Success is about developing resilience in the face of failure." Doryce's message and Oprah's words both highlight how determination and toughness can lead to success.

Mandy Gold – Halsted & Co.

“Know your finances and how to manage cash flow in your business.”

Mandy Gold – Halsted & Co.

Mandy Gold, guiding Halsted & Co in Merinda Works, underscores the importance of financial competency. As Suze Orman, a renowned financial expert, wisely advises, "A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life." Mandy and Suze both emphasise that a strong grasp of your business's financial landscape is key to achieving lasting stability and freedom from financial worries.

Tiina O’Connor – South Pole Studios

“We have men, we have women, and everyone in between.”

Tiina O'Connor, in charge of South Pole Studios in Powder Mill, is all about including everyone. This connects with what Mellody Hobson, co-CEO of Ariel Investments, believes: "Diversity and inclusion fuel creativity and should be central to what we do." Tiina and Mellody both inspire us to make our businesses open and diverse.

Amina Ali – Ener-G-Africa

“Women look at things in finer detail.”

Amina Ali – Ener-G-Africa

Amina Ali of Ener-G-Africa in Powder Mill, shines a light on women's attention to detail. Her words mirror the sentiment of Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo: "Detail is very important. If you don't nail the details, you don't get to the big picture." Amina and Indra both underscore the significance of meticulousness in achieving success.


As we honour Women's Day, we listen to the words of these incredible entrepreneurial women. Their advice, combined with the thoughts of other successful women, will help us towards success. This Women's Day, let's celebrate their wisdom and keep pushing for success, no matter where we are in our journey.