Ep 232 – The Co-Founder of Ethical Apparel Africa on the Impacts of Gender Inequality
The Co-Founder of Ethical Apparel Africa on the Impacts of Gender Inequality
When did you notice that the world isn’t what you thought, peers?
For today’s guest, she grew up surrounded by strong and independent women. It wasn’t until she was 12 years-old when she realised the impact that gender inequalities have on society. But, as a result of her upbringing, Paloma Schackert now dedicates herself to creating jobs for women in the apparel manufacturing industry.
In this episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, Paloma shares the story of Co-Founding Ethical Apparel Africa, why she’s committing to empowering women to become financially independent, and how she’s helping to close the gender inequality gap.
When you feel passionately about a new idea, it’s easy to get swept away in it. That drive and clear vision can propel us forwards but sometimes, you have to take stepping stones to get to your final destination.
In this episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, we sit down with Paloma Schackert, a woman whose peers judged her for getting a graduate position in Management Consulting. While not all of her values may have aligned, Paloma could see the bigger picture and knew that the leadership and management skills she received would help her to get to where she wanted to go.
Now, Paloma is the Co-Founder of Ethical Apparel Africa, a company that creates high-quality jobs for women in the apparel manufacturing industry. Paloma shares why you don’t need to live your values straight away, the importance of a strong support system when starting out on your own, and why you have to be willing to pivot.
Paloma Schackert is the Co-Founder of Ethical Apparel Africa – a company that creates high-quality jobs for women in the apparel manufacturing industry. By developing African garment factories to compete on cost while empowering workers, the company is able to hire local talent while generating $1 million in annual orders. Paloma previously worked as a Management Consultant at Bain & Company and she is an alumnus of Yale University and a Forbes 30 Under 30 listee.
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Check out Ethical Apparel Africa at: https://www.ethicalapparelafrica.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Ethical-Apparel-Africa
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/ethical_apparel/
Connect with Paloma on: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paloma-schackert