To celebrate two decades of empowerment and our 20th Anniversary, The Weekly in partnership with PANDORA, zooms in on 20 fierce, focused and forward-looking women who and inspiring and encouraging others to reach their full potential. Welcome to 2020 Vision!
Having made her mark on the beauty industry with her aromatherapy spa brand, Mount Sapola, Cheryl is looking to grow her empire by rebranding her company as Hysses. Focusing on the same Zen-inducing aesthetic that made her products such a hit with consumers, Cheryl says the change not only represents growth for her company but also puts Singapore on the map as a manufacturing hotspot.
“People often scoff at products from Asia because they think it’s all made in China, but we develop and produce all our products right here in Singapore,” explains Cheryl. “I think that’s important because we’re creating jobs and propping up the economy while focusing on women’s self-care.”
Wherever possible, Cheryl also conscientiously employs older women to work at their local factory in order to keep them active in their advanced age.
“Ninety per cent of my employees are women and a lot of them are mature workers. I realised that these women had very little requirements when it comes to employment, they just want to leave on time and have a nice working environment,” she says.
“I describe it as a marriage. They’re happy because they have a good job and we’re happy because we have able and willing workers. It’s win-win!”
It’s wonderful being a woman because… we live in an age where we can fight for what we want and have an equal chance at success.
Cheryl took part in a photoshoot with us to showcase some of PANDORA’s latest offerings. Scroll through the gallery below to see what she’s wearing:
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