Women entrepreneurs are driving transformative change in industries previously dominated by men, challenging stereotypes and breaking barriers to create a more inclusive and diverse business landscape. Their innovative spirits and business acumen drive economic growth, fosters creativity, and increase productivity. Most importantly, these talented women are inspiring millions of other women around the world to chase their dreams and become financially independent. Souhayla is one such woman who has not only built a business empire single-handedly but is also a role model to many passion-driven women who want to venture into entrepreneurship.
Souhayla was only 19 when she started her business venture. She had zero experience and was comparatively new to the industry, so she had to learn what worked and what did not. Through years of hard work and dedication, Souhayla has established an empire in the beauty and aesthetic space. She owns a high-end aesthetic clinic, House of Bratz, spread across the Netherlands, Belgium, and Dubai. More than a clinic, House of Bratz is a brand that offers its clients an experience over and above its services.
Starting with almost nothing, Souhayla has managed to scale up her business to build an empire. She discovered her forte in marketing and leveraged it to grow her venture. She believes that a business first needs an idea and passion. Starting a venture doesn’t always require huge capital, an investor, or even employees. During the initial phase of her career, Souhayla used to handle everything all by herself, but now, she has a team for those services.
Success never came easy to Souhayla. She had to work hard and around the clock. There was barely any time for friends and family because Souhayla was always working. This continued for years until she realized that health is as important as financial stability. For her to achieve true success, it was important for her to prioritize her health, ensuring she had enough physical and mental capacity to work towards her goals in the years to come. This realization changed her life and is the same lesson she shares with other young entrepreneurs.
Throughout her entrepreneurial journey, Souhayla realized that women are often underestimated in the entrepreneurial world. She wants to change this and is extending a helping hand to other women to bring about positive change together. According to Souhayla, converting an idea into a business is crucial to success. Every successful entrepreneur or company has to start somewhere. What follows is a process of consistent growth that eventually brings success. You don’t have to start big, but the courage to move out of your comfort zone to chase your passion can transform your life.
Identifying your passion is crucial for any entrepreneur. Your passion acts as a driving force to overcome every challenge you’ll face. Entrepreneurship is unpredictable, and hurdles will come along at any phase. If you are not passionate about your venture, you will end up quitting. Another mistake is to compare yourself with others. This will only end in disappointment. Instead of comparing yourself, look at others’ success as inspiration, and you will be unstoppable.
Souhayla has remained true to her vision and principles despite people trying to weigh her down. She now owns an international brand and has recently opened House of Bratz’s fifth location. Souhayla wants to continue growing her empire while educating women on entrepreneurship to inspire them to start their own independent ventures.