We continue our series of Q&A’s highlighting female entrepreneurs. Today’s interview is with Carola Antonia Stock, co-founder of the local company Smicies, which aims to change the way we snack.
“Entering the space under construction at the time of my visit, I am greeted by Sarah Pschorn’s works like a cast of characters gathered on a stage.”
In our small corner of the world, where the gap between the number of men and women leading businesses is also painfully evident, LeipGlo is doing its own interviews to highlight female founders, their wins and struggles. We start with Leipzig-based eco-design entrepreneur Marilu Valente.
“Throughout my twenties, I lived and worked in the United States, India and France, before settling in Germany. Each new country has revealed a new dimension of womanhood and has given me some small, subjective insight into what it means to be female across different societies.”
In my homeland of Brazil, known as Plastic Surgery Capital of the World, one of the worst things one can be – besides old, disabled and black – is fat. Worse still is being a fat woman. And perhaps even worse than that is being told so (nicely) by other women, when image matters so much in this society.
“I believe that it is not enough to simply sympathize with these women. We must take action. Voices that echo with passion and determination are the key to ending these rights violations.”