Meganede emphasises education this Women’s Day

Education is key to women’s empowerment. Through it, women have better access to opportunities in the workforce. It also ensures women are able to live their dreams by pursuing their own goals and values. This Women’s Day, Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review spoke to Megan Jones, owner of Meganede about the importance of education in the cosmetics industry.

“Education is close to my heart,” says Jones, “in my previous career as a maths and science teacher and in my involvement in the cosmetics industry, both as a supplier and a member of the Coschem Education Committee.”

Jones’ scientific training has enabled her to share her technical knowledge with colleagues and customers. She is also proud to have played a role in enabling other women entrepreneurs to reach their dreams of having their own cosmetic range.

“From an early stage in my career, I was fortunate to have been respected in the workplace for my ambition and hard work and was afforded opportunities based on my determination, which eventually enabled me to start Meganede over a decade ago,” she explains.

Megan Jones of Meganede
Meganede’s Megan Jones says education is close to her heart

Tell us more about your business?

Meganede was started with the aim of providing mainly naturally derived ingredients to the cosmetics industry, with a focus on environmental sustainability and respecting the natural state of the skin. Meganede also represents two companies that supply instruments for skin measurement and hair performance testing.

What are you doing to commemorate Women’s Day?

Meganede is participating in a virtual event highlighting gender-based violence in the country.

“We will also be creating awareness in our daily conversations around the important role women play in all aspects of our society. I was previously instrumental in initiating the Coschem Ladies Day, more than 10 years ago, with the day becoming a highlight in the industry’s annual calendar,” adds Jones.

What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?

“Remain faithful to what you love, what you believe in, and what reflects your authentic self,” she adds, reminding us to enjoy the ride!

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