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Eco Savvy Solar

What does your company do?

Eco Savvy Solar is leading the charge in transforming the energy industry with innovative green and sustainable energy solutions, centred around solar power.Our services include efficient energy management, advanced energy distribution, and ensuring safety and intelligence in our products. We strive to make clean energy affordable and accessible to all, particularly in the South African and regional markets. Our commitment to empowering women and promoting gender equality is a core part of our ethos. We believe in providing equal opportunities for women in our workforce, across all levels and roles. Through mentorship programs and initiatives, we support and advance women in their careers. In the future, we aspire to establish a training and mentorship centre to empower women in the energy industry. This centre will offer comprehensive training programs and mentorship opportunities, equipping women with the skills and knowledge to excel in various roles within the sector. Our goal is to create a diverse and empowered workforce for the future of sustainable energy.

What is your biggest success?

My biggest success has been the ability to establish my business and see it grow from just an idea to a thriving venture. Despite facing numerous obstacles, I've managed to build a solid foundation and create a brand that resonates with people. Seeing the positive impact of my work on clients and the community has been incredibly fulfilling. Moreover, I take pride in the fact that I've been able to inspire and empower other young women to pursue their dreams in the industry. Each milestone reached, whether it's securing a significant client or launching a new initiative, reinforces my belief in the importance of perseverance and dedication. These achievements fuel my passion and drive to continue making a difference and empowering others.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

My biggest hurdle has been securing financial support and finding trustworthy collaborators who share my vision. Starting a business from scratch, especially without a safety net, has been incredibly challenging. I've had to navigate a landscape where resources are limited, and gaining the trust of potential investors or partners can feel like an uphill battle. Additionally, being a young Black woman in a male-dominated industry has presented its own set of obstacles. However, despite these challenges, my passion and determination keep me moving forward. I refuse to let these hurdles define me or deter me from achieving my goals of empowering young women in the industry.