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5 rockstar women entrepreneurs share how they turned passion projects into thriving online businesses

Published May 06, 2022 2:37 pm Updated May 17, 2022 12:39 pm

Promoting and scaling your passion project into a business has never been easier. Back then, you’d have to join bazaars or build your own platform to sell. But times have changed—eCommerce, which continues to grow rapidly, has opened doors for people, including women.

The woman of today is an efficient multi-tasker— juggling family, relationships, career, and personal time. Now, with eCommerce, more women are inspired to start a digital business as it enables them to be more flexible with their schedules to accomplish more tasks in a day.

Lazada has made it easy and hassle-free for everyone to market to a wider audience. Starting is as simple as signing up via this link: https://lzd.co/LazItUp

Take it from these five female entrepreneurs who discovered Lazada as the perfect channel to transform their hobbies and passions to a full-time vocation. As the saying goes, when you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.

Rizza Lana Sebastian, Founder, Lana PH

Not all skincare products are created equal. For Rizza Lana Sebastian, there were few products that worked well for Filipina skin, and it was an indication to her that she needed to do something about it.

Lana PH is an eco-conscious brand, offering gentle and effective products like their DNA Repair Elixir, Hydrating Rice Toner, and Skin Protect Brightening Sunblock. Rizza shares that it also serves as a platform to promote her advocacy of putting people and planet over profits.

The CEO, who describes herself as a “mindful entrepreneur,” is also an advocate for environmental sustainability and zero-waste lifestyle, and so creating a brand like Lana PH was a natural choice to her.

Ava Daza, Co-founder, Jellytime


Following their successful podcast, The Sexytime Podcast, sisters Ava and Isabelle Daza launched Jellytime, a personal product that advocates self-care and intimacy.

The Daza sisters found that topics that revolved around physical intimacy and sexual health are still taboo, especially among Filipinos.

Jellytime is their response to the lack of variety in sexual wellness products in the local market, but ultimately its goal is to create a safe space where anyone can talk about their health, in all aspects, freely. As advocates for sexual health, they hope that they are able to break the stigma that surrounds it, through their brand.

Bibsy Ann Torio, Founder, Bibsisita

Digital artist Bibsy Ann Torio proves to us how art collections can be transformed into functional, everyday products.

Bibsy’s love for narrative art is translated to her brand BIBSISITA, which she founded in 2015. BIBSISITA aims to tell Filipino stories of family, drawing “inspiration from people and everyday experiences.”

The brand aims to transform homes and closets with its unique Filipino-themed art prints through their bags, T-shirts, face masks and pillows.

Aiai Garcia, Co-founder, Nala Woman

For Aiai Garcia, another way she could promote awareness on period poverty and menstrual health is through her brand Nala Woman, a sustainable feminine care brand.

With the Filipinas in mind, she created Nala Woman to help normalize conversations around menstrual health, while providing biodegradable and plastic-free menstrual products such as sanitary pads, pantyliners, and tampons.

Aiai aims to provide Filipinas access to feminine care products through their Pledge a Pad campaign, which allows buyers to donate pads to unprivileged Filipinas.

Patricia Ramos, founder, Booty Bands PH

Bodybuilder Patricia Ramos and her partner had to customize and produce bodybuilding items because they couldn’t find any of them in the local market. After seeing an opportunity to start a brand, they took it.

The couple decided to join Lazada, which is especially helpful for start-ups with limited capital, as it meant they did not have to open a physical store nor hire staff.

As a full-grown business, Booty Bands PH continues to expand as gyms and fitness studios have reopened.

These female entrepreneurs are only five of the hundreds of thousands of sellers rocking their businesses on Lazada.

On Lazada, entrepreneurs can manage their businesses easily with the platform’s Business Advisor which gives customer insights to every Lazada seller - who is buying what, and other marketing, logistics, and payment options—imagine the opportunities and resources you can access!

For Rizza of Lana PH, selling her products on Lazada helped her gain loyal customers.

“Lazada has definitely helped us gain brand recognition and loyalty. With Lazada, customers can get a better shopping experiences with all the promotions available. It has really increased our sales,” Rizza shares.

Without a doubt, eCommerce websites such as Lazada are powerful channels that enable women to grow their brands and help them reach their fullest potential.

Scale up your passion projects into successful online businesses today, by signing up to be a Lazada seller: https://lzd.co/LazItUp #Lazada #LazItUp #SellwithLazada #LazadaPH

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About Lazada Group

Lazada Group is Southeast Asia's pioneer eCommerce platform. For the last 10 years, Lazada has been accelerating progress in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam through commerce and technology. Today, a thriving local ecosystem links our consumers to more than 1 million actively-selling sellers every month, who are transacting safely and securely via trusted payments channels and Lazada Wallet, receiving parcels through a homegrown logistics network that has become the largest in the region. Lazada aims to serve 300 million shoppers by 2030, and be the best at enabling brands and sellers in digitalizing their businesses. In 2022, the Lazada Foundation was set up to empower youths and women for the digital future, close the gender digital divide and uplifting communities by creating positive impact. More information can be found here https://group.lazada.com/en/foundation/.

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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by Lazada.