Our mission is to build a community that connects women through a trusted, safe, service-oriented, online marketplace, with the purpose of educating and empowering each other. We are passionate about helping newcomers.
We started this business because complaining was no longer an option.
In the winter of 2017, we found ourselves complaining about the services received from some male service providers. The plumber charged more than the regular fee; the electrician returned three times to fix the same lamp (and sent a similar number of invoices!!)… and so on. We started to delay what we or the house needed because we did not want to bring to our home someone who made us feel uncomfortable! The referrals from our friends did not always work.
At the same time, two enlightening things happened. First, our conversations with female friends who work in male-dominated fields showed how desirable it was for them to do business just with women. Women working in trades, for example, felt that female customers were nicer and tended to negotiate in a fairer way. Second, we started to get more involved with the immigrant community. We realized how difficult it is for smart, trained, newcomers to find a job that matches their skills.
We have heard the same stories over and over. The most shocking part is the common feeling of vulnerability and disempowerment, independently of women’s knowledge or income.
When we were going to complain again about a cab driver, Luz Maria said: “why don’t create an initiative to connect women? to hire and deliver services from each other” Maryrossie quickly got onboard, and here we are.
SHE BIZ™ is ready to prove that women, or those who identify as women, can use their professional and life skills to provide high-quality services. Together we do, think and mean business!
Luz Maria De Regil & Maryrossie Vergara