- President of the Tabasco DIF System, Guadalupe Castro de Merino, attended the discussion this Friday as part of the M Week activities
- Businesswomen Eréndira Armenta Ojeda, Carmen Abarca Cantoral, Maribel Sauza Castillo, Karina Hernández Abru, and Mariana de Regil Téllez participated
Patience, perseverance, courage, love, innovation, perseverance, and the desire to do things, are some of the recommendations made by five famous entrepreneurs in Tabasco to women who want to start a business during the discussion “Women driving Women”, presented this Friday. at the Convention Center.
On the second day of the Semana M Expo Mujer Emprende activities, sponsored by the DIF Tabasco System, five female entrepreneurs shared with the public their experiences that served to consolidate their businesses after some of them faced obstacles, but with perseverance and desire, they progressed.
In the discussion, which was attended by the president of the state DIF, Guadalupe Castro de Merino, the pediatric dentist, Karina Esther Hernández Abreu, participated; the professional health, Eréndira Armenta Ojeda; the stylist and makeup artist, Carmen Abarca Cantoral; the pastry chef, Maribel Esther Sauza Castillo; and the artistic director, Mariana Sofía de Regil Téllez.
The fitness professional, Eréndira Armenta Ojeda, said that women make many resolutions, but they need to change their thinking a little to achieve them. He explained that the fitness woman comes from the root meaning healthy, and a person who tries to eat healthy, exercise, and keep moving, but it is difficult for him, although now he has changed the chip to become better and healthier.
“But every day we are more aware, we think about health, prevention, we want to be healthy, we don’t want to get sick and that’s the reason why sometimes we can’t go out, and this year we say yes. I will do it. So, you have to get away from everything, because we all have problems, and worries, but that part is how I let myself go a little bit and let out a lot of emotions,” he said.
With more than 30 years of experience, Armenta Ojeda assures that now she agrees to say: I also love myself, and I want to dedicate a little to myself, to feel better, and that changes now. He considers that an hour of exercise a day is enough, although you must also have a good diet, and without it a nice thing.
“I think it changes the chip in us, that we need as women to have our time in everything. I think we can do anything. I do not doubt that you can take care of a house, exercise, do that and we can. “We are very strong, we are very strong, very enthusiastic,” he stressed.
In turn, the pastry chef, Maribel Esther Sauza Castillo (Mabe), shared that her company is owned by women, with her mother, her sisters, and her, and they have been in the market for many years. He added that what makes them unique is their tastes, because they are always changing, looking for new things and products, with unique flavors and a responsible company.
He mentioned that everyone has a specific role in the company, which is Mabe Pastelería. “We started 15 years ago with a very small pastry shop, my sister Mariana and I, and over time we grew so much that my mother and my other sister woman, María Fernanda, must join us,” he said.
Sauza Castillo pointed out that they walk together, they encourage each other, and when one is tired and doesn’t want to, the other goes inside. She added that it is obvious that sometimes there is friction, but it ends when the work day is over, but they are women who support each other to continue to grow and pursue their dreams.
“Yes, it is clear that we have difficulties, we have obstacles, like the CFE, which is the biggest obstacle that we have experienced. But sometimes even you are a stone in the road. Many times you say no, I can’t and then you realize that, of course, you can, that if you don’t support yourself and don’t say to yourself, ‘Come on, we can!'” he declared.
For her part, the stylist and makeup artist, Carmen Abarca Cantoral, stated that her day starts at 7 a.m. because she has to prepare everything to serve the women who come to her business from 7:30 a.m. morning to put on makeup and get ready. for having a busy day, with a lot of work, but certainly successful.
“I thought that here in Tabasco there is no exclusive place for women at inappropriate hours like the usual beauty salons that open at 10 in the morning. “I wanted to start something different, that we started very early because otherwise, we wake up early girls, we don’t have enough time,” she noted.
In front of the general coordinator of DIF Tabasco, Celia Margarita Bosch Muñoz, she stated that the opening hours of her aesthetics for 20 years have been at 7:30 in the morning, so that working women, who have some social commitment, They fix their hair quickly and fully attend the place they go.
Abarca Cantoral explained that, over the years, his clients asked him for other services, so he took on the task of obtaining diplomas in the United States and Mexico City, “because one of the first points for me, It’s learning from people who know more than me, so I can grow. Little by little we open another concept of grooming, like hair straightening and all the girls like that, it’s a success,” he said.
At that time, the artistic director, Mariana Sofía de Regil Téllez, recognized that her fundamental group was the mothers of all her students because they were the ones who told her not to give up, and although sometimes there were many things, they always are. encourage him, to continue, because they see good results.
“So, it’s the trust, the transparency, above all the communication and the simplicity that I think I show them so that they feel safe, and that they have the confidence to tell me: it’s like this for me, it’s not like this for me, and I gave them the right solution. I think that has been the formula that they have liked,” he added.
He continued that it was not an easy road, because he trained two-year-old girls, which is a big responsibility, and now he not only serves small children, but also the elderly. , and currently, he has students who are 30 or 36 years old because they put their trust in him.
And the pediatric dentist Karina Esther Hernández Abreu established that she completed a master’s degree in breastfeeding, because her vocation is to work with infants, with children, and in the area of pediatric dentistry, breastfeeding includes many.
He said that in recent decades what is natural, what women know how to do, has been relegated a little, and many mothers are entrepreneurs, and they are starting to delegate the natural things and objects from the house to an artifact and then the fact of not remembering Breastfeeding today will ultimately affect new generations.
“The fact of studying breastfeeding to support women today is important because if you are a pediatric dentist with an establishment that is adapted to provide that service, you give them a great benefit,” emphasized Hernández Abreu.
Before the conversation began, students from the Dstudio Academy presented a modern dance exhibition, and at the end of it, the president of the Tabasco DIF System gave recognition to businesswomen.