As we celebrate International Women's Day, it is important to acknowledge the achievements of women-owned businesses and the significant contributions they make to the economy. According to a report by the ASEAN Secretariat, women-owned businesses contribute significantly to the growth and development of the ASEAN region, generating an estimated $88 billion in economic value each year. In Malaysia, women-owned businesses account for 20% of all registered businesses, with the number of women entrepreneurs steadily increasing each year.
At Sienna Design, we are proud to be a women-led creative agency that has been paving the way for women-owned businesses since our founding in 2014.
At Sienna Design, we are proud to be a women-led creative agency that has been paving the way for women-owned businesses since our founding in 2014. Our Founder & CEO, Deborah Melissa Bottreau, has been dedicated to preserving Sienna Design as a women-led agency, and we are proud to be one of the many women-owned businesses making a difference in the creative industry.
One of the challenges that women-owned businesses face is accessing capital and funding. According to a report by the ASEAN Secretariat, women entrepreneurs are less likely to have access to formal financial services, such as loans and credit, than their male counterparts. This can make it difficult for women-owned businesses to scale and grow, and can limit their potential impact.
At Sienna Design, we have been fortunate to have the support of our clients and partners who value diversity and inclusivity. We believe that our status as a women-led agency gives us a unique perspective and set of skills that sets us apart from other agencies. We are committed to amplifying women's voices in the creative industry and promoting diversity and inclusion in all of our work.
Another challenge that women-owned businesses face is discrimination and bias. Women entrepreneurs may face skepticism or dismissiveness from investors, partners, or clients who doubt their abilities or question their leadership. This can be discouraging and frustrating, and can make it harder for women to succeed in their businesses.
At Sienna Design, we believe that our success as a women-led agency is a testament to the power and potential of women-owned businesses. We are proud to be part of a growing community of women entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the creative industry and beyond. We believe that supporting and promoting women-owned businesses is essential to building a more equitable and just society, and we are committed to continuing to lead the way in the ASEAN region and Malaysia.
Sienna Design is a women-owned business
Sienna Design is a proud example of the power of women-owned businesses. As a women-led creative agency, we have faced many challenges and obstacles, but we have also experienced the incredible potential and impact of women entrepreneurs.
We believe that women-owned businesses have the potential to transform industries and create a more equitable and just society. We are grateful for the support of our clients, partners, and colleagues, and we look forward to continuing to build a brighter future for women entrepreneurs in the ASEAN region and Malaysia.