As a female entrepreneur, I could not be prouder of how women have evolved in the Spanish labour market. Like everything else, “entrepreneurship”, a word that has become very fashionable in recent years, has its ups and downs, but in my opinion the goes up are more than the downs. Market circumstances and the difficulties that still exist in some companies to promote family reconciliation have led many women to embark on the adventure of this exciting professional path.
Like any business, the hardest part is getting your company or your activity on the market, which entails many hours of work, long days without timetables, but with the flexibility that allows us to reconcile work and family life as an important premise. Also, the fact that you are the one who sets the pace of your business means that you leave the security of an employed job to fight for your place in the market. The independence of self-employment is priceless, as is the satisfaction of a successful future.
In our case, the creation of Preciosa Homes, came about after 25 years working in the field of advertising and fashion photography production in Madrid and the need to have a more relaxed life in a friendlier environment, close to nature where I could watch my daughters grow up and have space for family life. That is why we chose Campos, in Mallorca. A rural environment with all the services at hand that has allowed us to have an enviable quality of life. The fact of creating a business as a self-employed worker has allowed us to give it a personal approach and to establish rules of operation, which we would never have been able to afford otherwise. The incorporation of Julie as a partner in the company has been fundamental to complete the growth of the business and allows us to share responsibilities and organise our time in a more efficient way.
We encourage all women entrepreneurs to persevere in the daily struggle to maintain their independence.