Women in Flooring 2015 once again features inspiring and empowered women within the flooring industry who have made their mark in a male dominated sector.

In celebration of August being Women’s month, we take a moment to showcase and celebrate the women featured in this year’s Women in Flooring who exhibit two prominent characteristics: they are driven to succeed; and they have already achieved excellence within their respective fields.

These characteristics aren’t necessarily what set them apart from men in the flooring industry but, because they are in a male-dominated field, these and other extraordinary traits are what drive them to excel beyond expectation without sacrificing what they as individuals and women in the flooring industry can add to their fields of expertise.

It is with great excitement that we feature these inspiring women in the flooring industry and get a glimpse of what they do, how they go about doing it and how they have achieved their success. The flooring industry has numerous females who are eager to share their wealth of knowledge with those who want to follow suit but, in the end, it’s all about having a passion for what you do.

Challenges and obstacles are a given, but how you go about overcoming these will determine an individual’s character and reputation. Floors in Africa magazine is therefore proud to introduce the industry to these women who have empowered themselves and continue to make their mark in the flooring industry.

Empowering quotes:
•    “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
•    “How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?” – Anaïs Nin
•    “A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” – Nancy Rathburn
•    “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” – Pearl S. Buck
•    “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.” – Sandra Carey