Zena has been part of the SisterWorks family since 2014. She started as a Design Lab volunteer one day a week, when SisterWorks was operating from donated community spaces. Zena then went on to be SisterWorks’ first staff member, alongside Founder Luz, and was hands-on in many different roles at SisterWorks during those initial start-up years.
Working alongside the inspiring Sisters, and supporting them to build their own businesses, gave Zena the confidence to grow her side hustle, as a marriage and funeral celebrant, into a full-time business. Zena has continued to volunteer at SisterWorks mentoring staff members, assisting Sisters to develop their leadership skills, as a business mentor, and a board member.
The social enterprise principles Zena learnt at SisterWorks have allowed her to incorporate a social enterprise component into her own business. Her clients help Zena to contribute 5% of her own profits to SisterWorks to reciprocate the learning and growth she has received from this amazing network of women, and to contribute to the empowerment of more women through this process.