This upcoming International Women’s Day, we will be celebrating stories from the Personal growth in women at Enjoy Flowers. As a family-run company, we’re not just invested in our products, we’re invested in our people. Without them, we’d never be able to bloom.
TOGETHER WE GROW, TOGETHER WE RISE
Meet Gladys Garay, a 42 year-old single mom from Colombia. Before joining us at Enjoy Flowers, Gladys was in a difficult marriage and endured psychological violence. Her ex-partner made her believe that she was ugly and could never accomplish anything on her own. To make matters worse, her son was diagnosed with leukemia. Full of fear and without any resources of her own, she was fighting for her life.
With no formal experience and everything to lose, Gladys decided to look for a job. With the help of the Enjoy Flowers Employee Fund, she began working with us. For over 40 years, we have helped over 4,500 families improve or buy their own home. This program assisted Gladys in saving part of her salary to get a safe and stable home. With a more flexible schedule, she was able to support her son’s treatment and spend more time with her family.
3 years later, Gladys no longer believes in what other people think. She has a house of her own and a career she loves. She was able to achieve everything people said she couldn’t. Gladys is independent, beautiful, strong, and full of dreams for the future. Now, she is happy to pay it forward. She says, “What makes me happy is to know that my job contributes to the happiness of others.”
At Enjoy Flowers, we are so happy to be a part of her journey. We celebrate women like Gladys for being an inspiration to our company, as well as the world.