Who: International business woman, girlboss and founder of the country’s biggest and most sort after bridesmaid store Whitrunway.
Why we love her: For her incredible happy spirit, generosity, hardworking mindset and the for pioneering a way for other business women.
Follow: @whiterunway , @rebeccawhiterunway, website.
Founder of White Runway, a destination for all things wedding and events. We specialise in bridesmaids dresses that can be worn again and that your best friends will thank you for. We also have a range of dresses for formals, red carpet events, mother of the bride and cocktail dresses for wedding guests.
Current businesses/ projects/ jobs:
We are growing our showrooms to cater to the demand we’ve been receiving. I will be opening up our first Brisbane showroom next month and exploring pop-ups in different destinations across the country.
5 favourite things:
Chocolate, Fashion, Rom coms, Dogs, Family
1: What is the most important thing to you in life?
My family and living life with no regrets. I have a strong bond with my family and when they’re happy, I’m happy.
2: How has owning a successful business affected your relationships?
I am lucky enough to have a very supportive husband who understood what running a business was like and has been so supportive throughout. Running a business often means you have to work at odd hours and the work never stops, I have learnt to try and balance work and life so that I can give him quality time without always being distracted. I think if I was single then I may have remained single as there’s always so little time!
3: Has being married changed your relationship?
Yes! It’s funny as I never thought it would change anything since we had been together in a committed relationship for years. It does change in a positive way, I think you become more of a family and there is a real celebration of love between the two of you. It sounds corny but a few friends and I have experienced the same positive change after getting married.
4: You see new brides every day, what advice would you give them going into a marriage?
Make sure he’s the right one! Also, not to sweat the small things, remember the bigger picture.
5: Who are the biggest inspirations in your life?
My parents. They work so hard and nothing is too difficult for them. They have a great sense of humour and positivity in life. They’ve taught me that as long as you’ve tried your best then that’s all that matters.
6: How do you find the balance between life, work and love?
It’s definitely hard but we have a little pact that we must take each other on a surprise date once a month. It gets us out of the house and planning activities that we wouldn’t usually do.
7: What are your tips for keeping your love and passion alive with your husband?
Go on holidays! Holidays are the best for keeping things fresh, fun and frisky 😉
8: What do you see the values of marriage as?
Supporting each other through good times and bad, loyalty, patience and trust.
9: What advice do you have for women wanting to be entrepreneurs?
I would say stop thinking about it and just go for it. As long as you’ve done your research and feel confident about your business then take the hardest step which is the first step and just go for it. Sometimes you can spend years planning the ‘perfect’ business only for time to have past and someone else beating you to it. Also, be ready to work the hard yards.
10: Lastly any tips on marriage or love for our readers?
Don’t settle on something that doesn’t make you happy. A marriage will only last as long as the couple are right for each other. Keep looking if you haven’t found the one for you, things happen for a reason and if it’s meant to be, it will be.
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