Eleanor Sligar is flipping the script of the perception of Cosmetic Injectables. For too long these treatments have been perceived as ‘exclusive’ and they tend to get a pretty bad wrap through the media thanks to ‘overfilled’, ‘overdone’ celebrities. She’s here to show the greater community that these treatments should be accessible to everybody because everybody has the right to look and feel their best.
Tell us a little bit about Edit Aesthetics Co. Our little clinic is based in the Orange CBD offering Cosmetic Injectables through a patient-centered approach. Providing a safe space and a focus on helping women look and feel confident. What brought you to open Edit Aesthetics Co in Orange? I walked into my husband’s office on a Tuesday with my 4-week-old daughter on my boob and said “I just registered my ABN, I’m going to start my business as an Injector.” I’m a goal-setter, and this business idea was always part of my 10-year plan. After a challenging (yet rewarding) time working as a Palliative Care Nurse during the pandemic, I decided my 15 years in the nursing field had come to an abrupt end. A lot of people thought I was crazy starting a business at the peak of the pandemic - but maybe you need to be a little bit crazy to succeed! What has been the most rewarding aspect of starting/owning your own business? Finding my tribe. I have been welcomed into this community of Women in Business with open arms. Complete strangers come forward offering advice, an ear to listen or even a coffee to cry over. This business has shown me the true nature of women which is to help for the sake of helping. We are bloody amazing! What are some challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them since starting your own business? Self-doubt. Imposter syndrome if you will. Who the hell did I think I was entering the business world with no experience? What if I failed? What would people think of me? What would my family think of me? Women are the first to look at all of the reasons NOT to do something. Silencing that negative thought in your head so that you can move forward with your dream is an epic challenge. Back yourself, even when others don’t.
What’s the best piece of business advice that you have ever received? Have fun with it. If your heart isn't in the foundations of what you are doing, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. What do you think is the most significant barrier to female business owners? Our genetic wiring and social expectations. Women are so focused on why we ‘can’t’, that we forget all of the amazing things we ‘can do’. We are so quick to put others first - our partner's careers, our kids' school, etc. Unfortunately, we are still dealing with the outdated belief that Men go to work and Women stay home. And now we are staring down the barrel of a nationwide childcare crisis which is making it more and more difficult for women to start or continue their careers.
What would you say is your personal definition of success? Finishing every day and being able to say “I was a good person today." How do you balance work & life/mum responsibilities? It’s simple - Not well! I would be lying if I said I had it all together. Some days you walk out the door with your kids wearing shoes, and sometimes you don’t. It’s important to remove the heavy expectation that women ‘can do it all’. I ask my tribe for help whenever I can and I put my mental health first. When I am happier, my family benefits. What’s on the horizon for Edit Aesthetics in 2023? You will have to watch this space to find out what exciting things we are bringing!
Location: ORANGE | NSW Website: editaesthetics.com
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