providing opportunities for māmā
Milaan Hart, of Ngāti Kahungunu, co-owner of wāhine-led landscaping company Ladies who Lawn, aspires to challenge what employing a landscaping garden company traditionally looks like.
From hardscaping and using heavy machinery, right down to providing maintenance, the Auckland-based business opens a door for women into a male-dominated industry through its community-engaged workplace.
Hart says education, above-living wage incomes and free childcare are all part of the deal when it comes to supporting women to be financially independent.
“We take our ladies to work with us to train them up and provide them with an income that is above the living wage. We all know how much it costs to live these days, and how important it is for everyone to have the opportunity to live as they desire and for all children to have opportunities.”