Cauvery immigrated to Canada in 2006 from India with a degree in English. She had been working as a Sales Representative for a printing company for about 4 years prior to going on maternity leave. She first came to Maple Ridge WorkBC in 2017 and had been out of work for about 2 years.
Cauvery had been applying for sales positions since leaving her last job but found the search difficult as she did not have the education they were looking for. Moreover, her experience was in printing which has been on a decline.
Through WorkBC, she attended an orientation session for the Self-Employment Program in May 2017 as she wanted to start her own daycare business out of the family home; however, she was leaving the country and had to hold off before proceeding in this direction.
A couple of months later she returned to WorkBC and continued her pursuit of attending the Douglas College Self-Employment Program. With the support of the WorkBC team, the Self-Employment Program and funding through the City of Maple Ridge and Vancity she launched her business in April 2018.
Since then she has been nominated for a 2018 Women Influencers Award through the Women’s Collaborative Hub (WCH) in recognition of her achievements.
She reports, “doing great …and survived many challenging as with most businesses this first year! 2019 will be amazing and the best year of our business.”