The owners of Byoode Bar have been empowering women since the business opened its doors in 2017.
The goal of owners Ashley Williams and Drucilla Heighton is to offer a variety of high-quality beauty services under one roof including eyebrows, eyelashes and esthetics.
However, they are also offering much more than beauty services and products to their female employees and clients.
“We believe we’ve created a safe, welcoming space for women to grow,” says Williams.
“We are a group of women who support each other and don’t work against each other. No competition – just community.”
Every employee under Byoode Bar’s roof works under their own business name, which helps to set them up for success if they decide to branch off into their own business.
“Byoode Bar exceeds what this business type should bring to the table,” says employee Amanda McCourt, who nominated Byoode Bar for the Amazing Workplace Award.
“This woman-empowering business deserves not only this award but many others for their hard work, community involvement and positive push on everything that comes their way.”
Heighton adds that they also carry a number of local products created right here in Airdrie by women entrepreneurs.
“We are part of the Sisters of Airdrie, a women’s group dedicated to supporting each other’s businesses and doing good within the community,” she says.
“We know the stresses women feel and endure daily. We understand the need to thrive in an environment where they feel valued and heard. We salute the hard-working boss babes out there and we know how they feel, because we are them. We are in this together!”