People of The Point: Gali Gaon Segall
Meet the July recipient of the People of The Point Award. She’s the entrepreneur behind the sensational Yemaya brand, a fierce businesswoman and a doting mother of two, Gali Segall.
Here we talk inspiration, what she loves most and how Yemaya began.
Please introduce yourself.
I am a mum, wife, and entrepreneur extraordinaire. I have a passion for living life to the fullest and inspiring others to be their best.
How did you get into the beauty industry?
I was a Spa Manager and therapist, I fell in love with the joy I could bring to others in the beauty industry. Since then, I founded my own companies in the beauty industry and I’ve never looked back.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Innovation and challenging the team and the business to constantly refresh and revive the nature of the beauty industry.
You’re a wife, a working woman and a mom, tell us more about your family?
My family are my life, they are all part of the business in some way. My husband is also my business partner and pillar of strength, my three children understand the sacrifices we make and love us all the same for it. It’s difficult to maintain a work-life balance when you have 12 businesses, but I can keep going with the support of my family and my employees.
What is your favourite thing to do with your family?
We enjoy a variety of activities and building projects together, both indoors and outdoors. The most precious moments are the ones with love and laughter shared. I always take a moment wherever possible to keep that alive throughout the day.
Where have you travelled recently?
I have recently been to Israel and Canada, previously to Italy. I travel extensively between Gauteng and KZN to maintain my businesses, however, my travels abroad are both holiday and work as I need to keep myself inspired to keep offering the best I can.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I am extremely shy, I love to cook, and I am also addicted to Bootlegger’s green juice.
What is the biggest misconception about you?
Probably that I am Psychic.
Do you have any words of wisdom?
Believe in yourself and never be afraid to work hard.
Well, there you have it, folks! Next time you’re at The Point, why not pop into Yemaya on the 2nd floor and meet the brains (and beauty) behind it all.
Till next month,
The Point Team x