This site wants to be a reference for freelance women

The Covid-19 epidemic will have a negative impact on the professional status of women by 2020, who will have to care for children, despite progress in some countries or companies, according to an annual report by the company Equileap published in March 2021. so that after the first incarceration, 43% of women indicated that they wanted to change their work flow, considering working part-time to better acquire their family responsibilities, according to a study conducted in January 2021 by OpinionWay for the company Empreinte Humaine. . At stake: finding a better balance between professional life and personal life.

Self-entrepreneurship has not been very popular since the Covid crisis. In fact, we noticed a 17.5% increase in creating statuses between 2019 and 2020, according to figures from INSEE 2020. During a Women in Tech round table organized on April 6 at Comet’s community of female freelancers, some admit they chose. freelance status “to be more independent and more recognizable” than employment. “Once we freelance, we are sought for our skills, and all of these criteria of discrimination that we feel within a company disappear”, admitted one of them.

It is in this context that Juliette Mandrin and Nicolas Jaboulay launched the Elleboss platform in 2021, connecting women freelancers to companies. Incubated by Willa, this site was born out of a desire to offer a solution in line with the need for balance between women’s professional and personal lives, and to address today’s challenges in companies, in search of identity. -flexible for managing their resources. At 44, his co-founder believes in his “self and atypical journey”. “I have a lot of professional life, I stopped working for twelve years to raise my kids,” he said. At age 48, his partner Nicolas Jaboulay was manager of the insurance company for 25 years.

From student to young retiree

This platform highlights its impact and social dimension to address the challenges of corporate diversity. On the one hand, women can file their profile, knowing that non-typical career paths are also valued and the professional experience but also partner, family, sport, is put forward. On the other hand, companies submit their customized mission and then exchange directly with the “worker” on the content of his mission and the prices. “We help women streamline their life flow, and this tool allows them to make an estimate and get an invoice”, explains Juliette Mandrin. Through the escrow payment process at the start of the platform’s customers, ensuring that each mission is paid for later, it is known that 60% of freelancers will find it difficult to recoup the cost of their service.

Juliette Mandrin, co-founder of Elleboss.fr

From the student to the young retiree, through the young mothers, or even those who return to work after the parents retire, the type of “workers” is very widespread. The platform acts as a “commercial intermediary” for these women to find jobs. It seeks to remain a generalist platform, offering missions related to sales, digital, administration and accounting. Juliette Mandrin revealed, however, that three professions are most in demand by her clients that are mostly VSE-SMEs: administration, accounting and community management.

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National deployment

The economic model of this platform is based on a commission system imposed at 10 to 12.5% ​​for companies and between 3 to 5% for freelance women. Subscription formulas are also possible, from 14.90 to 49.90 euros. Elleboss aims for 1.6 million turnover by 2024, with a portfolio of 4,000 “ellebosseuses” and 800 customers. By 2025, the goal is to raise 8 million euros with 16,000 “workers” and 3,200 customers.

To achieve this, the Yvelines-based platform recently began a fundraising phase for 500,000 euros. “Our goal is to be the reference site for freelance women by combining human and digital”, said Juliette Mandrin. It also just got a grant from BPI to integrate personality and skills tests into their platform. And wants to improve its service on a national scale within two years, through a network of ambassadors who travel to major cities on meeting days.

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