Today (19 November 2016) marks Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.
The aim of the day is to celebrate, engage and empower female entrepreneurs as well as inspire those who are thinking of setting up on their own. We would like to add to the celebrations with our own spotlight feature on the inspirational female entrepreneurs featured on WeAreTheCity. We think they are all amazing and we hope enjoy reading a little about their journeys and what it took for them to achieve success.
In celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day here are some of our top inspiring Female Entrepreneurs;
I joined Ann Summers on work experience 30 years ago with no intention of staying for any length of time, 30 years later and I’m still here! The Ann Summers we all know today is very different to the business I took work experience in. Thirty years ago it was very male dominated and catered more for the raincoat brigade than women!
British serial ‘no nonsense’ entrepreneur Lara Morgan says what she thinks and says it loud. Founder of Pacific Direct in her twenties – a company selling toiletries to the hospitality industry – she sold it recently for £20 million.
I am the Founder and CEO of Streets Consulting Ltd, a fast growing business development, marketing and communications consultancy. We have teams in the UK and US working with financial services, technology and early stage/fast growth companies.
Sarah-Jane Butler has established a strong reputation in the field of employee benefits and childcare solutions. Using her 10 year legal career with firms such as Linklaters and Freshfields as firm base, Sarah-Jane founded Parental Choice in 2011 dedicated to meeting the childcare needs of working parents and providing companies with a value added benefit for their employees.
Sonia Meggie is a London based Diversity Advisor who has supported and empowered women and ethnic minorities in the UK for over 10 years. She is also the founder of a London based social enterprise. Sonia is passionate about connecting, inspiring and empowering young people, women and ethnic minorities who want to develop their careers or follow their passion.
Dr Uchenna Okoye is one of London’s hottest celebrity dentists creating signature designer smiles that are sought after by celebs and she is known as the Chanel of Dentistry.
Nicola Horlick, is the Chief Executive Officer of Derby Street Film, CEO of Money&Co, as well as Rockpool Investment. Ms. Horlick served as an Advisor at Societe Generale Group since July 2003. Prior to this, she founded Bramdean Asset Management LLP in 2004 and served as its Chief Executive Officer.
After graduating from University of Toronto, I gained a Masters in Philosophy (Ethics) from Birkbeck College at the University of London. I then worked as management consultant for over 17 years, specialising in strategic transformation initiatives for leading global brands. While I was working at IBM and EY, I specialised in designing and delivering business transformation programmes.
I’m Becky John, founder of Who Made Your Pants?, a social business creating jobs for women who are refugees by making and selling beautiful pants made from perfect fabrics left over from the underwear industry.
After completing my degree at The London College of Fashion, I worked at InStyle magazine, The Telegraph magazine, Harpers Bazaar, and then I joined Hermes as UK PR Manager where I stayed for 3 years before launching Girl Meets Dress. Girl Meets Dress is a disruptive eCommerce business with a mission to democratize luxury – believing every woman should have access to their dream wardrobe.
I am the Founder and CEO of The Fold – a fashion brand focused on dressing the professional woman in a stylish, contemporary way. My career has been quite diverse up to this point – I started in science, and have a PhD in Virology.