Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women

Inspirational women, entrepreneurs and pioneers working in different fields, from entertainment, to science, to engineering, to law. Women whose quotes and attitudes can inspire and help us live fuller, richer lives and reach our full potential, inspired by their example.

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“What I’ve learned through this process is, you’ve got to take the solution to the people and see what they tell you.” An Interview with the founder of

Having initially started writing a book exploring mental health for entrepreneurs, Laurel Anne Stark quickly found the problem was more under-served than she’d anticipated, and was formed. From pitching to investors on a beach, roping in friends for a demo video and navigating the complexities of crowd-funding, here Laurel shares the experiences which led her to this point, and what she’s learnt on her journey.

“By No Means Was It Meant to Be a Business but It Very Quickly Turned into That!” An Interview with the Founder of thy.self

The wellness industry was a space which grew fast, despite having quite a marginalised identity. Techniques developed to support mental well-being, were presented with an identity package which included £150 leggings, size 8, long hair and white. There was no singular brand or influencer responsible for this, but we didn’t question it. We just accepted “that’s what yogis look like” and by the way, they also like green juice.

Why Grace Hart is an Underrated Hero

Grace Hart is our hero.  Why?  She’s an eternal screw-up who perseveres to prove everyone wrong.  More importantly: she successfully traverses the masculine and feminine

Leadership Lessons: Ciara

RnB singer Ciara has grown up in the public eye. Her first album, Goodies, is still played in clubs and listened to on the radio.

What Queen Elizabeth I’s Approach To The Throne Can Teach Us About Great Leadership

In 1558 the British Empire was powerful, but England itself was a complete mess. It had been ruled by a woman for the first time since the monarchy was established. That woman, Mary I, has come to be nicknamed “Bloody Mary”, unfortunately not because she just lovedd Vodka in her tomato juice, but for the death and bloodshed which took place during her reign.  As a Catholic her hope was to convert England to a Catholic state, which she did by removing (read: killing) protestants.  The religious battles of that time bare no reflection on the faiths themselves, but it’s important context for the country Elizabeth was to inherit. One which was essentially at Civil war and if anyone needed proof that women weren’t capable of ruling a country, Mary provided it. As the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne

Leadership Lessons: M.I.A

“I think we’re in awe of perfection, but it’s the imperfect that touches us and creates a connection.” – Aaron Bruno (Awolnation) Hanging out the

Leadership Lessons: Huda Katten

“Everybody has an area of genius, and we don’t all operate in that area, we operate in the comfort area,” … “The area of genius

Beyonce routine and life details and advice

So You Want to Be Beyonce? Well, You Can Be.

Looking to achieve as much in a day as Beyoncé does? You aren’t alone. One of the most famous and consistently inspirational women in entertainment, we take a look at what it might take to transform yourself into one of the greatest live performers of all time.

Leadership Lessons: Amber Baldet

The Forbes 40 under 40 is no perfect ranking of business prestige, but it does bring some interesting people into the spotlight. Smart, ambitious people