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.
“The first time I ever sang in my church I forgot the words for the song and I just started crying.” An Interview with Charmaine
With a childhood spent in Zimbabwe, Chicago, Michigan, Tennessee and Toronto, it was in church where a young Charmaine first found her voice. Now following the release of her hugely successful first EP, she talks to Cleopatras about getting over a confidence crisis, finding the right team, calls to mum, and living her childhood dream.
“Worst Case Scenario, You Still Learn Really Amazing Things and I’d Prefer to Do and Try, than Look Back and Wish I Had” An Interview with the Founder of Escorpi
A chance conversation led Tenishia McSweeney to discover lab grown diamonds. Now with a GIA graduate diamond diploma, and a bespoke design brand, Tenishia shares her journey and why she’s so excited for the future of this ethical alternative.
“I Started My Business Goho Which Stood for Girl On Her Own, and It Was Just Me and My Laptop” An Interview with the Founder of Goho
After 12 years at The Guardian, Stacey-Rebekka Karlsson founded PR and Marketing Agency GOHO (Girl On Her Own). Now, two years later and supported by a team of 8, Stacey shares her experience and advice with Alexandra.
“It Felt Like It Was Sort of Now or Never… That This Is My Opportunity To Make a Go of It” An Interview with the Founder of Wild Lone
Jessica Jordan is the founder and creative behind Wild Lone. A luxury interior brand which creates patterns of arresting intricacy and beauty. The craft of her designs gives spaces a feel of the majestic, thanks to the way she fuses clean lines with bold creativity. From being burnt out working in the legal sector, to pushing herself and Wild Lone forwards, here she shares her journey.
“It’s Amazing How Much Clarity 10 Minutes of Silence Can Bring You.” An Interview with the Founder of Jet Black Social Club
Sana Akhand is the founder of Jet Black Social Club. A New York based club connecting true New Yorkers with the people & their city that famously doesn’t get much sleep. From years as a wedding planner, to making lots of money in corporate America (and losing a bit of herself), to travelling and getting her mojo back.
“Initially, Every Sunday, I’d Get out a Pad and Paper and Work out a Schedule for the Week so That I Could Support All the Teachers I’d Practised With.” An Interview with the Founder of Yoga Mapp
Shruti Srivastava is the founder of Yoga Mapp. A platform connecting eager yogis of all abilities, with remote teachers from all over the world. Her personal journey and approach to her ambitions is nothing short of beautiful. Here she shares it’s twists and turns with Alexandra.
“For the First Time We’re Reaching Both Halves of the Decision Maker.” An Interview With the Founder of Cobble App
Having graduated with internships under her belt from Cosmopolitan and Refinery29, Jordan Scott’s career was well set-up. However she quickly realised that it was an entrepreneurial journey she really craved. From a failed first attempt, to raising a $3million seed round for the follow-up venture here Jordan shares her experiences and lessons learnt along the way.
“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 resurgo.co
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 resurgo.co 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.
“We Have to Take the Risk and Run With Any Ideas We Believe in… Some Will Work and Some Won’t”. An Interview with the founders of PETRA
Ella and Kara are the co-founders of PETRA, an agency partnering up sustainable brands with artists and DJs, they believe in the appetite for this way of growing brands. Here, we learn about their journey so far, and their ambitions for PETRA.
As tonnes of PPE continue to be air-freighted into Britain to combat the coronavirus pandemic, our thoughts of organic, plastic-free lives have been overturned by
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
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.
You may not know who Sophia Amoruso is but you have probably heard the term ‘Girl Boss’. Girl Boss was the title of Sophia’s memoir,
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
“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
Earlier this year, for the first time two sets of siblings appeared on Forbes’ annual Self-Made Women list. They were the formidable Kardashians and two
“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
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.
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”– Anaïs Nin Shakespeare died in April 1616, over 400 years ago. When
Reese Witherspoon first became a Hollywood headliner through her role as Elle Woods in ‘Legally Blonde’. In the film she plays a seemingly ditsy sorority
Amelia Boone is an athlete. Her sport is obstacle racing at which she is currently one of the most decorated competitors of all time. The
Emily Weiss is that very impressive type of nerd. An example of where focus, work ethic and self-belief can get you. You may not have
Uber has some PR challenges. Though I’m wary of the dramatised press portraits of all big brands, throughout 2017 Uber kept drawing attention to itself
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