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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“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.

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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 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.

A Conversation with Radhika Srinivasan, the founder of Sustainable PPE Company, EcoTextura

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 the need for disposable medical equipment. Cleopatras caught up with Radhika Srinivasan on how she made the leap of faith to found an environmentally friendly PPE company, her inspiration and her advice to young entrepreneurs.  What are your aims with EcoTextura?  Our aim is to accelerate the transition from the current, linear model of medical accessories to a more sustainable model using a three-fold approach. Firstly, to combat the immediate challenge of the pandemic, we have been creating and donating free home-made, non-medical face coverings to carers, the elderly and vulnerable people around the UK, using a team of local seamstresses, tailors and delivery drivers. These 3-ply cotton/poly-cotton masks are reusable and washable. We feel

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.

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

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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