Posts Categorized: Female Founders Forum

Women are leaders, not female leaders

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” Given the wave of growth in of women entrepreneurs over the past few years, it seems that Sheryl Sandberg is right. As Annabel Denham shows in a Huffington Post article, the future looks bright for businesswomen, with women-led companies growing at explosive rates… Read more »

An interview with three Sirius businesswomen

The Sirius Programme helps high growth business ideas from international students to start-up in the UK, and it it thanks to them that we can tap into so much global entrepreneurial spirit to boost our own economy. The Brexit vote has raised many questions about the future of business in the UK but it is clear that we should do everything… Read more »

The FFF Interview: Nancy Cruickshank, founder, MyShowcase.com

In my latest Huffington Post column, I have the pleasure of interviewing Nancy Cruickshank, the effervescent serial entrepreneur whose latest venture, MyShowcase.com, is transforming the beauty industry. Her personalised online beauty shopping service helps female entrepreneurs expand their beauty businesses; offers customers access to thousands of stylists and products; and gives over 40 different beauty… Read more »

The FFF Interview: Emma Sinclair, founder, EnterpriseJungle

This week, I caught up with Emma Sinclair – serial entrepreneur, Unicef Business Ambassador and the youngest person to IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Emma left a successful career at Rothschild to found Mission Capital, which she floated aged 29. Since, she has built two more businesses – Target Parking and EnterpriseJungle. She has never… Read more »

The FFF interview: Debbie Wosskow, founder, Love Home Swap

In my latest Huffington Post column, I catch up with Love Home Swap founder and FFF member Debbie Wosskow about chutzpah, lie ins, and Hollywood romcoms. Back in 2011, and inspired by mushy Christmas movie The Holiday, Wosskow founded a home-swap business that has now grown to over 100,000 members and 60 staff worldwide. Equally as interesting… Read more »

The FFF interview: Laura Tenison MBE, founder, JoJo Maman Bébé

For the first in a series of interviews with the inspirational members of our Female Founders Forum, I caught up with JoJo Maman Bébé founder Laura Tenison MBE. Tenison may have the drive and tenacity typical of many entrepreneurs, but her business still remains in the unemployment-ridden dock town in South Wales where she grew… Read more »

Female Founders Forum: Our new group to boost women entrepreneurs

While news that UK businesses raised $3.6bn in VC funding in 2015 is encouraging, it is important to note that women still face far greater difficulties scaling up their businesses than their male counterparts. As I write the Huffington Post this week, male entrepreneurs in Britain are 86 per cent more likely to be VC funded, and 59… Read more »