Yesterday, one tweet made its way around the globe: “Murray is indeed the first Brit to win Wimbledon in 77 years… unless you think women are people.” Whether you agree or disagree that sporting champion Virginia Wade has been written out of the British history books in favour of that pesky shorts-wearing Scottish bloke, we never need an excuse for championing women in industry, dodgy headlines or not. With that in mind, we want to throw some cheering at brilliant women we’ve encountered in the entrepreneurial world. Game on. Continue reading Game, set and match – let’s hear it for the girls
We always appreciate the chance to poke around in the past, present and futures of our inspiring startups, and today we’re talking to Kal Di Paola, CEO of BuyMyWardrobe. When her first business seemed to be slowing down, she took the initiative to look at the fashion industry from an entirely new angle – and now her collaborative style brand is booming. So how does one go about becoming the eBay of the pre-loved fashion world? We wanted to find out… Continue reading Interview With Kal Di Paola, Buy My Wardrobe, CEO of The Week
There’s only one headline in the UK this week, and it belongs to Maggie Thatcher. With both plaudits and vitriol being poured on the late Iron Lady, no matter what your political leaning it’s undeniably a great time to look back at her legacy, and see how entrepreneurs today felt about growing up under – arguably – the most impressive, not to mention infamous, go-getter the nation has ever seen. Continue reading Margaret Thatcher’s Death: The Entrepreneurs’ Reaction
With today’s announcement that Beyoncé is to be the new face of the H&M summer collection, it’s safe to say that Queen Bey’s take-over of the world as we know it is fast approaching. From pop icon to business woman, from fashion mogul to working mum – it’s easy to see why she’s the pin-up girl for many aspiring entrepreneurs.
So, by now we’re all aware that Marissa Mayer is sticking firm to the belief that working from home is “for layabouts and ovens” (not exact quote), and has banned it across the board at Yahoo. It’s a move that’s caused both frustration and anger from her staff, but has been lauded by some as exactly what the company needs to get ahead. So is Miss Mayer missing a trick, or simply doing what must be done? Continue reading Working from home – is Marissa Mayer right?
We’re lucky enough that we get to spend a lot of our day discovering exhaustingly brilliant entreprenurs. As well as keeping us in our jobs (thanks guys) it makes us want to shout about the start-ups that are keeping the UK innovative. And frankly, how on earth could we turn down the chance to interview Melissa Morris – a woman who rejected £100,000 worth of investment just to go it alone?
One of the best things about this job is that we get to talk directly with inspiring entrepreneurs. And even better than that, we get to steal all their great ideas. This week we’re chatting to Hayley Gait-Golding; founder of the healthy snack-attacking Bear Nibbles – talking inspirations, frustrations and the importance of a picnic table… Continue reading Hayley Gait-Golding of Bear Nibbles: CEO of the Week