Catherine Kennard is the Managing Director and founder of Lovework, an entrepreneurial and ethical recruitment business with the sole aim of connecting exceptional people to exceptional jobs within high-growth start-ups.
Michaela Jedinak talks to The NextWomen about how she is building a business by following her passion and challenging traditional fashion rules. Her first little red dress collection was described as “a cut above the rest” by The Times London, and the concept as a “Eureka moment” by The Telegraph’s senior fashion editor Lisa Armstrong.
Daphne Diamant, London based designer/illustrator and owner of Purpose and Worth etc, talks to The NextWomen about her pursuit of a creative career, and offers tips on freelancing, drawing on her own experiences of both being a freelancer and hiring freelancers.
Shama Kabani is the award winning Founder and CEO of The Marketing Zen Group, a full-service online marketing and digital PR firm dedicated to providing strategy and implementation services for businesses, organisations, and non-profits looking to fully leverage the internet.
Shama is the face of today’s digital world and represents the best her generation has to offer. She has aptly been dubbed the “master millennial of the universe” and “an online marketing shaman” by FastCompany.com. Her most recent honour comes from being named in the Prestigious 30 Under 30 List by Inc. Magazine.
The third edition of her best-selling book, ‘The Zen of Social Media Marketing’, was released in January 2013 and was ranked one of the Top 5 Social Media Books by Social Media Today.
Victoria Arnold, entrepreneur and founder of online ventures Desk Union and Homestayfriend, shares with The NextWomen her top five startup tips for female entrepreneurs, drawing on her own experiences of the highs and lows of entrepreneurship.
1. Dream big
Over the last few years, I have found that women often seem to get pigeonholed into the ‘lifestyle business’ category. Yes, this may be accurate for some, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with aspiring for a business that brings in enough revenue to support your life, however, I believe that women are missing out on the chance of a bigger slice of the pie.
Nath Fedorova spoke to Barb Stegemann, inspirational speaker and founder of The 7 Virtues Beauty Inc., about the story behind her company, and its mission for peace through fairness in business.
Award-winning entrepreneur, sought-after speaker and bestselling author Barb Stegemann is on a mission. And the mission is: enable sustainable peace for nations in strife by establishing fair business partnerships.
Barb Stegemann is the founder of The 7 Virtues Beauty Inc., a Canadian company that sources essential oils from regions that need to be rebuilt, and creates beautiful niche fragrances that customers can blend to create their own, unique signature blends. Barb’s success story is inspiring; a story of courage, wisdom and beauty.
Raised by a single mother in rural Canada, Barb – Honorary Colonel of Royal Canadian Air Force, Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada WXN, Top Game Changer History of CBC’s Dragons’ Den and creator of award-winning ethical fragrances – is living proof that determination and passion can get you anywhere.
Robotic operator and aerospace engineer Natalie Panek celebrates the inspirational female adventurers who have turned their enthusiasm for outdoor pursuits into a career, considering how embracing a sense of adventure could assist women to succeed in all areas of business, enabling self-discovery, leadership skills and confidence in risk-taking.
Anna Bance shares with The NextWomen her top tips for a successful start-up, drawing on her experiences of co-founding GirlMeetsDress.com, a disruptive eCommerce business which provides millions of women the ability to rent designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the retail price.
Sandra Schuler shares with The NextWomen her top tips for creating an efficient and productive office environment when working from home, drawing on her experiences of the choices she made for her business, Mejor Trato.