■Founder of Everyclick.com
■Member of Vince Cables Entrepreneurs Forum
■Raised funds of £6.5m
■A front runner in social enterprise
■Awarded an OBE in 2012 for 'Services for Philanthropy in the UK'
Polly Gowers is CEO and Founder of Everyclick, whose Give As You Live service creates a new revenue stream for UK non-profits by letting internet users raise funds for their chosen charities for free as they shop online.
Give as you Live works with over 2,000 leading retailers and turns each item they sell into a virtual collection tin for any UK charity. Shoppers can chose to support any of the 220,000 UK charities through Give as you Live. To date, over £3.7m has been disbursed to a wide range of charities through Everyclick’s technology platform.
Prior to Everyclick, Polly ran an internet marketing agency.
A small selection of Polly's awards include:
- Voted 10th "Most influential women in UK IT" by Computer Weekly magazine
- Finalist Every Woman Awards 2012
- Selected by IOD as one of Britain's most Connected Woman 2012
- Give as you Live voted "The most promising UK internet company" as "The People's Choice" at the Internet World Awards 2013