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Voices of ‘diverse women’ – Why the world is ready!

As women, we are constantly told what we should and shouldn’t be doing; how we should look, what we should eat, what exercise routines we should nail, who we should date and how we should feel about ourselves, our bodies, our jobs, our lives – the lot. ‘So many women have shared similar experiences but […]

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Why being a ‘women of colour entrepreneur’ is a challenging business

Women of colour are hustling like never before to launch their own companies. In fact, figures show they are starting new businesses faster than any other demographic. A 2019 survey conducted in the US revealed that women of colour account for 89% (1,625) of the new businesses opened every day. The challenges they face, however, […]

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The women on a mission to redefine nude with their ‘skin-toned plasters’ – Skin Bandages

They are more than just ‘skin-toned plasters’ – Joanne Morales and Vivian Murad realised this when they decided to join forces a year ago and create ‘skin-toned plasters’ for people of colour, as demanded by their diverse customers. Both the owners of their own individual ventures, Morales is the founder of Nünude, a UK-based lingerie […]

Apple Launches Entrepreneur Camp To Help Female App Developers

The new app development program – Entrepreneur Camp – recently launched by Apple aims to support female founders into leadership roles within the tech sector. Entrepreneur Camp is a new initiative designed to provide female founders, within the app space, with access to resources, networking and mentoring opportunities. Applicants applying for the programme must have […]

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Defying Gender Bias As A Young Female Founder

Gender Bias – One thing I’ve realised is that too many investment decisions are made based on judgments influenced by widely held beliefs about someone’s age, gender, education, and race. Yang Liu, the founder of JustWears (formerly known as JoeyWears) – a high performing men’s underwear company – and a former a VC, shares her […]

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Young Entrepreneurs Abroad – Startup Story of StyleBank

StyleBank is an online fashion rental service offering women the opportunity to rent trendy clothes from around the world instead of buying them. Founders – Bhavna Suresh, 27, and Aina Barker, 31, (co-founder) Launch Date – February 2016 Country – Bangalore, India. Success Story – Has crossed over 1,000 transactions within four months of launching in February. Tell us […]

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easyCar Club – Top Five Tips On How To Make Money From Your Car – Sharing Economy

Sharing Economy – With the rise of Airbnb and apps like JustPark, thousands of us are entrusting our belongings to others and reaping the rewards. It seems that anything you can own, you can share – and make some extra cash in the process. So, how do you make money from your car?  So which of […]

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UK Social Enterprise Awards 2016

Applications now open for the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2016 – Recognising businesses and individuals making an impact in the social enterprise sector. The awards are open to all social enterprises with specific categories for investors, corporate groups, public sector bodies and charities. There are 12 categories organisations can enter, including UK Social Enterprise of the Year, […]

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Imperial College Launch Scholarships for Female-led Businesses

Imperial College Business School is offering scholarships for female entrepreneurs to join the London Stock Exchange’s ELITE programme. Applications are open for high growth focused female led businesses to join the ELITE programme. The initiative supports most enterprising businesses to get through their scale-up challenges. Two scholarships, each £7,500, will be awarded to the most enterprising […]

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A Female In The Tech World – 5 Lessons Learnt

Guest writer Jessie Leong shares her perspective as a female working in a male-dominated ‘tech’ industry. Little over a month ago, I hopped back onto the tech startup train. You could say I’m a bit late to the party – after all, so many of my fellow millennials are jumping ship to start their own businesses. […]