Trina’s story: Day 290

Trina’s story: Day 290

Trina Scott-Priestley, Founder of Swishforit Create a personal shop filled with things you love and invite others to ‘Swish’ with you On her first birthday, my daughter was given three identical pink plastic horses. People are so kind and generous, but I...
Jillian’s story: Day 282

Jillian’s story: Day 282

Jillian Kowalchuk, Founder of Safe & The City Street-smart safety in your pocket I wish I’d had more role models when I was younger… There was a lack of exposure to women in STEM creating incredible things. Now I’m embraced and included in many networks who...
Alma’s story: Day 278

Alma’s story: Day 278

Alma Ramírez Acosta, Co-Founder of Vibio An entrepreneur creating app-controlled sex toys that encourage sexual exploration  My business partner Patricia Cervantes and I have been friends since the age of three. We’re originally from Gran Canaria and later moved to...
Jade’s story: Day 264

Jade’s story: Day 264

Jade Parkinson-Hill, Founder of Steam School Empowering a generation to change the world with science and technology Many start-ups dream of overnight success, but it’s rare. You need to experience the life of an entrepreneur – including failure – before arriving at...
Elaine’s story: Day 215

Elaine’s story: Day 215

Elaine Binney, Commercial Manager at Wildcard Payments A nationwide provider of online and physical card payment services for businesses I’ve been self-employed for a number of years now, but my first business was as a violinist for hire! I took up the instrument aged...
Anne-Marie’s story: Day 107

Anne-Marie’s story: Day 107

Anne-Marie Fast, Founder and Director of Big Clever Marketing Specialising in helping B2B tech companies to attract more clients Two years ago – and closer to 50 than 40 – I was a homeless, newly self-employed single mum with breast cancer. To say that things looked...