May 24, 2020
Tuula Rose has an enviable illustration style: it's cool, sleek and approved by brands like Nike and British Vogue. Not only that but her personal style is also on point. In this episode, she talks about how her content creation has adapted and evolved in lockdown, how she's working with huge brands and why not all business women have to fit a cookie cutter mould to be a success.
May 17, 2020
In today's episode in partnership with Office x Nike, we meet Shaunie Brett, who after working in a fashion tech startup decided she wanted to do a year of no clothes purchasing. She shares how that turned into a movement that then kick started her new career in fashion business sustainability, and how building a capsule wardrobe is the new smart way that we can make our consumer habits more sustainable.
April 26, 2020
Sapphire Bates is the founder of the Coven - a membership platform with a community of over 950 female entrepreneurs, founders and freelancers. The Coven offers a place for women in business to connect and promises to make the jump into self-employment an enjoyable one. Sapphire also teaches other women to start and run their own online memberships, encouraging collaboration over competition - so how did she and our host Sarah fall out publicly over their social media communities? In this special episode, Sarah and Sapphire chat openly about their feud, how misunderstandings occur even when you're succeeding in your own lane and most importantly, how you overcome them and move on.
April 19, 2020
Milly Cundall is the founder of healthy tomato sauce brand, Kidchup. In 2015, she was looking for a low-sugar tomato ketchup for her son and when she realised one didn't exist, she made her own. Her entrepreneur story is a little different because she has recently made the tough decision to close her business. In this open and honest chat, she tells us why she decided to call it a day, what she's learned from the experience and why ultimately, shutting down your business doesn't have to be viewed as a failure.
April 12, 2020
Archive 12 is a boutique bridal shop in Belfast run by Claire Leese. It started out as the go-to place to pick up beautiful vintage dresses and has since evolved into a designer dress shop, selling exclusive pieces to Ireland's savviest brides. Claire is a pivot queen, before moving her career into bridal wear, she was a fashion stylist on Game of Thrones. In business, she listens to her customers and is constantly changing up what she offers. In this episode she gives her fascinating insights into how she stays one step ahead of the game, second guessing what people want and building a winning retail model off the back of it.
April 5, 2020
Nicola Elliott Moss worked for years as a magazine editor before retraining as nutritionist and aromatherapist. In 2005 she launched Neom Organics. She defies the stereotypes of many people working in the wellness industry by being outspoken and truly a no bull business woman. In this episode she talks about the challenges she faced to launch the company, her current job and how it compares to her journalist career and how you successfully roll with the punches in business.
March 29, 2020
Carrie-Anne Roberts is a business woman, single mum and the perfect embodiment of the 'No Bull Business Woman' title. She's so unapologetically herself that you'll love her and her company but if you don't, she's not going to lose sleep over it. She built a cool mum-merch brand, Mere Soeur from nothing after her son was born and really does prove that attitude and determination can lead you anywhere. She talks us through how she got started, the process of working with big brands like Made.com and how she turns negativity on social media into cold, hard cash.
March 22, 2020
Nicole Crentsil is a public speaker, curator & festival director. She's passionate about supporting and promoting diversity through various industries and in 2017, she co-founded The Black Girl Festival, an event celebrating Black British women and girls. In this episode she explains why creating a community is key to not only survival but business growth and how she's building a movement that truly represents women of colour.
March 15, 2020
Susie Willis is the founder of clean, luxury beauty brand, Romilly Wilde. She knows her audience inside out - she doesn't try to appeal to everyone and as a result has built a cult-like following with consumers and celebs alike. In this episode she talks to us about how she used her knowledge from a previous baby-food business and applied it to the beauty industry, why she uses data to drive sales and how her products stand out in a saturated market.
March 8, 2020
Steph Douglas launched her gifting business in 2014. She was a new mum and inundated with floral bouquets that she didn't have time to care for so her alternative gift box company, 'Don't Buy Her Flowers', was born. Steph has grown the business from her spare room to a warehouse filled with staff. She talks frankly about how she's built the company, why five year plans are not for her and how she has grown without investment.