The number of women entrepreneurs has sky rocketed both in the US and the UK and there is a much deeper bench of successful women running businesses that are profitable than there was even 10 years ago. In this article, we’re paying homage to 5 women entrepreneurs who we love and admire and who inspire us to step up to the next level at Genderbuzz.
Cindy Gallop– A former global advertising executive, Cindy is the CEO and Founder of the Sex Tech platform, ‘Make love, not porn’ The platform champions values that are pro-sex, pro-porn and pro-knowing the difference. Cindy aims to transform the porn industry into the love and social sex industry, by moving away from the inherently aggressive nature of hard-core online pornography into the world of real life sex and real life couples. Cindy is also a fearless and vocal champion of women and we can’t get enough of her social media feeds. Cindy, we salute you!
Florence Adepoju– is the twenty-seven year old founder of vegan beauty brand, MDMFLOW. London-based Flo has a BSc Hons in Cosmetic science and is snapping at the heels of some of the beauty industry’s biggest brands. We met Flo in early 2018 at The London School of Fashion to hear about her foray into the tricky world of Foundations and we were a proud contributor to her crowdfunding campaign. As Genderbuzz insiders will know, we are a Vegan listing platform so, MDMFLOW’s Vegan credentials align totally with our values. Flo also unashamedly identifies as a Feminist and works that into both her kickass attitude and her business model. Go Flo!
Hattie Hasan– is the founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers, and one of our very own Genderbuzz listers. Hattie has been making waves since 1990 as the founder of the only nationwide female plumbing franchise in the UK. Stopcocks is currently expanding its franchise’s all over the country and in doing so is improving the visibility and reputation of women plumbers everywhere. Hattie also runs a non-profit, in which she visits countries with limited access to running water and plumbs in water access. We admire Hattie for her utter determination to succeed in a male dominated environment sometimes amidst fierce opposition. She is the true definition of a Genderbuzz woman.
Arlan Hamilton– of Backstage Capital. Arlan started her venture capital firm with the aim of changing the investment bias away from male-led start-ups towards investing instead in underrepresented founders such as people of colour, women and LGBT founders. Backstage Capital has now invested more than $4 million in over 100 companies led by that demographic. Genderbuzz Founder Natasha Stromberg says of Arlan ‘ I know how hard it is to break through into the tight knit boys-club of Finance, never mind the even more exclusive club that is Venture capital, so I have huge admiration for Arlan’s tenacity and belief in diverse investing. She truly is an inspiration.’
Sallie Krawcheck– CEO and founder of Ellevest, is betting that women will pay huge dividends for her financial investment company specifically tailored to women’s financial needs. . Sallie’s mission is to unleash women’s financial fire power and get them invested in a wealthy and secure future. By listening to what women need from an investment company Sallie is smashing the stereotype that investing is something “by men, for men”.
Are you a female entrepreneur? Are you looking for a platfrom that can bring your services and products to new markets and customers? Then list your business with Genderbuzz today and join the growing number of Feminist Business Women who are changing the business world for good.