3. Sherry Coutu founded Interactive Investor International in 1994, a platform that supports investors with unbiased financial information. She stepped down in 2000 when it was floated on the stock exchange and set herself on a career of angel investment. Sherry specialises in consumer internet and consulting with or coaching entrepreneurs. In 2010 Techcrunch voted her as the top CEO mentor/advisor in Europe, quite the accolade. Meet her in this brilliant Ted Talk and get some further insight.
4. Holly Tucker is a true advocate for business building and throughly deserves her place on this list of inspiring female entrepreneurs. Holly was one of the founders of Not On the Highstreet, the online marketplace for unique gifts and personalised products. She is also a preacher of small business strategy, authoring the bestselling books ‘Build a Business From Your Kitchen Table’ & ‘Shape Up Your Business’. Whilst dyslexia causes a challenging landscape, Holly has embraced this with the characteristics you would expect from a hard working female entrepreneur. Doing more to be able to achieve her targets, levelling with and surpassing her peers. An insightful and inspirational interview in the Guardian can be found here.
5. The changing digital landscape affects every industry and is always a relevant topic. No surprises then that website development and application building are further becoming more popular as career choices cross gender. Kathryn Parsons is one of the co-founders of Decoded who claim that they can teach people how to ‘code in a day’. One day! This good article in Vogue Magazine posts Kathryn in a very good light, and furthers her company’s claim that coding is not completely out of reach of the masses.
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