These female entrepreneurs will give you #goals.
Bella Kinesis is a sportswear brand developed by friends Roshni Assomull and Shaleena Chanrai, founded on the desire to support and empower women internationally. The idea behind their business is to create a chain reaction they call "strength for strength", with proceeds from each item of sportswear sold helping to fund business education for a woman in rural India to support them starting a business of their own.
Bianca Miller London is a collection of hosiery, including nude tights and hold-ups, for women of all skin tones. The range currently suits over 45 skin tones and is sold at Topshop.
The company was founded by Bianca Miller after she experienced her own personal frustrations of finding nude products that fit her skin tone.
Founder Claire Vero launched Aurelia Skincare in 2013, after working for GlaxoSmithKline. Based on Vero's dream of developing a natural yet scientifically proven skincare line, Aurelia Skincare brings together innovative probiotic technology with ethically sourced 100% BioOrganic botanicals. In the last four years, the company has gone on to win 50 awards.
ToucanBox is a personalised arts and crafts subscription service which delivers creative projects for parents with young children. As a mother with young children herself, Virginie Charles-Dear came up with the idea of creating a selection of activities designed to keep children entertained. After she developed a prototype and got her daughter's seal of approval, toucanBox was launched in 2012.
Gym Bites aspires to make healthily eating on the go as convenient as possible. Meals are packaged in jars using only fresh ingredients. Any leftover meals are donated to a homeless shelter at the end of each day. Twenty-nine-year-old founder Alexis Oladipo got started with a 3,000 grant from the Prince's Trust charity and got her big break when Gym Bites was sold at Selfridges in London.
Founder Suzanne Noble transitioned from a career in PR spanning 20 years to develop the app which launched in 2014. Frugl helps users discover affordable things to do in London. Users can browse through a selection of events in the city including comedy shows, classes, and club nights, all of which will cost under £10.
BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with trusted people in their area who would love to look after their dog. Through BorrowMyDoggy, owners can arrange walks, playtime, overnight stays, or holidays when needed while allowing people without a dog to spend quality time with one.
Founder Rikke Rosenlund came up with the concept in 2012 after taking care of a neighbour's dog. Since then, the site has now grown a community of over 500,000 members.
MadeWithGlove is a wearable technology company that's developing fashionable, heated gloves for women. In 2014, MadeWithGlove was listed as one of the 150 Most Influential Brands in Wearable Tech.
The company was founded by Michelle Hua, who received initial support and funding from Lancaster University to build a prototype of the product. She is now working with a team in Silicon Valley and the UK. Hua is also the co-founder of Women of Wearables, an organisation that supports and connects women in wearable, and AR/VR spaces through events and workshops in London and Manchester.