A message from Startups 100’s female founders to aspiring business women

We asked 7 successful UK female entrepreneurs to share their business advice for the future generation of women leaders. Watch this video to find out what they had to say


‘What advice would you give to female entrepreneurs?’

With it being high time we put more women in business in the spotlight, we brought together a group of inspiring female founders behind the UK’s top 100 start-ups to answer that exact question.

Featuring Cathy White from CEW Communications, Louise Doherty from PlanSnap, Kate Daly from amicable, Rachel Hugh of The Vurger Co, Tamara Rajah from Live Better With, and Fleurette Mulcahy and Alice Holden from Attollo Lingerie – all profiled among the Startups 100 2018 – the answers ranged from tips on networking and taking risks to ‘finding your tribe’ and building a great team around you.

However, in Daly’s opinion, you shouldn’t think about yourself in the “context of being a woman or a mother first” instead “just be an entrepreneur – an entrepreneur doesn’t have a gender.”

Established by Startups.co.uk, The Startups 100 ranks the UK’s hottest privately-owned start-ups launched in the last three years and is the longest-running index of its kind in the country.

Sponsored by DCMN with Making Moves London as event partner, the Startups 100 2018 recognises start-ups from a cross sector of industries from up and down the country that are having a powerful economic impact.

Collectively, the 100 businesses employ 1,981 staff with an average turnover of £1.5m while many of the start-ups have less than two years’ trading history (the average age is just 1.92 years!).

The first ever Startups 100 index launched back in 2008 and, 10 years on, 2008’s list makes for impressive reading.

Inspired by this video? View the female entrepreneurs featured in the Startups 100 2018 here and share your support for the index using the hashtag #Startups100.

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