Meet the incredible women with enviable careers who've agreed to be our 2012 Marie Claire mentors
Starting a gourmet chocolate shop, launching an internet company, becoming an event planner- these are the sorts of businesses may of us dream of creating one day, although rarely get round to making a reality.
That could be changing, though; in 2011 there was a 12 per cent increase in female-run start-ups. Plus women account for 37 per cent of all new businesses in the UK – and numbers are continuing to grow.
It was with these rousing statistics in mind that we decided to focus Marie Claire’s 2012 Inspire & Mentor campaign, in association with The Prince’s Trust, on women wanting to make their business dream come true.
This year, we’ve enlisted some of the country’s most successful power players and brightest business gurus from the worlds of fashion, beauty, retail and social media to share the secrets of their success and become Marie Claire mentors.
Applicants will also get half price membership to the everywomanNetwork (£24.99+VAT for 12 months membership) – the UK’s largest network of women in business, where you can develop, discover, connect and promote.
Find your Marie Claire mentor below and join our campaign! It might just change your life…
The Fashionista… Nadja Swarovski
The Social Entrepreneur…Anne-Marie Huby
The Best-Selling Novelist…Jojo Moyes
The Web Expert…Tamara Heber-Percy
The Beauty Guru…Tracey Woodward
The Retail Specialist…Heidi Gosman