A new study has revealed that the number of women millionaires in the UK is growing three times faster than the rate of men - and it's partly being fuelled by a rise in female entrepreneurs. Here are 7 incredible young women who've set up their own successful businesses. Take inspiration, ladies.
Introducing the 7 female entrepreneurs whose success we’d love to emulate…
Kathryn is the co-founder of Decoded, bringing digital enlightenment to the masses with computer coding courses, designed to teach students the basics in just one day. Since its launch, Decoded has taught over 11,000 people to code, including employees from the BBC and Facebook. Kathryn was instrumental in putting coding on the school curriculum last autumn, and was one of our Women At The Top award winners in 2014.
Lily Rogath and Meryl Zises
Lily and Meryl are the founders of cold-pressed juice company Imbibery, which the two friends launched after spotting a gap in the UK market. Their raw, unpasteurised range is now stocked in GAIL’s, The Detox Kitchen and The Mount Street Deli, and the 25-year-old duo has also supplied juices backstage at LFW for the likes of Nicole Farhi.
Emily is the founder and CEO of Bluebella, the award-winning high-end lingerie and sex toy brand, available online. She recently worked with 50 Shades author E.L. James to create a line of underwear inspired by the erotic franchise. Emily secured angel investment to grow her business, after launching it in 2005 when she was just 24.
Another 2014 Women At The Top winner, Jenny launched her ethical chutney brand, Rubies in the Rubble, in 2011 with the aim of tackling food waste by repurposing unwanted fruit and vegetables. From humble beginnings on a market stall, the range is now sold through Ocado, and in Waitrose, Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason.
Jess is the founder of Heartcore, a chain of seven fitness studios based across London, in the capital’s most exclusive areas, including Chelsea and Notting Hill. She opened her first studio in 2007, after previously working as a celebrity personal trainer for the likes of Elle Macpherson.
Daniela is the CEO and founder of fashion app ASAP54, which helps users track down hard-to-find items using revolutionary visual search technology. ASAP54 secured $3 million in investment before it was even developed and was named Apple’s App of the Week in 135 countries when it launched in early 2014. Daniela was singled out for a special recognition from Scharzkopf at our 2014 Women At The Top awards.