Campaign Celebrating Female Entrepreneurs Lists Founder of Bitch Network, Paula Gardner in its top 100
I was absolutest delighted to hear that I have made the @ialso top 100, a lovely bit of public recognition for The Bitch Network. Here’s all the details and I’m looking forward to reporting back on the flagship event.
- Paula Gardner has been named as one of f:Entrepreneur’s inaugural #ialso Top 10
- Campaign celebrates the UK’s inspirational and multi-achieving female entrepreneurs
- A number of activities will be held as part of the f:Entrepreneur campaign in the run-up to International Women’s Day on 8 March, including a flagship event in Central London
Small business campaign f:Entrepreneur has revealed its #ialso Top 100, a collection of 100 female entrepreneurs inspiring their peers and communities through their businesses and wider activities.
Included in the list is Paula Gardner from London, who founded The Bitch Network, online coaching and inspiration around confidence and assertiveness for women. She was also listed for her career coaching and business psychology through her business, Scarlet Thinking.
*ENTREPRENEUR* is a part of the first #ialso Top 100, a campaign born from International Women’s Day 2018. During the event, the phrase used most by the gathered entrepreneurs was “I also…”, with each woman describing their work as being much more than a single-job career and more of a flexibleportfolio.
The aim of f:Entrepreneur is to showcase multi-achieving women like *ENTREPRENEUR* in the #ialso Top 100, to provide lessons of challenge and success for all small business founders – both men and women.
The campaign is built around a programme of content, stories and events including roundtables, sessions and panels as well as larger all-day events throughout the year. This year the campaign will be holding its biggest ever event in London in the week leading up to International Womens Day.
Now in its third year, f:Entrepreneur is run by peak b, a campaigning organisation with a world class track record in conception, management and execution of high-profile, national campaigns particularly in the small business and enterprise sectors.
Both f:Entrepreneur and peak b were founded by Michelle Ovens MBE, who is also director of Small Business Saturday UK and chair of the Small Business Charter. Michelle said:
“I am delighted to reveal f:Entrepreneur’s first ever #ialso Top 100; the trailblazers demonstrating that entrepreneurialism is a space being reinvented by women. The stories of these women are incredibly inspirational and reach outside the traditional bounds of business, including a number of cancer survivors and carers, amongst many other people who do so much more than their day job.
“This is a campaign that highlights the work of incredible women, but it is not only aimed at inspiring other women. This is for men too; showing everyone that even in the toughest situations in life, it is entrepreneurs who are the people that not only survive but thrive, creating purposeful small businesses and supporting their communities every day.”