Rising Female Stars Making an Impact in the Business World
In an industry that has long been dominated by men, it’s still important to shout about the extraordinary female entrepreneurs who are smashing it in the business world. Here’s 6 women in business who are making an impact in their industries, whilst tackling social inequality and environmental issues.
Yvonne Bajela - Founder of Impact X Capital Partners
Impact X Capital Partners is a UK-based capital firm which invests in companies run by underrepresented founders. Launched in 2019, Yvonne has already been named on Forbes’ list of ‘30 Under 30’ in the finance sector, and has invested over $200m in startups across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Jordan is the co-founder of award-winning micro generation specialist Myenergi, creating industry leading electric vehicle charging. Their aim is to create a sustainable future through their eco-smart technology. With a background in sales, Jordan has used her experience to push products, driving forwards the electric vehicle sector - all whilst juggling becoming a mum and writing a children’s book!
Helen has a key role in The Women’s Organisation, a charity helping support women and struggling businesses during the COVID pandemic. She wrote the organisation’s key report, Rethinking the Economy for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future. Helen has played a vital part in driving forwards key campaigns by The Women’s Organisation, including equality for financial support for female business owners who took maternity leave ahead of COVID 19.
Joanna is the CEO and founder of AllHere, an educational technology company which helps to promote attendance levels in high-schools in the USA using AI powered mobile messaging. By using SMS chatbots, Joanna’s company has reduced truancy, increased student engagement, and improved the wellbeing and enjoyment of learning for students in 2,000 schools across 15 states.
Joelle Drummond and Sarah McNena
Founded in 2019 in Mumbles, Joelle and Sarah created the Drop Bear Beer Company - producing award-winning non-alcoholic beer which is made with 100% natural ingredients, vegan friendly, low sugar, low calorie and free from artificial additives. Sustainability is at the heart of their business, and they are working towards becoming a B Corp - driving social and environmental change through their business practices and products.
Eccie and Gini Newton
This sibling duo are co-founders of Karma Kitchen, delivering kitchen spaces to co-working and commercial businesses for over 5,000 startups and SMEs in the food and drink industry. The sisters initially launched their business, Karma Kans, delivering healthy lunches to offices, and used their knowledge and experience gained through this to expand the Karma Kitchen branch of the business alongside this.
These are just a few examples of the incredible women succeeding in the business world today, not only growing profitable businesses, but also giving back to their communities and leading the way in sustainability and tackling social injustices.
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