I have been business woman and photographer for over 20 years. My exuberant entreprenerial style has driven me to overcome divorce, single motherhood and breast cancer to create a high volume photographic company that is the leading dance school photography company in the UK, is rapidly disrupting the school photography market and has an annual turnover in excess of £1million per year.
The road to success wasn't easy, with plenty of tough times, tears and probably a few tantrums. There were many mistakes along the way, often caused by being over worked and not having the knowledge on how to accommodate the rapid growth. Sometimes I wish I could go back and help my younger self to work smarter, not harder, to plan rather than react and to know always to hire the very best staff that I could afford, (among about 1000 other pieces of advice.!).
Surviving the challenges and now having financial freedom, has been made all the sweeter knowing I created it from nothing. But I want to help others. True equality starts with financial independence. I want to help female entrepreneurs with developing the skills, acumen and self-belief to empower themselves with outstanding businesses that give financial freedom and make a difference.
My team and the positive impact I have made on their lives is my proudest achievement. Rather than working like men, we can work like women and create corporate cultures and businesses based on positivity, empowerment and kindness.
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