IWD special: Inspiring women entrepreneurs

Episode 1,  Mar 08, 2021, 09:00 AM

Welcome to The Female Lead Podcast - a place where we let women tell their stories and offer us their advice for life. Listening to women and discovering the many routes to success and fulfilment is at the heart of The Female Lead and it’s what this podcast is all about.

In this special episode for International Women’s Day, where the theme for 2021 is Choose to Challenge, we talk to four brilliant entrepreneurs who have challenged the status quo through their own businesses. We talk about how they started out, their secrets to success and their advice for anyone who wants to strike out on their own. 

On our panel are:
  • Petra Barran, the groundbreaking street food innovator who created Kerb and then Seven Dials Market
  • Alex Vanthournout, founder of the stylish and inclusive athleisure brand Fashercise 
  • Zoe Paskin who runs The Barbary restaurant in Neil’s Yard and is co-founder of The Palomar restaurant in Soho.
  • Aine Donovan, founder of They Made This an affordable contemporary art store with shops in London and Brighton

Having weathered the UK’s lockdowns in 2020 and 20201, these neighbours in London’s Seven Dials area have shown amazing resilience and positivity. With lockdown restrictions easing we can’t wait to get back into the heart of London, to eat, drink, shop and socialise! 

This episode is kindly sponsored by Seven Dials.