Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Celebrating Women in Business

From cheering on Karren Brady in The Apprentice to creating designer handbags that suit the needs of the professional modern woman, we are all about girl power here at Fiorelli. With female entrepreneurs changing the landscape of the business world, we’re taking a look at some of the UK’s most successful business women for a little career inspiration. 

Top Female Entrepreneurs

Nicola Elliot, former Glamour magazine editor and founder of NEOM Organics

Nicola Elliot is a prominent mover and shaker in the luxury beauty sector. Beginning her career as editor of the fashion-focused InStyle and Glamour magazines, she later founded high-end beauty brand NEOM Organics. Specialising in indulgent organic products, Nicola’s brand has achieved cult status with Sienna Miller and Gwyneth Paltrow amongst her customer base.

Cassandra Stavrou, Founder of Propercorn

Popcorn is the latest craze snack. With portion sizes clocking up just half the calories of a bag of crisps and the snack containing more antioxidants than fruit and veg, it’s easy to see why we’re all going popcorn crazy!
30 year old Cassandra Stavrou is the brain behind the tastiest popcorn brand yet, Propercorn. Inspired by recipes she made as a child with her Dad, Cassandra has brought her addictive blend of wheat-free, gluten-free and guilt-free popcorn to the UK market, changing snack time forever!

Karren Brady, The Apprentice

Karren Brady is a true business entrepreneur through and through. After giving birth to her first child she returned to work just three days later – now that’s commitment. The Apprentice star has many credits to her name including politician, newspaper columnist, small business ambassador, novelist, sporting executive and television broadcaster - phew! We love seeing Karren on the Apprentice panel and can’t wait to hear more of her business insights when the new series arrives! 

Top Female Careers

Feeling inspired yet? We’ve scoured the internet to find some of the best careers for women. Remember, it’s not all about salary - job satisfaction is a factor as important as any other!

Brand Manager
This is the hottest PR job right now. Responsible for the online presence and social media activity of a company (to name just a few areas!) a role such as this will give you the opportunity to be the voice of a brand. Most rewarding, it’s also the chance to interact with consumers on a daily basis and receive instant feedback for your efforts!

Interior Designer 
Are you a creative and a lover of home decorating? This may be your time to shine - due to a surge in the house market, interior design jobs are in big demand right now. You’ll need a little black book of contacts and an eye for design, you can spend your day talking ideas with clients, and contributing to the environment others come home to every day! 

Group Personal Trainer 
In a world of deadlines and long hours, personal trainers can enjoy some serious perks, including flexible working hours and different tasks each day depending on your clientele.  It’s also a great way to stay active yourself, meet a variety of people and help others achieve their desired level of fitness! 

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