I’m also a huge advocate of collaboration and community, and when people come together under a common purpose and shared values, they THRIVE.
I have a vision to bring like-minded entrepreneurs together with shared values of achieving equity through building businesses that are inclusive, diverse and accessible to all. And these businesses are the vehicle to help us to deliver greater and broader change. We are stronger together.
My commitment is to use wealth to drive change where it's needed most, to empower and support others (via advocacy through my own experiences) and play my small part toward building a socially equitable society.
I'm a safe haven for those who are marginalised by society. I was raised in the LGBTQI+ community and I'm non-binary. I believe in finding our superpower in our differences, and celebrating that. It makes us resilient and strong.
Nyasha Gwatidzo and I caught up recently when she briefly landed at my local airport (sometimes you just have to grab those moments!). We discussed changing the lives of aspiring entrepreneurs who, due to the patriarchal society we live in, are restricted from easily accessing investment to make their scale dreams a reality.
Now, as with any call for change, we can choose to do one of 3 things; we can do nothing, we can use our voices to raise awareness, or we can ask ourselves "What can I DO?"
And I am DOING! I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Nyasha to support a £100m World Impact Fund which will do exactly that; change the lives of thousands of women entrepreneurs in Sub Saharan Africa, and then globally.
Nyasha also runs 9 businesses, with one organisation placing over 4,000 children into loving foster homes in both Africa and the UK.