Movers & Shakers

It’s all in the name. Here you will find women who are inspiring movement in their fields for all the right reasons. Follow their journeys and tell us if there’s someone in your network who ought to share their own!

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Movers and Shakers | Lenique Louis | Founder | Lenique Louis Ltd

We continue our series focusing on women of colour in business, leadership and work.  Lenique Louis creates luxury handmade jewellery for men and women influenced by Coral Reef. Her entrepreneurial journey has included placements and internships with renowned jewellery designer Stephen Webster and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II former jewellers, Garrard & Co.  Lenique won…

Movers and Shakers | Farida Gibbs | CEO Gibbs S3

Describe your business in one paragraph We are a global IT Staffing, IT Project Solutions, and Technology resourcing business with expertise across Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Consumer Goods and the Pharmaceutical industries Number of employees: 20 Company location: London, Surrey, Cheshire Why did you decide to start your company? I’ve always wanted to run my own…

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Movers and Shakers | Karen Power | Drug & Alcohol Education Services

Why did you decide to go into business? After working in the drugs field as a practitioner for eight years, I knew I was a good communicator and was capable of working for myself. I also never really liked the politics that exist in organisations and as a Black woman I have always wanted to…

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Movers and Shakers | Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta | Olive Blue Business

  How and when did you come up with your business idea? I’d always been business inclined growing up, so if I had to be specific, I’d say I had the idea back in 1996 when I was choosing my a-level subjects. However, the idea only fully developed in March 2002. Did you undertake any…