Wavemakers is a joint weekly feature by Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler and Mic Berman(@MicBerman) that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo.
Very excited at the moment. I have 2 new things coming up. I recently left a consultancy business I co-founded 2 years ago to focus on strategic projects in digital media. The new business will be launching soon and we already have a very cool project for a high profile client. The other thing is Angel Academe. It’s a network for professional women who want to support tech entrepreneurs – as mentors, non-execs and angel investors. Our launch event is in London on 11 Sept.
2. If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
I’d like to have a go at being me again, but knowing what I know now.
3. What is your greatest indulgence?
I like to read in bed in the mornings while drinking my first cup of tea. If it’s a weekday, it’ll be work-related stuff. Honest.
4. What or who helped you the most to achieve your success?
I was really lucky to have some very good bosses early in my career who were both encouraging and supportive – Alec Keith and Tony Sheehan in particular. More recently my ‘other half’ and business partner, Simon Hopkins, has been there through thick and thin.
5. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Seek forgiveness not permission. Otherwise nothing will ever get done.
Category: Women on the Inside