Lara Sheldrake – Founder of Found & Flourish

Website: https://foundflourish.co.uk/

“International Women’s Day is a chance for us to celebrate women and acknowledge the work that still needs to be done in order to achieve equality.”

“1 in 3 UK entrepreneurs is female: that’s a gender gap equivalent to 1.1 million missing businesses. [Source:The Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship]. We have a long way to go to close this gap but celebrations such as IWD allow us to shine a light on them as well as celebrate some of the amazing women working tirelessly to close this gap.”

 

Found & Flourish

“My International Women’s Day message would be to remember the power of community and surround yourself with inspirational women who raise your energy. Business can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be lonely.”

“For any budding woman entrepreneurs, my advice would be to pace yourself and remember that just because everyone else may appear to be achieving overnight success (don’t believe the hype!) it’s important to maintain focus on your goals. Concentrate on what YOU want from your business and not what everyone else is doing. We can all flounder at times but if you feel lost, revisit your ‘why’ and do something creative to refocus your purpose. You got this.”