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The first Asian woman to make a feature film in Britain, Gurinder Chadha (Shade 038) is director, writer, and producer. Her work includes Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice, and Viceroy’s House. Hear her story in her own words.Shop the foundation
You may know Oti Mabuse (Shade 13.1) from her Saturday night appearances on Britain’s most loved ballroom dancing contest, but you may not know that she studied Civil Engineering for four years before winning the South African Latin American Championship eight times.Shop the foundation
Dr Aarti Jagannath, a researcher and lecturer from the University of Oxford, completed her DPhil in 2009 and won the prestigious L’Oreal-UNESCO “Women in Science” award in 2015 for her research into how the human body clock can lead to obesity, diabetes and mental health disorders.
Ade Hassan is a young entrepreneur who has created a brand of skin-tone lingerie for women of colour, founding her business in 2016. Her motto is: "empowering women, embracing our colour", letting women of colour know that their skin is beautiful, and she counts Beyonce among her fans!
English student, writer and painter – Aisha is firmly focused on making her lifelong passion for artistic pursuits into a strong career. Currently studying at Sheffield University, Aisha challenges herself daily to see the art in the everyday.
Alev is a British-Turkish political journalist, often covering stories in the field in war torn countries. She moved to Istanbul in 2011, where she covered Turkey and the refugee crisis for some of the UK’s most prestigious press including the BBC and Newsweek.
Amanda Berry is the Chief Executive of BAFTA. Her days are filled with identifying, rewarding and celebrating excellence within the film and television industry. She received an OBE for services to film in 2009 and has been recognized as one of the most influential women in the British film industry.
Paris- born Amandine Ohayon is the Managing Director of the L’Oreal Luxury Division in the UK and Ireland. She joined the company in 1999 and had a record-breaking rise up the ranks. She lives in London with her two daughters, combining motherhood with her passion for her work.
Chicago-native Bonnie Greer, OBE, is an American-British playwright, novelist, film writer and critic – and was the first American and first African American Deputy Chair of the British Museum. She also serves on the boards of the Royal Opera House and the London Film School.
Brigitta is the creative force behind British design company Spinocchia Freund. Her creations span the globe, with her luxury home designs found in cities like London, Monaco, Dubai, Mallorca, Ibiza and New York.
Bunmi is a Creative Director and Fashion Designer. In 2009 she co-founded luxury fashion brand Bunmi Koko, where she designed four critically acclaimed ready to wear collections, which were featured in respected fashion press like Vogue and Grazia.
Carly is a passionate Personal Trainer and Fitness Blogger, currently writing an eBook dubbed “Get Gorgeous” which focuses on body confidence for everyone.
Cathy is a violinist, musician and composer. She’s been playing violin for almost her entire life, at the age of 5 she was selected to play for the Finnish Ambassador, at 13 won the Scléip Music Festival playing her own compositions and in 2016 played professionally, by invitation, at Disney World Florida.
Chanya Button is a prize-winning movie director and writer, whose work spans film, TV, and theatre. Her debut feature film “Burn Burn Burn” was a huge hit at the London Film Festival, and she is currently working on a new film starring Eva Green and Gemma Arterton, chronicling the love affair of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville West.
DJ and Producer Nikki is one of the UK’s most celebrated female MCs. She’s worked around the world with some of the most renowned artists and acclaimed events including The British Fashion Awards and Glastonbury.
Lifestyle blogger Estée broadcasts to over a million YouTube subscribers. In 2016 she launched her first book – Bloom – a celebration of life, work, travel and more.
Lancôme beauty advisor and keen swimmer, Gidget, is based out of London’s prestigious Harvey Nichols store in Knightsbridge. She throws herself into making women feel powerful and beautiful through the power of make-up.
Gurinder Chadha, OBE, is a former BBC news reporter, turned celebrated film maker, writer, director and producer. Gurinder is the first female Indian feature film director with box office successes under her belt like the BAFTA nominated Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice.
Jane Glover is an acclaimed British conductor with over 40 years’ experience conducting across the globe – from London to New York to Sydney. She was Director of Opera at the Royal Academy of Music from 2009 to 2016, and since 2002 Jane has been the musical director of Music of the Baroque.
Janet leads a dual life – partly working as a Business Executive with leading accounting firms in the UK, as well as volunteering in Africa, mentoring young women in Kenya as part of the Global Give Back Circle project.
Janet is a trained nurse and midwife from Sierra Leone with a Masters in Women’s Health. She’s been recognised for her transformational work and campaigning against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
A lawyer and human rights expert, since 2015 Jessica has been legal advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights.
Jo is the founder of inspirational children’s clothing brand Scamp & Dude. The former PR exec was inspired to create a brand that helps kids feel more secure when apart from their loved ones after she spent time in hospital and was separated from her children.
Civil Engineer Joanne has previously worked on projects like Crossrail and HS2. She’s now involved in the £4.2bn Thames Tideway Tunnel project, where she’s not only the youngest employee but also the only woman in the construction logistics team.
Joy is a singer and songwriter from South London. She signed her first management deal at just 15 years old and now at 18 is preparing to unleash her trip-hop influenced music to the world.
Radio anchor Julie brings the UK’s music culture to the rest of the world through Apple's Beats1 Radio. She’s also an outspoken champion of independent and unsigned talent, who she promotes through her online TV show and compilation series 'PLAYit'.
Kanya King MBE is an internationally renowned entrepreneur. She founded the MOBO Awards in 1996 and continues to act as CEO. In 1999 she was awarded an MBE and has further been acclaimed as one of London’s Most Influential People (Evening Standard).
Kathryn is a Nutritional Therapist and Yoga Teacher at Equinox and Core Collective. In 2012 she trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition to become a Registered Therapist with a focus on the mind-body connection; covering stress, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders and weight management.
Olympic cyclist Laura played a a key part in the Great Britain team that won 12 medals – eight of them gold – across the cycling events. Laura went on to further success four years later in Rio, taking her personal tally of Olympic gold medals to four.
Former Tech Banker June Angelides founded the UK’s the first child-friendly coding school, Mums in Technology, back in 2015 whilst on her second maternity leave from Silicon Valley Bank.
London-based Lucy is a patient coordinator in Chelsea. She sees cases through their entire journey, to final follow up. Naturally, healthcare is one of her main passions – along with beauty. Lucy embraces the power of make-up to strengthen her femininity.
Author Malorie, OBE, has written over 50 books for children, including the highly acclaimed, best selling Noughts & Crosses sequence. In 2008 she was awarded an OBE for services to children’s literature.
Mika is a British actress, known for her roles on stage and screen. In 2014, along with a group of female friends, Mika founded the Gynaecologicial Cancer Fund. The campaign – known as Lady Garden – aims to raise funds for research into gynaecological cancers, and has been supported by notable celebs like Cara Delevingne.
Oti a professional Latin American and ballroom dancer, with many titles in her dancing career, including second place European Championship Latin in 2014 and first place in German Championship PD Freestyle Latin. Best known as the professional partner on Britain’s most loved TV celebrity dance contest.
Patricia is a Nigerian make up and fashion vlogger. She broadcasts to over a million YouTube subscribers as well as blogging full-time to an audience of 64.2k Twitter followers and 509k fans on Instagram.
Roma is a Structural Engineer from London, who spent six years helping to design The Shard. Listed as one of the Top 50 Women Engineers in the UK, Roma is frequently featured in prestigious publications talking about science and engineering.
Passionate Nutritional Therapist Sam is the founder of feel good, healthy lifestyle brand FoodSpa. She’s also the author of NutriKids – a series of children’s books that aim to educate parents and kids alike on nutrition. Sam graduated from the College Of Naturopathic Medicine in 2008.
Samata is an entrepreneur, designer and published author. She founded THE TRIBE ¬– a global collective, created for women to empower and celebrate each other – in 2016. Her work has been featured in prominent press such as ELLE and The Huffington Post.
Sonia is a stylist, fashion consultant and founder of London-based label Les Glorieuses. Sonia has worked with some of fashion’s most iconic brands, including Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Etro and Ozwald Boateng.
Sophie is a British television presenter, model and disability issues campaigner. In 2011, Sophie was chosen to be the face of Stella McCartney's campaign for her 2012 Adidas Olympics collection and was also one of the presenters for Channel 4's sports coverage of the 2012 Paralympics.
Make-up artist Sumra is a passionate force behind Lancôme – transforming women on a daily basis from her post on London’s hectic and energetic Oxford Street. While she’s not working her make-up magic, Sumra is a fervent humanitarian and volunteer.
Reiki Master Teacher and fashion Marketing Director Sushma lives a dual life. Working full-time in the fashion industry and practicing reiki in her spare time, Sushma has been healing Brits through the power of energy since 2002.
Dr Tesca Bennett is a Principal in South East London as well as a passionate advocate of science. With a joint honours degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Salford University and a PhD in liposomal drug delivery from the University of Manchester, Tesca maintains her passion for science through teaching.
Tolulope is an award-winning Author, Publisher and Writing Coach. In 2008 she left her job as an Accountant to pursue her passion for the written word. Tolulope’s first novel Nothing Comes Close was released in 2012 and went on to be named “one of the best books of 2012” by Africa Book Club.
German-born Professor Uta Frith is best known for her research on autism spectrum disorders, her book “Autism, Explaining the Enigma” has been translated numerous times. She was one of the initiators of the study of Asperger's Syndrome in the UK and her work on reading development, spelling and dyslexia has been highly influential.
Winnie M. Li is a writer, filmmaker, arts festival producer, and creative consultant. Winnie studied Folklore and Mythology at Harvard before going on to help produce six award-winning feature films and two shorts. Her debut novel, Dark Chapter, will be published worldwide in 2017.
PR professional and fashion and style blogger, Xenia has spent her career honing her communication skills. With a background working with several leading London PR agencies, Xenia’s CV boasts collaborating with brands including Coca-Cola. She is currently leading the communications team at Cath Kidston.
Zen Cho is a lawyer and award-winning author. Zen graduated from Cambridge University before moving to London to pursue a full-time career in law. Her fantasy novel, Sorcerer to the Crown, was published in 2015 and went on to receive critical acclaim.