It is so important for us at Josh Wood Colour to celebrate the achievements of women, so when International Women’s Day comes around we grab the opportunity to celebrate women's achievements and raise awareness about gender disparity with both hands.
With only ⅕ of all businesses in the UK being female-owned businesses, Josh Wood Colour has decided the best way to celebrate international women's day 2023 is by shining a light on female entrepreneurs, with Josh’s top 5 women in business.
Jo discovered a unique and special talent for creating fragrances and started developing products by hand in her kitchen. In 1993, Jo launched her first fragrance brand Jo Malone London, which we now all know and love.
Through Jo Malone London, Jo rewrote the rules of perfumery by mixing unexpected combinations, creating unique but timeless scents. Jo has since created her brand Jo Loves, inspired by her own memories and moments in life and became the author of her biography ‘My story’.
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Whitney Bromberg Hawkins
Whilst working in the fashion industry, Whitney Bromberg Hawkins discovered a gap in the market for a floristry brand that made her experience hassle-free and premium. Using almost 20 years of industry knowledge and a passion for floristry, Whitney Bromberg Hawkins, took the leap to fill this gap, and in 2015 founded FlowerBX.
FLOWERBX strives to deliver the best-in-show flowers directly to your doorstep and is now available in over 25 countries. Whitney Bromberg Hawkins has righteously earned her status as a successful female entrepreneur, with the FLOWERBX mantra remaining the same, simple, reliable, and premium.
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Lady Ruth Rogers CBE
Lady Ruth Rogers CBE is a major influence of Italian food in the UK. Alongside co-founder Rose Grey, Ruth opened the River Cafe, Hammersmith in 1987. With its unique twist on authentic Italian cuisine using seasonal, produce-led dishes, the River Cafe obtained its well-earned Michelin star in 1998 and has gone on to train several successful chefs.
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Founder of the celeb favourite cosmetic brand, Alleven. Former top model Ceila Venturi has developed her brand into a range of elegant perfectors that improve the appearance of the skin from head to toe.
Since its creation, Alleven has gone on to win multiple awards and remains an everyday staple for many including Beyonce and Emma Stone.
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Beginning as a consultant for Modern Botany, Tracey discovered a passion for innovation and sustainability within the Beauty Industry.
After influencing the success of a number of major brands including Aveda and the Urban Retreat Spa at Harrods. Tracey now holds her position as a CEW Board Member and the director of strategy and innovation at Modern Botany. Tracey is a key opinion former in beauty & wellbeing and is the industry-go to.
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