CAMPAIGN CELEBRATING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS LISTS CROYDON ENTREPRENEUR IN ITS TOP 100
- Jennifer Corcoran named as one of f:Entrepreneur’s inaugural #ialso Top 100
- Campaign celebrates the UK’s inspirational and multi-achieving female entrepreneurs
- A number of activities will be held as part of the f:Entrepreneur campaign in the run-up to International Women’s Day on 8 March, including a flagship event in Central London
LONDON, 23 JANUARY 2019: Small business campaign f:Entrepreneur has revealed its #ialso Top 100, a collection of 100 female entrepreneurs inspiring their peers and communities through their businesses and wider activities.
Included in the list is Jennifer Corcoran from Croydon, who founded social media consultancy My Super Connector in 2017. She was also listed for her commitment to the community and involvement in many campaigns championing female voices.
Jennifer Corcoran is a part of the first #ialso Top 100, a campaign born from International Women’s Day 2018. During the event, the phrase used most by the gathered entrepreneurs was “I also…”, with each woman describing their work as being much more than a single-job career and more of a flexible portfolio.
On being listed in the #ialso Top 100, Jennifer said:
‘I’m honored to be listed among these amazing women who are fighting the good fight for gender parity and inclusion. A big part of my job is helping others to get their voice in the room on LinkedIn and I’m delighted to be able to shout about this wonderful campaign’.
The aim of f:Entrepreneur is to showcase multi-achieving women like Jennifer in the #ialso Top 100, to provide lessons of challenge and success for all small business founders – both men and women.
The campaign is built around a programme of content, stories and events including roundtables, Q&A sessions and panels as well as larger all-day events throughout the year. This year the campaign will be holding its biggest ever event in London in the week leading up to International Womens Day.
Now in its third year, f:Entrepreneur is run by peak b, a campaigning organisation with a world class track record in conception, management and execution of high-profile, national campaigns particularly in the small business and enterprise sectors.
Both f:Entrepreneur and peak b were founded by Michelle Ovens MBE, who is also director of Small Business Saturday UK and chair of the Small Business Charter.
“I am delighted to reveal f:Entrepreneur’s first ever #ialso Top 100; the trailblazers demonstrating that entrepreneurialism is a space being reinvented by women. The stories of these women are incredibly inspirational and reach outside the traditional bounds of business, including a number of cancer survivors and carers, amongst many other people who do so much more than their day job.
“This is a campaign that highlights the work of incredible women, but it is not only aimed at inspiring other women. This is for men too; showing everyone that even in the toughest situations in life, it is entrepreneurs who are the people that not only survive but thrive, creating purposeful small businesses and supporting their communities every day.”
Notes to Editors
Michelle Ovens set up the f:Entrepreneur Campaign, which launched on International Womens Day 2017, because of the growing sense that there should be more recognition for the power women who run so many businesses in the UK.
The goal of the campaign is to celebrate the dynamic and inspirational businesses led by women in the UK. It is aimed at both men and women, because everyone has something to learn from these stories of challenge and success. Through events, content and story-telling , f:Entrepreneur showcases role models to help and inspire all small businesses.
About the #ialso Top 100
#ialso was born from a fabulous breakfast f:Entrepreneur hosted on International Women’s Day 2018 for 25 incredible people working in the world of empowering female entrepreneurs. When going around the table introducing, the words that were heard the most were I ALSO.
This was no round robin, run of the mill CVs, this was a table of incredible experience, courage, hard work and innovation and it made us think – is this a growing trend? Are we moving from the single job portfolio career to a world where it is ok to do many things, often interconnecting, at the same time across our work and personal spectrum – and be passionate about them all? We think it is something to be celebrated so the #ialso campaign was created.
The f:Entrepreneur #ialso Top 100 will celebrate and showcase amazing female entrepreneurs from all over the UK and is brought to you by the f:Entrepreneur campaign, run by peak b – an organisation with a world class track record in conception, management and execution of high profile, national campaigns particularly in the small business and enterprise sectors.
About peak b
peak b is the campaigning organisation for small business. It runs national campaigns to work with, support and engage with small businesses across the UK. With deep knowledge and access into the small business sector, peak b is the acknowledged expert into all things small.
If you want to understand, engage with or help to support the UK’s 5.7 million small businesses, then do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
About My Super Connector
Jennifer runs ‘My Super Connector, a social media consultancy that helps ambitious professionals and entrepreneurs to polish up their LinkedIn profiles and connect with finesse in order to achieve business and career success.
Jennifer believes you don’t need to be the loudest person in the room to make an impact, you just need to be effective. Social media gives us equal access to success, no matter what our personality type and allows us all to get our voice in the room.
Phone: 07482 252 244