Women of Impact 2019
Welcome to our new 2019 Women of Impact enterprises!
This year we are joined by five fantastic female social entrepreneurs who are looking to make a difference throughout London and abroad.
Maxx Ginnane: Formally a documentary film maker, Maxx met a group of refugees online who were making handbags. Maxx was interested to buy one of the bags but, because the refugees didn’t have bank accounts, she couldn’t. So, she founded Market without Borders as a way to connect refugees in Kenya (and the world’s additional 2.3 billion unbanked) with a marketplace to sell their goods.
Heather Black: After having children, Heather wanted a flexible way to get back into work and started working as a Salesforce consultant, helping non-profits integrate Salesforce into their workplaces. A few years later she founded Salesforce Supermums, to help mums get back into flexible work through Salesforce consulting just like she did.
Lu Li: A former corporate business and brand consultant, Lu moved to London without knowing a soul. When she realised the start-up scene in the capital was heavily male-dominated, she created Blooming Founders - a platform and community to help female-led businesses succeed.
Marie Cudennec: With a background in the corporate world, Marie ditched her desk job to build Goldfinger Factory which creates furniture and interiors that benefit people and plant- using reclaimed materials and provides apprenticeships to unemployed youth.
Solveiga Pakštaitė: As an industrial design student in university, Solveiga began designing products and services for the visually impaired. When she noticed that her beneficiaries were unable to determine when food had spoiled, she founded Mimica Touch, a patented label that tells you exactly when food spoils by turning bumpy.