8th March is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is Balance for Better, which is focused on driving gender balance. I want to take that theme one step further and look at the balance of energies that are within founders and their businesses.

I believe in a different way of founding and running businesses. One that rejects the ‘always on’, hustle mentality that I see burning so many people out. One that instead embraces a balance of energy - both being and doing. I believe that, by supporting individuals through their journeys as entrepreneurs, we can collectively take a sledgehammer to the systemic barriers that are holding so many people back from achieving their potential.

I want to celebrate female founders and different styles of leadership. I want to inspire entrepreneurs, founders, freelancers and sidehustlers to put themselves at the centre of their business. Because a business can only thrive when its founder does.