My friend Therese shared this speech from Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-A-Porter. I find biographies of female entrepenuers so inspiring. I loved hearing about Natalie's life and how Net-A-Porter began and evolved. Did you know that when Natalie started Net-A-Porter she asked 30 people for a £10k investment. She later sold Net-A-Porter for £350 million.
Here are some of my favourite comments from her speech:
- People think success is straight line, but it's actually a very wiggly line.
- When you visualise something with self-belief, the universe conspires to help you. You still have to work hard, but it can happen.
- Be nice to everyone...
- Once you start a business you have to grow it, and grow with it.
I love reading and writing about female entrepreneurs. If you've started your own business, small or large, I'd love to feature you in a q&a!