Friday, 12 July 2013

Women in Business: Natalie Massenet



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!



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