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 Minoti Parikh from Yorkshire, who founded This Pampered Life in 2016. Bespoke experience packages are created throughout the UK for corporate clients under the TPL brand and personal clients as This Pampered Life. She was also listed for her achievements as an International Public Speaker, Trainer and TV Presenter. This is in addition to her voluntary work as an Honorary Fellow of Lancaster University and a Governor at a local school in Leeds.
Minoti is a part of the first #ialso Top 100, a campaign which grew out of 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, Minoti said: “I feel immensely proud to be included in this inspirational list of women who have achieved a great deal in their lives. Five years ago I relocated to UK from India and started my professional journey all over again. Little did I know that five years later I would make it to a countrywide list of the top 100 small businesses.”
The aim of f:Entrepreneur is to showcase multi-achieving women like Minoti 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 at the House of Lords to celebrate the success of the TOP 100 women in the week leading up to International Women’s 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.
Michelle said: “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.”