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Describe your job
“I am the founder of Mothers Meeting. We work with brands to create exciting and innovative events and marketing campaigns for our huge network of inspiring women, who happen to be mums.”
Detail your career path
“I came from Wales to study Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts and worked in the world of branding and advertising, but didn’t enjoy the lack of personal interaction and creativity. I then started curating my own exhibitions in empty spaces in Soho, which lead to working with huge brands on huge projects for the likes of Nike. I wasn’t going to let being a mum change what I loved and created. Mothers Meeting is a mash up of all my career experiences; I still design everything and thrive on bringing people together.”
What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?
“Being a new mum can be extremely lonely, so when I get emails saying how I have changed someone’s life by introducing them to like-minded women who they have gone on to be best friends with, it makes all the hard work worthwhile. Having happy clients and happy mums is the best feeling ever.”
What’s the one piece of business advice you would pass on?
“Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. Do it at your own pace and really believe in what you do, because being your own boss is bloody hard and it takes a lot of time and patience. Remember, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’.”
Do you have a mentor or someone who inspired you?
“All the women in the Mothers Meeting network inspire me. Being a mum is tough so getting you and your baby out of the house with a smile is an inspiration. And I love Del boy (from Only Fools and Horses) – he never gives up, no matter how awful his knock offs are.”
Describe your work style
“My dress sense is simple. I tend to wear a lot of black and a fresh pair of Nikes. I’ve had a bit of a trainer fetish for the past 20 years so they are all box fresh. I’ll wear a smart coat – I currently love my Ralph Lauren trench coat – and always gold jewellery.”
“Nike for trainers, Kenzo for fun knitwear, Miu Miu for handbags (the bigger the better), Acne for denim, Cos for cool basics and Mary Katrantzou for statement pieces – I can’t get enough of her prints.”
What’s your favourite…
…form of exercise?
“Running: anywhere from Southbank to Wimbledon Village.”
…way to relax?
“Bath, bed and chocolate.”
“My main beauty treatments are hair removal: threading my eyebrows, getting a wax at Strip and having my hair cut at Ena Salon.”
“Decléor facial oil, Kiehl’s ultimate moisturiser, L’Oreal sublime bronzer, and all things Nars.”
“It has to be my iPhone, sad but true.”
“Shoreditch House – it’s just so practical for taking babies and the staff are always very accommodating.”
…service you can’t live without?
“My mother-in law’s childminding.”
“Wine, coffee, my mum’s flapjacks, my mother-in-law’s pasta, my Nutribullet and all kinds of chocolate.”
Mothers Meetings take place monthly at Shoreditch House and various other locations. Visit mothers-meeting.com for more information. Jenny Scott’s highly anticipated Mothers Meeting book ‘How To Be A Hip Mama Without Losing Your Cool’ (£12.99, Hardie Grant Books) is now available from Amazon.
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