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Justine Murphy

Female Founder Spotlight: Justine Murphy

7 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Justine Murphy
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Justine Murphy

Founder, owner and Cordon Bleu trained chef, Justine Murphy launched mymuybueno – now a multi-division international food business including an award-winning deli, cookery school and chef agency – in Mallorca in 2011. Having survived a traumatic and food-deprived childhood, she fled Britain to chef on super yachts and healed herself through the joy of cooking and eating. Her recipes and outlook celebrate achievable, wholesome and delicious food at the heart of family life.

Passionate about supporting and helping others, Justine created a Woman in Business group that has been running for the past three years, with monthly events that enable women to come together to inspire, encourage and empower one another. Since covid and the inability to meet with women together in person, she adapted to her mymuybueno Women in Business Podcast making everything much more accessible to women in business everywhere, sharing on real topics and experiences of her own, as well as having inspiring guests on too. Now, through her latest endeavour, The mymuybueno Cookbook, she has shared everything on a bigger scale: her story, her food, and her philosophy of cooking your way to health and happiness.  

What would you love to share to encourage other women to start their own business?

If you have a vision for something you want to do, then just rip off the bandaid and get to it. You need to jump off the cliff and worry about creating a parachute on the way down. It’s so easy to listen to the voice in your head giving you all the reasons and excuses of why you shouldn’t start, or what you need to do first, to wait for this or that. There is no time like the present, so grabbing the moment with both hands and putting the wheels in motion, whether it’s creating a logo, or a website, just start the ball rolling, jump in feet first and that is the beginning of it all.

What are your top 5 tips for entrepreneurial success?

1. Do it properly or don’t do it at all. 

2. You need to spend money to make money.

3. Always get your ducks in a row, being super organised is key. 

4. Cross your t’s and dot your i’s – attention to detail, in all the ways. 

5. Never compromise on your core values. 

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Justine Murphy
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Justine Murphy

Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?

My Granny – was and still is a massive inspiration for me, an amazing woman with incredible work ethics and integrity. I would like to think I’ve done her proud. 

Rachel Zoe – awesome woman, incredible focus and vision, created an amazing company and brand off the back of her already successful career, mother of two boys too.

Samantha Wills – massively inspirational, started her jewellery empire, closed it at the top of her success, now written a fantastic book about her journey to inspire others, and she’s also my first guest of season two, of the mymuybueno Women in Business podcast. 

Joy Mangano – one of the most amazing female inventors, her story massively inspired me and watching the film Joy is a must do for any female entrepreneur when you need a renewed pick me up. 

Octavia Goredema – an amazing career coach and writer, she was awarded an MBE in recognition of her outstanding services to support black female entrepreneurs, she is a trailblazer. 

What is your favourite saying/inspirational quote?

“There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard in owning your unique story in using your authentic voice.” – Michelle Obama