4 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder
Kerry Bannigan is a British social entrepreneur, advocate and advisor pioneering global fashion and media initiatives to accelerate transformative action for social, economic, and environmental change. Kerry is the Founder of the Conscious Fashion Campaign, founding member and Executive Producer of the SDG Media Zone and the President of the Board at the PVBLIC Foundation. Her portfolio spans over 14 years of purpose-driven programming, event production and high-level partnerships with brands, government, and United Nations agencies. The Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, creates high-visibility fashion event partnerships to accelerate global industry engagement to advance the Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
What would you love to share to encourage other women to start their own company?
Progress over perfection. Understand that it your idea will take time to get it to where you feel comfortable so take the steps to just start. Build, adapt and be open to change as you go, do not wait. Be brave enough to believe in yourself to take new steps into the uncomfortable daily, this is where you will learn and thrive. Always be open to feedback. Speak up, even if your voice shakes, ensure that you are heard.
What are your top 5 tips for entrepreneurial success?
Research (and never stop learning)
Build your network
Lead with purpose
Understand that you have a responsibility to people and planet
Manage your financials. Profits make your mission sustainable
Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?
Everyday women are my inspiration:
My late grandma – in my situations I think of her, what she would do and what advice she would provide
My mum, Christina
My step-mother, Katherine
Lucie Brigham, United Nations Office for Partnerships
Megan McAstocker, Conscious Fashion Campaign
What is your favourite saying/inspirational quote?
“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” – Claudia Adrienne Grandi.
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