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Rebecca Masri

Female Founder Spotlight: Rebecca Masri

8 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Rebecca Masri
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Rebecca Masri

Rebecca studied in London at St. Paul’s Girls’ School, graduated from the European Business School, and went on to join Goldman Sachs where she spent almost 10 years between Investment Banking and Private Wealth Management. In 2009 following the crash, Rebecca sought an opportunity to  create Little Emperors, a private members’ hotel club, extending both corporate rates and leisure benefits in luxury hotels around the globe. Today, Little Emperors uses a sophisticated technology to track its’ 30,000+ members search and booking patterns, and engage in tactical suggestions with an easy to use app and website. 

Rebecca is hugely philanthropic, and involved in numerous charitable organisations, and most notably, in 2012 was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen for her contribution to charity. In her spare time Rebecca, of course, enjoys travelling, diving, ski, yoga, and ballet! She lives in Marylebone with her dog Louis. 

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

When I graduated, I spent almost 10 years working in Finance in the City of London, in a heavily male dominated environment. I recall going to meetings with clients, and the business card exchange would take place, and people skipped me. I was not only a woman, but I was young and young looking, so often it was assumed I was there to take the notes! Instead of upsetting me, this inspired me. Today I run my own business, Little Emperors. We are a private members’ hotel club, extending preferred rates and actual benefits to thousands of members around the world. In my opinion, I see no difference in encouragement to women or men starting out on their own, as there should be just that – no difference at all. Be courageous, take calculated risks, have clear goals, be creative, and keep going.

 What are your top tips for entrepreneurial success?

Plan – have goals and vision and go get them.  Also plan yourself to have a good work/life balance.

Challenge yourself and thing big

Take Risks – calculated ones

Take action, work hard and remain positive

Lead well and build a solid work culture as nobody can be successful alone. Cultivate positive relationships

Do what you love, be brave, don’t be afraid of failure, believe in yourself

Who are the women who inspire you the most?

Margaret Thatcher

J. K. Rowling

Coco Chanel

Marie Curie

What is your favourite saying/inspirational quote?

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”

Website & Socials

Instagram: @littleemperors

Facebook: LittleEmperors