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Jackie Fast

Female Founders Spotlight: Jackie Fast

8 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Jackie Fast
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Jackie Fast

Jackie Fast is an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader. As founder and former Managing Director of Slingshot, one of the most successful global sponsorship companies, she has worked with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Red Bull, Zoom, Formula1, Virgin, Allianz and Universal Music. An in-demand keynote speaker, she has featured in ForbesMetroMoney Observerthe Telegraph and Grazia as well as Sky News and talkRADIO. An advocate for collaboration, Jackie invests in and helps teams create global partnerships as co-founder of Sandbox Studios based in Los Angeles, California. Her new book Rule Breaker: Rebellious Leadership for the Future of Work is out now.

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

I think too much fear is holding us back, but the future favours the brave. Women need to start forging their own paths and stop listening to what other people think and say. For too long women have sat on the sidelines wishing and thinking about starting their own company. But now is not the time to be thinking. Now is the time to start doing. And doing so boldly. For this I think it’s a requirement that one must rouse their inner rebel and start actively working towards shifting their mindset of what is possible and start a company based on passions. If you do that, and work hard at doing so, you can’t fail.

What are your 5 top tips for entrepreneurial success?

  1. Break the old rules – what used to work for the pale, male, stale doesn’t work for the rest of us so don’t hesitate to find your own way to success
  2. Stop following the money – you need to start following your passion
  3. Don’t get complacent – hard work is the foundation of any successful entrepreneur
  4. Being on brand isn’t just for brands – think about how your online communications reflect what you are trying to put out into the world
  5. Be the expert – don’t get complacent, let your curiosity drive your interest
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Jackie Fast
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Jackie Fast

Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?

  1. My mum
  2. Hilary Clinton
  3. Bethenny Frankel
  4. Ellen Degeneres
  5. Kara Swisher
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Jackie Fast
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Jackie Fast

What is your favourite saying/inspirational quote”

“Good things never come from comfort zones”

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Jackie’s Book :  Buy here from:  Amazon

When the winners of today can be dethroned by a surprise new entrant tomorrow, how do you ensure you stay on top? The world has changed, and the leaders of the future are those who embrace disruption and make their own rules.

Rule Breaker is a manifesto for a new wave of leadership. One that operates in flatter workplaces where command and control doesn’t work, and where people are entrusted with powerful purpose that grows businesses and communities. Award-winning entrepreneur, Jackie Fast, details how we have got here and why a whole new generation of workers is moving away from traditional models of work. Rule Breaker shows how you businesses like Kylie Cosmetics, BrewDog and Beats can tap into a purposeful and engaged community of talent, harnessing true diversity and collaboration.

To remain a highly successful leader in a future of radical change, you need to do more than fly the flag at the top of the podium supported by those beneath you. You must join the frontline and pave the way. Throw away the rule book, encourage rebelliousness, ask questions and lead by example.    Amazon