A new generation of smart, savvy, and fearless females dominated the European Forbes 30 under 30 list. Prepare to be inspired...
This Amsterdam-based Iranian style blogger turned hair-care aficionado turned over a profit of Dhs15 million when she launched her range Gisou, inspired by her family’s bee garden.
Entrepreneur, mentor, and author, Bianca launched the first diverse range of hosiery in Topshop and has been awarded accolades
for her savvy business skills. Go-getter is an understatement.
She signed a record deal at 18, has collaborated with Chris Martin and Sean Paul, has earned five Brit Award nominations, and her New Rules video has been viewed over 900 million times on YouTube. Yes, nine zero zero million.Enough said.
The Italian street-style star turned fashion designer is the perfect poster girl for her brand Attico; a collection of decadent silk kimono dresses and peignoir robes found on Net-a-Porter and Opening Ceremony.
Fêted as the first lady of fluff, Hannah’s label, Shrimps (her childhood nickname), and her brightly coloured, fun faux-fur designs have won over Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Laura Bailey.
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Millie Bobby Brown
Millie nailed it as Eleven in Stranger Things, has been nominated for over ten awards, is the face of Calvin Klein and has the potential to be “the next Meryl Streep,” says co-star David Harbour. Watch this space.
Even without a record label, Ray BLK won the
BBC Sound Of… 2017 award last year after having studied English Literature at university. Her dissertation focused on post-colonial Nigerian writing, specifically the feminist work of Chimamanda Adichie.
With singing, acting, presenting, projects for
adidas and Rimmel and philanthropic pursuits all under her belt, it could be said that Rita has an unrelenting work ethic. She remains philosophical, saying, “I guess it’s the life you choose, isn’t it? But I’m living the dream.”
What did The Apprentice star learn during her TV tenure? “How much you can achieve in just one day if you really set your mind to it.” It’s paid off. Her vegan skincare brand, Tropic turned over Dhs105 million in 2017.
“If you’re looking at this and wondering ‘why not me?’ the answer is, it can be you. With hard work, relentless will and good people to keep you going, your dreams are entirely possible,” says the app-preneur who started Depop, the social shopping site that now has over 8 million users.