35 WOMEN UNDER 35 2016: Ashley Lopez, 29

Lopez is at the helm of Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, which serves up more than a million cups of coffee a year from its nine shops across London – and has a further 10 shops in the pipeline. By next year, the artisan coffee company will be turning over £6m. American law grad Lopez is a leader with a social conscience: she has committed to providing 300,000 school breakfasts in the next three years to the Afri-CAN charity, 1,000 free meals for London’s homeless, as well as launching a free barista training scheme for young Londoners.