'35 Under 35': Past and Present

It's party time tonight for our 2008 '35 Women Under 35' - and for their illustrious forebears.

Last Updated: 09 Jul 2013

The exclusive celebration in central London will include a keynote speech by Debbie Moore, the founder of Pineapple Studios and the first woman to float a company on the London Stock Exchange.

She’s the latest in a prestigious list of successful business women who have come to address MT’s growing ‘35 Women Under 35’ network. Since 2001, the female high-flyers who have appeared on our list include Elisabeth Murdoch, Martha Lane Fox, Stella McCartney, Helena Boas of Bodas, online entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund, Jennifer Harris of JRBH, Charmaine Eggberry of RIM and Caroline Plumb of FreshMinds.

Earlier this year, Baroness Sarah Hogg, chairman of 3i, addressed our alumni at a networking event at Mulberry, sharing some of the secrets of her success and giving advice on how to get to the top in business – while maintaining a good work/life balance.

At the launch party for our 2007 list, held at the Oxo Tower last July, Elisabeth Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of production company Shine, gave a frank insight into what it’s like being a mother to four children and two step-children, while running a business worth more than £100m. Her account of a typical day left many of us reeling…

Or take the words of wisdom from Baroness Denise Kingsmill and Aquascutum chief executive Kim Winser at the inaugural ’35 Women Under 35’ networking event, held in Winser’s flagship store last April. Kingsmill advised us never to forget about the money – that is, never be meek about asking for a pay rise or shouting about your successes. And Winser's frank speech about her own experience of getting ahead while combining life as a mother also provided much food for thought…

We’ll be posting an account of the event tomorrow, so don’t forget to check back in the morning.

[To learn more about these remarkable women, click HERE to see the full list or HERE to see our behind-the-scenes video of this year’s cover shoot. You can also read the full feature either online or as a (gloriously technicoloured) PDF.]

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'35 Under 35': Past and Present

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