As CEO of Supreme Creations, India-born Sriram runs the world's largest ethical manufacturer of reusable bags and eco-friendly packaging. Founded by her father 20 years ago, the London-based company produced the first Fairtrade cotton shopping bag for the Co-op and pioneered Tesco's 'Bag for Life'. With Sriram at the helm, Supreme Creations has expanded into Europe and beyond supermarkets: it now supplies the likes of Topshop, Nike and Berlin Fashion Week. She is also the founder of the Wings of Hope Achievement Award, a social-enterprise scheme for students.
After a management buyout, car valet business MotorClean found private equity backing a double edged sword.
Whether that's a good thing is up to you, says author Steven van Bellegham.
Leadership from a distance requires a careful study of human nature, says L&D specialist Sudhakar Sampath.
Set up shop and they shall come? Not so fast, says private equity investor Chris Hurley.
Moving office? Restructuring? New IT system? Change needn't be painful if it's managed well.
Finding time, living fearlessly and leading at speed are on this month's boardroom reading list.