International Womens Day – Inspiring Women in Ecommerce

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Inspiring women in ecommerce.

Celebrating International Women's Day.

Why is it important to celebrate International Women’s day? Visibility of female role models is essential when it comes to inspiring the next generation to produce,  succeed and overtake this one. Creating and sustaining equality requires conscious effort from men and women alike, by supporting each other we are all propelled to the next level.


There are so many amazing women in leading ecommerce roles in the UK today. We’ve put together this list to recognise and honour their incredible achievements as innovators, founders, CEOs, investors and ecommerce journalists.

Mary Portas

mary portas

Chief Creative Officer at Portas, a fully integrated creative agency, fuelled by the power of Mary. Portas looks at everything through the lens of People (or PX), predominantly in the retail, fashion and service sector. In her spare time, Mary is a Retail Advisor, journalist, TV presenter, author, Save the Children ambassador and Government adviser.

Website: | Twitter: @maryportas | Linkedin: Profile

Eileen Burbidge


Eileen is a Partner at Passion Capital, the early-stage technology venture fund based in London.  In addition to Passion Capital, Eileen is also the Chair of Tech City UK, which is the British government-backed organisation supporting the digital economy across the UK. 

Website: Passion Capital| Twitter: @eileentso Linkedin:  Profile

Natalie Massenet MBE


Natalie is the Founder & Executive Chairman, The Net-a-Porter Group.  She also co-founded Imaginary Ventures in 2017. Imaginary is a Venture Capital Fund that invests in early-stage opportunities at the intersection of retail and technology in Europe and the US.

Website: Net-a-Porter| Twitter:@NatalieMassenet Linkedin: Profile

Sherry Coutu CBE


Sherry Coutu is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and advisor who currently chairs the Scale-Up Institute, the Financial Strategy Advisory Group for the University of Cambridge and Founders4Schools. She also is a Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London. Sherry was awarded the CBE for services to entrepreneurship in 2013. 

Website: The Scale-Up Institute | Twitter:@scoutu| Linkedin: Profile

Sonali De Rycker


Sonali is a partner at Accel, one of London’s most respected venture capital firms, with a strong stable of tech talent. De Rycker has overseen investments in big-name European startup successes such as Spotify, Moo, Seatwave and Wonga.

Website: Accel | Twitter:@sonalidr | Linkedin: Profile

Claire Prance (Muir)

claire muir

Claire is a Commercial Director for warehousing, distribution and e-fulfilment. Shes a specialist in the fashion, beauty, eCommerce and multichannel retail sectors. She uses her retail and supply chain experience and work with the global Seko team to help clients establish, improve and grow successful logistics operations.

Website: | Twitter: @ClaireMuir | Linkedin: Profile

Miya Knights

miya knights

Miya is Head of Industry Insight at @WeAreEagleEye & @RetailTechUK Publisher. With nearly 20 years’ extensive editorial, publishing, research and project management. Specialities include business technology research, strategic enterprise application software, digital and mobile technologies, IT management in retail.

Website: EagleEye | Twitter: @mazzaknights | Linkedin: Profile

Gemma Goldfingle

gemma goldfingle

Gemma is features editor of Retail Week and freelance journalist, content creator and influencer.

Website: Retail Week | Twitter: @gemmagoldfingle | Linkedin: Profile

Nicola Harrison

nicola harrison

Nicole is Head of creative insights, at Retail week. Now heading up the Retail Week’s growing content marketing arm Connect.

Website:Retail Week | Twitter: @NicolaRHarrison | Linkedin: Profile

Jennifer Creevy

jennifer creevy

Jennifer is Content Director at Retail Week where she leads the content and intelligence teams, setting the strategy and vision for Retail Week and Retail Week Prospect.

Website: Retail Week | Twitter: @JenniferCreevy | Linkedin: Profile

Laura Hare

laura ehare

Laura is owner of Laura Elizabeth Marketing, B2B Retail Tech companies and supporting small B2C businesses.

Website: | Twitter: @Laura_Hare_ | Linkedin: Profile

Rebecca Thomson

rebecca thomson

Rebecca is Head of commercial content at Drapers, covering technology, digital, innovation and supply chain in UK fashion

Website: Drapers | Twitter: @Rebeccathomson_ | Linkedin: Profile

Natalie Berg

natalie berg

Natalie is a retail analyst & founder at NBK Retail, a consultancy specialising in retail strategy and future trends. 

Website: | Twitter: @Natalie_Berg | Linkedin: Profile

Chloe Rigby

chloe rigby

Chloe is a journalist and business writer, editor, 

Website: | Twitter: @Chloe_Rigby | Linkedin: Profile

Laura Heywood

laura heywood

Laura is the Head of commercial content operations at Retail Week, in charge of operations for the entire Retail Week Connect campaign portfolio. She regularly hosts and chairs Retail Week awards, events and conferences for the brand. 

Website: | Twitter: @LauraH_RW | Linkedin: Profile

Liz Morrell

liz morrell

Liz is a freelance retail & business journalist, content creator, research editor for @etail. She is an experienced business and trade journalist and copywriter with extensive experience in retail journalism specifically, but who also writes on everything from property, technology, employee benefits, HR, mental health and wellbeing, finance, internet retailing, camping, cycling and more.

Website: | Twitter: @LizMorrell | Linkedin: Profile

Chloe Thomas

chloe thomas

Chloe helps eCommerce businesses get more customers. She is a speaker, author, consultant, host and influencer.

Website: | Twitter: @chloe_eCMP | Linkedin: Profile

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