Celebrating women in business across the globe is hugely important and we love any excuse to shout about fellow female entrepreneurs. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that Sara Davies has been featured in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 list, alongside other incredible women that are making waves in the business industry!
This list, now in its 18th year, is hugely prestigious and has featured names such as Stella McCartney, Martha Lane Fox and Karen Blackett, so you can imagine just how impressive it is that Sara has been named. The idea behind this list is to highlight businesswomen under the age of 35 who are laying the foundations and breaking the mold, and in amongst all of the brilliant beauty, banking, tech and education stars was our very own crafting Queen!
Sara set up Crafter’s Companion in 2005 from her university bedroom whilst studying for a business degree at York University. Today, the company exports to more than 40 different countries and employs almost 200 people worldwide. In 2016, the entrepreneur was awarded an MBE for services to the economy and she was recently named as the youngest-ever panellist to join BBC 2’s Dragons’ Den.
Speaking on her inclusion on Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 list, Sara said, “As a woman in business, I know how much hard work and determination it takes to succeed. Throughout my career, I have endeavored to support as many aspiring entrepreneurs as I possibly can, whether that’s through ongoing mentoring or occasional advice. It’s so important now, more than ever, that we support one another.
“Management Today has been celebrating the country’s best and brightest female entrepreneurs for 18 years now, and I am both thrilled and honoured to be named among so many inspiring people.”
As Sara said, it’s more important now than it ever has been to support and lift other women in this industry, and we will aim to continue doing so, whilst breaking the mold of the crafting world. We’re looking forward to seeing who will be featured in next year’s list and hopefully announcing more exciting news!