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I was invited to Parliament to speak to MPs and entrepreneurs!

I had been keeping quiet about it, but now I can spill the beans! On Monday, I was invited to Parliament to showcase the Jennifer Hamley brand to at Portcullis House, Westminster.  There was a little mix up and we ended up having an impromptu 'tour' through the magnificent Palace of Westminster, past the house of Lords - the security staff there are the cheeriest people you could ever meet. [caption id="attachment_1230" align="aligncenter" width="721"]jennifer-hamley-handbags-at-entrepreneurs-women-in-business-event-parliament Showcasing the Jennifer Hamley handbag collection and getting an entrepreneurs selfie with three of the best; Hanani of FroSister, Helena of TrueStart and Maryhan of BrainBoost[/caption] The evening was an invite only guest list of MPs and female entrepreneurs; It was such an honour to be selected to tell my story of entrepreneurship and of the support I have had from other women in business.  I even got a little area all to myself to showcase my handbag collection.  I wish I had taken more photos, but there was just so much going on that I didn't get the chance! [caption id="attachment_1232" align="aligncenter" width="720"]jennifer-hamley-women-in-business-parliament-event-2 Big Ben and the most inspiring speakers.[/caption] The speakers and the women I met that evening reminded me of how important it is to surround yourself with a network of people that inspire you.  Women are particularly good at this and share their contacts freely if they know that the connection will help.  I talk from experience; every time I have taken a leap of faith with my business, the entrepreneurial sisterhood has been there to catch me. [caption id="attachment_1231" align="aligncenter" width="721"]jennifer-hamley-handbags-women-in-business-event-at-parliament The amazing carpet in the Palace and a quick pic of inside the palace with Helena of TrueStart.[/caption] It's a sad fact that women are less likely to start a business, and most often due to fear.  This could be a fear of failure, of rejection, of being seen as a-fraud-who-has-no-idea-what-she's-doing, or maybe even a fear of success.  Running a start-up is scary (and I am always living in fear that someone will discover that I have no idea what I'm doing), but the rewards for facing these fear are infinite. If I could inspire just one woman to take the leap and start her own business, or to carry on when things are getting tough, I would be over the moon with happiness. Much love, Jennifer P.S.  On the night we were informed by Craig Tracey MP (Chair of the Women and Enterprise Parliamentary group) that 'By increasing female participation in entrepreneurship to the same level of men we could add £60bn to the economy'.  What shall we do about making it happen ladies?    

2 comments

May 18, 2017 • Posted by jenniferhamley

Thank you Emma!
Maybe it is time – I’m here if you want to throw some ideas around or if you have any questions about funding/support available xx

May 18, 2017 • Posted by thestylesplash

You’re an inspiration and thoroughly deserve to be there! I’ve pondered starting my own business for years…maybe it’s time to give it some serious thought.

Emma xxx
www.style-splash.com

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Love my Model KT bag! Received bag in a nicely wrapped box and dust bag. Also received compliments on how beautiful the bag is. Strap is a little long for me since I'm a petite lady.. Would like additional holes so I can adjust the strap to fit me. Thanks Jennifer!

Thank you for your fabulous review Renee! You can make your strap shorter with this technique here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zQKn_pnZBQ (my fave way to wear my Model KT!), I'll also email you directly about getting some more holes in the strap =) Best wishes, Jennifer ❤️
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