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Campaign celebrating female entrepreneurs lists Kent entrepreneur in its top 100

Small business campaign f:Entrepreneur has revealed its #ialso Top 100, a collection of 100 female entrepreneurs inspiring their peers and communities through their businesses and wider activities.

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Included in the list is Deborah Turner, who founded her own Property Consultancy and You Image Consultancy in 2013. 

Deborah was also listed for her work as FSB Kent Champion for Women in Business and Area Leader, BAME Women National Lead for FSB, Co-Founder of Breakthrough Women (NFP) events and Partner in ‘Release Your Brilliance’ Women in business programme.

Deborah Turner is a part of the first #ialso Top 100, a campaign born from International Women’s Day 2018. During the event, the phrase used most by the gathered entrepreneurs was “I also…”, with each woman describing their work as being much more than a single-job career and more of a flexible portfolio.

On being listed in the Top 100, Deborah Turner said: ‘We know that many women desperately want to start their own businesses, but fear can stop them taking action. Seeing other women just like them running their own businesses and sharing their experiences is a positive way to encourage them to get started. If they see you, they also start to believe!”

The aim of f:Entrepreneur is to showcase multi-achieving women like Deborah in the #ialso Top 100, to provide lessons of challenge and success for all small business founders – both men and women. 

Alison Parmar, FSB Development Manager said: “We are absolutely delighted that Deborah has been recognised in this national campaign. It is very well-deserved. Her non-stop energy and commitment to reaching out and helping other businesses is exemplary.”

Now in its third year, f:Entrepreneur is run by peak b, a campaigning organisation with a world class track record in conception, management and execution of high-profile, national campaigns particularly in the small business and enterprise sectors. Both f:Entrepreneur and peak b were founded by Michelle Ovens MBE, who is also director of Small Business Saturday UK and chair of the Small Business Charter.

Michelle said: “I am delighted to reveal f:Entrepreneur’s first ever #ialso Top 100; the trailblazers demonstrating that entrepreneurialism is a space being reinvented by women. The stories of these women are incredibly inspirational and reach outside the traditional bounds of business, including a number of cancer survivors and carers, amongst many other people who do so much more than their day job. 

“This is a campaign that highlights the work of incredible women, but it is not only aimed at inspiring other women. This is for men too; showing everyone that even in the toughest situations in life, it is entrepreneurs who are the people that not only survive but thrive, creating purposeful small businesses and supporting their communities every day.”