“Dear Female Founder” by author and entrepreneur Lu Li is a unique book based on one simple question: If successful female entrepreneurs and investors wrote a letter of advice to the next generation of female entrepreneurs – what would they write about? The book provides some invaluable insights from 66 inspirational women sharing the business advice they wished someone had told them when they started out.
Dear Female Founder is a great read for all those embarking on their excitingentrepreneurial journeys and in need of the insights, experience and advice from those successful women business founders who have gone before them. It lets you learn from the vast wealth of experience of each contributing entrepreneur, understanding the inevitable roller-coaster ride that comes with starting a business, but from the perspective of those who have been there, done it and got the T-Shirt. The very personal stories make it real for all those reading, and provide a unique blend of encouragement, inspiration, wisdom and practical advice.
"When people think of top entrepreneurs, they typically think of Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk. But what about the women who have achieved great things? We decided something had to be done about this and selected 66 trailblazing female entrepreneurs from around the world to be put into the spotlight. Some of them you will know from the media, while others you might have never heard of. It might surprise you to hear that they have generated more than $1 billion in revenue."
About the author
Lu Li is the founder of Blooming Founders, a London-based platform that supports and promotes female founders through events and a professional network. She is the UK ambassador of Women's Entrepreneurship Day, a judge at the MassChallenge accelerator, a mentor at the Google Launchpad accelerator and part of the Techstars community leadership team. In her previous corporate career, Lu has launched FMCG products for Procter & Gamble across Western Europe and has worked on several consulting projects for McKinsey, BMW and T-Mobile.
Why LoA loves it….
There is nothing quite like hearing the startup stories of other women entrepreneurs who know what it is like to start a business and launch a brand, from the difficult early days through to successful expansion and global reach. The women contributors who are sharing their stories in this wonderful new book are all business success stories in their own right, and honestly tell it like it is in the world of business and entrepreneurship, warts and all. It is a great read for anyone with ambition and about to embark on their own business building journey. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa