Santander Breakthrough Women Business Leaders

Mentoring Programme 2022

A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I would be a Mentor for the Santander Breakthrough Women Business Leaders' Mentoring Programme 2022. And last week, I was so happy to receive an email saying Santander Breakthrough had matched me with my mentee, Emily Paine. 

Emily has her own fashion accessory business called Cherry Bomb Devon and uses social media as a safe space for other women and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Emily makes all her jewellery herself, and her speciality is earrings; I love that she is not afraid to express herself through her work. Emily and I met on a video link for the first time on Monday, and within the first few minutes, we knew that we would get on.

I am looking forward to moving Cherry Bomb Devon forward over the next nine months, along with my 30 plus years of fashion industry knowledge. Within the nine-month programme, I will have regular contact with Emily for a minimum of one hour every 4-6 weeks. 

Emily has already achieved a good following due to her lovely bubbly personality and can-do attitude, and I can't wait to see what the next nine months will bring. If you would like to be part of Emily's nine-month journey, please click on the links below: