40 Minute Mentor

December 13, 2023

Replay: Sharmadean Reid MBE – Empowering Women in Business with The Stack World

For our final episode in our Replay series, we’re joined by Sharmadean Reid MBE, Founder of The Stack World, a platform for the women’s creator economy to buy and sell from each other.

In this candid episode, we chat about Sharmadean’s Founder journey from a nail salon to a global mecca for aspiring entrepreneurs, and ultimately starting The Stack World.

Sharmadean Reid
“The thing I love a lot about startups, it’s like a personal self-development course at a rapid rate.”

Sharmadean Reid MBE

Tune in to discover

How her childhood and education influenced her career [03:52]
The start of her Founder journey, opening her first nail salon [06:27]
First time challenges of a startup Founder [10:14]
The problem with saying yes to everything [11:01]
Reflections on her time at WAH London [12:14]
The beauty of failing fast [14:26]
Business trauma: the realities of starting a second venture [15:48]
A closer look at VC backed startups [17:54]
Leadership evolution: being a magpie of information [19:20]
The core reason for friction in the workplace [20:20]
Navigating a new business amidst the COVID pandemic [22:42]
How the pandemic affected women in the workplace [26:36]
The Stack World: Creating a network of mission-driven women [28:18]
Gender equality and representation across industries [30:57]
Finding the balance in mentorship [32:59]

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Helpful links

➡️ Connect with Sharmadean: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharmadeanreid/
➡️ Find out more about The Stack World: https://www.thestack.world/

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