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My 9 to 5: Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox Co-Founder and CEO

“About six months before graduation my co-founder, Hayley Barna, and I came up with the idea for Birchbox. Initially our intent was, ‘We’re going to graduate from business school, so let’s write a business plan.’ That was the goal: write a plan. And when we saw this amazing opportunity waiting in beauty we just couldn’t settle. We couldn’t sleep. We were so excited because we saw that in 2010 less than 3% of beauty was purchased on the internet, and it was the only category that wasn’t changing its trajectory.” read more >

My 9 to 5: Anna Johnson, TV & Radio Presenter

“Connections are really important in this industry. In a way, I hate saying that because so many big stars have connections in their family. And that obviously gives them an advantage. But it is possible to make those connections yourself – it just takes a bit longer. And, if you think about it, that time is going to pass even if you’re just sitting behind a desk at an office job you hate. So you may as well get on the path you actually want to be on and get the ball rolling…” read more >

My 9 to 5: Lucy Nicholls, Social Media Content Producer at Boden

“I spent a lot of my teenage years worrying and stressing about things that I look back on now and think, that was only a tiny little bump in my whole life. It’s so important to trust that you’ll learn something new from every experience. And, at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter, because it’s all relative. Something can seem like a massive deal at the time, but when you look back you realise it wasn’t really that important…” read more >

My 9 to 5: Rose Mann, Co-Owner of Farm Girl Café

“The good thing about what we do is the fact you can see all of your hard work right there and then, every day. It’s like an instant reward. Sometimes I work on the floor at Farm Girl, and that’s the best thing for me to do because I get to meet all of our customers face-to-face and actually have a conversation with them. It’s always really uplifting…” read more >