Women supporting women


Women supporting women

A few weeks back I attended a great event organised by Women’s Chapter with women supporting other women. It’s such a great initiative. Thank you for sending over the photos.

There was a real sense of generosity and sisterhood in the room – something I think we all need more of.

Women supporting women

I was among a group of female founders who got to showcase their brand to the attendees, 100 lovely ladies. I cut up plenty of kAAKAO bars that were devoured quickly – and I now have a long list of women who have generously agreed to show up for any future test tastings we do. Haha, thanks girls!


At the back of that event, I was also featured in an incredibly humbling article on 10 females who have turned their passion into business, read it HERE. I’m really grateful for being mentioned among such hard-working, inspirational women.

Women supporting women The Telegraph

Girls, girls, girls

I used to think that ‘female events’ were a little useless. Why can’t we all just hang out?

However, after being in this arena for some time, I’ve come to realise that us women are usually the minority. And that we need to stick together.

Women supporting women

We will start earning more when we ask for a pay rise.

We will have more influence when we take up more space and hold space for others.

And we are braver and highly believable when we feel supported and safe.

That’s what we’re working on and towards. Luckily there are great role models out there.

Women supporting women

The highlight of the night was an informal panel talk led by the Telegraph’s editor Claire Cohen with Jenny Costa from Rubies in the Rubble and Chantal Cody from Rococo Chocolate. Very inspirational, informative and warm.

Women supporting women


A week later I attended a Christmas lunch for another female network and I got to meet these two ladies, again a great reminder of how empowering it is to hear other women’s stories and the joy of feeling connected.

In conclusion, I hope this puts a smile on your face and gets you out of your chair and into your body.

Stephanie is the founder of Helpings and the creator of all content on the platform. Watch her TEDx talk, 'Holy Shit', about digestion on YouTube, organized at King's Collage London in 2016. Stephanie is currently building her second business, a chocolate brand called kAAKAO, and she shares her experience by means of inspiring other entrepreneurs to excel in business and in life.

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