Our second guest for the ‘Wonder Women: An Evening of Extraordinary Talent’ event is Julianne Ponan. With a degree in Business Management and Finance, straight out of university Julianne started her journey working abroad in Beijing for an investment banking firm. A year later in 2012 at 22 years old, Julianne was back in the UK and became owner and CEO of Creative Nature a superfood brand. Within an 18 month period she had put the company back into profit, raising the brands profile and launching new product lines all with only 2 members of staff.
In the last year Julianne has taken Creative Nature from strength to strength launching the brand into High end retailers, Ocado and supermarket giant Tesco. She has also won Regional Young Entrepreneur of the year in the 2014 FSB awards. Since then Julianne has enjoyed speaking at Events, appearing as a Main Keynote Speaker alongside entrepreneurs James Caan, Richard Reed and Brad Burton, inspiring both female and male entrepreneurs.
Julianne is also the Youngest winner in The National Artemis Every Woman Awards 2014 for Women Entrepreneurs which was judged by some of Britains best known business owners Cath Kidston MBE, Chrissie Rucker MBE and many more. Julianne also won 3 awards in FSB Surrey Business awards for Young Person in Business, Real Life Entrepreneur and Overall Winner 2014. In spare time, Julianne has recently become a mentor for Virgin Startup and enjoys helping young entrepreneurs achieve their goals. She uses her own experiences in business and hopes to inspire women to have the drive and the determination to develop their businesses to the next level.
This is why we feel that Julianne is a Wonder Woman and can’t wait to hear her speak this Friday!
If you can’t make it to the event or missed out on these coveted tickets, never fear as we’ll be tweeting live commentary throughout the event from 5.30-9.30pm – tune in to @theredcarpetacademy