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In the News: The Positives and Challenges of Being a Woman in Business

On Monday, Lucy, founder of Good Things, was invited to join a round table hosted by NatWest and the Western Morning News to share the ups and downs of being a female business owner. Only 5.6% of women in the UK run their own companies, compared with 15% of women in Canada and 11% in the US.

Lucy from Good Things was part of a round table discussing the positives and challenges of being a woman in business

"It was a fascinating discussion and highlighted to me the importance of sharing, supporting each other and working collaboratively. Every woman there admitted to ongoing feelings of imposter syndrome and admitted that they don't refer to themselves as an entrepreneur. We talked about a lack of role models and normalising female business owners - I'd love to explore this further, reach out if you have ideas!" said Lucy.

It was great to have the discussion and highlight the challenges; there's still progress to be made.

Read the article in Business Live: The positives and challenges of being a woman in business

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Good Things is an award-winning online shop that seeks out ethical and planet-friendly gifts, toys and games. We share these products and their inspiring stories of social and environmental impact in our online store. Our mission is to make it easy for people to find feel good gifts, and reduce plastic waste.

Good Things was founded in July 2019 by female entrepreneur, Lucy Willoughby. After spending time in Nepal and Tanzania, working with entrepreneurs setting up small businesses, Lucy was inspired to let the world know about the ethical and sustainable products she found and the projects they support. Find out more.

Since launching in July 2019, Good Things has been featured on on BBC One's Sunday Morning Live, won the SJL Foundations's Start-Up of the Year Contest, and the Fast Track to Growth Award. Lucy is a finalist for the Entrepreneur for Good Award at the 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the South West region.