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Inspirational Women Found in our Neighbourhood

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re sharing stories from some of the incredible women who work on Regent Street

With Friday 8th March marking International Women’s Day (IWD), we’ve curated an edit of insight from just some of the inspirational women who work in our neighbourhood. The purpose behind IWD is to raise awareness for women’s equality and women’s achievements whilst simultaneously spreading the message of our need to build a more gender-balanced world.

To celebrate, we’re highlighting the work that women do across Regent Street, highlighting the roles they play in shaping a number of iconic destinations in the heart of central London. Read on to discover more:

Nieves Barragan’s story

After 20 years in the London restaurant scene, Nieves has worked her way up to founding an award-winning restaurant. The Founder of Michelin-starred Sabor restaurant on Heddon Street shares some life advice for budding chefs and culinary aficionados alike: “I’m still learning. Don’t overthink it – sometimes simplicity is what is the most respected.”

Listen to Nieves’ interview with foodie Melissa Hemsley here

Annapaola di Prisco’s story

The Retail Supervisor at the world’s first zero waste store, BOTTLETOP, has journeyed from corporate financial law to her role as a key player within the striking 3D printed store. Annapaola shares how she marries her passion for sustainability with her fashion expertise: “Every day is an opportunity to educate people who are interested, talking about sustainability and the social conscience of the brand. One of my many dreams is to start an institution where I can teach the sustainable future of fashion.”

Learn more from Annapaola here

Nieves Barragan

Annapaola di Prisco

Anna Sebastian’s story

The Bar Manager at Artesian at the Langham works within one of the World’s Best Bars. She shares her insight into what it’s like working as a woman within the hospitality industry and her hopes for the future: “I often get asked ‘how does it feel to be a woman in this industry?’ and the fact that people have to ask that question makes me feel it still needs to be discussed. There is still work to be done and our team is very equal on the male to female split, although we of course hire based on skills. As time goes on things change. I would love there to be more women in the bar business.”

Read Emma discussing her role with her colleague here

Emma Horsfield’s story:

The Visual Manager at Anthropologie discusses where she draws inspiration from: ‘We look to exhibitions happening in London, artists that inspire us and current trends. We are also inspired a lot by the natural world, as many of our displays incorporate reimagining flora and fauna - or even creating large scale animals for more impactful displays.’

Read more from Emma here

Anna Sebastian

Emma Horsfield

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