Our next inspirational woman in business to feature is MADE.COM’s Chief Commercial Officer, Annabel Jack. She works with her teams based in London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam to create a great customer experience to MADE’s UK and European customer base, to achieve high growth sales targets. She has previously held roles within mydeco.com and Freshminds, and she is also a key part of Founders Forum, a community of digital entrepreneurs and innovators in tech.
1. Best piece of advice you’ve been given -
Never put off until tomorrow, what you can do today.
2. Worst piece of advice you’ve been given –
When I was a teenager, I wanted to be an architect. I was lucky enough to do some awesome work placements. I was advised by a couple of the people I shadowed that it’s not a suitable career for women if you want your own family in the future. This was the mid-nineties.
3. What would you tell your younger self?
I tell my teenage children constantly to take advantage of all that their education offers, and to embrace extra-curricular opportunities that provide life skills such as public speaking, debating etc.
4. What excites you most about the future of your industry?
Made.com and our industry is focused on constantly providing a better customer experience. If you think about how much better the “shopping” experience has come in the last ten years, I think the next decade will be even better. Many different things will drive this.
5. Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
Depends what for. If it’s work-focused, then I have an army of awesome mentors I’m grateful for their continued wisdom. But life in general, and pertinent to my situation today, it would be my awesome girlfriends that juggle so much, so well, to enable their families to thrive.