Debbie Wosskow OBE is a British entrepreneur. She is the former CEO of Love Home Swap, a subscription-based home exchange business, which she sold for $53m to Wyndham Destination Networks in July 2017. In 2018 Debbie co-founded AllBright, a club and community that celebrates and connects women at work. Debbie is also an influential advocate of the sharing economy and is the former Chair of Sharing Economy UK. In 2015 she led the independent government review ‘Unlocking the Sharing Economy’ – also known as the Wosskow Report. She is a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board and sits on the Board of the Women’s Fiction Prize. In 2016, she was awarded an OBE for services to business.
1. Best piece of advice you’ve been given
Take risks – what’s the worst that can happen?
2. Worst piece of advice you’ve been given
No one likes a forthright woman – speak up less
3. What would you tell your younger self?
Don’t worry so much about being liked
4. What excites you most about the future of your industry?
At AllBright, we are building a monster global sisterhood of smart minded, ambitious women across the world. That gets me out of bed in the morning everyday!
5. Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
My business partner, Anna Jones (the former CEO of Hearst), keeps me going everyday. We believe that sisterhood works – and we live it every day in our life as co-founders of AllBright.