Heidy Rehman. Founder of Rose & Willard. View Full Bio. Trading Places: From Citi Group To Start-Up Interviews. Trading Places: From Citi Group To Start-Up. Heidy Rehman is the Founder & CEO of feminist fashion label, Rose & Willard. Prior to setting up her company she had a long corporate career in finance. Heidy . Heidy Rehman couldn’t find reasonably priced, ethically produced professional attire for women that suited her tastes. Instead of settling for.

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This has been echoed by ICEF monitor, a market intelligence agency. Looking back the decision to set up a womenswear brand seemed inevitable given my frustration at not being able to find the clothes I wanted and needed to wear in my professional life.

Heidy Rehman on feminist fashion

Always look to quantify where possible. That is exactly how we want them to feel. Many have now opted to source from lower-cost, large-scale manufacturing.

When I set up my company I decided that I would create a flat, open structure for everyone — no hierarchies. Why then should we allow this to undermine our confidence? Image courtesy of Charli Morgan. My view is that women often lack the assertiveness that seems to come more naturally to men.

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It argues that these qualities are valued in modern companies. Is Luxury Even Luxury Anymore? As a woman, I often found that I had to prove myself much more than my male contemporaries.


How they are protected is now the subject of debate. The last four years or so were spent in Dubai where I was top ranked for emerging market analysis of the chemicals and construction sectors. The journey so far has been challenging but fun.

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We have worked with Medaille Trust donations. I have also always looked to accommodate those of my staff with children. Why Politicians Should Do More For Working Women The future government needs to consider the pressure on the economy from our challenging demographics; we have a growing proportion of older people.

We are also looking to work with the Armed Forces charities out of respect for those willing to lay down their lives for us. It was a scary and tough decision but one I do not regret. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements.

They are looking for somewhere to belong. Having a business background certainly helped. The tide has already turned ….

When Is a Model Not a Model? I also found that colleagues shared that frustration. I had the chance to chat to Heidy about how she started her business and about what inspired her to do so. I suspect she’s done a bit of both but more of the latter. rehmab

The creative side was accomplished by hiring people with that expertise. For example, write a list of your grievances in as objective a manner as possible, e.

Given models are often young it would seem sensible that the vulnerable be protected. I was brought up in a small working town near Newcastle. Fashion Is Fight Club Theresa May has either begun a discussion which will liberate professional women who feel they can’t talk openly about clothes and fashion or she has tehman herself a disservice. This principle extends to and includes our own studio where every intern is paid.


They are much more influenced by compassion and fairness than men. Do you have any advice for women who have experienced gender rshman in the workplace or in the fashion industry? And we have only promoted positive body language. I believe as more women enter and stay in the workforce, they will develop a stronger lobbying voice which will compel corporates to create more flexible working for those with families.

Even at interview I would make it clear to candidates that the right person could progress. Every one of my staff is paid. However we would argue that sometimes the pressure to achieve in that career could lead to negative health implications.

If you’re buying polyester then, potentially, the answer is yes. About Advertise with Lip! Models and Body Image We agree that no one forces a model to pursue their chosen career.

All of my managers were men. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Never cry or show emotion.