Introduction

Thank you so much for your interest. I am very excited to launch my very own show, as a big podcast fan it’s my hope you get as much inspiration and business success advice from these candid conversations to help you grow and reach your own success goals. Please feel free to connect with me directly via socials @kellyhoppen. I read and answer all comments. Launching September 2019

Donna Ida | Entrepreneur | Fashion Designer

Originally from Australia, Donna owns a string of London denim boutiques and runs clinics to help women find jeans that fit. Donna decided to open her own boutique with an emphasis on customer service and advice after experiencing poor service buying jeans in department stores.  The first Donna Ida boutique opened in Chelsea in October 2006, the brand growing to include three more boutiques and an online store. Donna has been nominated 3 times for Best Womenswear Boutique in the Drapers Awards, as well as listed in the top 50 best boutiques in Britain by The Telegraph.

Diane Kordas | Jewellery Designer

American-born, London-based Diane Kordas was educated in fashion at Parsons School of Design, but it was the jewellery she made for family and friends that continuously caught people’s eye. Within months of launching as a fine jewellery brand, her designs were snapped up by the world’s most sought-after stockists — from Net-a-Porter and Dover Street Market in London to Montaigne Market in Paris, Maxfield in LA and Joyce in Hong Kong — and coveted by some of the world’s most iconic women: Gisele Bundchen, Madonna, Natalie Dormer, Cindy Crawford, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jourdan Dunn and Saoirse Ronan to name a few. https://www.dianekordasjewellery.com/

Amanda Wakeley | British fashion designer

Amanda Wakeley OBE is a British fashion designer best known for her evening and cocktail dresses and accessories, and for her “clean glam” signature style, Amanda has also developed a presence in daywear, including day-dresses, tailoring and knitwear and a line of accessories and jewellery. Amanda Wakeley is an advocate for international organisation Women for Women.

Amanda Berry | Chief Executive of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts

As Chief Executive, Berry has been instrumental in the major changes BAFTA has undergone in recent years, successfully positioning it as the pre-eminent charitable body that educates, promotes and rewards excellence in film, games and television, bringing the very best work to public attention and supporting the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Under her leadership, BAFTA’s charitable activities have grown to include a year-round learning and events programme consisting of over 200 events a year, many of which are filmed and made available to the public via BAFTA’s Guru Website. With branches in Los Angeles, New York, Scotland and Wales and activity in Asia, BAFTA's charitable message is communicated to a global audience. Amanda is passionate about BAFTA's work discovering, nuturing and supporting the next generation of talent. Amongst the wide range of initiatives to help talented people reach their potential, the most high profile is BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, which also launched in China as BAFTA Breakthrough China in June 2019. Berry was appointed an OBE for services to the Film Industry in HM The Queen’s 2009 Birthday Honours List.

Melissa Odabash | Entrepreneur | Fashion Designer

Melissa Odabash incredible fashion designer known for her swimwear designs and has been noted by Vogue as creating the "Ferraris of swimwear." Her designs have been worn by Beyoncé, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Rihanna, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. In this very first episode I sit down with Melissa at her London home, Melissa only said yes so she could be me around to tidy up her shelves! We discuss her early business life and what it takes to build a global brand.