In celebration of International Women’s Day, we have asked our eight most inspirational floral friends to share their most important life lessons with us.

Rachel Roy is the founder & creative director of her eponymous brand whilst moonlighting as a tireless activist for innovation, gender equality, under-privileged children, and women’s rights; as such, there is no one better to celebrate as one of our notable women on International Women’s Day.

We are thrilled to sit down with Rachel and hear her about her experience as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer and Mom and how she makes supporting other women her mission.
Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy

What would you tell your younger self now?

You will get more than you wish for if you are willing to work hard, love, and believe in yourself.

Key to success:


Favourite quote:

Kindness is Always Fashionable - Amelia Barr

Your leadership style in one word:


What would you like your leadership legacy to be?

She opened doors for those that needed a hand. She fought for women and children that needed protection

An inspiring book you would give to another woman:

The 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

“Not being afraid of taking risks and being ok with people not liking me if it means not sacrificing core values.”
Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy

Where do you see yourself/your business in 5 or 10 years' time?

Home, beauty, and investing in other female-founded like-minded ventures.

Three qualities you look for in people you hire:

Whip smart, kind, hard working

Three qualities you look for in friends:

Intelligent, funny, loyal

Advice for women starting their careers?

Choose a field that you would work in for free because you love it so much, then all of the long hours ahead won’t feel as frustrating when you run into mountains of obstacles.

Most inspiring woman:

Mother Teresa

If you were a flower, what would you be, and why?

A bright coral peony whose petals turn to the softest white feathers as it opens with age and is beautiful from the inside out from the growth of experience and age; until the day she dies.

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In a bid to support women across the UK who are struggling to find a job or losing hope for the future, we’re donating £5 from every bunch of yellow flowers we sell to the Prince’s Trust #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign in the lead-up to International Women’s Day (February 16th - March 8th), because no woman should feel left out. They will receive vital help and support to re-build lost confidence and move forward into employment, further education or to become self-employed, working with a mentor for a fresh start and a much brighter future. The Prince’s Trust (registered charity England and Wales 1079675 and Scotland SC041198.





Monica Vinader is the founder and Creative Director of celebrated international jewellery brand, Monica Vinader, and long-time floral friend of FLOWERBX. We are pleased to hear Monica’s thoughts on building her business along with the challenges she has met along the way.



Isabel Allende

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of twenty-four bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Daughter of Fortune and her most recent A Long Petal of the Sea.