Trinny Woodall

Advice for women starting their careers?

Think of what makes you excited and stimulates you, and ensure that you have that in your first job.

What would you tell your younger self now?

It gets better each decade!

What has been your most pivotal career moment?

Stopping my career in finance, and starting a column in the daily Telegraph on fashion and dressing. That was when I was given my first big break, and it changed the direction of my career forever.

How do you balance your work and life? Is this important?

It’s so important, and it never gets easier.

What do you hope for the future of women in business?

That women’s networks grow to be as successful as men’s, and that we appreciate and understand the importance of women supporting women.

What has been your biggest challenge in being a woman in business?

Getting funding and presenting to 85% male audience.

"You never know what is behind the closed door."
Trinny Woodall

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

Starting its next vertical, and giving more back.

How do you empower women within your business and in life?

By remembering to praise them, encouraging them to be their best, give good incentives, reward, and promote.

Next move?:

A new launch very soon!

What would you like your leadership legacy to be?

I would love for my legacy to be that I inspired women to take the path they were most scared of.

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

A woody fig it’s just my favourite smell I realised that this might not be a flower… So I would have to say a peony because I love them.

Quick Fire Questions

Your leadership style in one word


How would your team define you in one word?


Key to success?

Never knowing what is behind the closed door.

Secret work weapon?


Your personal mantra?

"99% of everything you worry about never happens"

Three qualities you look for in people you hire

Passion, intelligence, and a good family ethic