Starting your own business is never an easy course, in fact, trials and tribulations are something of an inevitability. While the opportunity is great – being your own boss, working on your own terms, fuelling a passion project, to name but a few – the risk of failure looms large. Yet with it can come some of life’s greatest lessons.
So, who better to put in the spotlight this International Women’s Day than Gabriela Hersham, CEO and co-founder of Huckletree? A business where community is nurtured, diversity is championed and women are empowered, it shook up London’s co-working scene and became a safe space for women of all backgrounds.
“Gaby and her inner strength have been a true inspiration for me,” says TONIC15 founder Jin Kwon. “She runs her business so bravely and innovatively and I truly admire how she balances driving her company forward with prioritising life with her family. She’s been my advisor and a supporter of my business and is someone I would comfortably seek out for advice. She always helped me to push forward whenever difficult moments or challenges come. She’s a maverick,” adds Jin.
Here, the wife and mum of two talks balancing work with family life, why entrepreneurship can be a lonely road and how to push through tricky times and make difficult decisions.