Fresh from the excitement of being nominated for International Agency of the Year in the PRCA national awards, more good news this month with our Founder and Chairman Colette Ballou being named as one of the top 50 most influential women in the startups and venture capital space by EU-Startups magazine, the leading online publication with a focus on startups in Europe.
More than 250 potential nominees were screened by EU-Startups to create the definitive list of 50, and Colette is delighted to be in the top 50 for the third year in a row. Colette has more than 20 years of professional experience in the world of PR and investment consulting. “It’s a great honour for me to be part of such a stellar list of women in business,” she says.
Colette’s contemporaries on the top 50 list include Corinne Vigreux, co-founder of TomTom, Eileen Burbidge of Passion Capital, Reshma Sohoni, co-founder of Seedcamp, and serial entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox.
The advancement of women in the VC industry across Europe is close to Colette’s heart and her belief that women leaders must “be the change that you want to see” means that Ballou’s a truly female-friendly organisation. Well deserved, Colette.