Spotlight on Entrepreneurship

Between The Lines: Tanya Patel

“Aim for the moon and if you fail then you will land in the stars”. Join Haig with Tanya Patel, CEO and Founder of Lily & Ribbon, avid Formula 1 fan, and winner of the Asian Women of Achievement Award 2015 for her contribution to business leadership. Tanya shares her journey into founding a startup and motherhood to inspire other upcoming creative entrepreneurs. During her first pregnancy, Tanya spotted a huge gap in the market for stylish affordable maternity wear. She took the immense risk and created her own brand, a brand that truly cares for the well-being of all mothers with innovative design patents and a focus on comfort. She started as a business student and worked in finance before transitioning into the M&S graduate scheme, where she worked her way up to become International Project Manager in 2017 and winning the Best Maternity Jeans Award. Although Tanya believes there is no manual for entrepreneurship, she is full of useful experience and advice about the pits and peaks of this courageous journey. Join Tanya and Haig to find out what is remaining on Tanya’s bucket list!