About the Author
Abandoning a successful career as a lawyer, Hashemi founded the UK s first US style coffee bar chain and went on to build it into one of the UK s most recognised high–street brands with a turnover of £30m. Since selling the company Hashemi has gone on to become a hit on the speaking circuit. Originally speaking at entrepreneurial and business start–up events, it soon became apparent that her experiences could motivate employees in larger corporations and organisations. She now speaks at around 70 events a year worldwide to companies including IKEA, Infosys, Accenture, GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft and IBM.
Named by H.M. The Queen ′Pioneer to the life of the Nation′ and the World Economic Forum Davos as ′Young Global Leader′, Hashemi has been listed in: 100 Most Influential Women in Britain; Daily MailTop 35 Women in British business under 35; Management Today20 most powerful women in Britain.