Alex Depledge tells a candid story of how she became an entrepreneur and together with two friends launched Hassle, an online business helping consumers find, book and pay for local services, such as cleaners. Alex talks about leaving a comfortable job as a management consultant, feeling the fear, yet persevering to grow the business step-by-step. In an interview she reveals a pretty compelling confidence trick – you have to hear it, if you’ve missed the Ladies Who Impress event in April 2014.
My favourite quote: “I always had to work really, really hard. I don’t believe intelligence gets you all the way – a lot of it is grit and a lot of it is really hard work.”