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The Women of Simply Business – Empowering Women in Small Business

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Simply Business

Simply Business

4 March 2022

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Women started 1,821 net new businesses every day last year and 96% of female entrepreneurs in the UK would recommend starting a business to other women.

Private tech companies led by women achieve 35% higher ROI.

Women are a leading and driving force in our economy and our society. We see that firsthand here at Simply Business. A significant part of our success comes from the consistent insight, perseverance, and creativity of the women we’re fortunate to have as part of our organization.

We’d like to share some of what we’ve come to find invaluable in making Simply Business, Simply Outstanding.

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MB CHRISTIE

Chief Product Officer, US

“According to US studies, women control or influence 85% of all consumer purchases, 42% of all businesses are women-owned (50% if you include joint and equal male ownership), and the vast majority of women control or influence their family and small business’ financial services choices. Our leadership team reflects our customer base. As women, we act as the face for thousands of working women who have or need insurance.”

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BEA MONTOYA

Chief Operating Officer, UK

“I am a firm believer that the world will be a better place with more women in leadership positions – in the corporate world & in politics. I’m really proud that at Simply Business we champion and support the women within our organization and the amazing female business owners that we insure.”

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DEBORAH HOLLAND

Senior Vice President Growth, US

“There are incredible women who work at Simply Business, and our goal is to support them so that they can grow into great leaders. We believe that diversity in perspectives and experiences are what make a leadership team strong, and that isn’t possible without women at the forefront.”

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JULIE FISHER

Chief Commercial Officer, UK

“You can’t be what you can’t see. If young, aspiring women see leaders who look like them, it supports an unwavering belief that they too are destined for leadership positions. Workplace diversity equals thought diversity, proven to make businesses nimbler, more flexible, stronger and ultimately deliver far better outcomes for their customers and communities. As women leaders it is our job to clear the path for and encourage the ambitions of those who follow."

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MISSY STEIMAN

Vice President People, US

“The only way to break the current leadership mold is to build a new one. It’s critical that the leaders at Simply Business support women in navigating through challenges of things like imposter syndrome, but also make actionable changes that reshape what a leadership team looks like.”

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LAURA WINTER

Director of Insurance Product, UK

“I believe you get better, more rounded decisions when you’ve got a diverse group of individuals involved who can think in a different way. Your experiences as a female, both personally and professionally will influence the way you think, and can also help you support others who may be on a similar journey. At SB, the majority of the UK leadership team are female, which provides a broad support network for the incredible female employees who aspire to be in leadership roles.”

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