This week, The Fold were invited to join an evening with The Junior Chamber Institute (JCI). The JCI are a global network for young professionals, present in over 100 countries, with over 20,000 members globally. Their aim is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. From enhancing career prospects, leadership ability, expanding social contacts, increasing self-confidence and project management skills.
The Fold Team went along to speak with a group of women (with a handful of brave men!) about entrepreneurship, the story behind The Fold, and how important it is when dressing for work. The group was of mixed stages in their careers, which provided interesting conversations and discussions. Polly McMaster (co-founder of The Fold) recounted her own career journey, and how it lead her to create her own fashion brand. From a string of successful jobs in the city, to taking up the MBA, they all provided the necessary tools to start her own business. Polly also spoke about ‘styling your career’ and making sure that your wardrobe reflects your working environment but also your own style.
Thanks to the JCI for hosting a wonderful evening, we hope to return again soon!
•Photo credits to Solveig Malvik.