The buzz of buying new clothes or makeup can quickly wear off when you realise that sweatshops, child labour or animal testing are behind your bargain buy, and over-consumption can have a negative impact on the environment too.
I'm a serial entrepreneur and the founder of a global digital education content company, specializing in cross-cultural issues. I also happen to be a minority female from a traditional culture. I mention that fact last because it's the least relevant reason as to how and why I became an entrepreneur and how I run my business.
Wouldn't we then have our daughters spending nights thinking about which disease they could cure next?
During the EU Referendum campaign, Michael Gove famously claimed that Britons "have had had enough of experts". The quote
As children, we are told to 'dream big'. We are told that hard work gets you to the top and that by doing so, you can lead
As the campaign trail enters its final week, it is worth looking back at the manifestos released by our political parties and reflecting on what this election means for local places and people. The manifestos from the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Conservatives all examined inequality and there was a clear sense that too many people and places are being left behind in today's economy.
Reinvesting all profits back into a social enterprise is noble, for sure. But realistically, how is it solving the problem of personal wealth creation?
Are we losing the subtle intricacies that come from a look or slight movement? Are we losing our attention to detail, our ability to focus or our imaginations that used to be forced to build colour, people and stories amongst the pages of brilliant writers.
The startup is called Chatterbox. By training and employing refugees as language tutors, the venture catalyses refugee integration into the UK labour market whilst tackling the country's language skills deficit.
Follow these young people. Back them. Give them all your support. They are going to inherit this earth and all we leave for them.