Jo Stroud of Mantra Jewellery will be one of our Keynote speakers on #IWD2018 @CoombeAbbey

We are delighted that Jo Stroud, Founder and MD of Fabulous who launched her own brand Mantra will be sharing her business story at the Woman Who…Achieves Network on International Women’s Day on 8th March at Coombe Abbey.

Jo will be sharing her business journey along with Ian O’Donnell, MBE and Michelle Mills-Porter.

Join us at this special event where we will also be announcing the Finalists of the Woman Who…Achieves Awards 2018.

Jo Stroud established designer jewellery retailer, Fabulous, 12 years ago, after a career in marketing and book retailing.

With a successful commerce site,, and three Fabulous shops in the affluent towns of Leamington Spa, Bath and Solihull, Fabulous went from strength-to-strength over the years, often being the first in the UK to stock certain brands. Carrying over 30 up-and-coming and well-known names, Jo’s role was to seek out new and exciting designers and brands, curating an ever-changing selection for her customers.

Over time, as these brands became bigger and started opening their own stores, Jo’s suppliers became her competitors. To ensure the business continued to evolve, Jo decided the time was right to launch her own jewellery collections, alongside the brands she already stocked.

In 2015, she launched three of her own brands: ‘Mantra’, a collection of meaningful jewellery, designed to inspire and uplift; ‘Life’s Journey’, based on a woman’s path through life; and ‘Tokens of Love’, inspired by a Victorian tradition.

Mantra won ‘Brand to Watch’ at the UK Jewellery Awards in 2016, and Jo went on to win the Nat West Everywoman Award in 2017, for an inspirational woman running a business for more than 10 years.

Jo has twice been voted into the ‘Hot 100’ in the jewellery industry; is on the end-of-year panel at the Birmingham School of Jewellery, helping graduates gain a foothold in the commercial world; and has raised thousands for charity with her team over the years, running in two London Marathons and creating the ‘Mantra Changes Lives’ initiative with her own brand.



Each of our Winners will receive a bespoke piece of Mantra Jewellery at the Awards this year. Enter the Woman Who…Achieves Awards. All entrants will receive a Complimentary ticket for this event.



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