During the coming months we will be featuring many of the Woman Who Achieves Finalists and Sponsors in our Friday Feature to learn more about them.

Congratulations Heidi Fisher of Make an Impact CIC on your Commendation in the Woman Who Achieves for a Social Enterprise/CIC Category sponsored by Alsters Kelley Solicitors.

We asked Heidi our Friday Feature questions and here are her responses. You can also read:

Name: Heidi Fisher

Business Name: Make an Impact CIC

Twitter Name: @heidilfisher


Who is your role model and why?

Penny Newman OBE – she has worked for some amazing social enterprises including Body Shop, Café Direct and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen – and is a real ambassador for social enterprise as well as being very focused and driven.

What’s the worst job you have ever had?

Working in a chicken factory during the school holidays putting the labels on the chickens!

What’s the best business advice you have ever received?

Focus, you only need to see the next step not the top of the staircase – it stops you fearing how you’ll reach your goal when you break it down in to small steps.

What is your proudest achievement in business?

Being listed on the WISE100 as one of the 100 most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise and publishing my first book on social enterprise.

What’s your favourite business book?

The 12 week year – Brian Moran

Which personality or business person would you invite to sit on your dream Board of Directors and why?

I’d have to go for two people – Arianna Huffington and Michelle Obama because they don’t quit and are inspiring.

If you were a cartoon character, who would you be?

Wonder Woman (lol)

Tell us an amazing fact about you, that not many people know?

I am very creative and love baking and decorating cakes.

The Woman Who Achieves Solopreneur Awards are open for entry. You can enter here up to the deadline at midnight on 21st July.  If you’re selected as a Finalist, you could be featured in a future Friday Feature.


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