The FT-She 100

44 out of 100 entries complete

Aerospace & Defence


Hilda Hewlett (1864-1943) Pilot and aircraft manufacturer

Laura Annie Willson (1877-1942) Property developer

General Financial

Louisa Thomson-Price (1864-1926) Shareholder activist

Financial Services

Food & Beverage

Household Goods

Ella Gasking (1891-1966) Chair of Batchelor’s

Agnes Garrett (1845-1935) Interior designer with her cousin, Rhoda Garrett

Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) Garden designer

Betty Joel (1894-1985) Furniture and interior designer

Syrie Maugham (1879-1955) Interior designer

Constance Spry (1886-1960) Floral decorator


Christina Broom (1862-1939) Photographer and postcard maker

Alice Head (1886-1981) Magazine editor

Alice Hughes (1857-1939) Photographer

Henrietta Müller (1845/6 – 1906) Newspaper proprietor

Olive Edis (1876-1955) Photographer

Nancy Pearn (1892-1950) Literary agent

Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981) Film-maker and artist

Margaret, Lady Rhondda (1883-1958) Magazine owner

Ethel Wilson (1877-1959) Advertising


Evelyn Barlow (1880-1962) Auctioneer

Lucy Duff Gordon (1863-1935) Designer and dress maker

Louise Jopling (1843-1933) Painter and art school founder

Hilda Leyel (1880-1957) Fund-raiser and founder of Culpeper

Ada Nettleship (1856-1932) Designer and dress maker

Elspeth Phelps (1876-1968) Designer and dress maker

Support Services

Ethel Ayres Purdie (1874-1923) Accounting services

Nancy Bailey (1860-1913) Indexing sevices

Gladys Burlton (1890-1965) Consulting

Helen Cox (1860-1930) Accounting services

Cecil Gradwell (1855-1942) Secretarial and accounting services

Mary Harris Smith (1844-1934) Accounting services

Emma Paterson (1848-1886) Printing services


Dora Metcalf (1892-1982) Information services

Travel & Leisure

Lena Ashwell (1869-1957) Actor and producer

Amy Ashwood Garvey (1897-1969) Activist and entrepreneur

Isabel Cooper-Oakley (1854-1914) Restaurant owner and retailer

Emma Cons (1838-1912) Coffee shop owner

Kate Cranston (1849-1934) Tea shop owner

Helen Lenoir (1852-1913) Theatre manager

Kate Meyrick (1875-1933) Nightclub owner

Norah Wilmot (1889-1980) Racehorse trainer