The FT-She 100

70 out of 100 entries complete

Aerospace & Defence

Hilda Hewlett (1864-1943) Pilot and aircraft manufacturer


General Financial

Louisa Thomson-Price (1864-1926) Shareholder activist


Caroline Haslett (1895-1957) Electrical engineer

Margaret Partridge (1891-1967) Electrical engineer


Annette Ashbery (1894-1990) Founder of Atalanta Engineering

Cleone Griff (1880-1963) Engineer

Financial Services

Food & Beverage

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

Gina MacKinnon (1884-1973) Chair of Drambuie

Hester Parnall (1868-1939) Chair of St Austell Brewery

Household Goods

Dorothy Cottington Taylor (1891-1944) Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute

Marion Dorn (1896-1964) Textiles

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

May Morris (1862-1938) Textiles

Constance Spry (1886-1960) Floral decorator


Amy Dillwyn (1845-1935) Spelter Works owner


Margaret Bateson (1860-1938) Journalist

Christina Broom (1862-1939) Photographer and postcard maker

Olive Edis (1876-1955) Photographer

Mary Field (1896-1968) Documentary film-maker

Margaret Havinden (1895-1974) Advertising executive

Alice Head (1886-1981) Magazine editor

Alice Hughes (1857-1939) Photographer

Marion Jean Lyon (1885-1940) Advertising executive

Anne Meerloo (1889-1927) Advertising executive

Yevonde Middleton (1893-1975) Photographer

Henrietta Müller (1845/6 – 1906) Newspaper proprietor

Nancy Pearn (1892-1950) Literary agent

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

Margaret, Lady Rhondda (1883-1958) Magazine owner

Ethel Wilson (1876-1959) Advertising executive

Ethel M. Wood (1877-1970) Advertising executive


Alice Cornwell (1852-1932) Gold mining entrepreneur

Real Estate

Irene Barclay (1894-1989) Chartered Surveyor

Octavia Hill (1838-1912) Social housing pioneer


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

Lucy Wertheim (1883-1971) Art gallery owner

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

Mary Petherbridge (1870-1940) Indexing and secretarial services

Ethel Watts (1895-1963) Accounting services


Dora Metcalf (1892-1982) Information services

Travel & Leisure

Lena Ashwell (1869-1957) Actor and producer

Amy Ashwood Garvey (1897-1969) Activist and entrepreneur

Maud Carpenter (1892-1967) Theatre manager

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

Helen Vernet (1875/6-1956) Book-maker

Norah Wilmot (1889-1980) Racehorse trainer