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Blooming Founders Lu Li Gives Her Advice on Nurturing Minorities

Jobbio — March 13, 2017

“It’s all about creating an environment where people feel safe to be themselves. For example, you should actively seek the perspectives of minorities in meetings. Give them a voice at the table.”


“You Can’t Be What You Can’t See”— About Women in the Startup World (original article in German)

Munich Start-up  — January 18, 2017

What we want to achieve with this is to create roles, according to the motto: ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’. These role models should encourage women to venture into self-employment.


Wednesday Woman, Lu Li

Tease and Totes — December 14, 2016

“It all comes back to self-belief, perseverance, building a support network around you, building a good team, not being afraid to test/learn/fail and also being honest with yourself…”


JHPR’s Wednesday Wonder Woman – Lu Li, Founder of Women’s Business Consultancy , Blooming Founders

JHPR — November 2, 2017

“The biggest challenge I have overcome is building my reputation when I was a nobody in the startup ecosystem…”


An Interview With Lu Li, Founder of Blooming Founders

Medium — June 14, 2016

“If you have an idea, ask for money up front and if people will pay then you know you’ve got a solution that’s worth building.”


Blooming Founders – A High-Impact Platform For Female Founders, Freelancers And Women In Startups

Smarta — date not available

“I deeply believe that entrepreneurship is the perfect place for women to actualise their potential – if they have the right support.”


From a Female Founder to Another — date not available

“Creating results is the only way to learn whether you are on the right track or not.”



Here’s How We Can Solve Tech’s Diversity Crisis

Tech City News — February 15, 2017

“Invest some effort to scout passive or open talent from minority groups and encourage them to try the job.” 


Blooming Founders Welcomes Integrated Investing in London  (event review)

Pique Ventures — February 7, 2017

“The conversation with Lu was timely and what better way to start the new year than with a vision for building and investing in businesses that take care of the village, not just generate financial returns.” — Bonnie Foley-Wong from Pique Ventures


In Your Corner: How Communities are Bringing Female Entrepreneurs Together

Elite Business Magazine — January 17, 2017

“It’s really challenging when you don’t have the knowledge, the connections, the experience or the people who can offer the support that you need.”


What to Consider When Starting a Business

Refined Currency — January 8, 2017

“…’Dear Female Founder’, resonates deeply with me. An inspiring, honest and deeply personal read written by 66 diverse female entrepreneurs, filled with practical advice and encouragements…” — Joy, writer for Refined Currency


13 Super-Successful Women Reveal Their Morning Routines

Women’s Health Magazine December 7, 2016

“My healthy morning habit happens the night before… I lie in bed and listen to recorded meditations for up to an hour. That way I wake up and my head is clear; I can think about the priorities of the day from a fresh perspective.”


An Introvert’s Guide to the Office Christmas Party

The Guardian December 5, 2016

“Social events are the best way to connect with people on a human level…” 


Knomo Trailblazers: Lu Li Founder at Blooming Founders

Knomo London October 21, 2016

“Receiving advice, feedback and encouragement from fellow businesswomen is vital to the success of a startup and is what makes Blooming Founders crucial for entrepreneurs.”


Advocate Lu Li’s Book ‘Dear Female Founder’ — The New Startup Book for Future Female Entrepreneurs 

TLA Women in Tech  October 12, 2016

“‘Dear Female Founder’ is a brilliant book compiled by TLA WiT advocate, Lu Li. It contains 66 letters of advice to the next generation of female entrepreneurs.”


Dear Female Founder – An Open Letter to Inspire Future Women Entrepreneurs

Huffington Post October 1, 2016

“I am delighted to be one of 66 Female Founders sharing our entrepreneurial wisdom to inspire other women entrepreneurs… I think it’s important to amplify our voices, as change-makers and creators of economic and social value.” — Anne Ravanona, founder & CEO of Global Invest Her


Dear Female Founder’ Book Shares Letters From Successful Entrepreneurs To New Businesswomen

Girl Talk HQ September 26, 2016

“If you are looking for a real-world perspective on what it is like to be a successful female entrepreneur around the world today, we highly encourage you to take a look at ‘Dear Female Founder’.” 


Letters to the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

IXDS September 9, 2016

“The book has already been featured in Forbes online magazine, and is gaining 5 star reviews on Amazon.”


Do Women and Men Want Different Business Advice?

BBC News August 30, 2016

“Many women are held back by fear of failure, social expectations and unease with financial instability.”


Entrepreneur Lu Li on the Startup Gender Gap, and New Book ‘Dear Female Founder’

Red Herring August 23, 2016

“Having role models is important for your own confidence, because they show that you can do it, too.”


Pass It Forward – Letters To The Next Generation Of Female Entrepreneurs

Forbes — August 23, 2016

“It’s one of the paradoxes of modern life that women are more likely to start their own businesses than men and yet they tend to suffer from a lower media profile, while also facing some real obstacles when it comes to raising finance. Lu Li’s book sets out to prove that none of those obstacles are insurmountable.”


Indiegogo Launches Initiative To Mentor Female Entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day

Huffington Post March 8, 2016

“Now, women get a fair chance and more access to investors, both men and women who, in contrary to established funding institutions, are willing to back a woman-led business idea.”


Mentoring with Blooming Founders 

The Prospect Society  date not available

“Being a mentor for Blooming Founders— the UK’s leading group for female entrepreneurs— is a really inspiring experience for me.” — Gaby Jesson from The Prospect Society


Female Entrepreneurs Startup Workshops

Biz Stuff November 8, 2015

“Lu Li feels entrepreneurship can support women in realising their dreams.”






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