onfidence is the driving force behind self-assuredness and success. It's the key ingredient that empowers individuals to step forward and pursue their goals. But is confidence something innate, or is it learned over time?
The topic of The Power To Build Confidence was the focus of an intimate round table discussion at the Stack World Women and Power Summit.
This roundtable discussion brought together an inspiring line up of women from diverse fields who have harnessed the power of confidence to achieve remarkable success in their lives. Firstly, we had none other than Stef-Sword Williams host the roundtable discussion. She is the founder of platform and event series Fck Being Humble, having refined her method of imparting self-worth and self-promotion skills by giving talks at industry panels and events. Stef was named Forbes Under 30 for Europe and the top 100 women changing the creative industry two years in a row. She has worked on brand partnerships with Estee Lauder, Linkedin, Puma, Liberty's, Linktree, Pinterest, Indeed and Stylist.
She was joined by Fisayo Longe who is the founder of Kai Collective, a London-based community brand of attainable luxury clothing, intentionally crafted for ultimate confidence. They make unique thoughtful pieces that fill the gap for statement high-quality pieces that don’t break the bank and inspire her customers to take up space and reject societal limitations.
Also sharing her words of wisdom on the roundtable discussion, was Manager to Skepta and Sarz, Co-Founder of Metallic Inc and Founder of Homecoming, Grace Ladoja MBE. She creates indelible links between artists, brands, and youth culture. A tireless champion of creativity, Grace’s unique insight shapes global trends and experiences as she strives to build economic independence in the Black community.
Founder of the clothing rental app HURR, Victoria Prew also joined the roundtable discussion. As an award-winning entrepreneur and CEO who thrives in challenging environments and has a strong track record of driving change. Victoria uses excellent strategic ability to get alignment around a vision and combines this with a collaborative approach to inspire cross functional teams to (over) deliver. Not afraid to challenge the status quo.
Lastly, Lydia Pang CEO and Co-Founder MØRNING a creative strategy studio. Lydia Pang is a storyteller and creative director who in her words has ‘haunted’ the halls of Nike, Refinery29, Anomaly and M&C Saatchi. She is a self-professed goth and is currently launching her own studio and brand back home in Wales. Lydia recently released a limited-run zine on Hakka cuisine called Eat Bitter, which combines her love for punk aesthetic with the food of her heritage.