For our second episode, we’re joined by Co-Founder of Motley Ilana Lever. Cecily and Ilana, met at university way back when – looked at the jewellery industry, and thought it needed fixing. Cecily, who worked in the rather niche sector of art-jewellery for many years, saw that the leading jewellery designers – sculptors, engineers and artists all in one – weren’t being recognised for their brilliance. Ilana was frustrated by the ‘buy this and she will love you’ antiquated marketing of heritage brands. And we were both were fed up of settling for good looking jewellery that broke, or uninspiring commercial design.
We wanted to buy truly great jewellery for themselves – while trying to avoid their overdraft. So we made Motley.A bit about SistrSistr’s, a dedicated platform for women to connect, share and learn. On Sistr, professionals gain access to a network of qualified female experts covering a whole range of industries and skills, to help them grow their business.Sistrs can chat with other Sistrs via the platform on a variety of business topics, find out about and attend a carefully curated events schedule and choose to work together beyond the platform, hand-picking from a network of Sistrs to create their own advisory board and build out a team of elite female professionals to move their business forward. Qualified in their respective fields with proven evidence-based experience, Sistrs can chat, participate in forum discussions or commit to mentoring for just one hour per month which they do so with no expectations in return.
However, they’re aware that their consultancy can lead to forming beneficial relationships beyond the initial hour. Creating real opportunities Sistr to Sistr.