First generation female entrepreneurs are a rare jewel in India. Which is what makes Follow Every Rainbow all-the-more inspiring. It’s a brilliant bible for women who’ve said goodbye to the boardroom. Rashmi Bansal tells the story of 25 amazing Indian business women, who successfully juggled family life with empire building. By following the path of perseverance, they made the most of every opportunity and blossomed against the odds, in a society of wild frontiers and the grizzliest challenges. Rashmi’s view is women in business don’t climb a mountain because it happens to be there. They look for the rainbow to find truth-beauty-&-love sitting side by side with power-success-&-money in their pot of gold.

Loomin’ fantastic!
Rainbows are one of Mother Nature’s wonders. They create a multi coloured riot. They also crop up again-&-again in the world of the savvy entrepreneur. Who’d have thought rubber bands could lead to a global phenomenon worth millions. ‘Rainbow Looms’ is the rags-to-riches story of the decade. A blockbuster starring Cheong Cheon. If neccesity is the mother of invention, his kids were the catalyst to the jackpot as today the ‘Loom band craze’ has gone crazy. Even celebrities including Kate Midleton & Pope Francis have been spotted wearing a loom bracelet in public.

Rainbows owe their beauty to an array of colours coming together. Perhaps that’s why brands have been following the rainbow for quite-some-time too. The Biggest of the Big Guns have done it. Apple’s rainbow logo was the symbol of the company from 1977 to 1998 and has become one of the most iconic logos in design history. Microsoft married MSN with a butterfly while NBC, the oldest broadcast network in the States, took inspiration from a peacock to symbolise their first colour TV transmissions. Super brands such as Polaroid, Google & Ebay have all used bursts of colour as a hallmark. Even good ol’ BT got in on the rainbow act.

Find your rainbow with Sister Snog
Sister Snog has also joined the party by adopting a technicolour dress code at the first business event of 2015 to reflect the eclectic mix and variety of sectors represented by members. Just as Apple notoriously banished beige from the desktop, Sister Snog always adds a splash of creative flair to every business event, leaving Sisters to put their individual spin on it. January’s #fabulousfriday lunch was awash with hot primary shades of red, yellow, pink, green, orange, purple and blue. Business has its grey days. But never at #snogtowers.

Every month at #firstfriday lunch Sisters discuss-&-debate ‘The Big Question’. This month it was – what steps could you in take in 2015 to get to your pot of gold at the end of rainbow? What might yours be?

This blog is dedicated to Rhoda Nevins, who’s on target to complete a supremely colourful 3 year project that’ll celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, seen by most as the beginnings of democracy in this country. Rhoda, the founder of Soft Impressions, is a member of the Royal School of Needlework. She helped embroider the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress and now will be leaving a lasting legacy with the Magna Carta Embroidery Project. A modern day Bayeaux Tapestry of 12 panels. A labour of love, embroidered with care by Rhoda and her team of dedicated volunteer embroiderers. Keep up with her journey to the Emerald City by: