Debbie has always believed in the importance of championing women in the workplace. In her latest venture, she implemented 1:1 mentoring of each of their female employees, personally taking on the majority of mentees. She also organised a quarterly afternoon tea for all female employees to have an open and honest conversation about the workplace. Additionally, she has set up monthly fireside chats by high profile entrepreneurs – ensuring that the majority of speakers are female founders. Debbie is well known for her activism around the importance of women in the workplace and on the challenges faced. She is a regular speaker on panels on this topic and is an active mentor outside work, often running one-off sessions through her network. Alongside this, she is a keen investor in female companies and a contributor to the government on women in business, actively engaging in policy-making. In the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2016, she was awarded an OBE for services to business. She was also a participant on the Silicon Valley 2 UK scheme, an invitation-only initiative that sends Europe’s most promising female entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley to help scale up their businesses.