Leadership

MECCA Founder Jo Horgan Shares 6 Tips For Female Entrepreneurs

The MECCA founder and managing director is the first woman to win the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award.

By Lara Robertson

Leadership

The MECCA founder and managing director is the first woman to win the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award.

By Lara Robertson

Founder and Managing Director of Australian cosmetics chain MECCA, Jo Horgan, won the Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year award on Wednesday night, the first woman to do so in the 17-year history of the program.

The judges, made up of 11 Australian business leaders, cited Horgan’s business savvy and entrepreneurial spirit as key factors in their decision to give her the award.

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“Once you have formed your idea, go and ask anyone and everyone for information, so you can road-test it before you make the big step,” she said. “And it’s great practice – elbows out, cold-calling, meeting people, hustling.”

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