Products of Change’s founder and ceo Helena Mansell-Stopher has been featured in a special Female Founders series from Barclays Bank, celebrating the success of female pioneers of business as part of its International Women’s Day activity.
Taking the opportunity to reflect on its own efforts to embrace equity over equality and recognise the different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of women in business the world over, Barclays has launched a social series highlighting the stories of six female business founders across the SME sector.
“It’s phenomenal to be part of Barclays’ Female Business Founders series. To be showcased as a woman bringing a fresh approach to the industry is a huge honour,” stated Helena.
Established in 2020, Products of Change was formed to provide education and resources top help the $300bn global consumer products industry transition to a positive and sustainable future. Three years on and the platform is making a vast positive impact upon the brand and licensing sector and beyond through connections, networking, events, media, and educational resources.
“Opening a business bank account during the pandemic, when Products of Change was created was tough,” admits Helena. “Barclays were the only bank that would support this for us, which is crazy to think now, but at the time was a real issue. Fast forward three years and Products of Change is thriving and connecting not only to industry but within the Barclays sustainability and SME networks, too. It’s amazing what a difference time and being a part of a supporting networking gives you.”
Top: Product of Change’s founder and ceo Helena Mansell-Stopher.