From Corporate CEO to Award winning Entrepreneur, all whilst juggling a family.
We sat with Patricia Sancho a Spanish-born entrepreneur living in London with her husband and two children. Patricia, former Director at Inditex and former CEO of Temperley London with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. She recently decided to make a shift from corporate to entrepreneurship.
Patricia’s journey, both in business and in motherhood has amplified her awareness of the environmental footprint of parenting and fuelled her passion to build a community-driven platform that will support systemic change for the future generations we are raising. Her experience as CEO and Board Member has given her the knowledge to operate in a fast and agile industry whilst empowering her team to make decisions and contribute to the journey.
What are the most challenging aspects and the most rewarding moments of balancing motherhood and the role of CEO and Founder?
Balancing motherhood with work is always a challenge, especially if you work for yourself, as there are no clear boundaries and office hours. However, it has given me the flexibility to define what matters to me and prioritise moments like taking my children to school and enjoying the little things with them. This is priceless to me! They grow fast, and I don’t want to miss anything.
What is a profound lesson that your children have taught you about yourself as a mother that has impacted you individually and professionally?
They have taught me to believe in myself and love myself more. They have empowered me and allowed me to celebrate who I am and what I bring to the table.
Have you felt motherhood came with a label? Others or even investors assuming you can't be a mother and also perform your best at work? How do you prove people wrong?
I have had the privilege to work and be supported by incredible men that supported me through motherhood whilst going up the ranks in my career. We need more of them!!!
Photo credit: Sova Lufer.