International Women's Day

“As a young black female in Ireland, there were many that underestimated me. Today, my success is the best revenge”

Founder and chief executive of HairWeavon Yinka Martin opens her playbook for success and offers wisdom for ambitious women

“With everything you do, do it with integrity. If it takes five minutes to do something, do it now,” founder and chief executive of HairWeavon Yinka Martin

Twelve years ago I started HairWeavon as a side gig, but it slowly grew into an international trading company. It is now a leading provider of wigs and hair pieces for women experiencing hair loss. We serve 42 countries and have plans to open our first US store later this year.

I truly believe Ireland is a great country to start a business. Just go and do it. Be consistent, disciplined and keep showing up ...