Elissa James is a lawyer, freelance writer for South China Morning Post and Asia Times and the Founder of Iris Lillian. Launched in 2016, irislillian.com is an online community for businesswomen and female entrepreneurs.
During her decade in the law Elissa experienced first hand many of the challenges faced by women as a result of gender inequality and, more broadly, the structural and cultural roadblocks limiting their career progression. Realising there were few resources available to help her (and others) navigate these situations she established irislillian.com.
Iris Lillian explores issues faced by women in the workplace in a humorous way and offers practical solutions. From Anya Hindmarch in London to CEOs in Australia; from executive chefs in Hong Kong to social enterprise leaders in Nepal: Iris Lillian shares the real life experiences, lessons and advice of female entrepreneurs and businesswomen around the globe, as well as women across a broad range of industries.
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