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Sahar Hashemi OBE

Entrepreneur & Innovation Expert

Sahar Hashemi is a powerful authority on innovation and entrepreneurial mindset who shares with the audience her captivating personal stories of building two famous brands; Coffee Republic and Skinny Candy. In 2022, Sahar launched Buy Women Build, a website designed to boost economic recovery by bringing consumer support and recognition to female founded businesses.

"A Change Agent & a Powerful Catalyst to Drive Entrepreneurship Within Big Corporations"

Sahar has been recognised for her achievements as an entrepreneur by Her Majesty the Queen and named as a 'Pioneer to the life of the nation'. She was also named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos. She was also named one of 100 most influential women in Britain by Daily Mail and 35 top women in British business by Management Today. In a Shell Livewire survey of role models Sahar was among the top 5. Coffee Republic is UK's first coffee bar chain, which she and her brother grew to 110 stores and £30m turnover and exited in 2001 and Skinny Candy is the guilt free confectionery brand which she sold to Glisten Plc in 2007.

What she offers you

Sahar Hashemi has used her deep knowledge of both the corporate and start up worlds to become an internationally recognised thought leader on entrepreneurial mindset. She has been described as a change agent and problem solver.

How she presents

A passionate keynote speaker, Sahar's energy is infectious, and delegates always leave events inspired and motivated to stop "thinking about it" and "get on with it"!


Sahar presents in English.

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Sahar Hashemi OBE

In detail

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  • Fuelling Business Growth through Flexible Working
  • The Switched On Mindset - 'Igniting Creativity and Innovation'
  • 8 Habits for a Switched On Mindset
  • Anyone Can Do It - Awakening the Entrepreneur Within
  • Life Outside the Comfort Zone - An Entrepreneur's Journey
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Standing in the Customer's Shoes
  • Anyone Can Do It - The Journey of Turning an Idea into a Business


  • Sahar is an engaging and informative speaker who gave an excellent performance. She drew direct comparisons with our business which was invaluable - UK Bank


  • 2019
    Start-Up Forever
  • 2010
    Switched On: 8 Habits to Being Highly Effective in Your Job, and Loving it
  • 2003
    Anyone Can Do It



Sahar Hashemi OBE

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