On Wednesday 5th July, Paloma Forde from Thames Ditton, was recognised by British businesswoman, Jacqueline Gold CBE, for her success as a female entrepreneur, and awarded with a prestigious #WOW badge.

Paloma Forde was one of three winners selected by Jacqueline after she entered ‘Women on Wednesday’ – a competition launched by Jacqueline in 2011 to celebrate the growing number of UK female entrepreneurs and businesswomen.

This is the fourth successful win for local mum Paloma Forde in 6 months.  She won early recognition this year from Dragon Den’s Theo Pathitis winning his ‘Small Business Sunday’. 

Women on Wednesday (#WOW) takes place every week and is run through Jacqueline’s Twitter page. When selecting the winners, Jacqueline looks for businesses that are interesting, that have strong brand values and that she thinks have potential to grow and succeed in their industry.

She looks for quality products and services, well designed websites and entrepreneurs who demonstrate good business acumen and who have spotted a gap in the market that meets the consumer’s needs.

Paloma Forde, owner and founder of Screen4Dyslexia noticed a huge gap in the market for early screening for Dyslexia.  She began her business back in April 2016 providing screenings, specialised tuition and consultations for a range of children.  Her small business has grown from strength to strength. 

Jacqueline says: “I selected Paloma as one of my WOW winners because she is working to bridge a growing gap between Dyslexia screening and early intervention. Her business, Screen 4 Dyslexia, has been helping children to succeed with their learning - allowing them to get the most out of their education and live life to the full.
For me, #WOW is all about inspiring and celebrating female entrepreneurs. My vision is for women in the UK to come together, celebrate their strengths, skills and fantastic businesses and do all they can to inspire other women to realise their potential.  
The WOW community is a fantastic network which offers female entrepreneurs the opportunity to share advice, support each other, trade and most importantly celebrate their successes!”

Article supplied by Paloma Forde