Simone Bresi-Ando has been awarded with a Leadership Award at the Women: Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE) Power Breakfast on International Women’s Day.

Simone, who is the founder of Bres-Ando Consults and social enterprise I’mPOSSIBLE, was given the award for her outstanding leadership and contribution to promoting the rights of girls and women.

This award puts Simone in a long list of previous inspirational winners which include Princeton Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter and Queen Rania of Jordan. She was also listed in Style magazine as one of the UK’s top 25 business women.

Speaking about her win, Simone said:

It’s really quite amazing to me to be recognised for doing work that I see as essential in creating positive and sustainable foundations for future female generations.

When I started both of my companies, I didn’t know how this story was going to end, but I had a dream, a laptop, my ideas and my contacts made during my extensive career in PR and I have not looked back. I get so much joy from helping women, globally define success on their own terms and also consistently delivering for my clients.

I am so thankful to WIE for recognising my work and putting me in the company of some of the world’s most revered women. I take this award graciously and that there is so much more to come in this story, it really is only the first chapter.

I’mPOSSIBLE works with the aim to educate and empower young women of colour in Britain by highlighting success stories of women of colour.