Press Release

 

 

We are excited to announce that our co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla,  has been shortlisted for the prestigious Variety Catherine Awards in the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award!

 

This award recognises women who have ‘done it their way’ by founding and running their own company and have worked to achieve significant results in their chosen field.

 

We are super proud of Sukhi who continues to lead the way as an inspirational role model to many female founders and entrepreneurs and we wish her the best of luck!

 

 
The judging panel will be made up of the following amazing women:
 

  • Paula Radcliffe MBE
  • Lucy Choi – Owner, Lucy Choi London
  • Dr Maggie Semple – Owner, Maggie Semple Limited
  • Suzan Antonowicz – Head of International, Beauty, Fashion and Luxury – ESI Media – The Independent and Evening Standard
  • Kanya King MBE – Founder, MOBO Awards
  • Christina Blacklaws – President, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Lisa Francis – CEO, Barclays Private Bank, UK and Ireland
  • Lesley Batchelor OBE – Director General, Institute of Export and International Trade

 

The winner will be announced on Nov 13th at an awards ceremony. You can get your tickets here:

 

https://www.variety.org.uk/events/variety-catherine-awards-2018

 


Good luck Sukhi!

 

Written by MarketOrders

MarketOrders is Interviewed on Women’s Radio Station: Smart tips on how to raise money for your business

 

 

MarketOrders co-founder & COO, Sukhi Jutla, was invited onto the Women’s Radio Station, the online radio station dedicated to women, to talk about how to raise funds for your business.

 

Sukhi continues to be a thought leader and influential voice for female founders and entrepreneurs and she talks about her journey to create MarketOrders and shares insights on her funding journey to date.

 

Sukhi was joined by female founders, Georgina Wilson-Powell from Pebble Magazine, a stylish take on sustainable living, covering food, fashion, travel and design and Winnie Mak, from One Dear World, who created a collection of multi-cultural dolls.

 

The show will be aired from Monday at 2 am and pm each day and can be listened to here, if you click on the Listen button: http://womensradiostation.com/

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

MarketOrders at the London Blockchain Summit 2018

 

Publica’s Author Advisor, Sukhi Jutla, returned to the Olympia Hall in London, where Publica, earlier this year, attended the London Book Fair, to speak on the panel named “How ICOs are Revolutionising Start-Up Funding” at the London Blockchain Summit on Wednesday, 27th June.

 

 
The conference was attended by over 4000 people with over 100 events over the 2 days. The room where Sukhi spoke was filled to the brim roughly 200 people attended the panel!

 

Sukhi talked on the panel about how ICOs are revolutionising the start up funding scene. Sukhi talked about how authors are now operating as start-ups and can use ICOs as a source of start up-funding support.

 

 

The audience were amazed when Sukhi reminded them that the eBooks they buy from amazon and other stores don’t belong to them – you purchase only the license to read them – you don’t own them. Sukhi emphasised that Publica allows you to own your book and even better — gift copies away and buy multiple copies. Many had no idea authors could do book ICOs and said it would change the publishing landscape.

 

We at MarketOrders are also excited about how blockchain can be used in the gold jewellery market.

Stay tuned for more updates regarding blockchain and MarketOrders!

 

 
Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

 

Proud to announce MarketOrders co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, wins the Top 100 Rising Star awards!

 

We at MarketOrders are over the moon to announce that our co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla, won the We Are The City’s Rising Star Awards (Entrepreneur) beating over 1,250 candidates- well done Sukhi!
 

The Awards are powered by The Sunday Times and Sukhi will attend a glittering awards ceremony to pick up her award in July!

 

 

 

 

About WATC Rising Stars Awards

The Rising Star awards were introduced to showcase the UK pipeline of female talent below management and to create female 100 role models across different industries and professions.

The awards were entered by 1,250 individuals were judged by a panel of 54 independent judges. Over 35,000 public votes were received for the 200 shortlisted nominees. The awards were kindly sponsored by The Times & The Sunday Times and supported by 3M, Accenture, Aon, Barclays, Bloomberg, Cancer Research UK, CMI Women, Edit Development, EPAA, Jessica Huie Public Relations (JHPR), Jobbio, Kier, Lloyds Banking Group, Lloyd’s, Northern Trust, PedalSure, Reed Smith, Royal Navy, SAGE and Sodexo.

 

 

We at MarketOrders would like to congratulate all the winners and extend a sincere thanks to everyone who supported Sukhi’s nomination for the Rising Stars during 2018 – thank you for your support!

 

Check out the full list of winners here: https://bit.ly/2tbxYqW

 

https://risingstars.wearethecity.com/rising-stars-winners-2018/rising-stars-entrepreneurs-startups-2018/

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

Congratulations, Sukhi for being shortlisted for WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards

 

It gives us great pleasure to inform you that our co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, has been shortlisted for WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards.

 

They received a record number of entries this year (over 1,200!), with every single category being oversubscribed with amazing nominations from across the UK and Northern Ireland. 

 

Well done Sukhi on getting through to the shortlist stage and on all your achievements to date, you should be exceptionally proud to make it into the final 10 in your category!

 

Please support Sukhi’s nomination by casting a vote for her which will help to continue to shine the spotlight on #femalefounders from #diverse backgrounds! Just click on the link below:

 

 

 

 
You can read the official PR Release here from WATC:

 

 

PRESS RELEASE 

Embargoed until 8.30AM 14 May 2018

WeAreTheCity Rising Star Awards 2018

WeAreTheCity shines the spotlight on 200 remarkable women as part of their Rising Star Awards shortlist

WeAreTheCity are proud to announce the shortlist for their 2018 Rising Star Awards.

The Rising Star Awards, now in their fourth year, are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Through these awards, we will celebrate 100 individual female contributors that represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. We hope that by raising the profile of our shortlist and winners, we will also encourage organisations to consider how they strengthen the development of their female pipeline in the future.

The 200-strong shortlist showcases remarkable women within the UK from across 20 categories representing different industries/professions. An example of the amazing women shortlisted this year are; Georgia Shiels, Racing Driver, Georgia Shiels Racing; Madeline Pizzoni, Helicopter Pilot, British Army and Krystal Archer, DJ & Social Entrepreneur, SuperFoxx.

The Rising Star awards also include a Company of the Year award, which recognises the achievements of a company who can demonstrate that they are actively supporting and developing their female talent pipeline through initiatives, training, development programmes and/or internal employee relations groups. Shortlisted companies this year are Barclays, J. P. Morgan and Sky.

The awards will continue to celebrate Rising Star Champions, recognising the efforts of senior leaders who are actively supporting the female pipeline, included in this year’s shortlist are Chris Stylianou, COO, UK & Ireland, Sky and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Lawyer and Equality Campaigner.

Recognising that careers for women may follow different timescales, the Rising Star Awards do not have any age restrictions included within the criteria guidelines. WeAreTheCity feels it has a responsibility to ensure that female talent, regardless of age and background, receives the necessary support and skills to transition into key decision-making roles within our organisations.

Chris Duncan, Managing Director, Times Newspaper Ltd, said “It has been a tumultuous year for gender politics across the world, and programs that nurture the next generation of female talent have never been more important. We at The Times and The Sunday Times are delighted to continue to support the Rising Star Awards to recognise the tremendous work being done by the next generation of leaders across British industry. We would like to wish this years shortlisted individuals the very best of luck.”

The 2018 awards are headline sponsored by The Times and The Sunday Times. Category sponsors include an array of leading FTSE 100 companies and industry leaders: 3M, Accenture, Aon, Barclays, Bloomberg, CMI, CR-UK, EDIT Development, EPAA, Jobbio, JHPR, Kier, Lloyd’s, Lloyds Banking Group, Northern Trust, PedalSure, Royal Navy, Reed Smith, SAGE and Sodexo.

Vanessa Vallely, Founder of WeAreTheCity, said, “The calibre of entries this year has been truly exceptional. I am so excited to meet our shortlisted individuals at NewsUK to celebrate their success. Every one of these women should be extremely proud of their achievements. They are key contributors to their industries and outstanding role models. I wish them the very best of luck in the final round of judging.”

All shortlisted individuals will be invited to celebrate their achievements at an event hosted by NewsUK on 6 June. The 200 women will now face the final judging period and the public vote. The overall top 100 winners will be announced on 18 June 2018.

The winners will then be celebrated on 12 July 2018 at a prestigious evening reception and awards ceremony at NewsUK in London alongside our judges and sponsors.

The public are encouraged to cast their votes of support for our shortlisted nominees via risingstars.wearethecity.com

 

 

@WATC_Updates , Rising Star, Vanessa Vallely

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

The 2018 Asian Women of Achievement Awards – A celebration of incredible Asian Women

 

Sukhi Jutla and HRH Countess of Wessex at 2018 AWA Awards

 
Our co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, was a finalist in the entrepreneur category of the AWA Awards and we celebrated the event last week with a gala dinner held in association with NatWest, the 2018 Awards were held in the presence of Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, Her Grace The Duchess of Wellington, Tulip Siddiq MP, Baroness Amos, Director, SOAS University of London, Rachel Johnson, Journalist, Author, Lewis Lukens, Deputy Chief of Mission for the US Embassy in London and actress Amrit Maghera

 
The Asian Women of Achievement Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 1999, celebrate multicultural Britain and the contribution of diverse cultures and talents to UK society. We put on a platform, the phenomenal Asian women across the UK and across industries, who are making a valuable and important contribution to British life. The awards play a key role in redefining the contribution of Asian women; and informing a new, positive, pro-diversity debate.

 
Sukhi said, ‘I feel honoured I was selected as a finalist in the entrepreneur category and I hope to use this platform to further shine a spotlight on the amazing things female founders and entrepreneurs are doing”.

 
Here are a few pics from the eve and it was great to also meet HRH Countess of Wessex, definitely a photo moment!

 

 

 

 

 

 
Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

Featured in Around Ealing, Meeting HRH The Countess of Wessex + The AWA Awards

 
In this weeks blog post we have some great news to share. Our co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla, was featured in Around Ealing, where she shares tips on how she left a corporate job, started MarketOrders and wrote several books!
 
You can read the full post here: http://ealingnewsextra.co.uk/jobs-and-skills/win-a-book-and-maybe-start-a-new-career/

 

There is also a competition which you can enter and win a copy of Sukhi’s bestselling book, Escape The Cubicle: Quit The Job Yoo hate, so be sure to enter.

 

 

 

Asian Woman of Achievement Awards

 

Sukhi is also a finalist in the Asian Women of Achievement Awards where the winners will be announced at a special gala dinner on May 9th 2018.  

 

We are thrilled to announce that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, the Global Ambassador for the Women of the Future Programme, will be joining us at the annual Asian Women of Achievement Awards on May 9th at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

 

 
The Countess has been a long-time supporter of the Women of the Future Programme, having attended the Women of the Future Awards and Summit in previous years.

 

Good luck Sukhi at the AWA Awards!

 

Remeber, don’t forgot to check out Suki’s post here and enter the competition:  http://ealingnewsextra.co.uk/jobs-and-skills/win-a-book-and-maybe-start-a-new-career/

 

 Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

How to get more women into FinTech – an interview with MarketOrders COO and co – founder Sukhi Jutla

 
In today’s post @WomenInTech interviewed our co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla.
 

Sukhi is passionate about helping more women get into tech and MarketOrders also aims to
promote and champion more women in tech.
 


 
Read on for the full interview in which Sukhi shares her views on:

  • the changes in the FinTech space over the last few years
  • how we can inspire more women into FinTech careers
  • the importance of equality
  • inspiring words for female founders

 

Has the gender landscape changed in the FinTech environment from what you have seen over the last few years? If so, in what way?
When I started out in banking over a decade ago I was usually the only women in the meeting room. Or one of only a handful when attending related conferences. But today, with the explosion of FinTech becoming more mainstream and more and more people entering entrepreneurship, I see more women entering the FinTech space.
This is also because FinTech has expanded out of the constraints of banking and is now spilling into other areas of our day to day lives, such as blockchain being used in the creative industries by authors and musicians. FinTech is no longer constrained to the big banking giants. It has now become more accessible and is being used in different ways. And this is great becomes it encourages more women to consider working in this area.
 

What can we do to inspire more women into Fintech?
FinTech from the outside does seem like a male-dominated industry as people tend to think its all about computing and coding. But the essence of this industry is all about how to be more creative using people and technology. And it is these skills precisely; people skills and creativity, that i think women have plenty of expertise and strengths in.
To inspire more women into FinTech, we need to highlight the key skills and aptitudes it takes to succeed in this field and let women know that they don’t have to be coders or programmers to do well in FinTech.
We need to show that FinTech is all-encompassing and welcomes all skills and backgrounds. And more importantly, that it is an industry open to anyone as long as you are creative and curious and have a desire to use technology for good.
Showcasing and highlighting women’s efforts and success in the world of FinTech is also a good way to show other women that FinTech is a viable career path for them. It’s important that we champion and support each other!
 

What does equality mean to you?
Equality means being given opportunities and awarded credit based on what you bring to the table regardless of your gender or background.
What would you like to see change in regards to equality in FinTech?
There should be more focus on showcasing all the industries that FinTech is shaking up. It’s no longer just the domain of finance. For example, blockchain is shaking things up in traditional industries such as fishing, shipping and even gold jewellery.
The more we can share about how FinTech is changing our lives, the more we can raise awareness that FinTech is not just for the banking elite, but open for anyone who is curious and creative enough to want to see how technology can be used to disrupt their industry.
For example, my company, MarketOrders is looking into how blockchain can be used in the traditional gold jewellery industry. From payments to verifying the source of the gold, there is a lot of scope for change and creating better processes and systems.
 

What inspirational words would you offer to other women?
Identify the types of skills and work you enjoy doing and that brings out the best in you. Then find work that will use those unique abilities you have. I call this your ‘Unfair Advantage’ and talk about it in my book ‘Escape The Cubicle: Quit The Job You Hate, Create A Life You Love’.
For example, if you are great at organising and getting things done, then you can look into working for a FinTech startup that needs those types of skills.
FinTech is not only for coders and programmers. Every successful company needs a balance of skills and abilities and you need to see what you are good at and how you can best contribute. And the added bonus is when you do work you, love, you never have to work a day in your life!
FinTech is going to continue to be a growing part of our lives and there has never been a more exciting time to jump in and shape this exciting future. So I welcome you to join this growing industry and put your stamp on it!
 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao
 

MarketOrders produces the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author

 

History was made at the 2018 London Book Fair when our co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, became the  World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author!

 

 

 
As well as being the co-founder and COO of MarketOrders, Sukhi is also an author and an advocate of the blockchain.
 

 

This week at the London Book Fair, Sukhi spoke on a panel about how the publishing industry would be shaken up with the introduction of blockchain tech. She also talked about the opportunities this would offer authors and why it was important to take part in this discussion now. Because blockchain is not disrupting industries tomorrow…its happening now.

 

Sukh is also the co-author of the official Blockchain For Books White-paper that talks in more detail about how blockchain will disrupt the traditional publishing arena and was launched at The London Book Fair which is attended by over 5,000 people from 60 + countries.

 

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.

 

We are very excited and proud of Sukhi whose book, Escape The Cubicle: Quit The Job You Hate, Create A Life You Love, is the first book to be published on the blockchain. This means you can purchase the book with cryptocurrency. 

 

Blockchain removes the need of a middleman…and that is also what MarketOrders advocates! Our platform allows gold jewellery retailers to purchase the products they need directly from the manufacturers and suppliers. 

 

Being able to purchase directly from the source means you can get better prices and access to more products. The middleman no longer can inflate the market price or control what products can go to the market.

 

Watch this space as MarketOrders will also be releasing some exciting news about how we are going to use blockchain to better serve our customers.

 

You can read more about Sukhi’s coverage on being the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author in the article covered by the prestigious Publishers Weekly where she made the front page during the London Book Fair:

 

 

You can check out Sukhi’s book here: https://amzn.to/2GX3nWJ

 

 

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

PRESS RELEASE

We are thrilled to announce the co-founder and COO of MarketOrders, Sukhi Jutla, has been nominated for The Asian Women of Achievement Awards.

The Asian Women of Achievement Awards, in association with NatWest, is pleased to announce the full shortlist for 2018. From women working to fight human trafficking to a powerlifting champion and an expert in the reproductive health of astronauts, the talent of this year’s line-up is astounding. The full shortlist celebrates candidates from all over the UK and with heritage from North Korea, Lebanon, China and India. The nominees are a shining example of the trailblazing work of Asian women in Britain today. 

This year’s Asian Women of Achievement Awards will take place on Wednesday May 9, 2018, at the London Hilton on Park Lane. 

The Asian Women of Achievement Awards showcases phenomenal Asian women across the UK and celebrates the valuable impact they make to British life. The awards play a key role in redefining the contribution of Asian women; and informing a new, positive, pro-diversity debate. Well done Sukh! We at MarketOrders are thrilled you have been shortlisted for this amazing award!

AWA_meme_shortlisted

To see the official press release please click here. (link to the attached press release)

>>http://www.awaawards.com/our-alumni-category/2018/

 

#AWA2018 #awaawardsuk #AsianWomenofAchievements