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 COO, Sukhi Jutla, talks about Why Diversity Matters with @FintechChat on 8th Aug 2018 – Do tune in!

 

Why “Diversity Matters” and how can #FinTech build a diverse workforce? Don’t miss our #FinTechChat and join the conversation with Sukhi Jutla, World’s 1st #BlockchainAuthor, next Wednesday, 8th Aug, 10AM. Follow us @FinTech_Chat.

 

 

 

Next week on 8th Aug 2018 at 10am GMT, Sukhi Jutla, MarketOrders co-founder & COO,  will be live on Twitter talking to @FinTechChat on why diversity matters and how #FinTech can build a diverse workforce. They will discuss topics such as:
 

    • Why diversity matters in #FinTech
    • What are the biggest challenges in building a diverse workforce?
    • Why do we need more Women in FinTech?
    • How do we make the FinTech sector more Inclusive and Diverse?

 

…and much more so please do join in the conversation.

 

 

Don’t miss out and ear mark the date and time and join in the conversation. Follow us @FinTech_Chat and see you then!

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

MarketOrders Celebrates Diversity at the London Stock Exchange

 

 

The London Stock Exchange Group welcomed Diversity UK on Monday 11th June 2018 to mark its contribution to improving equality and inclusion in Britain and to mark the publication of the 2018 edition of the #Top100AsianStarsinUKTech #innovation #women #tech #entrepreneurship.

 

 

Our very own Sukhi Jutla, Co-founder and COO of MarketOrders was invited to the LSE to celebrate being listed on the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech.

 

The date coincided with the launch of London Tech Week 2018 and the 171st birthday of women’s rights campaigner, Millicent Fawcett. 

 

Diversity UK members and guests were welcomed by Nikhil Rathi, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group and senior colleagues from the organisation’s diversity and inclusion team. 

 

Lord Gadhia, who was a judge for Diversity UK’s Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2018 list, gave the keynote address emphasising the importance of diversity and inclusion for Britain.

 

Read more here:

https://diversityuk.org/london-stock-exchange-group-welcomes-diversity-uk/

 

https://www.lseg.com/markets-products-and-services/our-markets/london-stock-exchange/equities-markets/raising-equity-finance/market-open-ceremony/welcome-stories/ondon-stock-exchange-group-welcomes-diversity-uk

 

Sukhi Jutla with Rav Bumbra, Lopa Patel and Farrah Quereshi

 

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

MarketOrders in the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2018 launched

 

The official list of the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2018 was launched on June 4th in London by Diversity UK in association with the Ethnic Minority Foundation (EMF), KPMG and NewAsianPost.com.

 

We are super proud to announce that our very own co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla, made it into this list, flying the flag for MarketOrders!

 

 

Guests heard from Jacqueline de Rojas, President of techUK and Chair of Digital Leaders and took part in a Tech Showcase Q&A session featuring Echo, a healthcare platform; Trik, 3D modelling software and Kraydel a social care solution for the elderly. FinTech Leader Monica Kalia, the Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer at financial wellbeing provider Neyber, was honoured with the Chairman’s Award by Dilip Joshi MBE, Chair of Diversity UK.



 

Congrats to everyone who made it onto this list and thanks to Lopa Patel for shining a spotlight on Asian tech talent!

 

See the full list here: https://asiansintech.com/top-100-asian-stars-in-uk-tech-2018/page/8/

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

PRESS RELEASE – A Winning Week for MarketOrders – Winning £100k investment + Rising Star Award

 

 

It’s been a winning week for MarketOrders who this week won first prize at the Blockchain Accelerator held in London on 6-8th July. 

 
Sukhi Jutla, MarketOrders co-founder and COO pitched to a panel of judges and investors and won the winning pitch from 20 other companies competing for the top prize.

 

This win is further testament to the work we are doing at MarketOrders as well as the realisation that the gold industry is ripe for disruption. And this is exactly what the investors see – they see incredible growth opportunity with MarketOrders.

 

This win also signifies MarketOrders entry into the blockchain space where we this technology will be used to create trusted transactions across the gold jewellery industry where currently only 4% of gold jewellery transactions occur online due to a lack of trust in the marketplace. MarketOrders is on a mission to change this and to bring greater transparency across the gold industry.

 

Sukhi’s excellent pitching skills also secured MarketOrders sponsored WeWork office space a well as private mentoring from top entrepreneurs worth £20,000.

 

Well done Sukhi for leading the way and being an excellent role model for other female founders and entrepreneurs!

 

Winning the Rising Stars Award

This week, Sukhi also collected her Rising Star awards from We Are The City (WATC). 

 

 

The WATC awards received over 1250 nominations and we are really proud to announce that our co-founder and COO walked away with the winning entry for the Entrepreneurs & Startup category. 

 

Well done Sukhi for being a shining example and a leading role model for tech female founders. We are super proud of you!

 

In addition MarketOrders and Sukhi were featured in the presstigious “The Sunday Times”.

 
 
 

 

Wow, what a winning week it has been for MarketOrders!

 

 

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

 

 

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