She's the Hampshire entrepreneur who has been named one of 2024's most impressive female founders.

Vie Portland, from Chandler’s Ford, has been handed the impressive accolade by Britain’s f:Entrepreneur #IAlso100 campaign.

Vie, who founded VieNess Discover You Love You CIC, teaching confidence and self-esteem to children, young people and women, is being profiled among 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs from across the country.

Hampshire Chronicle: Vie Portland of VieNess Discover You Love You CIC,

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From AI companies to female-run tradeswoman platforms and sustainable fashion designers, the f:Entrepreneur #IAlso100 line-up particularly showcases trailblazing female founders who lead purpose-driven businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support.

Vie was also nominated for being a best-selling author, a co-host of a Positive Psychology podcast, a well-loved confidence coach, as well as volunteering locally and nationally, all while living with disabilities, including rare skin disorder Epidermolysis Bullosa.

On being featured in the lineup, she said: “I am so proud and honoured to be included in this wonderful campaign that celebrates such incredible women.

"I love everything I do, I love seeing the differences that my work makes, and to be recognised for this is fabulous!”

Hampshire Chronicle: Vie Portland of VieNess Discover You Love You CIC,

VieNess Discover You Love You CIC was set up in June 2019, following years of working with women whose self-esteem issues started in childhood.

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Vie realised that it would be wonderful to teach children, from as young as three, and young people the tools she had used to go from hating herself to being very happy with who she is, so they could learn to love who they are, as they are.Vie also works one to one with women; she is a best selling author, writing inclusive children’s picture books and positive growth books for adults. She co-hosts a podcast, Positivity: A work in progress with Kim Furnish of InStar Coaching CIC. She is also a motivational speaker.

“Congratulations to Vie Portland, and each of the phenomenal women featured," said Michelle Ovens CBE, founder of Small Business Britain.

“It is so important that we call out the incredible contribution of women running businesses across the UK. As well as growing economic prosperity across the UK, they are also having a tremendous, wider positive impact on local communities too.