The International Businesswoman - Sophi Tranchell.
Raised by activist parents who campaigned against APARTHEID and military dictatorships in South America, Sophi was introduced to social justice at an early age. "It was all I knew. I can't imagine not being passionate about it," she says. She immersed herself in campaigns at university and afterwards became chair of London Anti-Apartheid.
It was while she was running a firm that imported Latin-American films that she saw a job advert for a Fair trade chocolate brand and applied straight away. More excited about the project than her role within it - she was hoping for a marketing job - she was astonished to be offered the job of Managing Director.
Despite her previous lack of experience in food retail, Sophi has turned the unknown company into a household name. DIVINE is the first company co-owned by those who grow the raw product - the cocoa farmers in Ghana.
"Before I had even officially started I went to Ghana to meet the farmers. Ten years on, it's amazing to see the changes in their lives - not just from their earnings but from the pride and empowerment of being involved in an international company - they love having a head office in London!"
Sophi is also the founder of TRADING VISIONS, an education charity - SHE magazine.
Apologies - I was unable to bring you The Innovator as stated in last weeks post.