Rising Stars: Women Entrepreneurs Shaping Gibraltar’s Tomorrow


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In the spotlight: Some enterprising women entrepreneurs from Gibraltar

In the heart of Gibraltar, a new era of entrepreneurship is dawning, and it bears a distinctly feminine touch. Women entrepreneurs are taking center stage in this bustling enclave, defying conventions, and redefining the business landscape. They are not only creating successful ventures but also setting examples that break stereotypes and ignite aspirations.

From fintech pioneers crafting innovative solutions to visionaries in the hospitality sector reimagining guest experiences, Gibraltar’s women entrepreneurs span across industries, and their collective impact is undeniable. With a nurturing ecosystem, mentorship programs, and a business-friendly environment, these enterprising women are unleashing their full potential.

The rise of women entrepreneurs is not just a win for gender equality but also a driving force behind Gibraltar’s economic growth, job creation, and innovation. In this thriving business and financial hub, the active participation of women is forging a path towards a more inclusive and prosperous future. The stage is set, and Gibraltar’s women entrepreneurs are the stars of tomorrow.

Here’s presenting some enterprising women entrepreneurs from Gibraltar.

> Ruth Parasol, Founder, PartyPoker

Ruth Parasol is the founder of PartyGaming, which owns PartyPoker, along with her husband. She is an educated creative businesswoman who used both creativity and boldness to turn PartyGaming into one of the biggest competitors in the online gambling market. Gibraltar is the base which the billionaire entrepreneur Ruth Parasol, has called home. And this is where she’s also based her International Headquarters. The creation of PartyPoker, one of the first online casinos to be solely dedicated to poker, was her company’s most significant achievement. Her business tactics and sheer determination have turned her into a self-made billionaire.

She also started the Parasol Foundation Trust, which she uses to donate to a variety of organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Prodean Animal Rescue Center, and the Museum of History of Polish Jews.

> Gemma Vasquez, Partner, Hassans Law Firm

Gemma Vasquez is a Partner in the biggest law firm in Gibraltar – Hassans International Law Firm. She specializes in construction law and corporate law and has advised developers, contractors and banks on large construction projects.

Her laurels are many. In 2014, she also assisted in drafting the Gibraltar Companies Act, which came into force in Gibraltar. She led the campaign to remain in the European Union in Gibraltar in 2016, where 96% of the population of Gibraltar voted to remain in the European Union.

Her background is unique. A graduate from Oriel College, Oxford University, she completed her LPC in the Oxford Institute of Legal Studies; after that, she was called to the Gibraltar Bar in 2007, and practiced both a Barrister and Solicitor in Gibraltar.

She was Chair of the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses and, sits on numerous government boards including the Business Licensing Authority, the Small Business Advisory Board and the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation Board.

> Nuria Saccone, Founder & Director at Pulse

Nuria Saccone is an influential individual within the Travel and Tourism industry in Gibraltar. And Pulse is a dynamic and energetic company specializing in offering 1st class management and consultancy services across the sports, entertainment and cultural landscape. Empowered by solid relationships and monumental experiences, the company takes pride that with a comprehensive understanding in planning, coordination and logistics, they employ the latest
travel technology.

> Marie FOX, Artful Remedy

Marie Fox wears many hats. She is an art-based Interventions Therapist, Facilitator and conducts Holistic Creative Sessions to support, enhance Wellbeing and promote Self-care, & Quality of Life.

She had founded at Charity, Canvas Inspirations in 2015. Artful Remedy promotes art and the healing power of art through self-expression in a safe, tranquil, non-judgemental and non-clinical environment. Besides, she also enjoys her free-lance artist & illustrator roles and take on commission work.

> Sarah Carreras, Founder, Mayfair On Main

Sarah Carreras’ company’s mission is – to ensure the highest possible standards by providing highly experienced team, a friendly and welcoming environment in luxurious surroundings and a 5-star quality service.

Mayfair On Main is constantly in touch with the latest trends and techniques to ensure that they provide their clients the best in hair cutting & styling, creative colour, texture, including permanent movement and hair smoothing, together with specialized conditioning treatments.

At Mayfair on Main they are committed to upgrading knowledge, skills and techniques in order to be at the forefront of High Quality Hairdressing and Education in Gibraltar.

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