A year ago I was a Finalist on Masschallenge - an international business accelerator program. No easy task when 12,000 apply for 100 places! On the London program, I was a driven female entrepreneur, excited to access opportunities to up level my mastectomy swimwear business and support women around the world.
Fast forward one year, and I've been invited to be the Keynote speaker at that first Women in MassChallenge event in the Switzerland!
So excited about this opportunity.
Women in MassChallenge is my first international speaking opportunity- and I'm here right now in gorgeous Lausanne, preparing to speak later this evening. I hope to inspire the women attending with my story and how listening to people's problems are and solving them can be a great foundation for a creative business
I never thought my breast cancer diagnosis would lead to me receiving messages like this:
If you're going through breast cancer treatment right now, I urge you not to give up!
Because in the future you can create an impact with your experience on other women, even if it's just one.
Can't wait to meet the Swiss female entrepreneurs and other members of our global entrepreneur family!
With warmth, Clover
Clover, Creator of Clover Lewis Swimwear
Clover started designing mastectomy swimsuits and bikinis after struggling to find a stylish, beautiful post-surgery bikini to wear on her first holiday after a breast cancer diagnosis. The holiday? A trip to Bali to overcome her fears by learning how to scuba-dive.
She made her first mastectomy bikini, got her PADI diving certificate wearing it, at that moment personally realised the connections between body image, clothing confidence for women with breast cancer.
So despite the expectation to carry on with “life as normal” after cancer, this experience had a profound effect on Clover. It became the fuel for her mission creating beautiful swimwear for women to feel good about their bodies so they can swim again.
Through Clover Lewis Swimwear, Clover helps women feel body confident… and feel like they belong on a beach.