Forbes 30 under 30 honouree Samanah Duran is a British entrepreneur, TV & media personality and podcaster with a fierce emphasis on inspiring each individual to embrace their identity and to take pride in their individuality.
First known for the crafting of indulgent streetwear brand Critics Clothing established back in 2012, Samanah is best known for her work within female entrepreneurship and digital media having built on that concept as an extension of Critics Clothing, by launching digital media and news company BEYOUROWN.
Since its launch in 2016, has been on a mission to lead women with a vision. Led by founder, CEO & contributing editor, Samanah Duran, BEYOUROWN’s rapid growth & evolution is down to continuously delivering a fresh perspective from a wide community of the most affluential, influential and entrepreneurial game-changing women of today. By successfully striking up collaborations, media partnerships and sponsorships deals with a mixture of the UK’s promising SME’s to global organisations, Samanah has leveraged this to bring BEYOUROWN’s brand value to an estimated £1 million.
With monthly BEYOUROWN Membership Club events, Samanah confidently hosts business workshops and panel discussions covering all female entrepreneurship topics and women in business development work. Today Samanah has been covered by many media outlets and publications from Forbes, Square Mile, Telegraph, to Business Leader and remains truly dedicated to evolving her brand and team. She has developed an unconventional approach to business by enjoying life to the fullest and making business enjoyable for her and whoever she works with.
As she continues to be involved in every aspect of Critics Clothing, BEYOUROWN and, she loves to meet other inspiring entrepreneurs out there on a mission to also succeed in doing what they love and is passionate about passing on her entrepreneurial skills that she has learned along the way.
As well as successfully launching her own BEYOUROWN Podcast, which has featured stars such as BBC The Apprentice Winner Carina Lepore and ITV’s writer and Channel 4’s comedian Maddy Anholt, Samanah has co-hosted multiple podcasts, spoken at seminars and has been a guest on a wide variety of panel discussions including NEC’s Clothes Show Live, London Pure Exhibition, London School Of Economics and Moving Ahead (sponsored by JP Morgan and Natwest)
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