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Martha Lane Fox: Work Hard, Be Nice To People

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Lovely People

Yesterday Martha Lane Fox, co-founder of LastMinute.com, was placed at No. 25 in the Telegraph’s 50 Most Influential Briton’s in Technology.

Back in 1997, with business partner Brent Hoberman, she started LastMinute.com which became one of the hits of the UK’s dot-com era.

Since then she has gone on to start a karaoke bar business called Lucky Voice which aims to bring back the therapeutic benefits of singing and help to raise people’s spirits. She is also a director of Marks and Spencer.

In June this year she was appointed the UK Government’s Digital Inclusion Champion. She has made it her mission to get as many people as possible online before the London 2012 Olympics.

Martha has a strong commitment to charity work. She founded her own charity called Antigone and is a patron of both Reprieve and CAMFED.

In a recent interview on the BBC’s Leading Questions program, Martha talks about her success in business, her new role with the Government and her motto:

Work hard, be nice to people.

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