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Claire Reid, 29, South Africa

Claire Reid is the founder of Reel Gardening. She wants to simplify the process of planting, so the company provides biodegradable strips which anchor the seeds at the correct depth and distance apart and so just need to be planted and watered.

Her advice to other female entrepreneurs:

"You need to be an opportunist, constantly seeking out opportunity and taking it. And I truly believe that if you allow the universe to conspire in your favour it will."

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