Katie is the co-founder and CEO at Mush. As a former equity derivatives broker in the City of London, becoming a mum made her an expert in something very different to trading and she stumbled across the very common problem of maternal loneliness. She met another mum in the playground by chance, and the two of them hatched the plan to create an app that matched new mothers with other mums locally, around their interests and child’s age. Since then it has developed into a national platform for mums to connect, meet and support each other.

As a regular commentator on maternal mental health and the impact of community and friendship for all women at this stage in their lives, she can be found making sure that any mum she meets is well connected.