Celebrating female entrepreneurship and innovation – Ilse Jacobsen

By Guest Contributor Francesca Stainer

Join the event by DKUK and LID Publishing on 5th October to celebrate female entrepreneurship and innovation with this panel discussion from successful female entrepreneurs, including Ilse Jacobsen, entrepreneur, creative director, designer and founder of the company ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK.



DKUK are proudly partnering with member company, LID Publishing, and are excited to host this event to celebrate pioneering female entrepreneurs who strive to fully achieve their visions and change the world, while championing and celebrating gender diversity through innovation.

We are joined by a leading panel who will be sharing their knowledge and encouraging entrepreneurial growth for women throughout the UK and the Nordics.  This event is about connecting with others, finding your power in business and hopefully will leave you feeling inspired.

Join us for this lively panel discussion as we highlight some of the most forward-thinking initiatives in this space.

Please note: Details of accessing the webinar and information about the panellists will be sent to you by text message with a link to everything you need!



Ilse Jacobsen, founder of the company ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK

Ilse Jacobsen is entrepreneur, creative director, designer and founder of the company ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK. Since 1993 the company has grown rapidly both at home and abroad and the lifestyle brand is present in more than 30 countries across four continents, challenging the traditional compromise between functionality and style. The brand ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK also encompasses the dog series VOV & VUF, the flower shop BLOMSTEN, the spa KURBADET and the line of spa & beauty products Ilse by Ilse Jacobsen.

Ilse has also been one of five investors in the TV show “Lion’s Den” shown on Danish television. As an investor and mentor in the TV show, Ilse has invested in a number of startups and entrepreneurs, that she is continuously working together with. In addition, Ilse Jacobsen is a former board member of the Danish Growth Fund.



10:00 Log in & welcome
10:05 Fireside chat 
Introductory remarks by Christina Schiøtt Liaos, European Investment Lead & Regional Director Europe North, Department for International Trade (DIT)

Ilse Jacobsen, entrepreneur, creative director, designer and founder of ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK

Sophie Trelles-Tvede, Founder of Invisibobble

Stine Jersie Olsen, Chief Consultant – Growth & Impact at Danske Bank

Moderated by:

Sangeeta Waldron, Founder, Serendipity PR & Media

10:45 Q&A
11:00 End of programme