Mio Strong Women: Holly Buckley

Holly runs DIARY directory, an industry bible which connects fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, press and influencers providing contacts, news, dates and social insight.

“Thank you to my mum Gail – she’s proven that you don’t have to have a good childhood to make a success of your life.”

The most inspirational woman in my life is without question my mum. She had a difficult childhood so left home at the age of 16 and went on to become a Bluebell Girl in Paris, a Black Jack croupier in the Playboy Club. She then delved into the fashion & beauty world as a fashion buyer, created and sold a magazine to EMAP, became the MD for famous spa in central London, and finally launched DIARY directory over 3 decades ago – she is not only a powerhouse but is the most giving & caring soul I know. Thank you for being you.

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