Kate Taylor, aged 38, from Wimborne in Dorset is one of a network of over 100 Women in Innovation award winners who has received a purple plaque. She has chosen Wycombe High School in Buckinghamshire as the permanent home for her plaque to be displayed.
She said: “I have extremely fond memories of my time at Wycombe High School and always felt supported and encouraged to do my best. It is a huge honour to win the Women in Innovation award and also to have the plaque installed at the school, which I hope will inspire many more female entrepreneurs and innovators to come.”
Kate established Evenly to address the lack of non-surgical solutions aimed at supporting the widespread and under-addressed issue of breast asymmetry. She is helping women whose breasts sizes may differ severely due to cancer surgeries or congenital conditions such as Poland Syndrome.
She has developed a line of silicone Bra BalancersTM, designed to be worn in a bra on a woman’s smaller side. The silicone mimics the weight of the missing natural breast tissue, meaning the bra can hold and distribute the weight of the wearer’s breasts more evenly. She has also invented a pioneering patent-pending new bra design, which she hopes to bring to market next year.
The Purple Plaque Women in Innovation award holders receive a cash injection of £50,000 and bespoke mentoring to scale up their businesses and bring their pioneering ideas to market.
Innovation award winners are developing pioneering innovations to tackle pressing societal, environmental, and economic challenges; from delivering precision medicine to underrepresented populations, to offering eco-friendly materials for the aerospace industry and creating cutting-edge digital educational tools.
Wycombe High headteacher, Nicola Renyard, said: “We are really proud of all the many former Wycombe High students who have gone on to achieve so many great things after leaving school. Kate is clearly one of them, which is why we are so delighted that she chose Wycombe High School as the permanent home for her special purple plaque. It will now be a permanent symbol and a reminder of the many accomplishments of our alumnae as well as an inspiration to existing students.”
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