Power Women: Samantha Tollworthy On How To Successfully Navigate Work, Love and Life As A Powerful Woman

I had the pleasure of speaking with Ming Zhao of Authority Magazine about Teddy Locks and the journey so far. 

I am excited to share the full article with you below:


  • I am passionate. I built Teddy Locks to help fight climate change and the war on waste. I truly want to make a difference and view every new and returning customer as a great achievement. Knowing that my brand makes a difference and that together we can have a big impact keeps me going.
  • I love deadlines. Running your own business often means that tasks are truly never-ending, your admin will always be there and obstacles will always need to be navigated, but having a deadline helps to keep me on track. It helps create purpose in my week, and keeps me motivated through the hard work, allowing me to enjoy the social good.
  1. Passion –The only person who will be driving your business, product or service forward is you. If you are not passionate about it you will not be able to overcome the enormous challenges that come your way. Passion is the only thing that will keep you going when all you want to do is quit. I am passionate about the natural world, I know the sacrifices I have made to get this far, that is what keeps me going.
  2. Purpose — if you set yourself goals, some small, some almost unattainable you will be able to see past the obstacles directly in front of you. If you don’t know what you are aiming for then how can anyone else? My goal isn’t to have the biggest sock company in the world, my goal is to have the biggest possible impact, and the more people who discover Teddy Locks the more single-use plastic we can stamp out.
  3. Perseverance — Nobody is going to do it for you, and society isn’t going to change overnight. Instead, you must pave your own way, and create a path for other female leaders to follow. It could be your perseverance that sees more powerful women at the table.
  4. Forgiveness — It is likely that the same people who hold you back, knock you down or doubt you may also be the same people who later sit in the same room as you. Holding a grudge or resenting missed opportunities won’t help your future. But learning from those experiences and encounters, using them as motivation to succeed will.

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