Sector: Digital and Media
After dropping out of school at 15, Chloë Clover now co-owns Wander Films with her partner Lou. She recently achieved her dream of making the Forbes “30 under 30” list and doesn’t plan on stopping there!
Where do you call home?
Redcar and Middlesbrough.
Tell us about your role?
I am the co-founder and director of Wander Films.
How did you get to where you are today?
I went travelling with my partner and began creating travel videos for businesses. I realised it was a viable business BUT I wanted to come home and grow a kick-ass company in Teesside. We came home in 2018 and founded Wander Films – we now have a team of 14 and create content for big brands.
What struggles or obstacles did you face along the way?
Trying to enter the business world without business experience was super tough, especially not knowing people and not understanding the way business was supposed to be done. However, this actually became our greatest strength! We just did it our way and that really resonated with people.
Describe the moment you first got a feel for success?
When we first started Wander, we wrote down our big-ass goals and dreams, we had a list of things we wanted to achieve and that was super important. One of those goals was making the Forbes “30 under 30” list and earlier this year I made it. This was a huge moment – we realised we were actually making waves and doing what we set out to do.
Do you have any advice for aspiring young females?
You have one crack at life, just frickin’ go for it. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are or what opportunities you have been given to this point, you are in control of your destiny. If you want something, work hard and make it happen.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Try not to worry too much about what people think of you – it’s OK to see the world differently, be brave and be bold. Sometimes it’s easy to let people who can hurt you in – negativity sticks and can be tough to shake off, but don’t let other people affect your course.
What three words inspire you and encourage a positive path?
Keep dreaming bigger.
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