Virginia Mendez is a mother of two and the co-founder of www.thefeministshop.com. She is the author of two books for children on gender, and consent. As a children's author, she has spoken to over 2000 school children, promoting critical thinking and inviting them to understand what is behind their already-formed ideas about things being for boys and things being for girls. She has spoken at the Human Rights Festival, has been published in both Forbes and The Sunday Times, and is part of the thought leader program 'Ladies who Launch'. She has been featured in Women in Business and she is frequently invited to podcasts and YouTube channels as a guest speaker. Virginia is part of the Global Equality Collective, and DiverseEducators. She has been recognised as one of the 145 Inspiring Women Leaders of 2020 by Diverse In Globaland and won an award as one of the Top 100 UK #iAlso f:Entrepreneurs in 2020.