Broadcaster & Entrepreneur
Poppy Jamie (she/her) is an entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and entertainment presenter.
At 19 years of age, while still studying at the London School of Economics, Poppy had become the youngest entertainment presenter at the UK’s largest news organisation, ITN. By 23, she had moved to the USA to work for MTV International, ITV2, Extra and went on to launch the first ever talk show on Snapchat’s discover platform, Pillow talk with Poppy, to an audience of over 100 million. At 25 Poppy founded her first start-up, an accessories brand “Pop and Suki” with best friend and model/actress Suki Waterhouse. At 26 founded Happy Not Perfect (HNP) a mental wellbeing start-up application and corresponding product line which is due to launch in 2018.
Both startups have strong brand missions, Pop and Suki was set up to celebrate friendship and women working together and HNP looks at mindfulness in a new way. It’s dedicated to helping users feel happier, calmer and less anxious. Inspired by her mother, a neurotherapist, and based on the science behind happiness, HNP focuses on making it easy for us to look after our brains in the same way we do our bodies.
In 2017, Forbes names Poppy one of their 30 under 30 and she was appointed as the youngest member of the Resnic Neuropychiatric Hospital Advisory Board at the UCLA to help consult on the wellbeing of students.
Most recently Poppy took part in the first ever ‘mental health’ talk at Cambridge University, was invited to speak at the UCLA WOW summit on brain health alongside names like Goldie Hawn and Lisa Kudrow, and delivered a TEDxHollywood talk entitled ‘Addicted to Likes’ where she explored the phycological impact technology has had on our lives and how we can minimise the damage going forward.