Charly Lester is an entrepreneur, dating industry expert and journalist. After creating the hugely popular 30 Dates Blog as a twenty-nine year-old financial contractor, Charly went on to become the Guardian’s dating editor and created The Dating Awards covering the UK, Europe and the US. With professional matchmaker Caroline Brealey she’s now launched A League of Her Own, a club for female entrepreneurs, and the Dating Expert Academy, an online accreditation program for aspiring dating experts. She’s also now head judge at the 2017 UK Blog Awards, chairing a panel of 40 expert judges. In this episode hear how Charly’s entrepreneurial streak has come to the fore in a variety of ways, the impact her parents have made on her life and career, and why she works best at night.