Her career began by working for various vertical search engines and Poppy became specialised in classifieds and property search. By 2008 Poppy was ranked the fifth most influential person in the world in online property and by 2010 Poppy had realised she’d much rather be using her online skills to do something more interesting to her personally, so she began a daily outfit blog to achieve a new year’s resolution… of posting 365 outfits in one year.
Starting off as a hobby, the blog soon became a business with readers asking where she bought her clothes and Poppy D grasped the opportunity to partner with fashion houses and uses the site to promote fashion brands.
Poppy D will be telling the inspirational story of her outfit sharing social network to graduates for the first time in Belfast on 14 May.
Jonathan Hill, President of Queen’s Graduates’ Association, said: “We’ve invited Poppy D to address recent graduates and anyone who may still be considering which career path to take. At 24, Poppy has an inspirational story to tell about how her blog earns her a living and we want to share it with those who are embarking on their careers.”
Poppy D will be joined at the event by Phil Watson, who graduated from QUB in 2008 and now works with LinkedIn. To date Phil’s job has taken him to London, New York, Miami, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Phil will share some insights into how every graduate, job seeker and employee can maximise their potential through the power of social media.
Be Inspired is supported by Hastings Hotels and will be held in the Great Hall, Queen’s University on Monday 14 May at 6.00pm. Queen’s Graduates’ Association members can attend for £5 and non-members – and current Queen’s students – for £20. For details on how to book your place at the event, simply log onto www.qub.ac.uk/home/Alumni/ or call tel 028 9097 3114.