Tanya Candy is a mentor, speaker, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She lives in London with her husband and son.
After completing her BA in Comparative Literature Studies, she worked for her family businesses which are in the property and yacht charter industries. She then went on to pursue her passions for fashion and presenting. She worked her way up the leading brand-building global agency Karla Otto, becoming a high fashion brand and VIP liaison and events manager. Alongside this, she hosted and interviewed celebrities and entrepreneurs on location in London and Monaco, inclusive of the World Music Awards. With her enthusiasm for strategising and innovative thinking, she decided to invest in properties and founded meaningful businesses. Simultaneously, she organises charity events and fundraisers.
Three years ago, Tanya had a traumatic birth with her twins which resulted in them being born 15 weeks prematurely. Her daughter did not survive the birth and her son was born weighing just one pound, causing him to spend the first few months of his life fighting to survive in the neonatal unit. In the face of adversity she found strength in engaging with other mothers and made it her mission to make a considerable difference in society by inspiring mothers to connect and support each other. Based on this and her drive to empower women, Tanya went on to speak publicly at events and online. She mentors women who are struggling with poor mental health, baby loss and the rollercoaster journey of having a premature child. Tanya encourages others to put their wellness and purpose at the forefront of their lives. She reminds them that they are not alone in their journey and that there is always light after darkness.