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Meet Cosmo's 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year, Jane Lu!

She ditched a corporate career in finance and risked it all for fashion.

Jane Lu Cosmopolitan's Entrepreneur of the Year

Jane Lu immigrated to Australia with her family when she was eight-years-old and by the age of 18 was on a steady path to a career in corporate finance. But after three years of being a ‘suit’ Lu started to wonder if this career was really the one for her. So by combining her social media addiction and love of online shopping, Jane left the corporate world and launched an online shopping destination that provided trendy yet affordable clothes and accessories for girls and called it Show Pony, now officially known as SHOWPO.

With over 500,000 likes on Facebook and 790,000 on Instagram, the SHOWPO brand is not just another online store; it’s a community of women sharing their experiences with the product. And with every item for sale being no more than the capped price of $70, Jane has created an online space that is available to everyone and every budget.

From its humble roots in a garage, SHOWPO has grown to become one of Australia’s largest online retailers. Jane just introduced a “try before you buy” option, setting Showpo apart from competitors. She also works closely with Project Futures, raising funds to combat human trafficking.