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In conversation: King's President & Principal meets Josephine Philips, founder & CEO of Sojo

A photo montage featuring Josephine Philips, a woman in a brown suit sat casually in a chair, and Professor Shitij Kapur, a man in a blue suit standing by a grand stone staircase

Earlier this month, the Principal met King’s alumna, Josephine Philips (Philosophy & Physics, 2021), who is the Founder and CEO of fashion alterations and repairs app, Sojo

Shitij and Josephine spoke about everything, from their personal experiences of King's and being in the heart of London, to how passion with purpose is inspiring and shaping their own careers. They also discussed Josephine’s journey from developing a new idea while studying, the launch of Sojo and how her time at King’s shaped her career and venture into entrepreneurship, as well as Professor Kapur’s ambitions for the university.

Watch the interview in full.

About Josephine Phillips

Josephine started her entrepreneurial journey at King’s, first pitching her start-up fashion app to our Idea Factory competition, before being invited to join the King’s20 Accelerator, the Entrepreneurship Institute’s flagship programme supporting the 20 highest potential ventures from across the university. Building on Josephine’s long-held passion for sustainable fashion, Sojo is a platform for clothing alterations that connects users with local seamsters. It was an immediate success and has now been downloaded thousands of times and been featured in publications including British Vogue.