Debbie Moore and 40 Years of Pineapple

The Little Girl Who Did!

We were excited to see, in the Financial Times Lex column this week, a mention of Pineapple’s founder: “Another pioneer was Debbie Moore, founder of Pineapple Dane Studios. She sashayed on to its hallowed trading floor nine years later, the first woman to float a company on the stock exchange.”

This month, State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation brought its Fearless Girl campaign to London with a new statue in Paternoster Square, against the backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral. The firm also announced new global diversity impact numbers on the campaign’s second anniversary.

Since first launching the Fearless Girl campaign in 2017 on the eve of International Women’s Day, 445 companies of the 1,265 identified by State Street Global Advisors have responded to the call to action by either adding a female director or committing to do so. Click here to learn more about the Fearless Girl campaign.

Today, Debbie still runs Pineapple, and she has not lost touch with her roots as a little girl in Urmston, Manchester.

After winning the ‘Honey’ magazine search for a model competition at the age of 15, Debbie started her career as a model, and moved to London to pursue her dreams.

In 2019 Debbie Moore will celebrate 40 years of Pineapple Dance Studios, and she continues to inspire new generations of young dancers to pursue their own dreams.

Celebrating Youth

Debbie has launched a new partnership with Mountview Academy based in Peckham, to support young dancers via Mountview’s Generation N*xt Youth arts programme, she will be offering a full scholarship for a term of classes to 20 lucky young dancers aged 16-24years old, which runs from Monday 29 April to Sunday 8 July. To apply, please email shortcourses@mountview.org.uk Click here to learn more on the Mountview website.