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Alex Depledge MBE is an entrepreneur, Founder Resi.co.uk and former CEO Hassle.com
Alex Depledge is best known for launching Hassle.com in 2013 with her friend and business partner Jules Coleman. The pair got through the challenges, the mistakes, and the lack of investment to build a company that sold for over £20million. They’ve repeated the process with Resi, a disruptive architecture and planning business that is now a market-leader. Alex looks at the lessons she's learned, from startup mindsets to the future of the workplace, the pressures on leaders to balancing culture and growth (including a dramatic increase in Resi's business during the Covid-19 pandemic).
Alex Polizzi is an hotelier and a television presenter.
Alex Polizzi is an English hotelier and the presenter of the British television series The Hotel Inspector on Channel 5.
Alison is a professor of public sector management at King’s College, London, education policy adviser to the U.K. government, and author.
Alison is an economist and Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College London. Alison's study focus is based upon the relationship between education and the labour market. Her latest book is The XX Factor, from this basis, turns to focus upon the current reality that is the relationship between women and work. Alison discusses how women are moving boldly into the ranks of the power and business elite, but at the cost of creating a new society.
Allyson Stewart-Allen is the Founder and CEO of International Marketing Partners.
Allyson Stewart-Allen is a renowned marketer, whose expertise in brand internationalisation is sought by leading businesses globally through her consultancy, publications, appearances, mentoring and corporate education.
Amanda Stretton is best known for being a female motorsport and motor industry presenter.
Amanda Stretton is the UK’s leading female motorsport and motor industry presenter. She is renowned for her knowledge of contemporary and historical racing series and her understanding of the international car industry.
Amber Case is best known for being a cyborg anthropologist.
Amber Case is an anthropologist who specialises in observing the symbiotic relationship between people and technology.
Anita Rani is an English radio and television presenter and journalist of Indian descent.
Anita Rani is the presenter of the RTS award winning Four Rooms, the antiques show with a twist on Channel Four. She is a member of BBC1’s The One Show presenting team and reporting team, fronts Escape To The Continent and has presented numerous documentaries for the BBC.
Anjum Anand is best known for being a British Indian chef.
Anjum Anand is a British Indian food writer and TV chef of Indian cuisine.
Rower Anna Watkins played her part in a hugely successful London 2012 Olympics not just by winning gold, but by partnering three-time silver medalist Katherine Granger to a long awaited Olympic win.
Anna was introduced to rowing when she studied at the University of Cambridge. Moving up to the full international squad, Anna's rise to winning ways had begun. With the world famous partnership with Katherine Grainger, the two were unbeaten in their first season rowing together and they went on to claim two World Championship golds before entering and championing the London 2012 games. Setting a new Olympic record on the way the pair convincingly won their Olympic final to take gold and provide one of the most memorable moments of the games.
Annabel Karmel is the author of books on nutrition and cooking for babies, children and families.
Annabel Karmel is a modern day “mumpreneur” juggling life as a busy working mother of three with a hugely successful career.
Anne Lise Kjaer
Anne Lise Kjaer is a leading global futurist. She delivers out-of-the-box thinking and is an extremely sought after inspirational speaker.
Anne Lise Kjaer specialises in future trends and their impact on tomorrowʼs consumer behaviour and needs. She manages a wide range of client briefs, from corporate presentations to customised trends research. Kjaer is renowned as a motivational speaker and her inspiring presentations communicate concepts in a stimulating and engaging format.
Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer for MI5, the UK Security Service, who resigned in 1996 to blow the whistle on the spies' incompetence and crimes.
Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer for MI5, the UK Security Service, who resigned in the late 1990s to help blow the whistle on the spies’ incompetence and crimes with her ex-partner, David Shayler.
Successful business advisor, serial Non Exec and Chairman and Management Today's Madame Guillotine.
Avril is an embracing combination of business adviser, occasional interim for step-change and serial Non Exec and Chairman. She is a regular columnist for Management Today 'Madame Guillotine', December 2012 achieved her first TEDx and in June 2013 published The Kama Sutra of Work which is both cheeky and will open your eyes to the possibilities of great work that you have never thought of!
Ayesha Hazarika is a former senior Labour advisor and stand up comedian.
Ayesha Hazarika was a senior Labour adviser to Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband and is now a political commentator.
Barbara Cassani has held a number of leadership positions in consumer services throughout her career – from big corporations, to a start-up company, to founding London’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
Ms Cassani is a regular speaker and commentator on leadership and managing for growth. She is known for her straight-talking approach to leadership that keeps the focus on clear objectives and building teams.
Baroness Catherine Ashton
Catherine is the European Unions’s first High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission.
Catherine has been appointed as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Catherine has been European Commissioner for Trade since October 2008. During her time as Trade Commissioner she has initiated an ambitious and far-reaching free trade agreement with South Korea, and solved a number of high-profile trade disputes with major trading partners. She has also championed trade as a means of promoting development around the world, putting the EU's economic relationship with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries on a firmer footing.
Baroness Dido Harding
Baroness Dido Harding is the former Chief Executive of the TalkTalk Group.
Baroness Dido Harding was Chief Executive of TalkTalk for seven years, growing the business in one of the most competitive, fast-moving markets, dominated by big players. As well as turning the company around from being Britain’s most complained about telecoms operator into an award-winning service provider, she also took a very visible public lead when TalkTalk were subject to a high profile cyber attack.
Baroness Floella Benjamin
Baroness Floella Benjamin DBE DL is a Trinidadian-British actress, author, television presenter, singer, businesswoman and politician. She is known as presenter of children's programmes such as Play School, Play Away and Fast Forward.
Baroness Floella Benjamin was born in Trinidad in 1949 and came to England as a 10 year old child in 1960. She left school at 16 with the aim of becoming Britain's first ever black woman bank manager, but changed direction and became an actress, presenter, writer, independent producer, working peer and an active advocate for the welfare, care and education of children throughout the world. She has also headed a successful film and television production company for the last 28 years.
Baroness Nuala O'Loan DBE MRIA
Nuala is member of the Royal Irish Academy and is an inspirational woman whose message of justice, reconciliation and peace is truly powerful.
Baroness Nuala O’Loan, former Ireland's Special Envoy for Conflict Resolution, is an inspirational woman whose message of justice, reconciliation and peace is truly powerful. Baroness Nuala O’Loan DBE is a member of the UK House of Lords. She was also Ireland’s Roving Ambassador for Conflict Resolution and Special Envoy to Timor Leste and for UNSCR 1325, Women, Peace and Security. In June 2013, Baroness O'Loan was conferred with membership a member of the Royal Irish Academy due to her significant contributions to life in Ireland.
Baroness Susan Greenfield
Susan is a neurobiologist and international expert on the Brain, author and broadcaster.
Baroness Greenfield is former Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (the first woman to hold that position) and Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, where she leads a multi-disciplinary team investigating neurodegenerative disorders. In addition she is Director of the Oxford Centre for the Science of the Mind, exploring the physical basis of consciousness. Susan Greenfield is an outstanding keynote speaker on creativity and leadership, human behaviour, science and the future.
Belinda Parmar OBE Belinda Parmar OBE, Empathy & innovation expert, author and corporate activist.
Belinda Parmar OBE is the CEO of The Empathy Business and pioneer of the world’s first empathy index, launched in the Harvard Business Review. Belinda is transforming the business world to become a more empathic place and is currently Empathy-In-Residence at a bank. Belinda was awarded an OBE for bringing more women into the UK’s technology industry. Belinda’s new campaign is #TheTruthAboutTech highlighting Tech Addiction and how we can be more digitally resilient. Her campaign was featured on the front page of The Guardian in March 2018, Woman’s Hour and ITV news in May 2018.
Bianca Jagger is a prominent international human rights and climate change advocate.
For over 20 years, Bianca has campaigned for social and economic justice and environmental protection throughout the world. She is Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International USA and Trustee of the Amazon Charitable Trust. Her work has been award-winning, receiving the Earth Day Award from the UN in the 1990s, as well as the Green Globe Award from the Rain Forest Alliance, and an 'Abolitionist of the Year' award from the US National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Bianca Miller is the founder of The Be Group and was a finalist on The Apprentice 2014.
Bianca Miller is an award-winning entrepreneur also known for creating the brand “Bianca Miller London” which launched in November 2015, a hosiery company which caters to women of all skin complexions ranging from English Rose to Sub-Saharan African.
Blaire Palmer is the Chief Executive of That People Thing.
Blaire Palmer is a three times published Author, Keynote Speaker, Coach and Agent Provocateur.
Bryony Gordon is best known as a Telegraph columnist and interviewer.
Bryony Gordon is the bestselling author of The Wrong Knickers on living with depression and OCD and a Sunday Times bestseller.
Cally Beaton is best known for being a comedian, media business leader, performer and coach.
After joining the board of ITV, Cally went on to set up her own company and serving as an SVP in charge of International Sales at media giant Viacom, she also started a parallel career in comedy. Cally brings humour and energy to workplace insights ranging from how to foster a creative, positive environment to how to inspire and lead through change.
Camila Batmanghelidjh is best known for leading a major children's charity while rocking a multicoloured Turban.
As founder of two leading children's charities, the Place 2 Be and the now defunct Kids Company. Place 2 Be is continuing to deliver services and Kids Company closed "following false sexual abuse allegations, which were taken to the media. The police investigated, and found no crime had been committed. They stated they "found no fault with Kids Company's safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults". Camilla continues her pioneering work in collaboration with several charities and her new book 'Kids' also a collaboration will be out soon.
Carol is best known for being a weather presenter for the MET office.
Carol is a multi-award winning weather forecaster and TV presenter, having appeared regularly on the BBC Breakfast show since 2008. Carol has also made guest appearances on TV shows such as the hit BBC One show, ‘Would I Lie To You’.
Carole Spiers is the leading authority on Resilience and Change.
Carole Spiers is not just a performer, but Chair of the International Stress Management Association (UK). She is also a Fellow and Past President of the London Chapter of the Professional Speaking Association.
Caroline Goode served for 33 years in the Metropolitan Police in London, England.
Caroline Goode retired as a Detective Superintendent in the Counter Terrorism Command, prior to which she spent ten years leading in excess of 100 complex murder investigations.
Catherine captained her country to the 2010 Rugby World Cup Final on home soil before retiring from the sport in 2011 after gaining 63 caps for her country.
Following a successful on pitch rugby career Catherine has now made the bold move to transfer from the sports pitch to the business pitch as she has made her move to set up and run her own company Inspiring Women. Inspiring Women is a platform to encourage female speakers, mentors and ambassadors from the sports and adventure world to provide insight and share valuable lessons learnt with the business world. Alongside this Catherine has made sure that she is continually challenging herself and has taken part in a filmed mountaineering challenge in the Swiss Alps, has completed 2 marathons and entered a third and is taking on the task of coaching women’s rugby premiership side Aylesford ladies for the 2015/16 season. Catherine is also patron of the charity Tag Rugby Trust where she has volunteered her time in Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Mexico and India.
Catherine Tate is a well loved English comedian and actress.
Catherine Tate is an English comedian, actress and writer, best known for writing and acting in the successful The Catherine Tate Show.
Cathy Newman joined Channel 4 News in January 2006 and is the first female main presenter of Channel 4 News.
She spent over a decade in Fleet Street, latterly with the Financial Times. Since joining Channel 4 News in 2006 she has broadcast a string of investigations and scoops. She was also the only broadcast journalist to travel with Angelina Jolie and the foreign secretary William Hague to the Congo as part of a campaign against sexual violence.
Chanelle, Lady McCoy recently ranked no 23 in the ‘50 incredible people shaping modern Ireland’.
Chanelle co-founded Chanelle Medical, part of the multi-million pound global company Chanelle Pharmaceutical Group based in Galway. Chanelle is the newest dragon on the TV series Dragon’s Den in Ireland and is also married to horseracing legend Sir AP McCoy.
Charlene is a popular and acclaimed British presenter for ITV News' flagship 6pm show.
Charlene is the face of ITV News London's flagship broadcast at 6pm, providing the daily news as well as weekend national news programmes for ITV News. Charlene has hosted a multifarious conglomerate of stars, including Prime Minister David Cameron, music star Beyonce, and film hero Will Smith.
Chelsea Clinton is the daughter of Hillary Rodham Clinton and former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Chelsea Clinton spent part of her youth as a public figure as the daughter of President Bill Clinton and future Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She attended Stanford University before becoming an NBC News correspondent in 2001. She is an advocate for women’s rights, AIDS research and global humanitarianism.
Chemmy is Britain's number one and favourite alpine skier.
Chemmy is Britain’s number one female alpine skier. She started skiing as a toddler aged 18 months and began competing seriously at the age of 8. From this committed early start to her career, Chemmy has progressed in every discipline and has worked her way up to be ranked 8th in the world. She was the first British woman to qualify for the World Cup Finals, the first British skier to win a run in a World Cup race and the first British skier to win the British Land National Ski Championships six times in a row. Chemmy has competed in three consecutive Olympic Games, in Salt Lake City, Turin and then Vancouver, where at both Turin and Vancouver she finished an impressive 11th place. Despite a horrific accident in Lake Louise in 2010, Chemmy has embarked on a remarkable road to recovery to head for her fourth Olympics: Sochi 2014. As well as being ranked in the top 30 in the world for Super G, Giant Slalom and Combined, she is an excellent ambassador for British sport, encouraging younger athletes to pursue their dreams.
Cherry Healey is a British television presenter.
Best known for her hugely successful and immersive BBC3 documentaries, Cherry is now a well-known consumer presenter for the BBC.
Former President of The Law Society, leading the Society through its biggest diversity and inclusion programme in history.
Christina was the 174th president of the Law Society of England and Wales and the fifth woman to hold this office. During the presidential year 2018/19, Christina's main priorities were: diversity and inclusion - focusing on social mobility and women in leadership in the law; the future of the profession - including legal technology and leading the LawTech Policy Commission; promoting access to justice for all and mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession. Christina has been at the heart of UK law, law tech and women in technology, chairing government panels and thought leadership.
Clare Bailey is the author of two best selling books How to Sell to Retail and The Retail Champion and has been deemed as a ‘walking encyclopedia of retail.’
Clare Bailey, The Retail Champion, is one of the most well-known and respected retail experts in the UK. Clare is renowned for her quick thinking, and an ability to backup her arguments with facts and figures. With unrivalled knowledge in retail, high streets and consumer matters, she offers unbiased and independent content.
Clare Balding OBE is one of the UK’s favourite and leading broadcasters.
Clare Balding began her career as an amateur flat jockey, becoming Champion Lady Rider. The transition from competing to presenting began with her television debut at Royal Ascot. Clare is now an established name in BBC sport, winning several awards. She has also written regular columns for the Observer and Sunday Telegraph, as well as Racing Post.
Clare Connor is an English all-round cricketer who bats right-handed and bowls slow left arm spin.
Clare Connor made her England One Day International debut in 1995 and played her first Test match that winter. She took a hat-trick against India in 1999 and captained England from 2000 until her retirement from international cricket in 2006.
Claudia Winkleman is one of the most sought after television presenters, renowned for her work in fashion.
Claudia Winkleman presents the Great British Sewing Bee and is co-host of the Strictly Come Dancing results show. She also hosts the BBC's Film Programme and has been known to appear as a panelist on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You.
English actress, novelist, journalist and radio presenter including BBC3 Breakfast, The Culture Show and BBC Proms.
Clemency presents Breakfast on BBC Radio 3 and numerous other arts and music programmes for TV and radio including The Culture Show, the Proms, BBC New Generation Artists and BBC Young Musician of the Year, which she has fronted since 2010. In the current affairs sphere, she is a reporter on Channel 4’s award-winning documentary strand Unreported World and a regular commentator on Sky News Sunrise and BBC Radio 4.
Colletta Smith is the BBC’s Cost of Living Correspondent, working across the BBC's main news outlets. She travels the UK explaining the changes and challenges for all of us in how we make and spend our money.
Colletta Smith has worked for the BBC for the past 10 years, living and working in Belfast, Glasgow and Manchester. Colletta has reported for radio and TV at a national and UK level in the fields of business, economics and consumer affairs, covering everything from the euro-zone crisis, to illegal teeth whitening.
Daisy is best known for being the economics editor for ITV News.
Daisy McAndrew is the former Economic Editor and Chief Political Correspondent for ITV News. Daisy is now a freelance presenter and media trainer, regularly reviewing papers for BBC and Sky News. Daisy’s intel into the current world of finance and economics makes her a popular and knowledgeable corporate host.
Dame Ellen MacArthur DBE
Highly decorated round the world yachtswoman now thought leader passionate about the circular economy.
She is a founder of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, set up in 2003, a charity which takes young people aged between 8-24 sailing to help them regain their confidence on their way to recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious illnesses. Having become acutely aware of the finite nature of the resources our linear economy relies upon, she stepped away from professional sailing in 2009 to launch the Ellen MacArthur Foundation following 4 years traveling the world and researching the challenges facing our current global economy.nd the circular economy to life.
Dame Kelly Holmes
A double Olympic gold medallist, Kelly Holmes became only the second woman in history to claim the 800m and 1500m titles in the same Games.
The Athens Olympic Games was the pinnacle of a long but frustrating international athletics career for Kelly Holmes. Her Double Olympic Gold triumph changed her life forever and fulfilled her second childhood dream of becoming an Olympic Champion. She became the first British female athlete to win both the 800m and 1500m. Since retiring from international athletics, Kelly has started a new chapter in her life in the business world; establishing her own company Double Gold and her charity the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust. She has also been active in raising the profile of school sport up the political agenda. Kelly became National School Sport Champion in 2006 for three years and pioneered the creation of National School Sport Week. She also led the creation of Girls Active set up with the Youth Sports Trust to capture the interest of disengaged female teenagers. She now has a number of ambassadorial positions for TeamGB, London 2012 sponsor BT, the Jaguar Academy of Sport alongside the honour of being President of Commonwealth Games England.
Dame Laura Kenny DBE
Five-time Olympic Gold Medalist
Great Britain’s most successful woman Olympian, cyclist Laura won double-gold at both London and Rio in the team pursuit and the omnium. She won her fifth gold in the women's Madison during the 2020 Tokyo games.
Dame Stella Rimington
Dame Stella Rimington is the Former Director of the Security Service (MI5)
Dame Stella speaks about her life and career at a wide range of events for audiences worldwide: for major national and international corporate clients, business professionals, the public and private sectors, trades associations and schools. Her straightforward approach and friendly, candid manner are combined with an informed view and intelligent judgement.
Danielle Waterman is a Rugby World Cup winner & England Sevens player.
There are not many athletes that can boast a sporting CV like Danielle Waterman.
English television presenter most well known for presenting Big Brother.
Davina Lucy Pascale McCall is an English television presenter. She has hosted Channel 4's The Million Pound Drop Live, Five Minutes to a Fortune and The Jump, Sky1's Got to Dance, as well as ITV's Long Lost Family and Stepping Out.
Successful business woman and self-made millionaires who rose to TV stardom as a BBC Dragon’s Den investor.
Deborah Meaden is a British multi-millionairess who launched her own glass and ceramics export company whilst still in her teens and straight out of business college, before setting up one of the first Stefanel fashion franchises in the UK. She became a household name through her presence on BBC2's Dragons Den.
Debra Searle MVO, MBE is a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Gender Diversity Ambassador and Professional Adventurer, best known for being the third and youngest woman to row the Atlantic solo.
Debra Searle MVO, MBE is a professional adventurer and serial entrepreneur. Her expeditions have included rowing solo across the Atlantic and sailing around Antarctica. She has also launched four companies, is a published author, has worked as a presenter for the BBC and is a trusted corporate speaker. Debra’s spirit of adventure gained her an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen and a place on the board of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She was later awarded an MVO in the 2014 New Year’s Honours. In Spring 2015, Debra and her company combined her two passions for adventure and gender equality by organising and leading an all-female team on an expedition in the Arctic Circle. The movie of Debra’s Atlantic story is currently in development in Hollywood.
Deeyah Khan is a music producer, composer and Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary film director whose work highlights human rights, women’s voices and freedom of expression.
Deeyah Khan is the founder and CEO of the production company Fuuse, which creates works in the intersection of art and activism, as well as the co-founder of the Honour Based Violence Awareness Network, an international digital resource centre working to advance understanding and awareness of Honour Killings and Honour Based Violence.
Diane is a loved comedienne, writer, and actress.
Originally from Bolton, Diane studied at East 15 Acting School before getting the role of Dawn in Peter Kay's 'Phoenix Nights'. Her work as a stand up comedienne has seen her placed second in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award 2006 and runner up in the Funny Women Awards 2006, for new and aspiring female comedy talent. Since then she has appeared on numerous episodes of BBC's 'Mock the Week' and has continued to work with fellow comedian Joe Wilkinson as part of the deadpan sketch group 'Two Episodes of Mash'.
Dr Aleks Krotoski
Dr Aleks Krotoski is a Polish-American broadcaster, journalist and social psychologist.
Dr Aleks Krotoski is a researcher and journalist who writes about and studies technology and interactivity, focusing on the makeup of online relationships, online influence, and information diffusion through the social networks of the Web.
Dr Faye Kirkland
Dr Faye Kirkland is a freelance broadcast journalist and has been a doctor for more than a decade.
Dr Faye Kirkland continues to work as a general practitioner in London and uses her background knowledge to investigate topics; recent pieces include exposing poor care by doctors who prescribe online, a lack of funding for HIV testing in the UK and leaked A&E winter performance figures for England.
Dr Geraldine Strathdee
Dr Geraldine Strathdee is the National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England.
National Clinical Director of Mental Health for England, Consultant Psychiatrist for Oxleas NHS and Visiting Professor at UCL partners.
Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden
Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden is a leading economic expert in the MENA region.
With a wealth of experience and an unparalleled depth of research into the macroeconomic and the geopolitical landscape of the MENA region, Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden is highly sought-after by audiences eager to benefit from her considerable expertise. An accomplished speaker, Eid-Oakden's presentations are seamlessly put together. Her messages are powerful and effective, delivered in her personal and highly professional style. She presents in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.
Dr. Margaret Heffernan
Dr. Margaret Heffernan is an international businesswoman, author, interviewer, and TED speaker.
Dr. Margaret Heffernan is the CEO of five businesses and blogs for Huffington Post and Inc.com.
Elle Macpherson is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body".
Elle Macpherson is a prominent figure in business, fashion, film and television. She oversees one of the most well-known, and expanding, brand names in apparel and women’s fashion. More importantly, she is the mother of two sons and an ambassador for three global charitable organisations.
Paralympic Gold Medalist, fantastic role model and personality - Britain's golden girl.
Ellie is four times Paralympic Champion and current multiple world record holder. The youngest winner of the BBC Young Sports Personality of the year in 2008 and then the youngest recipient of the MBE at the age of 14 years. Now an OBE she has a world class reputation and huge personality.
Emma Sinclair MBE is the youngest person to have floated a company on the London Stock Exchange, at 29.
A serial entrepreneur, Emma Sinclair MBE now co-leads global software company EnterpriseAlumni. Their software powers the corporate alumni networks of some of the world’s largest companies.
Farrah Storr is the current Editor of Cosmopolitan UK.
Farrah Storr has a history of revamping magazines from Women and Home to Good Housekeeping, to Eve, to Glamour, to Women's Health, and finally to Cosmopolitan U.K.
Fiona is an award winning news presenter, being one of BBC's most experienced and high profile newscaster.
Fiona is one of the BBC's most experienced and high profile news presenter, being named the 'Newscaster of the Year' in 2003 at the Television and Radio Industry Awards. Since joining the BBC in 1989, Fiona has presented multiple programmes, including BBC News at Six, BBC News at Ten, CrimeWatch, and most recently the Antiques Roadshow.
Fleur Sexton is the UK Businesswoman of the Year 2017/2018 and has recently become the Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands representing Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands.
Fleur Sexton is an inspirational Businesswoman who is the founder of PET-Xi Training, a high-energy training specialist whose multi-award-winning training teams have, since 1995, worked to help over 150,000 people identify training goals and unlock their potential. Starting from humble beginnings, Fleur has built up a company from her bedroom into a multi award-winning company and is now dedicated to motivating women to find their voice and fulfill their potential.
Fran Millar is Chief Executive Officer of Belstaff, former CEO of Team INEOS and one of the founding members of Team Sky.
Now CEO of Belstaff, Fran Millar was CEO of Team Ineos and former TEAM Sky's Head of Winning Behaviours and Director of Business Operations and later CEO, Fran headed up the business and people functions within the world’s most successful cycling team. Fran is a huge hit with audiences both in the UK and internationally. Her passion for her subject coupled with her natural delivery style is always well received. She is one of the most engaging speakers that we have ever worked with and which an entire audience can relate to.
Gabby is a TV sports presenter, being the first female presenter of a live football match and Match of the Day.
Gabby was the first female presenter of a live football match and the first woman to host Match of the Day. She currently works for the BBC hosting Inside Sport and has her own show on BBC radio 5 live on Sunday mornings. A former Welsh international gymnast, Gabby has twice been named Sports Presenter of the Year by the TV and Radio Industries Club.
English television sports presenter.
Georgie “Thompson” Ainslie is best known for her work on Sky Sports as a presenter. She is also married to sailor Ben Ainslie.
Professor Greer is best known for being a major feminist voice of the mid-20th Century.
Germaine Greer is an Australian theorist, academic and journalist, who is regarded as having been a major feminist voice of the mid-20th Century.
Gilly is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. She is best known for her work on the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII and its long-term legacy.
Gilly is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge; she is also a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. She has published widely in the fields of history, archaeology and the heritage of the German occupation of the Channel Islands, 1940-1945. She also regularly speaks at international conferences in these areas. She is particularly passionate about victims of Nazi persecution and has pioneered the concept of ‘Occupation Archaeology’, the archaeology of military occupation during WWII. She is a firm believer in the role of academics as activists and interventionists in the memory and heritage of those they study.
Haiyan is a leading researcher in global strategies.
Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of the China India Institute, a research consultancy with a focus on creating winning global strategies that leverage the transformational rise of China and India. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD.
Hannah Fry is best known for being a mathematician, science presenter and all around badass.
Dr Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL.
Harriet Green OBE is a global executive who has led business transformations on four continents.
Harriet Green OBE has a proven track record for developing and implementing strategies for profitable growth and increasing shareholder value in global technology, logistics, travel and consumer sectors. Harriet received her OBE for services to electronics in 2010.
Hayley Barnard is the Managing Director and Diversity Strategist at MIX Diversity Developers Ltd.
Hayley Barnard is a prominent keynote speaker, consultant and trainer to top-level executives throughout the UK and Europe. She is a subject matter expert on Diversity and Inclusion, Inclusive Leadership and Unconscious Bias. She advises boards of corporations on how they can become more profitable and innovative through inclusion of diversity.
Multi-Award Winning International Speaker, Author and Change Agent
Hayley Mulenda is a Multi-Award Winning International Speaker, Author and Change Agent who has spoken to tens of thousands of people across the world sharing her story on how she turned her pain to purpose.
Hayley is best known for being the Fairy Job-Mother.
Hayley is the renowned Fairy JobMother, who takes on the challenge of getting the unemployed of Britain back into work. Appearing on a Channel 4 series 'Benefit Busters' projected Hayley into the limelight and public domain. Since then, she has travelled across the UK and over the water into the USA to pass on her advice and help people back into jobs.
Hazel is one of BBC Sport’s most experienced, versatile and recognisable broadcasters and is the current face of its snooker coverage.
An integral part of the BBC’s coverage of all major events, Hazel presented at Rio in 2016, marking her eighth consecutive Summer Olympic Games. She has worked on every Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games since 1994 and, in addition to presenting and reporting, Hazel is an experienced commentator on many sports and events.
Olympic Gold Medal winning rower.
Helen Glover MBE was one of the most prominent sporting stars to emerge from the 2012 Olympic Games, typifying the ideal that hard work breeds success. Alongside her rowing partner, Heather Stanning, Helen wrote herself into the British history books by not only winning Team GB’s first Gold of the Games but claiming British Rowing’s first ever female Gold medal.
Helen Sharman OBE became Britain’s first Astronaut when in May 1991, she launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent 8 days orbiting the Earth, living and working on the MIR Space Station.
A superb speaker, Helen Sharman OBE enthuses her audience about Space, STEM and the wonders of science. She describes the meticulous training and preparation, learning Russian, the launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit, and adjusting to life back on Earth. Awarded the OBE in 1993, Helen Sharman is a full-time scientist, a pioneer, a role model for young people (of all ages!) and an inspiration.
Helen Skelton is a British television presenter.
Helen Skelton is best known for co-presenting the BBC children's programme Blue Peter from 2008 until 2013 and as a regular relief presenter on Countryfile since 2008.
Hope Powell is the former Coach for the England women’s national football team.
Hope Powell is an English former international footballer who was the coach of the England women's national football team and the Great Britain women's Olympic football team until August 2013.
HRH Princess Michael of Kent
HRH Princess Michael of Kent is a member of the British Royal Family of German and Hungarian descent.
Princess Michael of Kent was an interior designer before becoming an author; she has written several books on European royalty. She also undertakes lecture tours as well as supporting her husband in his public duties.
Imogen (Immy) Barclay is one of the UK’s most exciting multi-lingual and hugely talented television presenters.
Fluent in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and French, Immy Barclay brings a refreshingly fearless approach to television presenting coupled with a warm and personable energy.
Jackie Ashley is best known as a journalist.
Jackie Ashley has most recently been a regular columnist for The Guardian and a presenter of BBC Radio 4's "The Week in Westminster" having previously been Political Editor of the New Statesman and Political Correspondent for ITN.
Jane Hill has been a journalist for more than 25 years.
Jane Hill currently presents the BBC News at One, Six and Ten, and has a regular slot on the BBC News Channel; she also hosts the channel’s weekly Film Review with Mark Kermode. She chairs Dateline London on BBC World News, and on radio presents Saturday PM on Radio 4. Jane has previously presented The World Tonight on Radio 4, and the Jeremy Vine programme on Radio 2.
Jasmine is a financial expert, with huge success in setting-up and developing the lifestyle-based money website, MoneyMagpie.com.
Jasmine Birtles is a financial expert, TV presenter, author, journalist, business commentator and humorist. Jasmine is also responsible for the set up and running of the lifestyle-based money website, MoneyMagpie.com; the country's leading site for safe and legitimate money-making opportunities. Having written 38 books, Jasmine is in high demand by government organisations and companies for speaking events regarding the promotion of key money-saving and -making messages.
Jennifer Basannavar is a highly qualified Blue Badge guide who harbours tremendous enthusiasm for teaching, guiding and public speaking. She was Programme Director of London Blue Badge Guide Training and Mandarin Training from 2008-2018. She is a speciali
Jennifer Basannavar loves travelling, and has travelled extensively in the USA, Europe and India. As an expert private guide, Jennifer’s goal is to give her clients a memorable, informative, and enchanting experience as they walk along the streets of the dynamic city of London. She has extensive broad ranging speeches that can be very technical to highly entertaining.
Former Dragon, BBC2 Dragon’s Den. Former banker turned entrepreneur.
Jenny founded YourCash, an ATM provider, when she bought it as a loss-making subsidiary from Royal Bank of Scotland in 2010. She was able to draw upon all the skills and experience she had gained during her 30+ years at NatWest and RBS to lead an extensive turnaround programme and impressive growth strategy across Europe. Jenny sold the business to a quoted US company in 2016. Jenny was invited to join the panel on BBC2 Dragon’s Den in 2017 where she invested in several companies across different sectors including energy, media, pharmaceutical and retail.
As poster-girl for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill stormed to victory in the Heptathlon to bring home her first Olympic gold medal.
One of the stars of the London 2012 Olympics, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill was not just the 'poster girl' for the games, she also demonstrated the determination, competitiveness and sporting behaviour with which the games is synonymous. When Jess stormed home in first place in the 800m, her final event, it secured the gold medal for her, and in doing so captured one of the most memorable golds of the Olympics and providing one of the highlights of the London games.
Jessica Fellowes is an English author and freelance journalist.
Jessica Fellowes is an author, journalist and public speaker, best known as the writer of the official companion books to the hit telelvision programme Downton Abbey.
Joe Caulfield is an award nominated comedian, regarded as one of the best female stand-up comics in the country.
Best-known for her legendary one-woman shows, Jo Caulfield is regarded by the Observer as one of the finest female comics at work, and has recently been nominated as the best female Stand-Up in the country. She is also Graham Norton's head writer. Jo is in demand at all major UK comedy clubs, and has completed three nationwide theatre tours and successful shows at the Edinburgh festival.
Jo Elvin is the Editor of Britain’s biggest-selling fashion magazine, Glamour.
Editor of the market-leading GLAMOUR magazine Jo Elvin knows better than most the characteristics and tools required for success; from ambitious young world-traveller to one of the most successful magazine editors in the UK, Jo is the perfect example of where persistence can get you, motivating audiences with her passion for publishing as an inspirational keynote speaker.
Entering the Guinness Book of World Records for being the fastest female to ascend the Seven Summits.
Jo and her husband Rob took on the monstrous task of ascending the Seven Summits, breaking records by being the fastest couple to ever ascend it, as well as Jo entering the Guinness Book of World Records for holding the fastest female ascent time, also being the second British woman to ever scale Everest's North Ridge.
Jo Malone is best known as an ‘English scent maverick’ and the woman responsible for creating some of the world’s most loved fragrances.
Jo Malone is an English scent maverick who created some of the world's most favourite and loved fragrances. She launched both Jo Malone London and Jo Loves, before being awarded a CBE in 2018 for her services to the British Economy and the Great British campaign.
Jo Wimble-Groves is a global award-winning entrepreneur, Business Director and Writer committed to inspiring the next generation of business leaders.
Jo Wimble-Groves is a successful business woman, runs a blog called 'guilty mother’ which has over 26,000 followers, she’s a writer, featured in numerous magazines and newspapers and she’s a key note speaker who’s recently joined forces with former England Women’s Rugby captain Catherine Spencer to create Inspiring women workshops to encourage women to have the confidence to succeed in business.
Joan is regarded as one of the most iconic television actresses of all-time.
The inimitable Joan Collins is, quite simply, a legend. Actress, author, producer, entrepreneur and devoted mother, Joan has been successful in whatever she does. Nominated for an Emmy award and winner of Golden Globe and People's Choice awards, as well as numerous other awards worldwide, Joan has appeared in more than 55 feature films and dozens of television programmes. She has acted with many screen legends, including Richard Burton, Bette Davis, Kirk Douglas, Gene Kelly, James Mason and Paul Newman.
Joanna is one of Britain's best loved actresses, best known for her role in the situation comedy, 'Absolutely Fabulous'.
Joanna Lumley OBE is an esteemed TV and stage actress, voice-over artist, author, comedienne, and former model. Her most remembered role is as 'Patsy' in the nationally loved 'Absolutely Fabulous'. Beyond her acting roles, Joanna has worked alongside multiple charities and has been an avid activist for campaigns such as Survival International, the Gurkha Justice Campaign. Joanna is also the Patron for multiple charities, including PENHA, the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, and Trust in Children. In early 2013, Lumely was ranked as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by Radio 4's Radio show, Woman's Hour.
Joanna Shields OBE
Joanna Shields is veteran of the tech industry best known for her involvement with business companies Facebook, Google and AOL to name a few.
Baroness Shields is an Anglo-American entrepreneur, business investor and since 2014, serving British Government from 2014 to 2018, appointed OBE for services to digital industries and voluntary service, now a Life Peer of the House of Lords and CEO of BenevolentAI and Board Member for the Child Dignity in the Digital World Alliance.
Joanna Wilde is best known for being a Chartered Psychologist.
Joanna Wilde is a Chartered Psychologist who specialises in the application of psychology within complex work organisations.
Jude Kelly is best known for being the Artistic Director of Southbank Centre as well as Founder and Director of The Wow Foundation.
Jude Kelly became Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, Britain's largest cultural institution, in 2005. In the course of her career she has directed numerous award-winning theatrical productions. Since then she has founded and is the director of the WOW Foundation which runs WOW - Women of the World Festivals.
Jude Ower MBE
Serial digital entrepreneur changing the world through game play.
A BAFTA Games Awards judge, former marketer and serial entrepreneur, Jude Ower founded her gaming-for-good company Playmob in 2011. The startup works with games studios like Niantic, EA, and Rovio to engage millions of players to take positive social action. The London-based company has raised millions for charities and non-profits like WWF, Oxfam and The Cybersmile Foundation. Jude was Awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to entrepreneurship
Julia Bradbury is best known for co-presenting Countryfile.
Julia Bradbury is an English television presenter, specialising in documentaries and consumer affairs.
Julie Etchingham is a co-presenter of the ITV News at Ten.
For many years, Julie has been the familiar face on the ITV News at Ten, both as anchor and reporter.
Juliette Foster is a British journalist and television news presenter.
Juliette Foster is an award winning television and radio journalist who has worked with some of the world’s leading international broadcasters including BBC World, Bloomberg Financial Information Television and Sky News.
June Saprong Is an English television presenter of Ghanaian descent.
June Saprong has had a flourishing 12 year career which began at MTV UK and has already seen her become a media phenomenon and is the only presenter of her generation that is equally comfortable interviewing politicians, celebrities and members of the public alike.
Kanya King CBE
Kanya King is the founder of the MOBO Awards.
Kanya King CBE is the founder and CEO of the MOBO Organisation, launched in 1996 to celebrate and celebrate urban music. She now employs hundreds of people and The MOBO Awards is Europe's largest urban music awards show, attracting the largest primetime multicultural audience of over 250 million people around the world.
Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE is one of the most influential, high profile and respected female business leaders in the UK.
Lady Karren Brady CBE is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world and has travelled the globe inspiring and motivating audiences. She has, for the past decade been considered as one of the best speakers in the world on a range of topics that leave audiences inspired and motivated.
As the Director of Education, Kate Goodger leads a team of expert practitioners to develop the application of the Chimp Paradox Model in schools and other educational organisations.
Kate Goodger also currently works with corporate clients and the British Equestrian Federation. Previously she has worked with summer and winter sports for Team GB at 5 Olympics and was formerly a Senior and Lead Practitioner with the English Institute of Sport before joining Chimp Management.
Kate Russell is an English technology reporter.
Kate Russell is a technology reporter often seen on the BBC television programme Click.
Kathy Lette is a best selling Australian-British author.
Kathy Lette is a comedy writer and novelist. She is best known for her international best seller books including Courting Trouble and Men: A User’s Guide.
Katie Derham is an English newscaster and presenter on television and radio.
Katie Derham hosts arts programming for the BBC, particularly coverage of the Proms for Radios 2, 3 and 4. She was formerly senior anchor on ITV News, and co-presenter of London Tonight. She is also a seasoned media and arts correspondent, has her own show on Classic FM and regularly hosts the Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall.
Katie is best known for being a best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner.
Katie is one of the most inspirational women in the UK. Having rebuilt her life following and acid attack in 2008, model and now successful TV presenter decided to share her story in a remarkable film for the Cutting Edge strand on Channel 4 called ‘Katie: My Beautiful Face’ which was watched by over 3.5 million viewers and nominated for Best Single Documentary at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2010.
Katty Kay is best known for her work for BBC World News America.
Katty Kay is an English journalist. She is the lead anchor of BBC World News America and was previously the BBC News Washington correspondent from 2002. Until 2009 she also blogged at the website True/Slant and is a Board Member at IWMF (International Women’s Media Foundation.
BBC television news presenter and reporter for 40 years. Chairman of the Birmingham Assay Office, 2006 - 2012, the first woman to chair any British assay office.
Kay Alexander MBE was a BBC Midlands news presenter, working as Anchor on the Midlands Today flagship programmes. She is very proud to have been the face of Midlands Today News for 40 years. In 2013, Kay was awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting and charity, and given an Honorary Doctorate by Birmingham University, recognising services to broadcasting. Kay won the Royal Television Society Award in 2003 which marked 30 years in the business. In 2016 she presented a feature film "The Path of Inspiration" premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
Internationally renowned designer and investor on BBC Two’s hit entrepreneur show, The Dragon’s Den.
Kelly Hoppen is at the forefront of the design industry, publishers and businesses continually seek her unparalleled expertise, allowing her to indulge her entrepreneurial instincts including The Dragon's Den and fronted the Channel 5 Design Series, Superior Interiors, in 2011.
With both style and substance, Kelly Lundberg is not only a stylist to royalty and celebrities but also an award-winning business owner, business mentor and international speaker.
From the stage of TED to the catwalks of New York, London and Milan, Kelly Lundberg styles and inspires people and their business to be the best they can be.
Kimberly Wyatt is an American singer, dancer, choreographer and television personality.
Kimberly Wyatt is best known as a former member of the American pop/R&B girl group and dance ensemble the Pussycat Dolls. Kimberly is a super awards host, presenter and equally happy doing fireside chats and keynotes.
Kirsty Wark is known for being a television presenter.
Kirsty Wark is a Scottish journalist and television presenter, best known for fronting Newsnight since 1993, and its weekly arts spin-off Newsnight Review from 2002 to 2014.
Kresse Wesling MBE is an environmental entrepreneur who builds businesses that both make money and have a positive impact on the environment.
Kresse Wesling, MBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur and Young Global Leader with a background in venture capital and significant start-up experience.
Kristiane Backer is a German television presenter, television journalist and author residing in Europe.
Kristiane Backer is one of the very first presenters of MTV Europe. For years she lived and breathed the international music scene, quickly gaining a cult following amongst viewers and becoming a darling of the European press.
Lara Morgan is the Founder of Pacific Direct and a serial Entrepreneur.
Lara Morgan is widely known for building her own global leading licensing business, Pacific Direct. Over 17 years, she made luxury toiletry products for YSL, Bulgari, Penhaligons, Aveda, The White Company, Elemis and many others while steering Pacific Direct to become a world leading licensing business. In 2008, she sold her majority shareholding for £20million.
Laura Fishenden is a Psychological Skills Mentor at Chimp Management.
Laura Fishenden has worked in education for 10 years, teaching across both the state and independent sectors. Her role in education has primarily been in the secondary environment, but she also has extensive experience of teaching at primary level.
Laura Kuenssberg is the Political Editor for the BBC.
Laura Kuenssberg has been the BBC 's Political Editor since 2015, when she became the first woman, and youngest journalist to take on the role; leading the corporation's political coverage.
News Presenter for the South Today team.
Prior to the South Today team, Laura has worked on BBC Newsround in London, and on various Radio 2 programmes including the Jeremy Vine Show and Michael Parkinson’s programme.
Award winning entrepreneur Lena Bjorck, Managing Director of Alexander and Bjork.
Linda Papadopoulos is a one of the most well-known and respected psychologists working in the UK today.
Linda Papadopoulos is a Canadian psychologist of Greek Cypriot descent, based in England. She is the author of books such as Psychodermatology, Becoming a Therapist, Psychological Approaches to Dermatology, the popular psychology books The Man Manual and What Men Say what Women Hear, which make the claim that there are inherent gender differences in relationships, and Mirror Mirror: Dr. Linda's Body Image Revolution, a book on using CBT to promote a healthy body image.
Liv Boeree is a Team PokerStars Professional Poker Player, Astrophysicist and Philanthropist.
Originally from Kent in England, Liv Boeree is one of the most successful female poker players of all time, with over $3 million in live tournament earnings. She previously studied at the University of Manchester, achieving a first-class degree in Astrophysics, as well as being in demand as a model and TV presenter on a range of different shows.
Liz Bonnin is a French-born Irish television presenter who has worked on television in both Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Liz Bonnin has worked on television in both Ireland and the UK and currently presents Bang Goes the Theory and Countrywise.
Inspirational speaker and adversity and resilience role model, Liz Jackson appeared on Channel 4's Secret Millionaire and founded and led the telemarketing business Great Guns.
Liz Jackson is an inspirational figure with an extraordinary story, as many would have discovered when she was featured in Channel 4’s ‘Secret Millionaire’. Honoured by Her Majesty the Queen, Liz was awarded an MBE in the 2007 for services to business, and in 2012 she was bestowed with an honorary doctorate by Staffordshire University for her business achievements and for inspiring others.Liz is also an accomplished author, having published her book StartUp! which provides invaluable help and advice to entrepreneurs everywhere.
Lorraine is known for being the face of breakfast television.
To many Lorraine Kelly is the face of breakfast television. After taking a break for the birth of her daughter, she returned to front Lorraine Live and LK Today. Other credits include This Morning, A Family of Their Own and Secrets Revealed: DNA Stories.
TV Chef selling almost one million books in the UK alone on cooking made easy.
Lorraine is a British former model and television cook and is very supportive of the charities Barnardos and Tact which both deal with fostered and adopted children. She is also an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine, The Prince’s Trust and Sutton Community Farm. At the end of last year, Lorraine was also named as the government’s first Fostering Ambassador.
Louise Minchin is best known for being a journalist and presenter within the BBC.
Louise Minchin is a British journalist and news presenter who currently works freelance within the BBC.
Lucy Porter is an English actress, writer and comedian.
Lucy Porter has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Festival and many clubs around Britain. She has also a regular voice on BBC Radio 4 in various panel shows.
Lynda Gratton consults globally on human resource strategy.
Lynda Gratton a British organisational theorist, consultant, and Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and the founder of the Hot Spots Movement, known for her work on organisational behaviour.
Maayke Damen is a passionate advocate for sustainability with ambitions of a world where waste does not exist.
To turn this passion into a reality, Maayke Damen co-founded ‘Excess Materials Exchange’ (EME) which aims to reinstate waste to the valuable resource that it is by developing a circular economy and turning their waste to wealth. EME has created a secured marketplace, where companies can exchange any type of excess materials, business to business. Functioning as a dating site, EME uses data to match supply and demand and help identify the highest reuse potential for any given material. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Sustainability and Innovation Fund Port of Amsterdam, Project Manager at INSID, and Member of the Young Club of Rome. She was also the winner of the Dutch Singularity University innovation contest with the idea of a “Google for Materials” which she developed into the ‘Resource Passport’ that has now been made into Dutch and European policy.
Maggie Alphonsi MBE is the face of international women’s rugby and arguably one of the most well-known names in women’s team sports on the planet!
Maggie Alphonsi MBE is an English women's rugby player who plays as a flanker for Saracens W.R.F.C. and England. She is of African-Caribbean descent. She was Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year in 2010.
Maggie Philbin OBE is a broadcaster and CEO of TeenTech.
Maggie Philbin OBE has worked in radio and television for over 30 years on a wide range of science, medical and technology programmes. She is President of the Institute of Engineering Designers and co-founder and CEO of TeenTech CIC, an award winning organisation helping young people, their parents and teachers understand more about the real opportunities in Science,e Technology and Engineering. She is a popular and entertaining speaker at conferences and award ceremonies, bringing a unique and insightful perspective on technology, diversity and innovation.
Urban revitalization strategist and public radio host, from the South Bronx area of New York City.
Majora Carter is responsible for the creation & successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.
Mandy Hickson, a former Royal Air Force fast jet pilot, is now a motivational and keynote speaker.
Mandy was only the second woman to fly a Tornado GR4, completing three tours of duty and 45 missions over Iraq. Mandy shares the strategies, tactics and behaviours adopted for high stake missions for the benefit of today's and future business leaders.
Margaret Mizen MBE together with her husband Barry, founded For Jimmy.
Margaret Mizen came to national attention in 2008 when her 16-year-old son Jimmy was murdered in south-east London. In the immediate aftermath, Margaret spoke of compassion for his killer rather than revenge and promised not to be beaten by Jimmy’s death, believing that something good would come from it.
Margaret is best known for her role as Alan Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice.
Margaret Mountford is a British lawyer, businesswoman and television personality best known for her role in The Apprentice. Returning to education later in life, she completed her PhD in 2012 at University College London. Margaret also chairs the Bright Ideas Trust. BIT was set up by the first Apprentice winner Tim Campbell, and helps young people start their own businesses.
Maria Kempinska is the CEO and founder of Jongleurs Comedy Clubs.
Maria Kempinska is an award-winning businesswoman, a mother of two and a tireless charity worker.
Mariella is an acclaimed and respected journalist and TV presenter
Mariella has firmly established herself at the top end of opinion forming journalists and TV presenters in the UK. Defying any attempt to pigeonhole her skills and talents Mariella has made her mark on a wide variety of programmes and writes regularly for the Observer, and other publications.
Martha Lane Fox
Martha Lane Fox is the co-founder of Lastminute.com
Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, CBE is a British businesswoman, philanthropist, and public servant. Lane Fox co-founded Lastminute.com in the dotcom boom of the early 2000s and has subsequently served on public service digital projects.
Martina Navratilova, tennis player extraordinaire, took women's tennis to a new level with her speed, determination and agility.
Martina Navratilova won the Wimbledon women's singles title a record nine times and has been described by many as "the greatest singles, doubles, and mixed doubles player who's ever lived". In all, Martina has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 Grand Slam women's doubles titles (an all-time record), and 10 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.
Martine is a 7/7 bombing survivor and Paralympian.
Martine Wright lost both legs in the 7/7 terrorist attacks on the London underground. She has since rebuilt her life, skydived, learned to fly, and become a member of the British 2012 Paralympic volleyball team.
Mary Portas is an English retail consultant and broadcaster, known for her retail- and business-related television shows, and her appointment by David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, to lead a review into the future of Britain's high streets
Retail expert Mary Portas is probably the UK’s foremost authority on retail and brand communication. As founder of one of London’s most respected retail & brand communication agencies, Yellowdoor, Mary is recognised throughout the trade as the Queen of Shops.
Mary Rhodes is known as the main presenter of the BBC’s Midlands Today.
Mary Rhodes is a journalist and presenter who has hosted a daily sports magazine programme and now presents bulletins across the BBC’s news outlets.
Writer and performer Mel Giedroyc is best known as being one half of the hugely successful double-act, Mel and Sue.
Mel Giedroyc is an English presenter, actress and comedienne, best known for her comedy work with Sue Perkins, co-hosting series including Light Lunch for Channel 4 and The Great British Bake Off.
Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist with a PhD in fusion energy from Imperial College London.
Melanie Windridge works as a consultant with science and technology start-up businesses – including Tokamak Energy in nuclear fusion – and in education. An expert in the aurora and in fusion energy, she likes to combine her scientific knowledge and experience with her love of adventure to promote a better understanding of science through writing, public lectures, science festivals, videos and television.
Baroness Mone is a former model, now successful entrepreneur and parliamentarian.
Michelle Mone is the creator of Ultimo, the UK's leading designer lingerie brand. Listed as one of the top 3 female entrepreneurs in the UK, Michelle has built a hugely successful career on an incredibly simple concept: giving today's women what they want. 2009 was a giant milestone for Michelle professionally; not only was Ultimo the first UK lingerie brand to debut on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, but she opened 20 'shop in shops' within Debenhams in key cities throughout the UK and landed a mammoth deal with Tesco clothing to develop, design and manufacture 'Diamond Boutique' lingerie.
Molly is best known for founding Global Angels in 2004.
Molly is a social entrepreneur, motivational speaker, thought leader in the international charity sector and mother of international pop stars Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield.
Dr Morgaine Gaye is a Food Futurologist, who forecasts trends and enables companies to develop what we will all be eating in the coming years.
Trend forecaster, academic, product developer, writer and broadcaster, Morgaine lives and breathes ideas and future trends. She asks the question 'why' so that she can deliver the 'what'. Identifying why people aspire to new things, she discovers what will be desirable and aspirational in the future. She endeavors to make food fun, informative and a social commentary on culture, class, behaviours and belief. She is the founder and director of Bellwether: Food Trends, a fashion/design/food/social trend (digital and print) compendium for global markets.
Nadine B Hack
Master at engaging wildly divergent stakeholders for the benefit of each and all!
Hack has turned adversaries into allies throughout the world. Her pioneering work on engagement leadership and her unique framework Strategic Relational Engagement (SRE™) is based on decades of real-life success in bringing together diverse stakeholders to find common ground and achieve great goals. Named one of Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, Hack works with executives of Fortune 500 companies, heads of state, and leaders of global organizations.
Nadiya Hussain is best known for being the winner of much loved programme The Great British Bake Off,
Nadiya Hussain won the sixth series of BBC's The Great British Bake Off in October 2015 and subsequently wrote for The Times Magazine, and signed a publishing deal with Penguin Random House.
Naga Munchetty is best known for being a British journalist and television presenter.
Naga Munchetty is a British journalist and television presenter. She presents BBC Breakfast regularly from Thursday to Saturday.
Natasha Kaplinsky OBE is known as one of television's best-loved broadcasters.
Natasha Kaplinsky OBE is currently a news broadcaster and a part of the ITN news team. Having since presented all of BBC One's main news bulletins, as well as broadcasts for Channel 5 and ITV, Natasha has also co-hosted Children in Need, The Proms and New Year Live for the BBC and appeared on Have I Got News For You. She also hosted the LWT current affairs show Seven Days, putting health, transport and housing ministers on the spot. Recently, Natasha reached national fame in another medium via winning the 2004 BBC talent series, 'Strictly, Come Dancing'.
Nigella Lawson is a writer and broadcaster.
Nigella Lawson is the bestselling author of ten books and is one of the most recognisable names and faces in the food industry across the globe.
Nina Hossain is best known for presenting ITV News London with the capital’s main stories of the day.
Nina Hossain is an English journalist and presenter employed by ITN as a main newscaster on ITV Lunchtime News and lead anchor on ITV News London.
Nina Nannar is a British Asian journalist and Arts Editor for ITV.
Nina is Arts Editor for ITV News. She was previously a News Correspondent. Nina covers stories in the world of arts and entertainment and interviews the industry's big names. Nina's interviewees have included Daniel Craig, Karl Lagerfeld and Dame Helen Mirren.
Nina Wadia is an Indian-born British actress, best known for playing Zainab Masood in the soap opera Eastenders.
Nina Wadia has many television credits to her name, including Goodness Gracious Me, Waking the Dead, Skins and the four-part TV adaptation of Zadie Smith's novel White Teeth.
Nisha Pillai is a journalist based in London. She is one of the main news anchors with BBC World News.
Nisha Pillai is a news presenter for BBC World television. Prior to this she worked for the BBC's Current Affairs programme Panorama from 1990 to 1995.
Norma is an ultra-marathon runner and philanthropist.
Norma is an ultra-marathon runner, and a woman who is determined to make and break records, whilst being a single Mum. Norma started out her mission to fight blindness, but now realises that she is here to show her kids to live life with passion. In 2014 Norma is setting a Guinness World Record triathlon; swim 80 miles, biking 3700 miles, and running 865 miles from Cancun to Washington DC.
Pamela Cookey is an ex-England Captain & Commonwealth Games medalist.
Pamela Cookey has become the face of England Netball after 11 years of playing for her country and three years as captain.
Patricia "Patti" Russo is an American singer/songwriter/actress. She is perhaps best known as Meat Loaf's former female lead vocalist as she toured the world with his Neverland Express band between 1993 and 2013.
After working with high-profile bands and musicians around the world for twenty years, singer / songwriter Patti Russo is launching her solo career with a tour of the UK and an EP of her own music. Patti is best known as a duet partner for Meat Loaf, with whom she has toured the world for two decades. She has also worked with Cher, Queen, Bryan Ferry, Betty Harris and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, to name a few. Patti Russo is also no stranger to the theatre stage, having appeared as Esmeralda in the London production of Notre-Dame de Paris and as Killer Queen in the Las Vegas production of Queen and Ben Elton’s smash hit musical We Will Rock You.
Paula Pryke OBE is a successful author and florist.
Paula runs a successful flower business which has a reputation for innovative floral designs. She has been described as "the most brilliant florist in London". Paula runs a flower school in London and is the author of numerous best-selling books on the subject.
Paula Radcliffe is an English long-distance runner.
Paula Radcliffe is the current women's world record holder in the marathon with her time of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds.
Paula Reid is best known for competing in the 'World's Toughest Yacht Race' around the world with no prior sailing experience.
Paula Reid is an inspirational speaker, adventurer, and best-selling author. Paula, with two months notice and no sailing experience, became a core crew member of the Global Challenge 2004-5: the ‘World’s Toughest Yacht Race’, Paula raced 35,000 miles the ‘wrong way’ around the world. Paula has completed 91 things on her list of things to do before she dies – including walking on hot coals, paddling down the Mekong, walking across the country, running the marathon and kayaking the length of the Thames. Paula combines extreme sailing stories and analogies with business expertise to create leadership and performance development that is unique, powerful and deep rooted. She influences and inspires at conferences, meetings and events as a keynote speaker and through interactive workshops. She has also been a shareholder and director of three businesses, and understands about Leadership, Strategy, Motivation & Mental Toughness from both an extreme adventure and a business-leader point of view.
Pippa Malmgren is best known for being an American policy analyst, now living in the UK.
Pippa Malmgren is an American policy analyst. She served as Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Economic Policy on the National Economic Council and former member of the U.S. President's Working Group on Financial Markets.
Pixie Turner is the founder of Plantbased Pixie, a food blog and Instagram sensation with over 130,000 followers.
Professor Sue Black OBE
Dr. Sue Black is an English Computer Scientist and Professor at University College London.
Known for her social media campaign to save Bletchley Park, Sue Black is a computer scientist and a passionate advocate for women in tech. Navigating her PHD at 25 years old as a single parent of three, she found technology to be her saviour. Now, she has created networks and social enterprises to pass on her knowledge and empower people.
Rachel is a popular BBC television and radio weather presenter. She is currently based in the South East of England with five years of live presenting experience.
Rachel trained as a journalist, working as a producer, newsreader and weather presenter at ITV Anglia. She has been with BBC South East as the main weather presenter for the past three years and is responsible for the evening and late live forecasts, Monday to Friday.
Rachel is best known for her role on Channel 4's Countdown as a presenter and numbers expert.
Rachel Riley is the numbers expert on Channel 4’s long-running quiz show Countdown. Rachel has a keen interest in promoting maths and science to young people. Rachel appeared in the Channel 4 Dispatches documentary ‘Kids Don't Count’ which asked how and why we are failing Britain's children when it comes to maths. Her other TV appearances include regular guest roles on the hit comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats on Channel 4, and has also competed in the special C4 mash-up shows 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats does Deal or No Deal.
Ramona Nicholas is a “Dragon” on the Irish Dragons Den.
Roman Nicholas is a self-made, award winning entrepreneur with an interest in retail.
Rebecca is known to be one of Britain's most successful swimmers, still holding the world record time for the 800m Freestyle.
Great Britain's most successful ever swimmer, Becky Adlington, announced her retirement from international competition in February 2013, and immediately set out her vision for her legacy, which she sees as her greatest challenge in swimming. During a stellar career, Adlington won multiple Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Games gold medals. She competed in four Olympic finals, winning two Gold and two Bronze medals in Beijing and London respectively. She remains the current world record holder in the 800m Freestyle, and undoubtedly the greatest swimmer that Great Britain has ever produced, not to mention one of the most successful female athletes in British Olympic history.
Rebecca Front is a comedy writer and performer, and an ambassador for the deaf-blind charity Sense.
Rebecca Louise Front is a BAFTA award–winning English comedy actress and occasional writer best known for her performances in The Thick of It, and a series of satirical comedies in the early 1990s.
Rita Clifton CBE is a speaker, writer & practitioner on all aspects of brands, branding and business leadership.
Rita Clifton CBE has been called ‘Brand guru’ by the Financial Times and ‘The doyenne of branding’ by Campaign magazine. She is a writer, keynote speaker, conference chair & practitioner on all aspects of brands, branding and business leadership.
Rita McGrath, is a globally recognized expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. She is a popular instructor, a sought-after speaker, and a consultant to senior leadership teams.
Rita McGrath is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on strategy and innovation with particular emphasis on developing sound strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. Her ideas are widely used by leading organisations throughout the world, who describe her thinking as sometimes provocative, but unfailing stimulating. She fosters a fresh approach to strategy amongst those with whom she works.
Impressionist, actress, comedienne and writer becoming a household name in the BAFTA winning Big Impression.
Born in Scotland, Ronni Ancona is a British Comedy Award Winning impressionist and comedienne. She is an entertaining and charismatic performer be it after dinner or stand up to hosting corporate awards.
BBC Pablo writer and voice actor, EMMY winning documentary 'My Autism and Me' only surpassed by her TEDMED speech delivered in Washington USA.
BBC Presenter, illustrator and public speaker, Rosie King has achieved great things at the young age of 23. She diagnosed her own autism at the age of nine (a diagnosis that was later confirmed by specialists) and dedicates her considerable talents to raising positive awareness about autism. With a younger brother and sister severely affected by the condition, this has always been a subject close to Rosie's heart. She is an ambassador for the National Autistic Society, and has worked closely with professionals to improve the quality of education for young people with additional needs in mainstream school. After speaking about her condition and the way that it effects her at the TEDMED convention in Washington DC 2014, Rosie received a standing ovation. Graduating with first class honours in Creative Writing from Roehampton, Rosie enjoys being part of the BBC Pablo writing team and voice actor.
Ruby Wax OBE is best known for her impact in the comedy scene; performing, presenting, and writing some of the UK's most memorable TV moments. Ruby is now a Mental Health advocate, providing workshops to businesses and clients.
Ruby Wax OBE had a prolific acting career: charming and chiding a melange of celebrities on her chat show, Ruby; acting as the voice of the Pope in BBC's animated series, Popetown; and performing as a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since her acting career, Ruby has changed direction, now being a professionally qualified Psychotherapist and studied in Neuroscience. Ruby now offers business leaders and clientele workshops in developing a deeper and more direct level of communication with their clients and colleagues.
Sahar is best known for being the founder of the UK's first US style coffee bar chain, Coffee Republic.
Sahar Hashemi founded Coffee Republic, the UK's first US style coffee bar chain. Sahar and her brother built it into one of the UK's most recognized high street brands with a turnover of £30million and gave up her career as a lawyer to make Coffee Republic one of the main players in the 'coffee revolution'. Sahar was named 'Pioneer to the life of the nation' by Her Majesty The Queen and Yong Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos. Sahar has gone on to write many successful books and start new companies, such as 'Skinny Candy', a high profile brand of lower calorie candy which she sold to confectionery conglomerate Glisten Plc.
Saira Khan shot to fame in the first series of the smash hit BBC 2 TV series “The Apprentice” in 2005 and has since taken the UK by storm never being off our TV screens.
Saira has presented ITV’s 25 episode lunchtime gameshow “Guess This House” and is a regular panellist on “Loose Women” (ITV- 12.30pm) and has also co-presented ITV’s hit consumer show, “The Martin Lewis Money Programme,” (ITV 8.00PM). As well as TV presenting Saira is a regular contributor to the UK’s media and writes guest columns in national newspapers and magazines and has a regular column in the Sunday Mirror.
Sally Bundock is an award winning financial journalist who presents the business news in the mornings on BBC1, BBC News Channel and BBC World News.
If you need to know the latest international business news before you go to work, Sally Bundock will inform you Monday to Thursday at 0530am on BBC1 and 0830am on BBC News Channel. Her programmes, World Business Report and Business Live are a must watch if you work in business or finance. Sally is a financial journalist who has been presenting live television programmes for 20 years.
Sally Gunnell OBE DL
Sally is the only woman to ever hold the Big Four concurrently - Olympic, World, European & Commonwealth Gold Medalist.
Sally Gunnell OBE DL is the only woman ever to hold the Big Four concurrently (Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European titles), Sally remains a towering figure in British athletics. She has more than 15 years’ experience in addressing a wide variety of corporate audiences. She has covered global conferences of thousands and senior leadership teams of just 6. Her natural, easy-going style belies her relentless focus on achieving and sustaining excellence.
Sally Magnusson is an award-winning Scottish broadcaster and writer, currently working as the presenter of Reporting Scotland.
Sally Magnusson is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and writer, who as well as Songs of Praise has presented a range of programmes for the BBC, including news, current affairs and politics.
Samira Ahmed is a British freelance journalist, writer and broadcaster at the BBC.
Samira Ahmed has presented Radio 4’s PM, The World Tonight and Sunday. She also presented two Proms for BBC Four and is one of the presenters of Night Waves.
Comedienne, writer, pundit and presenter.
Sandi Toksvig OBE is the former host of Radio 4’s News Quiz. She is also author of Girls Are Best, which shows how women have always pulled off the greatest feats and made the most important inventions. Witty, quick to challenge and charismatic for awards and after dinner she gives her take on current affairs, of one kind or another.
Sarah Begum is an extraordinary Anthropologist and Explorer and inspiring filmmaker who is the youngest female Documentarian to produce a film in the Amazon Rainforest.
A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and member of the World Explorer’s Bureau, Sarah Begum is an Immersive Investigative Journalist and an Anthropologist-Explorer. In 2010, Sarah’s curiosity led to the greatest achievement of her life, becoming the youngest female Documentarian at 21 years of age to produce her first film in the Amazon Rainforest.
Sarah Hunter is the England Rugby Captain, Rugby World Cup winner and MBE.
World Cup winner Sarah Hunter is a stalwart of English Rugby. Recognised for her Services to Rugby with a MBE in 2014, she has become a leading inspirational role model for the women’s and girls’ game.
Sarah Pennells is a financial broadcaster, personal finance journalist, money expert and author with over 20 years' experience working across television, radio, web and print.
Sarah Pennells is the founder and editor of the UK's leading finance website for women, ‘SavvyWoman.co.uk’, which gives clear, ‘easy-to-understand’ information and tips on wide range of financial issues and has won, and been shortlisted for, several awards.
Sarah Smith is a journalist for the BBC.
Sarah Smith is the Scotland Editor of the BBC, covering Scottish news, politics and current events for BBC TV news and radio.
Sarah Willingham is an entrepreneur, investor and former Dragon.
Mumpreneur, Investor and Dragon, Sarah has won multiple entrepreneurial and business awards and has appeared on television programmes as a business expert including 'The Restaurant' and Dragon's Den. Sarah is a popular speaker in the UK and internationally on topics including all aspects of money saving, Leadership and Teamwork, Business Turnarounds, Food, Restaurant, Retail, Leisure industries and Entrepreneurism.
Sarah Wood OBE is co-founder and CEO of Unruly.
Sarah Wood OBE is co-founder and CEO of video ad tech company Unruly, where she ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. Sarah was named one of 15 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. and one of 10 London-Based Entrepreneurs to Watch by Forbes.
Scarlett Sigourney Moffatt is an English television personality, author, entrepreneur, presenter, and former ballroom dancer from County Durham, best known for appearing in the Channel 4 programme Gogglebox before being crowned Queen of the Jungle on I’
Down to earth, honest and full of life Scarlett is your perfect Presenter, Host and superb Fireside Chat speaker. Scarlett’s rise to fame started with C4 series Gogglebox where she won the hearts of the nations. As the winner of 2016’s I’m a Celebrity..Get Me Out of Here, she went on to present on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and many more. Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author she faced size bullying criticism widely on social media and the press. Scarlett worked alongside Dermot O’Leary at the National Television Awards with a plethora of recent television credits and hugely successful podcast series in 2020 and 2021.
Shami Chakrabarti is a British Labour Party politican and member of the House of Lords.
Shami Chakrabarti CBE was, from September 2003 to March 2016, the director of Liberty, the British civil liberties advocacy organisation. In September 2014, she took up the role as Chancellor of the University of Essex.
Sharron Davies MBE is a immensely successful British swimmer and broadcaster.
Sharron Davies MBE occupies a unique position in British life. She has occupied a position as one of the UK’s best known and most popular women since she burst onto the scene as a 13-year-old Olympian in 1976. Sharron Davies MBE is the ultimate Olympian. She has attended 9 Olympic Games – three as an athlete and six as a broadcaster, and has unparalleled experience over the past 35 years as a competitor and broadcaster.
Sheila has been a food journalist for nearly 30 years.
Sheila Dillon is a food journalist who began her career writing about the politics and business of food in New York at Food Monitor magazine. On returning to Britain she began work as a freelance reporter for Radio 4's The Food Programme and was then hired as a reporter on the programme. She went on to produce it for a number of years while Derek Cooper was the presenter covering the early days of BSE, the commercialisation of organic food, globalisation of the food industry - stories that didn't then interest mainstream media. She's been the programme's regular presenter since 2001.
Shelina Janmohamed is an Author and VP Ogilvy Noor.
Shelina Janmohamed was recently named as one of the UK's Muslim Women Power 100 list by The Times newspaper and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. She is the author of the novel Love in a Headscarf and Generation M: Young Muslims Changing the Worldwhich explores the phenomenon of what it means to be young and Muslim today and how society and business needs to react.
Shini is known for adventuring around the world, reporting on cutting-edge engineering, innovation and technology.
Engineers are passionate about finding solutions and Dr. Shini Somara is no exception. She qualified as a Mechanical Engineer and Fluid Dynamicist at a very young age, but her thirst for knowledge and curiosity for human advancement sent her traveling around the globe discovering cutting-edge science, technology and innovation. Shini translates what she finds into inspiring and engaging television for all ages, and is a spirited advocate for the fascinating work being done to push the boundaries of human scientific progress.
Sindhu Vee is best known for her award-winning comedy, actor and writer.
Sindhu Vee swapped her career as an investment banker to become a comedian and has fast become one of the most exciting and sought-after talents on the UK circuit.
Somi is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, millennial engagement specialist and transition architect.
Somi is a LinkedIn Top Voice giving talks and workshops internationally on the impact of technology on society, the business landscape, the future of work, developing thought leadership, and digital transformation both in marketing and in HR.
Journalist, author and Blue Badge Guide.
Sophie has enjoyed a long globetrotting career as a travel journalist but moved closer to home when she trained as a London tour guide and wrote a book on the English summer season. She now combines writing and guiding with travelling at home and abroad and spends as much time as she can in her home town of London.
Sophie Walker is the first ever Women’s Equality Party candidate for London Mayor.
Sophie Walker is the current leader of the UK’s Women’s Equality Party, and was the party’s candidate in the London mayoral election held in May 2016.
Stef is a Paralympic medalist for Team GB.
Stefanie is a Paralympic sprinter who, since 2009, competes for Great Britain in the 100m, 200m and Long Jump. Due to her place of birth, residency, and parents' nationality, Stef had the option to compete for one of many countries. In the 2008, Stef competed in the Paralympic Games for Canada and won a bronze medal in the women’s T44 200m. Switching allegiance, Stef began competing for Great Britain in 2010, breaking 3 World Records over a 2 months. In 2009, Stef decided to begin to compete for GB, going on to win a silver medal in the long jump at the London 2012 Paralympics, and is a strong multi medalist contender for Rio 2016.
Company founder and CEO of ‘Laughology’, a unique, ethical, development tool built around the psychology of humour, laughter and happiness.
Company founder and CEO, Stephanie Davies has developed Laughology into the nation’s most talked about training and development provider and has gained an unsurpassed reputation for designing and delivering interventions for businesses, practitioners, clients, young people and adults.
Stephanie Fairhurst is a Psychological Skills Mentor at Chimp Management.
Stephanie Fairhurst is a psychological skills mentor working with business professionals and companies.
Stephanie is a British former broadcast journalist.
Stephanie Flanders, Managing Director, is Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe for J.P. Morgan Asset Management where she delivers insight into the economy and financial markets to thousands of professional investors across the UK, Europe and globally. Stephanie also recently chaired the Royal Society of Arts' Inclusive Growth Commission, which delivered its final report in the spring of 2017.
Becoming one of the nation's firm favourites, Sue Perkins has provided laughs and entertainment with her own TV shows, including Heading Out, panel shows such as Have I Got News For You, and presenting popular radio broadcasts. Developing a reputation as
As an individual and with her comedy counter-part Mel Giedroyc, Sue has entertained the nation and has been a firm favorite on British television for nearly fifteen years. Sue has recently developed a profile as a foodie, providing a dynamic, insightful, and comedic edge to TV shows such as The Big Food Fight and The Great British Bake Off. Sue is also a regular on current comedy panel shows, including TV's Have I Got News For You and Argumental, as well as radio's Just A Minute.
Former lawyer turned critically acclaimed Scottish comedian.
The corporate lawyer turned comedian made the move to full-time stand up when clients started to attend her gigs. She hasn’t looked back, enjoying critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows, standing in for Mr MacAulay on Radio Scotland and guesting on The News Quiz and The Unbelievable Truth.
Susannah Schofield is a senior leader within a national blue chip company, directly managing a successful sales team of over 200 people and responsible for the delivery of £200 million pound targets every year.
Susannah Schofield has held the position of Managing Director of a very large corporate company, she works with, amongst others, the new breed of online retailers who need to offer their customers the option of having products in their hands within a few hours. Working with innovative solutions and cutting edge technology.
Susie Dent is best known for being a logophile, television celebrity, language researcher, etymologist and the resident dictionary expert on Channel 4’s Countdown.
Susie Dent is an author, linguist and resident expert in Channel 4’s long-running game show Countdown. Susie is a charming and sharp-witted presenter, host and after dinner speaker.
Susie Wolff is a retired British racing driver from Scotland and the first female to race in Formula 1 in over two decades.
After retiring in November 2015 from a long career spanning across a number of different motorsports, Susie Wolff joined Channel 4 for the launch of its F1 coverage as an expert analyst.
Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is a historian, author and broadcaster.
Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is a British historian, academic and television presenter who has written and appeared in a number of television and radio programmes, most recently The Great Fire and Elizabeth I for Channel 5.
Tanni is Britain's best known and loved Paralympian.
11 Paralympic Gold Medals, 6 times winner of London Wheelchair Marathon Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain's greatest Paralympic athlete. She competed in five Paralympic Games, winning 11 Gold Medals, and is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. In addition to her outstanding Paralympic achievements, between 1992 and 2002 she won the London Wheelchair Marathon a total of six times. Now retired, Tanni still plays an active role in the administration of sport.
Tanya Beckett is an English television and radio journalist.
Tanya Beckett presents BBC World News Today: Business Edition and has anchored a wide variety of business and news programmes for the BBC.
Tanya Byron is a British psychologist, writer and media personality.
Tanya Byron is best known for her work as a child therapist and specialises in emotional resilience in both young people and adults.
Dr Tara Swart is at the forefront of the application of neuroscience to business, is an award winning author, and speaks globally on the brain in business.
The author of Neuroscience for Leadership: Harnessing the Brain Gain Advantage and The Source. Tara examines the science behind leadership as well as offering fascinating insights in to resilience, performance, bias, stress and change. She considers what individuals and teams can achieve once they understand why they think, feel and act the way they do.
Highly engaging and talented science and technology influencer, broadcaster and occasional comedian.
Science writer, broadcaster, sometime comedian and co-host of Radio 4’s look into what the future holds, Timandra examines the effects of all areas of technology. She is the author of Big Data: does size matter? and has written for Wired, the Guardian and the Telegraph.
With unprecedented composure, natural Irish warmth, and professionalism, Trish is best known for her work as a travel reporter, as well as an anchor for Sky and CNN.
Being described as "having a voice as smooth as a pint of Guinness", Trish is a prestigious travel reporter and anchor for CNN and Sky. As the main presenter for many long standing Business TV and internal communications channels ,she manages to interview politicians and top management, and decant the information to employees at all levels.
Veronica is Chair of Management Studies at the University of Bath, and has been named as one of the top 20 most influential HR thinkers currently.
One of the top 20 most influential HR thinkers, Professor Hope-Hailey is a leading researcher in the fields of business strategy, HR, and change.
Vicky Price is a British economist and business consultant.
Vicky Pryce is a Greek-born British economist, and former Joint Head of the United Kingdom's Government Economic Service.
Victoria Fritz is the BBC's first female transport correspondent.
Victoria covers the global impact of a shifting transport landscape across business, politics and culture for programmes such as 'Today' on Radio 4, 'The Jeremy Vine Show' on Radio 2, and the 'Six O'Clock News' and 'Ten O'Clock News'.
Multiple award-winning Vikie Shanks is an author and expert on Autism and communication as well as an inspiring, motivational and hilarious lady. Vikie has seven children, six of whom have autism, one has dyslexia and the youngest two also have cerebral
No ordinary speaker, Vikie tells her story and experiences from the heart. From living with Autism and mental health issues, and the horrific suicide of her husband, Vikie has been there and lived through it all. Despite all that life has thrown at her, Vikie continues to bounce back. Despite all that life has thrown at her, Vikie continues to bounce back… In fact her inspiring journey has lead her to become an author, an expert in the field of Autism and a motivational speaker. If you need an engaging, inspiring and truly awe-inspiring person to speak on anything from Autism to communication or to tell her shocking but motivational story then you’ve just found her.