Speakers at Women in Business Expo

2021 speakers

More to be announced!

See confirmed 2021 speakers below. 

Topics and themes include diversity and inclusion, STEM, career progression, leadership, technical talks, business transformation, upskilling and reskilling, returning to work after a career break, and much more.

Keynote Speakers

Anoushé Husain, Civil Servant: diversity and staff engagement lead, public speaker, paraclimber, disability and intersectional advocate
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Baroness Karren Brady CBE, Vice Chairwoman of West Ham FC
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Caprice Bourret, Award-winning Model, Businesswoman
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Carolyn Clarke, Founder & CEO of Brave Consultancy
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Danny Stacy, Senior Manager, Employer Insights at Indeed
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Emma Sayle, CEO & Founder of The KK Group
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Estelle Keeber, Instagram Expert & Founder of Immortal Monkey
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Harriet Scott, Broadcaster and Presenter for Bauer Media
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Katie Lloyd, Development Director for BBC News & Current Affairs
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Louise O’shea, CEO of Confused.com
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Mel B, TV Personality, Author, Patron of Women’s Aid, One fifth of Spice Girls
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Paulina Sygulska Tenner, Founder of GrantTree
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Scarlett Allen-Horton, Founder of Harper Fox Partners and BBC Apprentice Finalist 2019
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Tara McGeehan, President of CGI in UK and Australia
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Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity
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Seminar speakers

Image of Alice Proctor, Chartered Investment Manager at Brewin Dolphin
Alice Proctor, Chartered Investment Manager at Brewin Dolphin
Image of Anda Ziemele, Senior Insights & Data Consultant & Data Scientist at Capgemini
Anda Ziemele, Senior Insights & Data Consultant & Data Scientist at Capgemini
Image of Andrea Gagliano, Director, Head of Data Science at Getty Images
Andrea Gagliano, Director, Head of Data Science at Getty Images
Image of Andrew Knight, Chief Technology Officer at Santander
Andrew Knight, Chief Technology Officer at Santander
Image of Andy Bone, Solutions Specialist at Dell Technologies
Andy Bone, Solutions Specialist at Dell Technologies
Image of Anna Goodwin, Managing Director at Heart Centred Business
Anna Goodwin, Managing Director at Heart Centred Business
Image of Anne Boden, Founder and CEO of Starling Bank
Anne Boden, Founder and CEO of Starling Bank
Image of Anouska Ramsay, Director of Culture and Capability at Santander
Anouska Ramsay, Director of Culture and Capability at Santander
Image of Arti Godkhindi, Business Analysis Manager, Technology at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Arti Godkhindi, Business Analysis Manager, Technology at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Image of Candyce Costa, Founder of Female Tech Leaders
Candyce Costa, Founder of Female Tech Leaders
Image of Caroline Gundu, Senior Consultant – Energy Retail | Former Chair of the Women’s Network
Caroline Gundu, Senior Consultant – Energy Retail | Former Chair of the Women’s Network
Image of Chris Lambert-Gorwyn, Director at Heart Centred Business
Chris Lambert-Gorwyn, Director at Heart Centred Business
Image of David Roylance, Head of Strategy at Heart Centred Business
David Roylance, Head of Strategy at Heart Centred Business
Image of Debbie Street, Director of Consulting Services – Telecoms | Co-Chair of the Women’s Network
Debbie Street, Director of Consulting Services – Telecoms | Co-Chair of the Women’s Network
Image of Donna Kelly, Senior Vice President and Business Unit Lead for ‘South & Midlands’ Business Unit, UK for CGI
Donna Kelly, Senior Vice President and Business Unit Lead for ‘South & Midlands’ Business Unit, UK for CGI
Image of Dr. Louise Taylor, GP, Author, Founder of Your Midlife Magic and Co-Founder of Work with the Menopause
Dr. Louise Taylor, GP, Author, Founder of Your Midlife Magic and Co-Founder of Work with the Menopause
Image of Ella Mesma, Founder and Co-Director of Business Yoga
Ella Mesma, Founder and Co-Director of Business Yoga
Image of Emily Rider, Co-Director of Business Yoga
Emily Rider, Co-Director of Business Yoga
Image of Emma Botfield, Managing Director, UK & Ireland at RS Components
Emma Botfield, Managing Director, UK & Ireland at RS Components
Image of Erin Cassell, Regional Information Security Officer for EMEA and Global Cyber Security Engineering at Bank of America
Erin Cassell, Regional Information Security Officer for EMEA and Global Cyber Security Engineering at Bank of America
Image of Gemma Jones, Senior Business Development Manager Programs & Partnerships at Amazon Logistics
Gemma Jones, Senior Business Development Manager Programs & Partnerships at Amazon Logistics
Image of Harriet Waley-Cohen, Change Catalyst
Harriet Waley-Cohen, Change Catalyst
Image of Hattie Brett, Editor for Grazia
Hattie Brett, Editor for Grazia
Image of Hayley Eastman-Dale, Head of Information Security at Allianz
Hayley Eastman-Dale, Head of Information Security at Allianz
Image of Helen Trim, SVP Marketing, EMEA & APAC at Coupa Software
Helen Trim, SVP Marketing, EMEA & APAC at Coupa Software
Image of Isobel Voyles, VP Consulting Expert Delivery Leadership -  Smart Metering at CGI
Isobel Voyles, VP Consulting Expert Delivery Leadership - Smart Metering at CGI
Image of Jacqui Moore, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Jacqui Moore, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Image of Jason Crawford, Solutions Specialist at Dell Technologies
Jason Crawford, Solutions Specialist at Dell Technologies
Image of Jayne Aspin-Mayne, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Jayne Aspin-Mayne, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Image of Joanne Jones, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Joanne Jones, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Image of Joanne Peplow, Director Insights and Data | UK AI & Analytics Team Lead at Capgemini
Joanne Peplow, Director Insights and Data | UK AI & Analytics Team Lead at Capgemini
Image of Joy Moir, Chartered Investment Manager at Brewin Dolphin
Joy Moir, Chartered Investment Manager at Brewin Dolphin
Image of Kathy Quashie, Head Of Indirect Business at Vodafone UK
Kathy Quashie, Head Of Indirect Business at Vodafone UK
Image of Kim Morgan, CEO & Founder of Barefoot Coaching Ltd
Kim Morgan, CEO & Founder of Barefoot Coaching Ltd
Image of Laura Magnani, Accenture Technology Solution Architect and UKI Technology I&D Lead at Accenture
Laura Magnani, Accenture Technology Solution Architect and UKI Technology I&D Lead at Accenture
Image of Lauren Holleyoake, Publisher for Grazia
Lauren Holleyoake, Publisher for Grazia
Image of Lavinia Osbourne, Blockchain, Welltech & NFT Specialist and Thought Leader
Lavinia Osbourne, Blockchain, Welltech & NFT Specialist and Thought Leader
Image of Lisa Hill, DevOps Concepts & Tooling Manager, IT at Allianz
Lisa Hill, DevOps Concepts & Tooling Manager, IT at Allianz
Image of Lucie Cave, Chief Content Officer at Bauer Media
Lucie Cave, Chief Content Officer at Bauer Media
Image of Lydia Wakefield, Associate Director, External Partnership & Scholarships at London Business School
Lydia Wakefield, Associate Director, External Partnership & Scholarships at London Business School
Image of Michelle Cope, IT Senior Enterprise Architect, Strategy & Architecture at Allianz
Michelle Cope, IT Senior Enterprise Architect, Strategy & Architecture at Allianz
Image of Nada Lana, Founder Rise Up for You, TEDx Speaker, Author
Nada Lana, Founder Rise Up for You, TEDx Speaker, Author
Image of Natalie Tedstone, Recruitment and Talent Director t IRIS Software Group
Natalie Tedstone, Recruitment and Talent Director t IRIS Software Group
Image of Nicola Glassborow, Team Leader, Maritime Mission Systems at Thales
Nicola Glassborow, Team Leader, Maritime Mission Systems at Thales
Image of Nicolas Croix, CEO at Moonworkers
Nicolas Croix, CEO at Moonworkers
Image of Rachel Daka, VP and Head of Projects & Consulting CIS at Capgemini
Rachel Daka, VP and Head of Projects & Consulting CIS at Capgemini
Image of Ragna Sveinsdottir, Senior Vice President, Cyber Crime Senior Specialist at Bank of America
Ragna Sveinsdottir, Senior Vice President, Cyber Crime Senior Specialist at Bank of America
Image of Rene Perkins, CEO & Co-Founder of CityMaaS
Rene Perkins, CEO & Co-Founder of CityMaaS
Image of Sam Pirog, Managing Director, Digitization and Workflow Engineering at Goldman Sachs
Sam Pirog, Managing Director, Digitization and Workflow Engineering at Goldman Sachs
Image of Samantha Kaye, Adviser at Her Wealth at Wellesley Wealth Advisory & Fellow of the Personal Finance Society
Samantha Kaye, Adviser at Her Wealth at Wellesley Wealth Advisory & Fellow of the Personal Finance Society
Image of Sarah Carter, Vice President - Operations North at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Sarah Carter, Vice President - Operations North at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Image of Sarah Lloyd, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Sarah Lloyd, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Image of Sarah Milnes, System Engineer at Thales
Sarah Milnes, System Engineer at Thales
Image of Shimona Mehta, EMEA Managing Director at Shopify
Shimona Mehta, EMEA Managing Director at Shopify
Image of Shriyanka Hore, Tribe Lead – Market Infrastructure Communities and Standards Services at SWIFT
Shriyanka Hore, Tribe Lead – Market Infrastructure Communities and Standards Services at SWIFT
Image of Simone Roche MBE, Founder of Northern Power Futures & Northern Power Women
Simone Roche MBE, Founder of Northern Power Futures & Northern Power Women
Image of Sonya Barlow, Founder, Like Minded Females
Sonya Barlow, Founder, Like Minded Females
Image of Stacey Van Bergen, Client and Account Lead at CGI
Stacey Van Bergen, Client and Account Lead at CGI
Image of Susan Devally, Senior Product Manager, Technology at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Susan Devally, Senior Product Manager, Technology at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Image of Teresa Meek, Head of Talent & Diversity at SWIFT
Teresa Meek, Head of Talent & Diversity at SWIFT
Image of Tijana Tasich, Consulting Director, Experience Design at Zuhlke Engineering
Tijana Tasich, Consulting Director, Experience Design at Zuhlke Engineering
Image of Tina Dekker, SVP, Chief Legal & Corporate Relations Officer for McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Tina Dekker, SVP, Chief Legal & Corporate Relations Officer for McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Image of Tina Marley, PMO Manager, Technology at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Tina Marley, PMO Manager, Technology at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
Image of Tracie Pearce, Chief Customer Officer for Homes at Santander
Tracie Pearce, Chief Customer Officer for Homes at Santander
Image of Victoria Chadwick, Recruitment Business Partner, HR at Allianz
Victoria Chadwick, Recruitment Business Partner, HR at Allianz
Image of Victoria Easton-Riley, Content Director for Bauer Radio Scotland
Victoria Easton-Riley, Content Director for Bauer Radio Scotland
Image of Victoria Howells, Engineering Operations & Strategy Director at Thales
Victoria Howells, Engineering Operations & Strategy Director at Thales
Image of Yejide Akiode, Founder / CEO of Eduspace Limited
Yejide Akiode, Founder / CEO of Eduspace Limited