Tanya Lynch

Name: Tanya Lynch
Business Founded: ease retreats
Biography: After successfully launching ease retreats Tanya is also the M.D. of her media consultancy LYNCHPIN MEDIA WALES – a media hub of creative freelancers led by Tanya – an expert connector, ideas queen and project task master! Read more…

Virginia Stagni

Name: Virginia Stagni
Business Founded: Logos
Biography: Virginia is a creative entrepreneur, winner of best Italian entrepreneurs under 25. She is the founder of Logos , a tech startup designed to change our interactions with smartphones through an innovative rewarding system that values time as a new currency. Read more…

Dayo Akinrinade

Name: Dayo Akrinrinade
Business Founded: AfriClick
Biography: Dayo is the founder of AfriClick App, the mission is to empower global Afro-Caribbeans to network and date through their culture. Read more…

Alison Benney

Name: Alison Benney
Business Founded: EnlightenHR Ltd
Biography: Wanting to change careers, Alison enrolled on a full-time post-grad course in Human Resources in 1994 and moved into HR with Marriott Hotels in 1995. Read more…

Sarah Barrett

Name: Sarah Barrett
Business Founded: SBarrett Consulting
Biography: Sarah is a successful business leader and the founder of S Barrett Consulting which provides value-adding leadership, management & strategic support for individuals & organisations to create opportunities for success. Read more…

Catherine Gladwyn

Name: Catherine Gladwyn
Business Founded: Delegate VA – Virtual Assistant
Biography: Catherine has a constant manageable portfolio of clients and has developed her skills to offer a range of services, all while working the hours she wants to manage a harmonious home and work life. Read more…

Paige Sinnott

Name: Paige Sinnott
Business Founded: Odette Beauty
Biography: Paige realised there was a gap in the market for a retailer specialising in Natural Based, Cruelty Free products and a salon with a more natural ethos, avoiding invasive procedures such as Botox, Fillers or Chemical Peels. Read more…

Betina Skovbro

Name: Betina Skovbro
Business Founded: Brød
Biography: In late 2015, Betina followed a long-held dream and opened Brød, the cosy and now award-winning Danish Bakery and Coffee Shop which quickly established itself as a popular and distinctive destination.. Read more…

Sarah Austin

Name: Sarah Austin
Business Founded: Really Helpful Club (RHC)
Biography: Sarah founded Really Helpful Club (RHC) 3 years ago to create an online community that brings together positive, like-minded women to support and connect one another in our personal and business lives.. Read more…

Laura Miligan

Name: Laura Miligan
Business Founded: Laura Felicity Design
Biography: Laura is the Founder and Designer at Laura Felicity Design. She set up her own business in 2010, after leaving University the year before. In 2009 she qualified from the creative Degree ‘Applied Arts’, with First Class (BA) Hons, at the University of Hertfordshire. Read more…

Sue France

Name: Sue France
Business Founded: Sue France Creative Connecting in Cheshire
Biography: Sue France started out as a Childrenswear designer in the 1970s and her designs sold in Fortnum and Masons and other prestigious London stores and boutiques. Her middle career was in Marketing and PR in the 200’s. She was Head of Marketing and PR for a Yorkshire hotel group and that is where she first came across women’s networking. Read more…

Heidi-Louise Griffiths

Name: Heidi-Louise Griffiths
Business Founded: Dirty Little Serifs and MAYKHER
Biography: Having carved out a career in both fashion and design, Heidi has proceeded to co-found both Dirty Little Serifs and MAYKHER. The company work with a range of diverse and exciting clients, nationally and internationally, including Olympic Athlete, Christian Malcolm and International Footwear Brand Sledgers. Read more…

Mandy Kent

Name: Mandy Kent
Business Founded: Hadley Green Dental Practice
Biography: Mandy Kent is the principal dentist and owner of Hadley Green Dental Practice in High Barnet. She took over an existing private practice in 2011 and has now modernised and developed the premises to provide two surgeries, offering a range of services, from general dentistry to implants and cosmetic dentistry. Read more…

Gail Laser

Name: Gail Laser
Business Founded: Love Barnet
Biography: Gail Laser set up the Love Barnet Facebook, Twitter and Website pages as a way of continuing communicating with the local community, residents and businesses and celebrating everything she loves about the area and to create a community forum. Read more…

Jacqueline Harvey

Name: Jacqueline Harvey
Business Founded: Crystal Clear Health / Jacqueline Harvey
Biography: An early advocate of mind-body practice, Jacqueline Harvey has more than twenty years of experience in the sector. She has the unique ability to get right to the core of each client’s needs thanks to her broad range of life experiences and her practical knowledge of what makes people tick. Read more…

Tabitha Goldstaub

Name: Tabitha Goldstaub
Business Founded: CognitionX
Biography: Tabitha Goldstaub is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder (with CEO Charlie Muirhead) of CognitionX. CognitionX is a market intelligence platform.. Read more…

Laura Dunn

Name: Laura Dunn
Business Founded: LED Media
Biography: Laura Dunn is an experienced communications and digital professional, and the Director of LED Media, a digital marketing, content and social media consultancy. With over 9 years Read more…

Celia Francis

Name: Celia Francis
Business: Rated People
Biography: Celia Francis is a proven pioneer in leading emerging technology companies and has extensive experience in leadership and creative roles across the digital sector… Read more…

Laura Adrianna Romanin

Name: Laura Adrianna Romanin
Business Founded: KLEEN
Biography: Laura Adrianna is a co-founder of KLEEN, and is set to change the way you clean your car. Book, pay and get your vehicle looking spick-and-span, all from an easy-to-use app. Forget using unnecessary amounts of water, KLEEN’s concierge-style car wash, uses as little as 16oz of water… Read more…

June Kelly

Name: June Kelly
Business Founded: Make-up junkies London
Biography: Having established herself a professional make-up artist in London for 5 years, she spotted a gap in the market and decided to launch her own agency, which celebrates its 10th year in business.. Read more…

Phoebe Gormley

Name: Phoebe Gormley
Business Founded: Gormley and Gamble
Biography: In October 2015 Gormley & Gamble became the first women’s only tailor in the history of Savile Row. G&G, as it is affectionately referred to by customers, was founded by the young entrepreneur Phoebe Gormley, who had been interning between Savile Row and Jermyn Street since the tender age of 15. Read more…

Debbie Moore

Name: Debbie Moore
Business Founded: Pineapple Dance Studios
Biography: Debbie became the first woman to list her company on the London Stock Exchange. She created the Pineapple label, developing Cotton/Lycra with DuPont which revolutionised fashion industry and made Pineapple a global brand. Read more…

Sonia Brown MBE

Name: Sonia Brown MBE
Business Founded: National Black Women’s Network, Let’s Talk Business Networking Forum, Sistatalk, Inspirational Women’s Super-Summit and EVOLVE
Biography: Sonia Brown MBE is an award winning business communicator, uber connector, coach, trainer and writer, diversity maverick with over 20 years in marketing, branding and life skills development. Read more…


Name: Katrina Sale
Business Founded: Wisetree
Biography: In 2015, after one-too-many spirit-crushing weeks of late nights spent doing uninspiring work among equally demoralised colleagues, Katrina decided to quit her well-paid marketing job to start her entrepreneurial journey. Read more…


Name: Hillary Su
Business Founded: Sunrate Solutions
Biography: Hillary Su is the UK Director for Sunrate Solutions, a fintech start-up that provides forex and risk management solutions to Chinese SMEs who operate in Europe. Prior to Sunrate, Hillary spent eight years working in investment banking and financial services in London. Read more…


Name: Alice Wingfield Digby
Business Founded: Wingfield Digby
Biography: Alice Wingfield Digby is founder and CEO of Wingfield Digby London, a luxury countryside inspired gifts and interiors brand. The brand has caught the eye of celebrities and royalty alike, and is stocked at 40 stores nationwide including Highgrove, Fenwicks and House of Bruar. Read more…

Ada Zhao

Name: Ada Zhao
Business Founder: Curated Crowd
Biography: Ada Zhao is the founder and CEO of Curated Crowd (www.curated-crowd.com), a fashion tech startup that launched during this year’s London Fashion Week. Ada worked in banking for a long time before she ventured into the fashion world. Read more…

Jay Bhayani

Name: Jay Bhayani
Business Founded: Bhayani HR & Employment Law
Biography: Jay Bhayani is a multi-award-winning specialist employment solicitor and the founder of Bhayani HR & Employment Law. The firm was established by Jay in November 2014, and offers a unique approach to the thorny business challenges of employing staff. Read more…

Helen Thomas

Name: Helen Thomas CFA
Biography: I’ve worked in financial markets for over 15 years, for a mixture of banks and fund managers. Most recently I’ve been a partner at a global macro hedge fund. I’ve also worked in politics, as an adviser to former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, so inevitably my next career choice must be estate agent. Read more…

Jill White

Name: Jill White
Biography: Jill White has been in business for more than 20 years having started out ‘to give it a go’ in 1995! Her great love now is supporting and encouraging others to also ‘go for it’ – she mentors many women in business and works with Sheffield Hallam University and their Enterprise support team. Read more…

Katharine Mackenzie Paterson

Name: Katharine Mackenzie Paterson
Business Founded: Azure Beauty London
Biography: Driven by her passion for making people feel confident and empowered along with having great skin, at the age of 27, Katharine left her employment to co found ‘Azure Beauty London’, located in Mayfair. Read more…

Lisa Tse

Name: Lisa Tse MBE
Business Founded: Sweet Mandarin Restaurant and Sauce Range
Biography: Lisa Tse MBE is the third generation of women restauranteurs and fourth generation of sauce manufacturers. She is the CEO of Sweet Mandarin, an award winning restaurant in Manchester. Her range of gluten free sauces are sold online and in stores. She has also written three cookbooks, the latest of which won a Gourmand Award. Read more…

Sophie Maxwell

Name: Sophie Maxwell
Business Founded: Really NEET Project
Biography: Sophie Maxwell set up the Really NEET Project back in 2011 after overcoming her own NEET status aged 14 and homelessness at aged 16. Really NEET now supports over 160 of South Yorkshires most vulnerable young people with college sites in Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham. Read more…

Sylvia Marshall

Name: Sylvia Marshall
Business Founded: Able Training International, Women’s Business Exchange, Zero To A Million Club and CosyHomesOnline.com
Biography: For the past two decades, Sylvia Marshall has been at the forefront of British and international business training and development. She has transformed dozens of ailing businesses through a combination of strategic thinking and bold forward-thinking. Read more…

Fiona Grayson

Name: Fiona Grayson
Business Founded: She Can She Did
Biography: Well aware that she was working her way up in a job that she was no longer passionate about and was hearing stories of many more women in the same position, at 25, Fiona made it her mission to reach out to young women in the UK who have dared to go solo and set up their own business. Read more…

Sophie Jarvis

Name: Sophie Jarvis
Biography: Sophie is Head of the Female Founders Forum at The Entrepreneurs Network. She is currently writing 2 policy reports for the Government around female entrepreneurship and women in business. Sophie is also a columnist for Inc., an American business magazine. Read more…

Bella Trang Ngo

Name: Bella Trang Ngo
Biography: Bella, our seminar organiser, is a strong believer that any woman can thrive and achieve her full potential if she has the right support network, and is believed in. Born and raised in Vietnam – a country that is still highly patriarchal – Bella has seen first hand just how that can really impact a woman’s life. Read more…

Alison Cork

Name: Alison Cork
Business Founded: Alison at Home
Biography: Read by millions every week, and frequently on TV and Radio, entrepreneur Alison Cork has over the past 20 years built up a home interiors empire encompassing publishing, online retail, licensing and TV shopping. Read more…