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Aug 21 2017

Brittany Bir

Chief Operations Officerat 42 USA

Brittany BirBrittany Bir runs a coding college which operates without teachers or lectures. New coding colleges have ditched the lecture in favour of peer-to-peer learning and project-based learning, in which students work together on real-world projects like building a website or a computer game.

“42 – The Tuition Free University”


In detail

Brittany grew up in Temecula, California. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Global Studies from California State University, Monterey Bay before completing a Master’s degree in European Studies at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, France. Simultaneously working as an English conversational professor and administrative assistant in The Paris Graduate School of Digital Innovation, she discovered a passion for coding.Immediately intrigued by 42’s innovative pedagogy, she completed the program along with the first, incoming, graduating class in Paris, France.42’s name is a reference to the science fiction book ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ written by British author Douglas Adams: in the book 42 is the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.


What she offers you

Brittany says 42’s graduates will be better able to work with others and discuss and defend their ideas – an important skill in the “real world'” of work.This is particularly important in computer programming, where individuals are notorious for lacking certain human skills.


How she presents

Brittany has participated in numerous speaking opportunities, through different conferences, events and press relations such as the Reimagine Education Conference and recently the 10 Aniversario de Plan Ceibal in Uruguayon 42’s role in the Maker Culture, with regards to hands on learning curriculums.

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Aug 18 2017

Lois Pryce

Published by under Media,Women Speakers

Travel Writer, Journalist & Founder of Adventure Travel Film Festival

Lois PryceLois Pryce is an author, public speaker and journalist who has written for the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, New York Times and CNN.She is also a co-founder of the Adventure Travel Film Festival, which takes place annually in the UK and Australia.

“One of Ten Great Female Travellers”
The Telegraph


In detail

It all started in 1986 after setting off with three school friends on a week’s ride around Cornwall… WITH NO GROWN-UPS!,sleeping in farmers’ barns and living in fear of nothing except the spiders that crawled out of the hay bales. Fifteen years later, Lois found herself working in the music department of the BBC in London. In 2003 Lois left her job at the BBC in London to ride her motorcycle from Alaska to the tip of South America. Upon her return she wrote the book of this trip, ‘Lois on the Loose’, which was published in the USA and the UK and translated into several languages.In 2006 she set off from London to motorcycle the length of Africa, taking in the Sahara, the Congo and Angola. Her second book, ‘Red Tape & White Knuckles’ is the story of this adventure.In 2013/14 she made two solo tours of Iran on her motorcycle which is the subject of her latest book, ‘Revolutionary Ride’.


What she offers you

Whether you’re lookingto motivate your employees with a true-life tale of achieving your dreams, learning from Lois’ insights into risk or diversity or you’re simply after some unique after-dinner yarns, Lois’ presentations can be tailored to your specific requirements, and no group is too large or too small.


How she presents

Her talks and presentations about her adventures have garnered a reputation for being both inspirational and entertaining, and have taken her around the world to a diverse range of clients.

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Aug 14 2017

Rama Bijapurkar

Expert on India’s Market Strategy & Consumer Economy

Rama BijapurkarRama Bijapurkar is India’s most respected thought leader on market strategy and India’s consumer economy. She has an independent consulting practice and works across sectors and organization types, describing her mission as ‘bringing market and customer focus to business strategy’.

“Leading Indian Market Specialist”


In detail

Ms.Bijapurkar holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (equivalent to an MBA) from IIM, Ahmedabad. Prior to setting up her own consulting practice, Rama has worked for over two decades in leading market research and management consulting companies. In addition to her consulting practice, Rama has served as an independent director on the boards of several of India’s blue chip companies. She also serves on the Governing Councils of the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India, the Insurance Information Board and is a member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group of the Competition Commission of India.


What she offers you

Ms.Bijapurkar is a dominant voice in the media on business and policy issues in her areas of interest and work. Few can analyse the psychology and spending patterns of the Indian consumer with as much rigour and detail as Rama.


How she presents

Her extensive experience in the Indian economic and consumer scenario make Rama a sought-after commentator at prestigious conferences around the globe.

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Aug 07 2017

Hannah Fry

Mathematician & Science Presenter

Hannah FryDr Hannah Fry is a lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. She works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architects and geographers to study the patterns in human behaviour – particularly in an urban setting.


“There’s a mathematical angle to almost anything”


In detail

Hannah’s mathematical expertise has led to the development of several BBC documentaries including Climate Change By Numbers, Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing (BBC4) and Horizon: How to Find Love Online(BBC2), City in the Sky(BBC2) and The Joy of Data(BBC4). Hannah regularly appears on radio in the UK including on her long running show The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry (BBC R4) and Music By Numbers(BBC R1). Online, her YouTube videos have clocked up over 5 million views, including her popular TED talk, ‘The Mathematics of Love’.


What she offers you

Hannah is an experienced public speaker and currently serves as an EPSRC public engagement fellow. Hannah delivers fascinating talks across the country successfully motivating interest in maths among her audience and has inspired younger generations into celebrating women in mathematics.


How she presents

Hannah’s diverse and universal subject matter has earned her recognition on an international stage and demand for her talks has seen Hannah address audiences all over the world.

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Jul 21 2017

Belinda Parmar

CEO of The Empathy Business, Founder of the Little Miss Geek Campaign

Belinda ParmarBelinda Parmar is the founder and CEO of The Empathy Business, the company behind the world’s first Empathy Index, supported by The World Economic Forum.Belinda leads a team of empathy geeks that measures and embeds empathy into businesses to make them more profitable.

“More empathic companies are more profitable”


In detail

Belinda puts thecase for businesses to be more empathic, drawing on tangible ‘nudges’that companies can implement to improve their empathy levels to driveprofit. All of her talks are based on real changes that she has made working with some of the biggest globalbusinesses which have impacted company performance and increased empathy levels.She has worked with one of the biggest banks in Europe affecting more than 40,000 staff.Belinda has written for the Harvard Business Review, The Guardian and theWorld Economic Forum.Belinda was chosen as a Young Global Leader in 2014 by The World Economic Forum and was appointed an OBE for services to the UK’s technology industry in the 2014 Birthday Honours.


What she offers you

Belinda Parmar is making waves with her words as a keynote speaker, from highlighting why empathy matters in business in both money and motivational terms, to the contradiction of new technologies and explores what the workforce of tomorrow will look like and the skills we all need in the empathy revolution.


How she presents

Belinda prepares each presentation to perfectly suit each event and offers audiences a wealth of useful actionable information with real life examples honed from her own business successes.Her exuberant personality is as compelling as her innovative and unique brand.

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Jul 14 2017

Helen Fielding

Published by under Media,Women Speakers

Novelist & Screenwriter

Helen FieldingHelen Fielding is an English novelist and screenwriter, best known as the creator of the fictional character Bridget Jones, and a sequence of novels and films beginning with the life of a thirty-something singleton in London trying to make sense of life and love.

“The face behind Bridget Jones”


In detail

‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ and ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’were published in 40 countries and sold more than 15 million copies. The two films of the same name achieved international success. ‘Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy’was published with record-breaking first-day sales in the UK. Late 2016 saw the release of the third movie: Bridget Jones’s Baby. Helen studied English at St Anne’s College, Oxford and was part of the Oxford revue at the 1978 Edinburgh Festival and began work at the BBC in 1979 as a regional researcher on the news magazine Nationwide. In 1985 Helen produced a live satellite broadcast from a refugee camp in Eastern Sudan for the launch of Comic Relief.From 1990 – 1999 she worked as a journalist and columnist on several national newspapers and The Telegraph.


What she offers you

An experienced media personality and creator of “Bridget Jones”, Helen shares her experiences of becoming one of the worlds’ most read authors. With humour she approaches many human angles of communication and her motto is“keep it real” as well as “rather human than perfect”.


How she presents

A charismatic and charming personality, Helen loves being on the platform. She is a true professional and always well prepared. She prefers short presentations followed by lengthy interaction with her audience. Humour is her trademark.

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Jun 16 2017

Yael Zofi

Published by under Leadership,Women Speakers

Virtual Team Expert and Cross Cultural Coach &Speaker, Global Business Consultant

Yael ZofiYael Zofi is a global business consultant who has transformed modern workplaces for more than 25 years with her ground-breaking work in cross-cultural communications and virtual team management. Her impact is evident at global companies, such as JP Morgan Chase and General Electric and Pfizer.

“Connection is a common denominator across the human experience, and it goes beyond time and space transcending all boundaries.”


In detail

While the world was just waking up to the limitless possibilities (and pitfalls) of remote workforces and virtual teams, Yael was already consulting with some of the world’s largest global players to set up and establish best practices for their newly emerging global workforces. To handle her in-demand status and to better serve her growing list of clients, she founded AIM Strategies®, Applied Innovative Management®, a human capital consulting firm focused on connecting people’s management challenges with strategic business solutions.Yael identified patterns and solutions to the common problems these companies were having with their new global virtual teams.


What she offers you

Yael has created many team-based assessment tools, facilitated global strategy retreats, designed international talent management programs, and facilitated merger integrations with six global organizations.


How she presents

With 25+ years of consulting experience, Yael has applied behavioural science techniques and has helped countless leaders and teams focus on transformational initiatives that improve their bottom line and enable stronger human connection in the virtual workplace. Yael’s reputation as a dynamic and informative business keynote speaker will inspire any audience.

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Jun 12 2017

Sarah Wood

Co-Founder and CEO Unruly

Sarah WoodSarah Wood is the Co-Founder and CEO of digital video content company Unruly,where she ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. She has grown the business from three to over 300 staff, with offices around the world.

“An expert on bringing emotional intelligence to digital advertising”


In detail

Sarah is a London tech ambassador, an associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and co-founded City Unrulyversity, a free pop-up university in London with a mission to inspire the next generation of Tech City entrepreneurs.Amongst various awards, Sarah has been named VeuveClicquot’s Business Woman of the Year, City AM’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Europas Awards’ Best CEO. She’s a regular voice on broadcast media commenting on the tech sector and business. Having grown Unruly from an idea charting the popularity of viral videos to a global online video advertising company sold to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp for over £100m, Sarah has been perfectly positioned to see the rise of the UK tech sector.


What she offers you

In her presentation, Sarah looks at the future of technology and the companies behind it, and the huge opportunities, as well as the reasons for concern in areas like AI, voice and the commercialisation of personal data. She also addresses issues around women in business and in technology.


How she presents

Sarahis a charismatic speaker who considers the power of online brand and marketing, what companies often misunderstand about the medium, as well as the future of the digital world.

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Jun 07 2017

Laura Dekker

Youngest Person Ever to Sail Around The World

Laura DekkerLaura Dekker is the youngest sailor who ever sailed solo around the globe. In August 2010, at the age of 14, Laura set sail from Gibraltar for her maiden voyage and embarked on what would become a record-breaking, 17 month journey. She successfully completed the solo circumnavigation in an 11.5-metre two-masted ketch, arriving in Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten, on 21 January 2012, having completed a solo circumnavigation at the age of 16 in 123 days.


“Record breaking adventurer”


In detail

Despite the magnitude of the achievement, it has been anything but an endpoint for Laura, who has continued to sail, both on her own and with larger crews, since completing her trip. In 2011 she was nominated for the Conny van Rietschoten Trophy, a prestigious Dutch sailing award. In 2013, Maidentrip, a documentary about her trip mostly shot by Laura and directed by Jillian Schlesinger, was aired.


What she offers you

In her presentations Laura speaks about her story and the lessons she learned from her months and years spent on – and off – the water. Her presentations are highly inspirational and motivate people around the globe.


How she presents

Her fresh and unconventional presentations make Laura Dekker a great guest at national and international events.

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Jun 01 2017

Shivvy Jervis

Award-winning Futurist, Europe’s Top 30 Women in Digital

Shivvy JervisShivvy Jervis has been voted as one of the ‘most creative thinkers in tech’ and a thought leader ‘making digital Britain tick’. Shivvyis a futurist and video series creator uncovering ground breaking advances that affect us all.

“Shivvy is the winner of Britain’s Asian Women of Achievement Award”


In detail

Shivvy is particularly known for her work as the creator and host of a long-running online video series Digital Futures that has tracked up over 10 million views to date. In it, she curates fast-paced dialogue on the impact of emerging technologies with industry heavyweights and new founders alike.Shivvy champions the notion of ‘tech-for-good’ and purpose-driven innovation, the sheer power of the digital and tech arena to drive meaningful and sustainable impact. As a former business journalist, she has a sharp sense for not only what is newsworthy, but critically what will make headlines in the future.


What she offers you

Shivvy immerses herself in future technologies, the digital economy and on-line trends, making sense of these for both corporations and consumers. Shivvy demystifies some of the concepts that will radically reshape sectors, industries and ultimately our day-to-day lives


How she presents

Professional and truly powerful, this award winning speaker has many high profile credits and is an ideal choice whether speaking, or facilitating events.

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