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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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Mar 24 2017

Emily Grossman

Published by under Women Speakers

Science Communicator, Writer, Educator & Trainer

Emily GrossmanEmily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens’ College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research. She trained as an actress, and now combines her skills as a science broadcaster, public speaker, writer and educator.

“A passionate advocate for gender equality in science”


In detail

Emily can be seen on the panel of experts for Sky 1’s celebrity panel-show, Duck Quacks Don’t Echo andshe is a regular contributor to Discovery Channel’s How Do They Do It?She spent a season as the resident science expert on ITV’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show and she has appeared as a biology expert on Channel 4’s Food Unwrappedand as a maths examiner on BBC1’s The One Show. She has also been interviewed on This Morning, BBC Breakfast, CNN, and Sky News. Emily has presented a series of fun videos for the Royal Institution; one of them, How to Stop Yourself Being Ticklish, has received over 200,000 hits and was featured on Radio 2’s Jo Whiley Showand the independent’s i100 top 100 trending videos.


What she offers you

Emily regularly delivers talks and fun workshops in schools, universities and at live events. She speaks about cutting edge science topics such as stem cells, regenerative medicine, obesity and epigenetics. Emily sharesher thoughts on women in science, gender equality, imposter syndrome, secrets of success, science careers. Emily speaks about maths and the use and abuse of statistics in the media.


How she presents

Emily shares her own personal story, and the importance of feelings in science… and in all areas of life. Emily creates bespoke talks created for any audience

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Feb 10 2017

Cynthia Nixon

Published by under Actors,Women Speakers

Emmy Award Winning Actress

cynthia-nixonCynthia Nixon is an American actress, best known for her role as the tenacious lawyer Miranda Hobbes in HBO’scelebrated series, Sex and the City, a role that garnered her Emmy nominations and the 2004Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.Since then,Nixon has guest starred on Law & Order: SVU, House, and ER and acted opposite JohnLeguizamo in The Babysitters, which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival. She also famouslyreprised her role as Miranda in both Sex and the City movies.

“One of Hollywood’s most inspirational women”


In detail

Whether on television or on stage, Cynthia is known for her superb characterizations indiverse roles. She has been commended for her title role in The Prime of Miss JeanBrodie andfor her performance as Mary Haines in The Roundabout’s revival of The Women, which wasbroadcast on PBS’s Stage to Screen series. Cynthia also appeared in Eve Ensler’sThe Vagina Monologues at both the Westside Arts Theatre and in the historic Valentine’s Dayperformance at Madison Square Garden. As one of the founding members of the theatre company The Drama Dept., Cynthia has appeared in productions of The Country Club, JuneMoon,Kingdom of Earth and As Bees in Honey Drown, as well as others plays.


What she offers you

Cynthia Nixon isrecognized within the acting industry as a woman who has the courage and ability to conquerany role. A true inspiration for audiences around the globe, she has proven that if you work hard,no goal is unattainable.


How she presents

A consummate professional, Cynthia Nixon connects well with audiences over the worldand is sought-after to commentate on a variety of women’s issues along with hosting and presenting national and international events.

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Jan 30 2017

Tamara Lohan

Co-Founder of Mr and Mrs Smith

tamara-lohanTamara Lohan is the entrepreneur behind the ‘aspirational but still accessible’ travel brand Mr & Mrs Smith. Tamara, CTO of the company, leads the development team who power the cutting-edge technology behind the website, the booking engine and the iPhone app. She has also launched the brand extension Smith & Family – for family travel. In 2014, Tamara was awarded an MBE for services to the British travel industry.

“The Art of Travel”


In detail

Tamara grew up between Spain and the UK and studied languages at Oxford University. She caught the travel bug in her teens and her first job out of university took her to Brazil to launch a new energy drink. Tamara worked in marketing for major brands such as Honda, Unilever and Ericsson and honed her technical knowledge through many data-driven projects, including building large CRM databases through online channels. In 2002 Tamara left the corporate world to help run the family business – an exclusive introductions agency called The County Register, which also gave her the freedom to launch Mr & Mrs Smith. The business now has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and Ibiza and represents around 1000 of the world’s best boutique hotels.


What she offers you

Tamara’s astute and honest speeches enthuse and inform budding entrepreneurs looking to turn their ideas into functioning businesses.


How she presents

Tamara provides her audiences with very practical take-aways. Her experience and knowledge make her presentations both highly respected and memorable.

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Jan 27 2017

Roberta Bondar

Astronaut, Physician, Scientist & Photographer

roberta-bondarRoberta Bondar was the first Canadian woman to fly in space. An astronaut, physician, and photographer, Roberta expanded the horizons of millions when she joined the space shuttle Discovery for its 1992 mission.

“Society needs heroes to rejuvenate, re-energize and renew itself with visions of the possible. That’s what heroes do.”


In detail

For more than a decade at NASA, Roberta headed an international research team, continuing to find new connections between astronauts recovering from the microgravity of space and neurological illnesses on earth, such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease. Roberta is a member of the Governing Council of icipe, a pan-African institute researching the influence of climate change on the spread of insect borne diseases. She is Co-Founder and President of The Roberta Bondar Foundation, created to inspire all ages and to view and to engage our natural environment in a positive light through the lens of photography.


What he offers you

Roberta’s highly motivationaltalkspunctuated by her stunning photographsfocus on change, social responsibility and our environment. Roberta brings added value with her maturity, wisdom gained from “in the trenches” life experiences, broad educational background and depth of personality.


How he presents

By customizing each speech and keynote Roberta will ensure that any event will be extraordinary.

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Jan 25 2017

Conchita Martínez

Published by under Sports speakers,Women Speakers

Former Professional Tennis Player & Commentator

conchita-martinezConchita Martínez is a Spanish former professional tennis player. She is the only Spanish player to have won the women’s singles title at Wimbledon, where she beat Martina Navratilova to win the 1994 title. Conchita also was the singles runner-up at the 1998 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open. She reached a highest world ranking of No. 2 in October 1995 and finished the season in the top 10 for nine years. Conchita won 33 singles and 13 doubles titles during her 18-year career. She is currently the captain of the Spanish Federation Cup team and the Spanish Davis Cup team. She has worked as a commentator for Eurosport SpainCanal+, Marca TV and DIRECTV Sports for Latin American viewers.

“The only Spanish player to have won the women’s singles title at Wimbledon”


In detail

Conchita is the Spanish national tennis coach, both for male and female players. Since her retirement in 2006, Conchita has devoted most of her time and energy to working as a coach. She has always believed that with dedication and direction one can exceed expectations on and off court. Her passion lies in watching players maximize their potential. Conchita has worked with a variety of different types of players such as Shahar Peer, Janet Husarova and Rennae Stubbs. She also assisted the Australian Tennis Federation working with different players, including Anastasia Rodionova.


What she offers you

Conchita Martinez started her sports consultancy firm with the purpose of helping athletes and companies achieve their dreams and grow exponentially. As a pro tennis player, athletics have always been a great motivation for Conchita. Driven by her passion, knowledge and experience, she collaborates with individuals and businesses so that together they can achieve their goals.


How she presents

Conchita’s delivery is friendly, professional and extremely engaging. She captivates her audience with her energy and enthusiasm.

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