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Jan 31 2018

Sarah Begum

Published by under Media,Women Speakers

Anthropologist, Explorer& Presenter

Sarah BegumSarah Begum is an Anthropologist-Explorer. In 2010 she became the youngest female documentarian at 21 years of age to produce her first film in the Amazon Rainforest. There, she lived with the Huaorani tribe, immersed in their culture; hunting and gathering with warriors.

“Explore the world adventure, investigate exciting stories & help people along the way”


In detail

Sarah has been exploring the world, studying tribes and their different ways of life whilst investigating the impacts of oil exploitation on their land and how modernity affected their way of life. In 2014, Sarah partnered with Russ Malkin to set up The Adventuress Club, a platform to connect, share, empower and encourage women through the world of adventure. Sarah’s achievements include winning the “Spirit of Adventure Award” from the Captain Scott Society 2014 for her next big expedition, finalist of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship Award 2014, highly commended by The Adventure Fund in association with Sidetracked magazine.


What she offers you

Sarah delivers ground breaking interesting content from her adventures around the world including documentaries, humanitarian missions, anthropological studies on indigenous tribes and surviving some of the most dangerous parts of the world.


How she presents

Sarah’s presentations inform, educate, entertain and inspire people about the world. She is in great demand as a speaker around the globe by audiences eager to hear her inspirational message.

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Dec 22 2017

Chelsea Krost

Leading Millennial Expert

Chelsea KrostChelsea Krost is one of America’s leading Millennial influencers, LinkedIn Rated Top 20 Millennial marketing and brand strategists, a sought-after keynote speaker, Forbes Contributor, and the #MillennialTalk chat host whose influence shapes marketing strategies of not only small businesses but Fortune 500 corporations.


“Unlocking the mysteries of Millenial mindset”


In detail

Chelsea sat on the board of Cosmopolitan Magazine as a Millennial Board Member and has been a brand ambassador/spokesperson for many notable and diverse brands such as Intel, MasterCard, IBM, Suave, Skype, TurboTax, Illy Coffee, and The International Rotary.Chelsea was the youngest broadcast radio producer and talk show host to create a program for Millennials by Millennials when she was just 16, back in 2007.Teen Talk Live was innovative and ahead of its time. Chelsea led the show into success then started producing and appearing in TV spots first on Local News and then onto National News outlets.


What she offers you

Chelsea is hot on the speaker’s circuit today as a panellist and keynote speaker representing her generation. She shares business start-up tips and emphasises the importance of establishing a firm foundation with which to build upon. She provides a much needed voice to Millennials and helps others understand their generation.


How she presents

Chelsea is an inspirational and informative speaker on life in the millennial world. Chelsea is truly a consummate professional and delivers a compelling story about life in the world from a different point of view, a different age and completely different mindset.

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Dec 21 2017

Anna Rosling Rônnlund

Co-founder & Product Manager of Gapminder Foundation

Anna Rosling RônnlundAnna Rosling Rônnlund is a Co-Founder and board member of the Gapminder Foundation, whose mission statement is to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview everyone can understand. After a few years as User Experience Designer at Google, Anna is now the Head of Design & User Experience at Gapminder.

“Her mission is to understand how culture and income collide to affect how we live our domestic lives”


In detail

Anna holds a Degree in Sociology and Photography.
She designed the user-interface of the famous animating bubble-chart tool called Trendalyzer, used by millions of students across the world, to understand multidimensional time series.The tool was acquired by Google where Anna worked as Senior Usability Designer, where she designed interactive search results for statistical queries as well as the Motion Chart in Google Spreadsheets. She went back to Gapminder in 2011 to develop new free teaching material. As Product Manager, Art Director & Usability Lead of the Gapminder Foundation she is running the Dollar Street project which makes everyone’s living condition understandable to everyone, by using photos as big data.


What she offers you

A user-interface designer, Anna shares with audiences worldwide her personal mission – to make it easy for anyone to understand the world visually. With the Dollar Street project, she uses photos as big data to illustrate the living conditions for families around the globe.


How she presents

Anna’s innovative project helps us to understand culture and global income disparity better through visual documentation of domestic life worldwide, in a way that is clear, evidence-based and supported by striking visuals.

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Dec 15 2017

Zoe Chance

Published by under Entrepreneurs,Women Speakers

Professor of Influence & Persuasion

Zoe ChanceZoe Chance wants to get inside your head. More specifically, the Yale School of Management Professor wants to help good people and businesses do well in the world. The more we understand what influences decision-making, the more we can make better decisions.

“A brilliant thinker with a passion for educating the brightest minds”


In detail

Prior to joining the Yale faculty, Zoe enjoyed numerous diverse and successful experiences, including marketing a $200 million segment of Barbie, developing an executive education leadership programme at Harvard University, acting on stage and film, and starting a small business.Her 4Ps Framework for Behaviour Change is the foundation for Google’s global food guidelines, helping 60,000 people make healthier choices every day. She also collaborates with various industry partners through her work at Yale’s Center for Customer Insights. Named to the Thinkers50 2016 Radar list of up-and-coming management thinkers, Zoe is passionate about turning knowledge into practice.


What she offers you

Through the lens of behavioural economics, Zoe studies and teaches persuasion and decision-making, focusing on simple ways to understand how to help others lead richer, healthier, happier lives.


How she presents

Zoe delivers engaging, interactive presentations and workshops to organisations and conferences worldwide.

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Dec 13 2017

Kate Darling

Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab

Kate DarlingKate Darling is a leading expert in Robot Ethics. She’s a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction.

“A pioneer in the field of robot ethics and the intersection of technology and society”


In detail

Forever interested in how technology intersects with society, Kate has a background in law & economics and intellectual property. She has researched economic incentives in copyright and patent systems and has taken a role as intellectual property expert at multiple academic and private institutions. She currently serves as intellectual property policy advisor to the director of the MIT Media Lab.Her passion for technology and robotshas led her to interdisciplinary fields. Kate is a fellow at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and a former fellow at the Yale Information Society Project, and is also an affiliate at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. 2017, the American Bar Association honoured her legal work with the Mark T. Banner award in Intellectual Property.


What she offers you

Kate explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction.She shares with her audience the economic issues in intellectual property systems and looks at the near-term effects of robotic technology, with a particular interest in law, social, and ethical issues.


How she presents

Kate runs experiments, holds workshops, writes, and speaks about some of the more interesting developments in the world of human-robot interaction, and where we might find ourselves in the future.

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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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