A natural collaborator and creative thinker, Kat thrives on a new challenge. This includes a passion for helping people to reach their goals, build their confidence and gain a different perspective in order to realise their potential and successes.
A keen skier and lover of adventure sports, Kat spent the early years of her working life on the slopes as a ski guide for a luxury travel company. Attracting a diverse mix of clients meant that Katherine often had to flex her people skills in order to ensure they got the most out of their holiday and gained the confidence to step outside their comfort zone.
Discovering a flair organisation and uniting people led Kat to pursue a less traditional route into a career in Marketing and Events at Stylus – a trend intelligence business – proving that the best paths are not always the most obvious. It was here that Katherine realized her penchant for strategic events, partnerships and social media.
This mindset has stayed with Kat ever since, leading her to take a leap within Stylus from Marketing into its bespoke research department, Stylus Advisory, where she now oversees Advisory project management for global brands including VW, Marriot, Warner Brothers and Starbucks.
Global People Director and Board Member of The Princes Trust and The Royal College of Psychiatry
Ramneek is the former Global People Director at Karen Millen Coast, she is a Human Resources Leader with over 20 years’ experience across a wide range of industry sectors. Prior to Karen Millen Coast, Ramneek led major initiatives and transformation programmes across organisations such as the Dixons Carphone Group PLC, House of Fraser, Monsoon Accessorize and The Coca-Cola Company partnering with Executive Directors and Leadership teams. She also sits on the Board of The Prince’s Trust and the Royal College of Psychiatry, supporting the strategic decision-making process as well as advising key members of the leadership team
Ramneek is passionate about supporting and contributing to initiatives that truly make a difference to people’s lives. She passionately believes in always staying true to yourself and inspiring and empowering the next generation of leaders. Outside of work, she is an active fundraiser and regularly volunteers her time to mentor and coach others. Ramneek is a qualified Executive Coach and is able to mentor women at all levels to reach their potential, develop a plan of action and achieve their dreams.
Change Management Consultant and Creator of "Grow in Confidence" program for women
Helena helps women reach their potential with clarity, confidence and dogged self-belief. She’s driven to help you carve out a plan of action when you can’t see the wood from the trees and are overwhelmed by what to do next and how to achieve your goals, dreams and the next thing in front of you.
Her speciality is inspiring you to believe what’s possible, whilst guiding you to grow in confidence, and cheering you on. Helena emphasises the importance of one small step at a time and always looking for the good and positivity in everything. Progress is key!
Whether you’re transitioning into a new role, making the move from employee to entrepreneur, returning to work after a period of time out or trying to regain and grow in confidence, Helena is the one for you.
With a career in HR & Change Management Leadership roles over 20+ years cross sectors, Helena is well versed in life in the corporate world. Today, she coaches women via her ‘Grow in Confidence’ program, Speaks on related topics and provides Change Management services to organisations.
Katie has a passion for helping women to carve out their place in the world and live their full potential, in a way that inspires and lights them up! She has run her own businesses since 2010, including her current Transformation Coaching business The Catalyst for Life, which she founded in 2015, as well as successfully establishing and running the Bedfordshire territory of The Athena Network, a business networking and development franchise for professional women.
After a 20 year career in HR, Training and Client/Change Management in the corporate world, including 6 years at senior management level for the NHS, she took a leap of faith into self-employment! Her practice combines this experience, plus Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Mental Health Awareness and Energy Management, to provide a service that helps others to truly understand and harness the power of their mind, body and spirit to not only overcome obstacles that have previously held them back, but to achieve, and often exceed, their own goals and aspirations.
Irina Sanchez De Lozada
Senior Vice president / Founder of the Love Coaching Business for successful women
Irina has been in the corporate world (finance/banking) for almost 15 years and now managing a Sales team in one of the Tier 1 Banks. To fulfill her life purpose, Irina set up a coaching business on the side several years ago (she is ICF certified life coach/NLP Practitioner) to empower strong, successful, ambitious career/business women to reconnect with who they truly are, their deepest desires and their life purpose. Irina is well-known for her big theory that ALL successful women can have it all - Success, Purpose, Happiness AND Love.
Irina loves countryside walking, travelling and spending time with her family.
Urmi is an award winning Finance Director with extensive experience gained in large publicly listed companies, across both the commercial and corporate spheres. Urmi is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and her passions include using arts and cultural forums to facilitate social change. She has been involved in a range of projects from raising awareness of mental health issues, advocating diversity and inclusion in communities to writing policy papers promoting gender equality in the workplace. An advocate of lifelong learning and an eternal student at heart, she can often be found contemplating her next learning adventure.
Programme Director, Guardian News and Media
Kelly is a Programme Director at Guardian News and Media. She brings people together from all over the organisation to deliver the projects that ensure The Guardian fulfils its strategy and goals. Originally starting her career in data, Kelly has since amassed a diverse portfolio of transformation programmes, from launching new products and technology to changing the shape (literally) of The Guardian's newspaper.
Kelly is passionate about making an impact, whether that's through leading projects that change businesses, building meaningful relationships, championing diversity or developing and supporting young talent. Outside of work she gets her kicks from travelling to new places, scuba diving and regularly attempting to surf.
Global Knowledge Director,
Turner & Townsend
Emma is passionate about making connections between culture, people, experience and knowledge. Her role as Global Knowledge Manager has given her great insight into how organisations can connect their people to the right things at the right time through information systems and people-focussed initiatives.
With a varied career history moving from customer service, through retail field sales, administration and information systems management (with a short stint in selling public houses!) and now into professional services, Emma has experienced the challenges that different industries and environments can bring and is focussed on understanding people and their behaviours and how organisations can support them to their full potential.
Emma’s recently found obsession with knitting toys and quirky objects provides a welcome distraction from the big picture thinking that provides the daily challenges of connecting a global business and its people.
Leadership Coach, The Leader in You
For the past 20 years, Mamta had worked as Project Manager, Programme Manager/Director and headed up delivery and engineering teams, responsible for managing over 60 employees and multi-million pound budgets. After the experience gained from working in large organisations such the BBC, Sky TV and Amazon, Mamta launched a Leadership Coaching business, The Leader in You, in the UK. Mamta now works as a Coach and strives to help her clients to reach their dreams, goals and ambitions.
Head of Data Enablement at Telefónica UK Limited
Liz has over 15 years’ experience, creating a data-driven culture for organisations, to enable monetisation of their data. From developing the vision, designing the strategy, providing strategic leadership and, advising and executing a broad range of corporate compliance and digital data transformations.
With her passion for data governance she has solved problems which many organisations experience with duplicate, inconsistent and incomplete data, on multiple siloed platforms.
She has delivered Europe-wide data programmes for clients and led the European graduate induction programme for 600+ graduates a year at a multi-national tech company.
When she is not governing data, she enjoys yoga, gardening and travelling, has a data blog lizhendersondata.wordpress.com, is a STEM ambassador & Brightside mentor and a non-executive director for the charity Focus who support the development of young people.
Christine leads the international expansion of Salamandra.uk's Animation and Design studios based in England and Scotland. Various decades working agency and client side, in New Media, Marketing, Comms and Sales in the UK, Africa and New Zealand. Left-handed, left-footed, right brained and tri-lingual, Christine has helped clients, big and small, distil their brand message on various platforms and to multiple market audiences. A serial networker and problem solver, she believes in opening doors and finding mutual opportunities.
EVP, Centaur Media
Katharina is the EVP of Centaur Media USA, based in New York, and at the helm of leading the international growth for the London-based PLC, with a core focus on its most valuable brands including Econsultancy, Celebrity Intelligence and Fashion & Beauty Monitor. She brings a commercial and problem-solving mindset, excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and digital transformation expertise to every challenge.
Janine is a certified life and career coach who is committed to helping female professionals build careers they love whilst raising a family. Janine hosts the Careers Beyond Motherhood Podcast and enjoys interviewing inspiring women who know that is it possible to successfully juggle work and family life.
Janine is also a qualified corporate /commercial lawyer with over 12 years' legal experience. When not coaching or practicing law, she can be found spending time with her husband and two young children, playing netball or binge listening to educational podcasts.
CMO & Global Head of Investor Relations at Advance Global Capital
Sudha heads up marketing, investor relations and business development at AGC. She leads the firm’s efforts in raising assets from global investors, including HNWIs, Registered Investment Advisors, Wealth Advisors and Institutional Investors.
Sudha is a marketing and communications professional with extensive global experience within asset management, wealth management and private banking. Her experience couples global marketing and investor relations strategy with hands-on operational delivery of brand awareness and revenue generation programmes. Sudha comes to AGC from her role as global marketing and communications director for a leading financial regulatory consulting firm where she managed marketing operations across its six locations in EMEA, US and Asia. Prior to that, she was head of marketing and communications for an asset management firm serving private clients, family offices and institutions. Sudha holds a bachelor’s in business studies with a major in marketing, and an MBA.
As a City professional working in the financial services industry her entire career, she can help mentees with the challenges of navigating the often male-dominated cultures that prevail as well as coaching on career advancement in general.
Lucy Griffin-Stiff, Founder of Starting Conversations ®, is a brand and communication strategist who can take your business from being “just another”, to the obvious choice through your brand positioning, offer, difference and message.
In her corporate career Lucy has helped some of the biggest, well known, brands communicate clearly over the past 20 years. Lucy now helps entrepreneurs and small business owners get the clarity and confidence to talk about their business in a way that truly connects with their audience, attract more clients and helps them grow.
Known as “The Messaging Magician” Lucy has a gift for finding the words, messages and hidden stories that position you as the obvious choice to your ideal clients.
Lucy’s a Mumpreneur who set up her own business after having her daughter, on her terms, to create work that works for family life; and importantly, is now helping other small business owners grow a business that works for them too.
Seema founded her business in 2015 and has had a range of success since its inception, from seeing client numbers double in 2016 to being shortlisted for two FSB London awards in 2017.
With over 15 years of project management, teaching and administrative experience. Seema has a varied and exciting professional career, working in positions as diverse as a managing a highly political government project and teaching English in Japan, her support skills benefit a wide variety of businesses, across a diverse range of sectors.
Seema is a mentor as she believes in the power of women supporting each other and enjoys helping others uncover their potential.
Jessie is the owner and director of Creation Recruitment a family run specialist Digital Recruitment agency. Prior to running her own business she worked as an account director for a FTSE 100 Company providing consultancy on large scale global IT transformation into the financial services sector. Jessie successfully made the transition from a large corporate to running her own boutique business and feels this experience could really add value to women who are going through similar transitions in their careers. An accredited business coach, with over 15 years' experience of leading and developing teams, Jessie is excited to be joining a mentoring network who shares her passion for Women and their development.
PA, Community Campaigner and Eco Mum
Suzie has almost two decades of experience in the corporate, consultancy and professional services sectors. For the last 10 years Suzie has been working in the sustainability sector for organisations such as the Carbon Trust and Marks & Spencer. She is passionate about sustainable and ethical campaigns, products and services, and is part of her local community plastic-free movement. She is now a PA at an eco school and, as mum to two young children, can offer support to women who are doing the juggling act of being a working mum and trying to find balance in all areas of their lives.
Vicky Etherington has been running her own online marketing agency since 2003, and in 2014 transitioned to working with coaches and therapists to teach them how to create their own client-attracting websites. The programs are about so much more than website creation - they’re about rising above the noise, thriving at entrepreneurship, mastering technology with confidence and staying on track.
With a bigger vision of working with entrepreneurial women in rural areas of Africa to help communities break the cycle of poverty, Vicky is passionate about helping entrepreneurs closer to home as well, and loves to see coaches and therapists conquer their fears, drive their business forwards with confidence and realise their dreams.
Jo is a Web Designer based in London. She studied at General Assembly in 2016 and in early 2017 became a full-time freelance web designer, JoHamlyn.com . She works with individuals and SME's who want to bring their vision to life in the digital world. She transitioned from programme manager at a Drama School to designing and building custom websites all within 18 months. She is passionate about maintaining and creating dazzling websites, that are functional and easy to navigate.
Vix is a multi-potentialite: an entrepreneur, life coach, yoga teacher, and gender consultant. She recently launched The Practical Balance, a platform and community to help female founders and freelancers cultivate balance and purpose in their lives by managing their energy, natural rhythms and emotions.
Head of Sales, DataIQ
Natalie heads up sales and the growth of the community at DataIQ, a content and events business serving the data industry. Having started in the world of fashion ad sales at Conde Nast, she moved to the world of ecommerce/digital and helped to grow the Festival of Marketing before finding the world of data! She thrives on seeing programs, events and partnerships come together through hard work, persistence and working with a huge range of different people. She brings an air of enthusiasm, empathy and determination, alongside a passion for ensuring women have a solid stance in the data industry. She’s a huge advocate of personal development and creating environments where equal opportunities are the norm. She’s a keen theatre-goer, dancer and cyclist, and will try any challenge once!