YOUNG WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2018
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Helena is well known in the City. Now at Legal and General, she is leading a new drive to engage the nation to invest more, focusing on young women. In 2010, Helena founded the 30% Club to improve gender balance in the boardroom. The proportion of female directors has since more than doubled and there are now ten 30% Clubs throughout the world. Helena chairs the Diversity Project, aimed at improving diversity within the UK investment profession. Helena was named one of Fortune magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and the Financial Times’ 2017 ‘Person of the Year’. She was appointed a Dame in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours list. She is a Philosophy graduate. Her husband is a stay-at-home father and they have nine children. Her book ‘A Good Time to be a Girl, don’t lean in, change the system’ was published in February 2018.
Carrie is the founder of Love Public Speaking, a London-based company which helps people overcome fear of public speaking. She is an NLP practitioner, coach and public speaking expert. Carrie began her career as a conference producer for an education publishing company, before moving on to head up a conference division within a communications agency where she was listed as the company’s best hire of 2011 in PR Week for innovative leadership, and was the youngest director in the company’s history. Carrie founded Love Public Speaking in 2016 after spending many years overcoming her own fear of public speaking. Her passion is helping people find their voice to positively impact their life prospects.
Helen is an award-winning marketer with experience in leadership roles for BP, Virgin and Microsoft. Alongside her role as commercial marketing director for Microsoft UK, she also runs Amazing If, a career coaching and development business with a mission of helping people have happy careers. She writes a monthly column on career development for Marketing Week, has set up The New Work Network and is also a mum of two who understands the challenges of juggling work, life and everything in between.
Audrey runs her own executive coaching practice, coaching leaders and rising stars in the corporate environment. She also has a passion for entrepreneurship and is involved with numerous organisations coaching female founders. Audrey studied neuroscience and physiological sciences at Oxford University, followed by 16 years in investment banking at UBS and Deutsche Bank as a managing director where she was running a 50-strong sales team in equities. She left banking seven years ago after the surprise of twins for her third (and now fourth!) child and retrained as a certified executive coach. She set up her coaching business in 2012. Diversity, high performance females, and stress management are subjects of particular research interest.
Kate has been a business journalist for the past 14 years, editing Real Business magazine and writing for The Times, The Guardian and The Financial Times. At MT, you'll find her interviewing business big shots and entrepreneurs, commissioning columnists and running the Inspiring Women events.