27th June 2019ExCel London
Regional Vice President, Enterprise, UK Telco & Utilities @ Salesforce
Director of Sales, EMEA @ NAVEX Global
Region Head Sales @ Sony Pictures Network
Director of Intermediary Sales @ Virgin Money
Sales Director @ Pareto Law
Marlen von Roth
Global Sales Director @ SUSE
Managing Director, GTMs & Inside Sales Academy @ Finastra
Futurist @ KateGoesTech
Senior Director Inside Sales EMEA @ Nutanix
Director Sales Operations @ Nutanix
HR Business Partner, Central Europe & Emerging Markets @ Nutanix
Co-Founder @ Birdsoup
Founder and Managing Director @ Sales Coaching Solutions
Els Kolster & Lesley Sackey
Founders @ WEBOX
Head of IoT Sales, MNC Segment @ Vodafone Global Enterprise
CEO @ Kiss The Fish Training
Strategic Account Manager @ Google Cloud
CRO @ Cognism
Founder @ Confident Speak
Business Development Director @ Hitachi Consulting
General Sales Manager @ James Walker
Sales Director - EMEA/APAC @ Redgate Software
Global Business Development Director @ American Express
VP Enterprise & Partner Sales, Europe @ Colt
Founder @ Speak2Impact
European Chief Administrative Officer @ Elavon
Janice B Gordon
Founder @ Scale Your Sales
Founder @ The Top 1% Club
Customer Growth Sales Specialist @ HubSpot
Senior Commercial Ad Hoc UK @ Nielsen
Head of Business Development @ Paddle
Co-Founder @ Woman Meets Motherhood, Senior Manager, Business Development @ Accenture
GM SMB & Inclusion and Diversity Officer @ Cisco UK & Ireland
Director @ Success Redefined Limited
Director European Business Development @ Power Speaking
Founder @ Boost Business Growth
Co-Founder @ 31 South
Business Development Manager UK @ Newforma UK
Sales Director, Major Corporate Account & Business Development and North Regional Board Member @ BT
Partner @ The Caffeine Partnership
Head of Sales @ Flash Pack
Paralympic Gold Medallist & Co-Founder @ The Ability People
Bio: Musidora is a Regional Vice President leading the Telco, Energy and Utilities market for Salesforce within the UK. This sees her working with customers to digitally transform their businesses and gain greater insights into their own customers. She has been selling and leading teams within the IT industry for over 20 years, both within the UK Enterprise Private and Public sectors. Musidora is passionate about supporting more women in the STEM industries and is an active mentor, coach and sponsor for women in sales. She won the Best Sales Mentor category at the EMEA Women in Sales Awards 2018.
Jacqueline Ryan has been with NAVEX Global, the world’s largest Hotline & Incident Management Company and a leading provider in Ethics and Compliance software, since 2015. Starting her sales career in 2010, Jacqueline has achieved a swift route to success in sales management at Reed Online, Fibers Health and Wellbeing (Egypt), and NAVEX Global. In her current role, Jacqueline leads a regional sales team that assists organisations in their ethics and compliance backgrounds with NAVEX Global’s SaaS offerings and consulting engagements. On a more personal note, Jacqueline’s pride and joy are her two young sons.
Seema has over 18 years diverse experience in the Television and Radio industry predominantly in Advertising Sales. She is Head of Sales at Sony Pictures Network and leads teams with responsibility of revenue generation from Europe for the 4 television channels she has been entrusted with. She has been creating, developing and sustaining organic growth as well as fostering partnerships, alliances and punctuating all these with sustained sales buoyancy and accomplishments in a very challenging media industry.
She fluently sustains her vocational gusto with her after work immersion where she volunteers her time with Toastmasters International and holds the title of District PR Manager. Public speaking had stirred her attention a few years back and Seema has fervently revved up this passion with her indulgence as a speaker at various events like Sales Innovation Expo 2018 in London & 10 Forum Sales Performance Accelerate 2018 in Warsaw to name a few.
With a career background that has moved through construction, utilities and on well-known financial brands, Sarah has worked in many industries that lacked diversity. Now as a Sales Director within Virgin Money, the bank that champions fairness, equality and inclusion for all, Sarah has shifted the gender balance to over 40% female within 3 years without compromising on talent.
Gabrielle joined Pareto Law, Europe’s leading sales development organisation, after graduating from Leeds University with a degree in Politics in 2010.
A firm believer that a stellar sales team is the biggest growth enabler for any business, Gabrielle has spent the last 9 years supporting commercially driven businesses implement Graduate Sales Academies and Shared Reward Sales Training Solutions worldwide. Now serving as Sales Director, Gabrielle specialises in coaching Pareto’s own commercial teams to excel in sales best practice, ensuring that Pareto continues to raise the bar for its clients.
‘Every-day I am inspired by what sales people can achieve, irrespective of age, gender or background, when aligned to the right role, and given the very best sales training and development. I’m also proud to be part of a company that leads by example, with a 50:50 male to female ratio in its own management team’
Originally from the Black Forest in Germany, Marlen moved to the UK after graduation. Whilst initially it was the lure of London and the opportunity to improve her English, she realised early that a sales role would provide the career challenges and fulfilment she sought. From her first sales role with Red Hat, Marlen has climbed the ladder of the sales environment within multiple software companies including Tripwire, EnterpriseDB, MariaDB and Docker. She is currently the Worldwide Sales Director (Cloud Application Platform) at SUSE, a leading global software company in the open source space. Running the unit for the Cloud Application platform solution.
Kelly is Managing Director, Global Inside Sales Academy & GTMs at Finastra with over 15 years sales experience, 12 of which have been in management. Located in London she was primarily responsible for launching Finastra’s award winning structured graduate development programme in 2016 with hubs in Singapore, Dubai, London and New York which is now considered best in class within the Fintech industry.The Academy programme focuses purely on nurturing and developing the best talent regardless of gender, race, sexuality and background. As such today it has a great mix of 50% women / 50% men (incl. mgt. team), over 20 different nationalities, members of LGBTQ and a mix of socio-economic backgrounds. The Academy reps learn an extraordinary amount during the programme inclusive of Financial Industry, Sales and Finastra solutions to the point that post promotion they are able to run a multi-million dollar strategic deal from inception to close. The success is purely built on a focus on people and diversity.
Kate Levchuk is a Founder of KateGoesTech Futuristic Blog and Transpire Platform aimed at preserving the Planet while advancing Human Species. Kate comes from a geopolitical background applying her knowledge of politics and game theory onto the technological playing field. Kate is passionate about an infinite human potential and the role of technology in uncovering this. Being one of the leaders of Transhumanist Movement in Europe, Kate specializes in writing and speaking on Transhumanism, AI and the Philosophy of Tech. To deliver her Futuristic Vision Kate collaborates with Forbes, Warwick Business School, TEDx, Springer Nature etc. Kate is also working full-time in Infosys managing multi-million-dollar Strategic Clients in Financial Services.
Pradeepa Kolli has several years of sales leadership experience within the technology industry working for companies such as Dell, Infoblox, and currently at Nutanix, market leader in enterprise cloud solutions. At Nutanix, Pradeepa is leading Inside sales teams across Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. She built this team ground up from 0 to 95+ Inside sellers spread across various hubs, contributing to pipeline generating and revenue goals. Pradeepa is passionate about developing and progressing early career talent from universities and has been instrumental in building our Sales Academy Program for EMEA providing structured career path to accelerate career in Sales with focus on diversity hiring.
Sarah Belete is a Sales Operations leader at Nutanix who partners with executives to focus on the company’s growth goals, go-to-market strategy framework, and implement business processes that drive efficiency and performance improvement across multiple operational and financial metrics.
Originally a transplant from Silicon Valley, Sarah moved to Amsterdam almost 4 years ago. There she built the sales operations organization in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Previously she worked at Dell Force10 and with Nutanix for almost 7 years now.
Sarah holds a BA in Child & Adolescent Development: Concentration in Youth Work from San Francisco State University.
With many years of International Human Resources Management experience in global companies like Singapore Airlines, Nintendo, Mindjet and now Nutanix. Tanja is supporting senior leadership teams on business strategy and objectives, change management, developing teams and people, organizational development and many others areas. Tanja also teaches HR Management at the Chamber of Commerce in Germany in adult education.
Developing people is one of her great passions, and the people to be from diverse backgrounds, countries and continents is what brings her all the excitement. She is a believer in Diversity and Inclusion as she trusts this brings organizations to be high performing environments with motivated teams and individuals.
Jo spent over 25 years working in media and advertising including roles at Channel 4, AOL and Google, leading and building sales teams and advising on digital marketing and transformation. Since 2014 she has retrained as a coach and trainer, working with both individuals and organisations in all aspects of communication and leadership. In 2017 she and her business partner launched Birdsoup, a Women’s Leadership Consultancy with the aim of helping organisations realise the untapped potential of their female employees and women to supercharge their careers. At home she practices her negotiation skills with her teenage son. She enjoys exercise, dancing, margaritas, talking, people, Nordic Noir, and being cooked for. She is a lifelong, long suffering Norwich City supporter.
Alison Edgar, Founder and Managing Director of Sales Coaching Solutions and The Entrepreneur’s Godmother, is one of the UK’s Top 10 Business Advisers and #1 in Sales and Marketing. Alison is regularly featured on BBC 1 Breakfast, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian as well as BBC Radio 4 Moneybox and has recently appeared on LBC Radio. She has trained thousands of people nationally and internationally. Her client list ranges from start-ups all the way through to multi-national conglomerates and includes Dragon’s Den and Apprentice winners. A newly published author, book Secrets of Successful Sales, which explains her Four Pillars of Sales has reached #1 on the Amazon best-sellers chart and is in the top 10 business books in WHSmith.
Lesley Sackey, former GB Boxing Champion and Els Kolster, former Googler and corporate athlete created: #IAMACHAMPION, an employee programme to help anyone to think, feel and perform like one by using the tools of boxing, the breath and a champion’s mindset.
When everyone feels like a champion, they are more collaborative, productive, creative and more inclusive at work. We worked with some of the 50 UK employers that have been recognised, by The Times Top 50 employers for Women 2018, for their leadership on workplace gender equality.
Nitu is a strategic business development Sales leader at Vodafone Group Plc, based out of London. With over 18 years of global Telecoms experience stretching across IoT, Cloud, Unified Communications, Connectivity, Managed Services and regularly managing multiple Portfolios with revenue lines of over £250M per annum, Nitu has been able to address the needs of both the Private and Public sectors within Enterprise.
Today Nitu’s team help customers transition into digitally enabled businesses through the integration of dynamic end to end Internet of Things enabled solutions, operating across manufacturing, Smart Cities, Retail, Utilities, Healthcare, Insurance and Automotive industry verticals.
Nitu is a mentor to the tech start-up community and winner of the Top 35 Females Award at Vodafone Group Enterprise
Glen Williamson, CEO of Kiss The Fish Training is a Consultant Sales Director, Sales Trainer, Accredited Master Coach and Co-Author of Sales Genius #1 who passionately leads, drives and inspires hundreds of sales professionals and business owners to reach new height of sales performance.
With over 33 years of experience in sales, business development and sales management, Glen develops methodologies and strategies that help organisations and sales professionals to exceed their targets and has helped sales people across the world to ‘Master The Sales Conversation’.
Juliet has been in Technology sales for over 20 years, previously working at BT, Computer Sciences Corporation, Siemens, Atos and managing large clients such as the BBC, Vodafone, Sky and UK Government.
Juliet joined Google Cloud in 2016 and is enjoying the phenomenal growth of public cloud computing services offered by Google, from Infrastructure-as-a-Service to Big Data Analytics.
Juliet is an active member of Google’s Women In Cloud community and supporter of Google’s #IamRemarkable initiative which strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond.
Nazma Qurban is Cognism’s award-winning Chief Revenue Officer, overseeing the revenue function at Cognism. She was Cognism’s first employee and salesperson and since joining the company in 2016, she has been instrumental in creating a predictable revenue process and building a successful sales team. Managing the entire sales process, Nazma is credited with achieving a 657% growth in revenue in 2018 and taking the business from $0 to $3 million in annual recurring revenue, all in just 18 months.
Last year, Nazma was included in the Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018 by The SaaS Report. She was also voted one of the Top 50 Sales Leaders 2017 and one of the Top 10 Sales Leaders 2018 by Sales Confidence.
Olivia MacDonnell is Founder of ConfidentSpeak, a specialist S.T.E.M. communications company working internationally. She is an international Voice and Executive Presence Coach, Speaker (M.A. Voice Studies) and a highly experienced Executive Coach.
She is uniquely qualified to understand the challenges faced by sales professionals in relation to engaging and influencing audiences. Her career began in the technology and banking world, before she found herself “treading the boards” of London’s prestigious Central School of Speech & Drama, where she received a Masters in Voice Studies (it’s a long story how that happened she says!). She returned to the corporate world and her company, ConfidentSpeak with born. Today, ConfidentSpeak is a highly successful communications, voice & executive coaching company working with many sales teams from household names globally (incl. Salesforce.com, Blizzard Entertainment, Google, Stryker, Symantec).
Her passion is coaching executives to craft and deliver messages with authentic presence and confidence to achieve the results they want from their communications. She does this by blending time-honoured techniques from the world of performance with carefully developed communications and executive coaching tools. Her sessions are practical but grounded in relevance for sales executives and there is always a little fun along away!
Claire has worked in sales for 12 years and is responsible for selling technology solutions that drive societal impact at Hitachi. After 5 years at Microsoft, Claire became Business Development Director at Hitachi and is also Corporate Social Responsibility Lead. As an avid traveller and volunteer, Claire took a year off in 2014 to travel with her husband; her current country tally is 74 and she has ambitions to reach 100. Claire is committed to driving diversity within sales and technology, opening people’s eyes to the fantastic opportunities that exist in both technical and non-technical roles. Claire won the Women in Sales Professional Services Award 2018.
With a sales career spanning 18 years, Christine Bailey has excelled in some of the most challenging sales environments including Banking, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing. As a modern sales leader, working for James Walker, a dynamic global manufacturing organisation, Christine is recognised for her ability to deliver long term sustainable change programmes.
Christine leads her teams in delivering business growth, into the millions, from sectors such as Oil & Gas, Defence and Nuclear. She prides herself on cultivating talent, an experienced mentor & coach both in and outside of her working environment, Christine has seen over 2/3rds of her teams successfully land their dream job in management.
“Diversity isn’t about the number of men or women you have on your team, the ethnic split or millennials vs baby boomers, it’s about creating teams from individuals who think differently from one another and as a leader developing a culture that embraces difference”
Cassi Roper works at Redgate Software as a Sales Director, heading up our EMEA and APAC regions. Having worked in software sales for over 15 years, she has experience across all aspects of the sales process, with a focus on team leadership and the accounts based sales approach. Cassi particularly enjoys the challenges of building sales teams in new territories and bringing stakeholders across the company together, to land complex technical sales.
Carolina is a Global Business Development Director at American Express. She has delivered outstanding results year on year with an average performance of 300% over target for 3 years in a row. She was the top sales performer in Europe 2017. Carolina moved to the UK 12 years ago and after completing a Master’s degree in Statistics she started her career in Procurement. She then moved to sales which has led her to her current role as sales director. Carolina is very passionate about public speaking and personal development. She is the founding President of a Public speaking Club at American Express that helps employees become proficient at public speaking.
Paula Cogan joined Colt in 2016, and today serves as Vice President, Enterprise & Partner Sales.
Paula is responsible for leading Colt’s Enterprise and Partner sales channel across Europe and North America.
Her fast growing team is tasked with driving Colt’s ongoing strategy of being the most customer oriented provider of high bandwidth services across the world's largest business hubs.
She previously spent a number of years working for Verizon Enterprise Solutions across a range of roles; latterly occupying the post of Regional Vice President EMEA & LATAM, which saw her produce over half a billion of sales annual revenue whilst leading the wholesale business.
Prior to this Paula held a number of senior roles in Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Verizon Business, after initially beginning her sales career at BT.
Susie Ashfield comes from a strong creative background. As a communications specialist, she makes the most of her unique combination of acting skills, and her director-level business experience. She specialises in coaching to control and optimise body language and non-verbal communication techniques, as well as enabling clients to structure content for effect, and develop the kind of vocal strength needed to succeed. Previously, she worked in the City as an insurance broker, managing a client body of high net worth individuals including celebrities in media, television and film. As a speaker and trainer she runs high energy workshops centered around powerful performance, from dealmaking conversations to TEDx talks.
Akita has over 18 years of diverse experience in retail financial services and payments, having worked with companies such as Elavon, Mastercard, Visa, Barclays, HSBC and Citi, across different roles in business transformation, propositions, strategy and business development. Having lived and worked in 5 different countries, she brings a rich understanding of markets at different stages of development, across Asia, Europe, Middle East & Africa. She completed her Bachelors from Delhi University and MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur, both in India.
Akita is passionate about people and building relationships, and was included in LinkedIn’s first set of Power Profiles for Singapore in 2013.
Janice B Gordon, founder of Scale Your Sales and author of Business Evolution: Creating Growth in a Rapidly Changing World. Awarded #25 of Sage Top 100 Global Business Influencer, Janice is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and keynote speaker with recent features in The Sunday Times and Forbes. A Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management, Janice develops and delivers bespoke consultancy and education in key account management, one such company Janice worked with increased their revenue by $6 million in less than one year. Janice developed the Scale Your Sales system, that develops leading-edge capabilities to secure, maintain and grow the most valued customer relationships for long term value and partnership.
Nis Arend trains top 1% talent to be more successful - fast.
With over a decade of experience she brings a wealth of practical business knowledge, entrepreneurial flair and experience to her clients.
Her events, workshops and retreats help driven professionals master mindset, elevate performance and solve problems creatively without fluff.
She shows professionals how to realise their aspirations, enjoy career success whilst driving revenue and profits by harnessing their own personal power to lead themselves and others.
Previously part of the senior team for leadership, learning and talent at Barclays Wealth, she has a deep understanding of today’s challenges and how to overcome them.Known for her speed in achieving results, a recent client enjoyed a $15m ROI through one of her programs. Clients appreciate her keen intellect & deep understanding of human nature.
A global thought leader, she’s career confidence coach to one of the UK’s biggest most influential magazine groups; acknowledged by the IOD as one of the “country’s most inspirational and influential enterprising women”; and named one of the UK's “Top 100 Most Influential People” by the market leader, Event Magazine.
Her style is inspirational, magnetic and charismatic.
“...a game changer responsible for bringing in $15m of net new money so far... “ – Global Bank
Working in sales is hard, being a woman working in sales is harder and being a working Mum working in sales is the hardest.
Sharen Murnaghan has been successful in all three for over 18 years. From her successful career in print media sales to her current role as Customer Growth Sales manager with the global platform company, Hubspot, Sharen is an authority on how to overcome challenges and build a successful career in sales. She mentors female and male colleagues on how to succeed in sales, she strategises and coaches business owners on how to successfully grow their business and she has been the #1 salesperson in Yellow Pages Ireland and the #1 global sales person with Hubspot.
She is an experienced keynote speaker on how inbound sales can transform a business’ sales process and her thought-leadership work has been featured in Forbes.
In her session, Sharen will share tactics on how you can lean into you and discuss the importance of finding a company that allows, enables and encourages its employees to bring their whole selves to work.
Camilla Hasler is from London and she has worked in sales for over ten years. She is an advanced Member of the Association of Professional sales promoting best practice in the Sales profession. She currently works for Nielsen UK in New Client Sales for Reports and insights that allow smaller Manufacturers to track their UK retail and consumer performance. Camilla has worked at Nielsen for four years. Prior to this role she has worked in Sales for a Global Pharmaceutical company, Media and Advertising company Newsquest and Global Field Marketing company CPM. Camilla is a strong believer in being a diverse and unique sales individual and not feeling bound to stereotypical views of Salespeople or the Sales Professional. She is also proud to be the Oxford co-ambassador and a founder member of the London Women's Networking club the AllBright.
Bio: Joanna Tong is the Head of Business Development at Paddle, leading a sales team responsible for revenue generation globally. Paddle is the UK's 6th fastest growing company, with a mission to make selling software easier and better. Joanna has established her career in tech and high-growth SaaS start-ups; across roles in ExCo, sales, partnerships and technical evangelism, earning her inclusion in last year's The Drum's 50 Under 30 UK Women in Digital.
Jenny Boateng is a Senior Manager at Accenture, a technology consultancy firm, in the Resources (Oil & gas industry) big deal team, project managing bids over $10m. Jenny started Accenture in May 2017. Previously, Jenny was a Vice President on the Commodities Sales and Trading desk at Goldman Sachs, after spending 7 years at the investment bank starting as an analyst. In 2010, Jenny graduated from Cambridge University with a First Class in Economics & Management. During her three years at university, Jenny interned at UBS and Barclays as a spring intern and Goldman Sachs as a summer analyst.
Jenny was named a Future Leader by Powerful Media in both 2008 & 2009. Jenny sits on the Board of Non-Executive Directors of Bright Futures 4 all, an Education company. Jenny is also the co-founder of Woman Meets Motherhood, a forum for women to discuss all things motherhood, which seeks to encourage, equip and empower women. Jenny has been married for 7 years and has 2 boys aged 6 and 3years and a 4-month old baby girl.
Hema Marshall is the General Manager for the SMB Market, Cisco UK and the Executive Lead for Inclusion and Diversity. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the inclusion and diversity agenda in the UK. Hema is a strong leader who is passionate about connecting people, women in tech and helping people unlock their full potential. Hema is an advocate for investing in, connecting with, and inspiring tomorrow’s technology leaders.
Before taking up her current role in December 2016, Hema was the Head of Country Digitisation & Skills agenda, delivering a connected program on how we can digitise the UK and served on the UK & Ireland Executive Board
Previously, Hema was the Head of Strategy and Sales Acceleration for Cisco in the UK and Ireland and was responsible for providing the leadership and direction to customers on how Cisco solutions add financial and strategic value to their business growth.
Over the course of nine years at Cisco, Hema has undertaken marketing leadership roles in emerging technologies, data centre and public sector prior to leading strategy, planning and operations.
Leila has a wealth of experience in bringing out the best in others; She inspires driven, talented, career professionals to achieve greater influence, performance and results, through accessing their infinite potential and experiencing limitless possibilities through exponential growth. Leila’s’ corporate career of almost 25 years combines a wealth of experience initially gained as a qualified accountant, followed by 7 years in Corporate Finance and latterly a successful Sales Executive, with the last 16 years spent in the Technology sector, coupled with accreditations as a Master Coach, Mentor at the Professional Speakers Academy, Trainer/Facilitator at Hewlett Packard Enterprise L&D, and a Master Practitioner of NLP.
Leila, The Authentic Leadership Coach™, shares her philosophies, learnings and system, the ‘Ultimate Success Blueprint™, in her award-winning book, “Success Redefined – How to leverage your natural talents to become limitless!”
Irrespective of your job title, we are all ultimately in Sales – people buy people. Leila’s main area of focus is Communication, Confidence and Connection – to create a compelling first impression, on a call, in a meeting, a networking event, presenting to an audience or indeed pitching to prospects. Showing up consistently with certainty, whilst conveying a clear message, will enable you to create a powerful presence resulting in greater influence, performance and results in your career and in your life!
Leila has delivered inspiring, thought-provoking talks, workshops and trainings at various events and organisations including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, IBM, 3M, Dow Jones, Santander, Birkbeck University of London, Oxford Brookes University, WOSR and multiple CIMA events.
After an impressive career in law, as well as sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry, Sarah Palmer found her passion in motivational coaching, training and development. She is PowerSpeaking, Inc’s European business affiliate, training and developing leaders, and emerging leaders, in communication skills.
She is passionate about developing women in the workplace so they can voice their ideas and is an active member of TechSheCan, a ground breaking initiative to inspire and empower women in tech careers.
Sarah’s experience includes:
Sarah believes no idea should fail because of a bad pitch. The idea should fail because it was, well…. just a bad idea, or bad timing. Her learning style is fast, fun, and inspirational.
You can discover more here: www.powerspeaking.com
Regarded as “The LinkedIn Lead Generation Expert,” Sarah provides an engaging demonstration of how to generate a predictable supply of leads by leveraging the world’s #1 business network.
Sarah blends her award-winning marketing knowledge with sales psychology and an intimate understanding of LinkedIn to make it an effective part of companies’ B2B prospecting.Sarah is the creator of Prospect Booster, the Online Lead Generation System that leverages LinkedIn.
Her LinkedIn course sold more than 3,000 units, and she was the curriculum advisor on LinkedIn for SO ME, the Social Media Academy.
Organisations that choose Sarah as their LinkedIn expert include The Institute of Sales Management, The Design Trust and Sage’s Business Expert platform. Her clients include global brands such as Suez, Schneider Electric, Rexel and RPS, through to solopreneurs. When not working, Sarah enjoys drinking Earl Grey or a creamy cappuccino. She loves making mosaics, the great outdoors and Taiko Drumming.
Tami McQueen is the co-founder of 31south, a full service creative marketing agency focused on hyper-growth companies. Previously, Tami joined one the fastest-growing a B2B SaaS startups in the U.S. as the first marketing hire at SalesLoft to scale the marketing team and lead branding, customer marketing, content marketing, and lead generation initiatives across multiple platforms.
As a digital marketing and communications visionary with over a decade of strategic experience in B2B and B2C markets, Tami has an insatiable desire to drive an innovative approach that fuels disruption in emerging markets. Tami's expertise center on disruptive marketing, go-to-market brand strategy, corporate communications, and account-based initiatives across multiple platforms. Additionally, she serves as an advisor to CommonGenius, is on the executive board for the Kula Project and the Global Conservation Corps, and drives the empowerment of women-led, business initiatives through mentorship programs.
Veronica Hollingsworth is a Business Development Manager for Newforma – pioneering Project Information Management (PIM) in the AEC industry Newforma is used globally by construction companies. Veronica has over 10 years of experience within the IT industry serving tier 1 Construction companies. Her focus and drive is to promote inclusivity and diversity within both the tech and construction industries as well as playing a part in digitalising the Construction industry with the use of technology such as Newforma. An attendee to the Women in BIM and National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) events Veronica enjoys networking amongst peers to further develop her message of inclusivity and uses her own experience of becoming a mother to talk about some of the challenges faced by women when returning to work in a historically male dominated workplace.
Sarah joined BT in 1997 as a contact centre sales person selling emerging mobile solutions. Today, Sarah is the Director of Major Corporate.
Sarah is responsible for leading BT’s Major Business organisation, delivering innovation and technology to the UK’s largest PLC’s.
Her team have led BT’s strategy in large Private Sector over the last three years to become the partner of choice for digital transformation, underpinned by considerable focus on employee and customer experience as the cornerstone to successful growth in the sector.
Sarah also supports the work of the Mariposa Trust and volunteers as a National Fundraising Co-Ordinator.
Louisa Clarke has 25 years communications, business and brand experience working with high performing teams for some of the world's best companies including P&G, BNP Paribas, CBRE and Nissan.
An experienced facilitator & qualified coach with an outstanding new business track record, Louisa leads The Caffeine Partnership’s business development division; consulting and training on Prospecting, Pitching and Organic Growth for companies around the world.
Louisa joined The Caffeine Partnership from global PR consultancy MSL, where she was client services director for the agency’s P&G business across EMEA. Prior to MSL, Louisa was a board director at Fleishman-Hillard with P&L responsibility for the consumer division, building it with a series of new client wins of over £1.5million and consistent 20% + profit margins.
A former Great Britain junior international rower and current masters rower, she brings a competitive track record to motivate people under pressure, understanding the power of teamwork and what's required to win.
Elle is Head of Sales at Flash Pack. Since joining in 2018, Elle's primary focus has been on exploring new revenue channels that support the businesses continued 300% year-on-year growth and international expansion. Elle is now turning her attention to Flash Pack's global customer base, building a community of solo travellers. Prior to joining Flash Pack, Elle was a founding member of City Pantry and established the businesses outbound and inbound sales teams to drive 300% growth, and double customer LTV.
One of the biggest and brightest personalities to emerge from the growth of Paralympic sport in the last decade. Liz has a remarkable backstory demonstrating resilience, determination and talent to win an Olympic Gold medal in Beijing in 2008, despite personal tragedy. Come Rio in 2016, Liz had swapped the pool for the broadcasting studio and was heralded as one of the stars of Channel 4’s award winning production for the Games.
After advice that swimming would help the cerebral palsy Liz had been born with, Liz’s mum encouraged her to swim from the age of 3. Having caught the swimming bug, Liz was selected to represent GB at only 14 and went on to win a silver in Athens a few years later. Whilst on the plane to the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, Liz lost her mother after long battle with cancer. Eleven days later, Liz won the gold medal.
Following on from her swimming career Liz couldn’t quite leave the pool behind forever. She regularly commentates and presents on IPC World Para Swimming events throughout the year whilst also covering the Olympics and the Invictus Games.
Outside of the sporting world, Liz co-founded and is MD of The Ability People, the UK’s first and only disability led recruitment business with a focus on placing talented abled-bodied and disabled job-seekers to the right job.
Now experienced in addressing small and large audiences, feedback from all her corporate appearances has been truly outstanding. This is due in part to her charismatic and energetic delivery, coupled with her warm personality and ability to comprehend and draw from her business experience.
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