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Fabulous Masterclasses

You are able to choose 2 of these 5 fabulous masterclasses during the day. Getting your PR Right: This masterclass is being run by Diana Soltmann of Flagship Consulting, a top 50 PR Firm. Diana regularly runs our Grabbing the Headlines workshop and will share her expertise on how you can use PR for your business. Stand up and Stand out: Lynne Parker of Funny Women is running a condensed version of her amazing workshop on how to use humour in business and as a way of expressing yourself. This …

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Evening Networking with Karen Darby: March 8th

After the Stepping into Success conference on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2010) we’re thrilled to close out the day with an additional inspiring speaker, Karen Darby.   Karen is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Simply Switch which she sold for a reported £22m and recently launched a new venture called Call Britannia. Karen got the idea for SimplySwitch in 2002 after being bombarded by sales people trying to get her to switch supplier after the deregulation in the gas and electricity markets.  She identified a niche; while people …

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Liz Jackson secret millionaire

Panelist: Liz Jackson, CEO of Great Guns Marketing and Secret Millionaire

Liz Jackson is a truly inspirational figure and her story is extraordinary; as many would have seen when she was featured in Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire programme. Since launching her telemarketing business, Great Guns Marketing, in 1998, the year she lost her eyesight, Liz and her company have gone from strength to strength with Great Guns growing at 45% per annum and now with branches across the UK and an impressive portfolio of clients from all types and sizes of companies.

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MT Rainey Horsesmouth

Panel: MT Rainey, CEO of Horsesmouth

MT (Mary Teresa) Rainey was founder and CEO of top UK advertising agency Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe, now part of the WPP Group. She resigned from her role as Chair of the company in 2005 to start a social enterprise in the digital arena called horsesmouth.co.uk, inspired by the potential of new media to create significant public value. Horsesmouth.co.uk is an online social network for informal mentoring and was named one of the top twenty Web 2.0 start-ups of 2007.

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Hannah McNamara - speaker, coach

Panel: Hannah McNamara, founder of HRM Consulting and author of Niche Marketing for Coaches

Hannah is the author of ‘Niche Marketing For Coaches’. She writes for business and professional publications and has been featured in magazines such as Start Your Own Business, Business Network and Solicitors Journal, as well as consumer magazines such as Zest. She is a popular seminar speaker and has appeared at events such as the Business Start Up Show (ExCeL). She was recently nominated for the ‘Inspirational Woman’ Prowess Award. She is a mentor through the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s mentoring scheme supporting ambitious Marketing professionals.

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jo behari home jane

Panel: Jo Behari, founder of Home Jane

Joanna Behari set up the first female property maintenance and home improvement company in the UK. Home Jane’s tradeswomen tackle a range of work from DIY jobs, from building shelves to bathroom and kitchen re-fits. Jo established the business after having work done in her own home and finding the process frustrating and at times intimidating. Having looked into female trades people Jo realised there was a gap in the market for a company to provide an all round service.  

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Antonia Chitty ACPR and Family Friendly working

Panel: Antonia Chitty, Author of Family Friendly Working and founder of ACPR

Antonia Chitty has been working flexibly since having her daughter Daisy in 2002. She says, “I looked at the skills I had and how I could apply them. A session with life coach Suzy Greaves of The Big Leap as part of an article for She magazine really helped. I’d never thought of running my own business, but Suzy opened my eyes to the fact that people would pay money for my skills.” Antonia now combines writing non fiction books with running her own PR Agency, ACPR which specialises in …

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Liz Warom - founder of Temple Spa

Speaker: Liz Warom, Founder of Temple Spa

It’s amazing to think that Liz Warom’s illustrious career even got off the ground, when you find out she left school at the tender age of 16 with a handful of O Levels and an engagement ring on her finger! Not having the first idea what she wanted to do after leaving school, Liz was sitting in the dental surgery chair, when a thought came to her, so she hopped off and convinced the dentist she’d ALWAYS wanted to be a dental nurse, so would he like to hire her? …

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Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of the Kids Company

Speaker: Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of the Kids Company

Camila Batmanghelidjh is an amazing woman and will live in your memory forever once you hear her speak. She is a true inspiration in every sense of the word.  Camila is the founder of two children charities – The Place 2 Be (now national) and Kids Company, where she currently works with some of the most traumatised young people living in London.

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