The Modern Woman Show

An innovative experience which reinvents the traditional business conference to enrich, elevate & support remarkable women achieve their ambitions


Thursday 25th April 2024 - London

One woman alone has power. Women together have impact. We know how ambitious, driven and determined you are. We also know how tough it is out there for women in the workplace.
We have to be smarter, tougher, bolder, and that can be lonely. So, wouldn’t it be great to be part of a thriving community that has your back and attend a very different kind of business conference, a show that gets you?

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Why attend the Modern Woman Show?

Building on the extraordinary success and feedback from our 2023 show, the Modern Woman Show brings you inspirational thought leaders, change makers, and global innovators who are shaping the future of the workplace.

You will hear remarkable stories. You will be enthralled by the rich content spanning diverse industries, offering meaningful networking opportunities in a trusted environment. You will end the day, brimming with ideas, revitalised passion and up to date know-how to propel your career and your business forward.

Come night-time, you will celebrate your day of professional and personal growth, with a sumptuous banquet dinner in collaboration with Mi-Soul Radio. Watch the spectacular performances of live artists finishing with top notch DJ’s spinning tunes as you dance the night away.


  • Thought provoking panel discussions
  • Deep dive masterclasses
  • Powerful networking
  • Dedicated industry focused sessions
  • Coach & Mentoring


  • Live music & DJ’s with Mi Soul Radio
  • Stories from music luminaries
  • Stylish gala dinner
  • Relaxed networking
  • Have fun & party!

“As a small business owner, you have to be mindful of where you spend your money. I invested in myself, bought a Full Show ticket for the Modern Woman Show, which gave me membership, and I am delighted. I feel I spent wisely. The show was fantastic, and the quality of the Women in the Modern Woman network are simply amazing.”

Daniella Bird, Owner, Space Positive

"I have been with Modern Woman for one and a half years. It's been a valuable journey of connecting with like-minded individuals, fostering a supportive community, and exploring collaborative opportunities across diverse industries. If you're seeking personal growth, business networking, and inspiring connections, joining Modern Woman is a great place to begin."

Modern Woman Member

"Joining the Modern Woman Network has given me the ability to network with successful, ambitious women, enjoying the double benefit of learning and connecting at their events. Since joining, I've experienced a change in meeting more local people and building genuine relationships, leading to unexpected business opportunities through referrals and accessing services from fellow members."

Mary Jarrett – Executive Coach and Mentor

Themes for the day....


Overall Themes

  • Finding renewed passion and zest in the workplace
  • Managing isolation and building confidence
  • Ageing and evolution
  • Re-invention
  • Resilience in business and in the workplace
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Communicating your wants and needs

Industry Focus

  • Sustainability and ESG
  • Finance and Investment
  • Advances in Technology
  • Design and Property
  • Construction and the built environment
  • Automotive and EV
  • Music and Sport

Our Speakers

We are proud to present our 2024 Speakers

Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP

Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee in Parliament

Caroline is the Member of Parliament for Romsey and Southampton North and the current Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee in Parliament. Since her election in 2010 she has served as a Minister in the Department for Work and Pensions, the Cabinet Office and was Minister of State for Immigration in Theresa May’s Cabinet. Immediately prior to becoming an MP she was the Chief Executive of an animal welfare charity. Caroline is currently the co-chair of the APPG for Muslim Women, Vice Chair of “Show Racism the Red Card”. As Chair of the Select Committee Caroline has headed up inquiries into the gendered economic impact of covid, menopause in the work place and reform of the Gender Recognition Act. The current focus of the Committee is on the cultures underpinning misogyny and abuse against women and girls, tackling so called honour based abuse, and discrimination in the UK asylum process.


Emma Wright

Co-Founder and Director, Interparliamentary Forum on Emerging Technologies

Emma is co-founder and Director at the not-for-profit Interparliamentary Forum on Emerging Technologies – which has built a global network of legislators considering the regulation of AI and other emerging technologies in countries from all over the world. She sits on the Unesco Women4EthicalAI forum of global experts on AI and is working with UNESCO through IFET’s legislator network on the global implementation of its Recommendation on Ethics in AI. She was listed by Computer Weekly as one of the Top 20 Most Influential Women in Tech for the last two years and won the Cog-X Global Impact award for 2023 for her work at OFET on global AI regulation.


Kwame Kwaten

Founder and MD of Ferocious Talent

Over his 30+ year career in the music industry, Kwame has been a musician, manager, producer, consultant and A&R. His own writing and production credits include work for Jay Z, Shola Ama, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones and Seal to name a few. The band, D-Influence (which Kwame was a member of), signed to Atlantic Records, accomplished many amazing moments such as supporting Michael Jackson, Prince and James Brown on tour. His A&R and management work over the years has seen him discover Shola Ama, Laura Mvula and Rumer resulting in millions of records sales and multiple award wins and nominations. Kwame is also currently a Trustee at The Brits Trust, Vice-Chair of the UK’s Music Managers Forum, Trustee of the MOBO Charity and Co-Chair of the BRITS Diversity Committee. He is also Co-Director of a social enterprise company, Cre8ing Vision, with Andrea Euell and Nicola Charles.This company houses The Ultimate Seminar, Ultimate Live, The Ultimate Circle, The A&R Initiative Focus Groups and The MBOL Show. Founder and owner of Ferocious Talent Ltd Kwame Kwame runs everything from top to bottom.


Lorraine Thomas

Award winning Property Developer.

Lorraine Thomas is an award-winning property developer, mentor, and socially conscious landlord. She is an outspoken advocate who believes in property with purpose and people before profit. A giant thinking, risk-taking visionary who’s shaking up the sector and is a sought-after voice. Lorraine learnt the hard way about successful property development/investment and now mentors budding developers through that journey. Taking a leap from her career in business development for the legal sector, in 2016 call it serendipity, Lorraine landed a part-time role procuring rental properties for disadvantaged young adults, then started buying and developing properties, renting to the high-risk and vulnerable tenant sector. She’s on a mission to create a new breed of socially conscious landlord who combines commercial savviness with a social conscience. Now an accomplished and successful developer driving projects ground up ranging from £200k to several million. Her story is real. She's gone from a humble £62.50 pw as a Carer for her dad to a substantial and growing portfolio.


Anna Allerton

Founder of Allerton Coaching

Anna Allerton is the founder of Allerton Coaching and a leading Business Consultant and Executive Coach. With multi-sector experience, Anna specialises in workplace transformation, culture change and retention of female talent in the workplace, with a specialism in perimenopause and menopause. Through Allerton Consulting, Anna is helping women thrive in their careers during their menopause and is driving institutional workplace change by helping break down stigmas and create lasting change by showing employers how to build a culture of support and empowerment for women whilst also teaching them how to attract, retain and get the most out of female talent within their industry.


Sarah Cox-Thornley

Head of Marketing, Volkswagen Passenger Cars UK

Sarah joined the motor industry under unusual circumstances, after being told at a Graduate fair that the “car game was very male dominated industry”. This was like a red rag to a bull and drove Sarah to apply for a place on the BMW Graduate Scheme straight after finishing university. With a degree in Management Science, Business and Economics, her academic background and project management passion has supported her in a variety of roles through her automotive career. After 5 years with the BMW and MINI dealer network, Sarah was approached to join Volkswagen Group and joined the Audi brand where she spent 12 years. During that time, she held various positions including Academy Manager, Area Sales Manager, Retail and Customer Relationship Manager, and National Communications Manager. In May 2020, Sarah began her current role as Head of Marketing for Volkswagen Passenger Cars UK. Here she oversees a team of 30 people, leading all communications, as well as the brand’s digital and customer experience strategies. Sarah is also the sponsor for the Driven Women Employee Network Group for Volkswagen Group UK, as well as an active mentor for women across the business.


Penny Weatherup

People Director, Volkswagen Group UK

Penny joined Volkswagen Group UK’s board in 2016 when she was appointed Group People Director, following a number or promotions within the organisation. Penny joined VWG in 2007 on a temporary, part-time contract as HR Business Partner, and was subsequently promoted to the role of HR Operations Manager in 2011. In these roles she grasped the opportunity to understand the mechanics of the business, and gained valuable experience in deploying change initiatives. Before moving to VWG, Penny worked in human resources roles at a UK intellectual property firm, and in commercial sales and marketing roles at the global insurance firm, AXA. Volkswagen Group (comprising the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT, CUPRA and ŠKODA brands) is the largest automotive sales company in the UK, with a passenger car market share of over 20 per cent. It directly employs around 900 people in Milton Keynes, with a further 25,000 roles in its associated businesses which include retail networks, logistics, customer services and financial services. With an annual net turnover of over £10bn, Volkswagen Group is a significant contributor to the UK.


Anna Whitehouse

Founder at Mother Pukka

Anna Whitehouse is the trailblazing Sunday Times best-selling author of Parenting the Sh*t out of Life, Where’s My Happy Ending?, and Underbelly, mother and campaigner behind the Flex Appeal movement (flexible working for all), the premise of which helped form the powerhouse Flex For All Campaign recently addressed in parliament. Anna is open, honest, well informed and forever hilarious in her voice of Mother Pukka which is a platform created to share the trials and tribulations of parenthood and beyond. Anna topped the Apple Kids and Family Podcast chart at No.1 with Dirty Mother Pukka and her weekly Sunday show on Heart radio has pulled in thousands of new listeners.


Arfah Farooq

Co-Founder and CEO, Muslamaic Makers

Arfah is a lifelong community builder and advocates for diversity and inclusion. She is the community manager for Impact VC, a community of VCs backing startups that are building a better world for people and planet. She is also the co-founder and CEO of Muslamaic Makers, a community that helps the next generation of Muslim changemakers level up across the tech industry and beyond. Muslamic Makers was recently listed as The 100 Most Innovative Global Muslim Startups to Watch. Arfah’s has vast experience in the private and public sector. For the UK Government, she built an internal community of 1,500+ product and delivery managers, built and launched the first Number 10 Innovation fellowship program to get senior talent into government, and built out the is AI community in healthcare in NHSx. She now leads the ImpactVC Community for Big Society Capital. She is a 2017 fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust where she conducted research exploring Muslim Women in Technology in USA, UAE and Pakistan where she vlogged her travels and brought back her expertise to help businesses. She was part of the Ada Ventures Angels programme to invest in underrepresented talent.


Lizzie Pickering

Speaker, Grief Investigator, Film and Podcast Producer.

Lizzie is a Speaker, Grief Investigator, Film and Podcast producer. She offers Grief Guidance to organisations and individuals, educating people about grief and helping them back to life and work following major loss, from bereavement, to diagnosis, divorce and workplace change. Her clients are both UK based and global, from hospitals and schools to advertising agencies, law firms and investment banks. Since the death of her eldest son Harry 23 years ago, Lizzie has become passionate about changing the landscape for people who have to face life and work when they are living with grief. Her firm belief is that if grief is faced and worked through gradually, if people are well supported, there is a rich seam of energy to be found from not only surviving it but living well. Lizzie’s book When Grief Equals Love, was published in May 2023 and is available from book shops, Amazon and Audible: When Grief Equals Love


Charlene Hunter MBE

Founder and CEO, Coding Black Females

Charlene has a background in software development and technical architecture. She is the founder and CEO of Coding Black Females, a non-profit organisation that inspires, provides opportunities, and showcases the talents of black women in tech. Charlene is also involved in the development and growth of a range of tech communities and as an advisor within education and technology. Charlene is passionate about increasing diversity in tech.


Erin Baker

Award winning motoring journalist

Erin has been a motoring journalist since 2003. She was the Motoring Editor at the Telegraph Media Group for four years, becoming Managing Director of Motoring at the Telegraph, a hybrid role that brought together various editorial and commercial aspects. In 2017, Erin was appointed as Editorial Director at Auto Trader. She is a strong advocate of content which de-mystifies the car world, by replacing insider jargon with plain English. She believes in a gender-neutral car industry, and has found her spiritual home at Auto Trader. Alongside her career at Auto Trader, Erin writes a monthly column for Vogue, called Vogue on the Road, writes about cars for Marie Claire, and judges the Marie Claire Sustainability awards, the Reuters DRIVE awards, and the Top Women in EV awards. She also consults for Goodwood and is the co-host of She's Electric, a national roadshow introducing women to electric cars. Erin has won Consumer Journalist of the Year in the Newspress Awards, and Campaigning Journalist of the Year, Editor of the Year and Journalist of the Year at the Guild of Motoring Writers awards. She regularly appears on TV and radio to talk cars.


Michaela Wain

BBC The Apprentice finalist, Woman in Construction, Owner of Design and Build UK

Michaela Wain is an established business woman within the construction industry. She is the managing director of Design and Build UK, Vantage Utility Connections Holdings, Property Ninjas and Framework Marketing. Michaela was a finalist on BBC The Apprentice and later secured the investment after her exposure on the show. She is passionate about ED and I in construction. She started the first ever Women in Construction awards and has spoken about this topic at the House of Lords, she recently launched the women in construction hub allowing women to network and inspiring one and another. Michaela wants to see a change in the construction industry. To see more money spent in the North, having inclusive environments for all to thrive in and allow SMEs and micro businesses to win more contracts.


Rachel Carrell

Founder and CEO, Koru Kids

Rachel Carrell is the founder and CEO of Koru Kids, a startup building the world’s best childcare service. Originally from New Zealand, Rachel holds a masters and doctorate from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She has received numerous awards including ‘Inspirational Mother’ and ‘Best Businesswoman in Tech’, and was elected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Rachel is also the mother of three kids aged 8, 5 and 0. She was CEO of a healthcare company when she had her first baby, experienced first hand how difficult and expensive it was to arrange childcare, and decided to found Koru Kids.


Brigette Bard

CEO and Founder, BioSURE Global

Brigette Bard is CEO and founder of BioSURE Global – the UK company that develops, manufactures and distributes world-class medical devices in rapidly growing global markets, with a unique insight into self-testing. Her legacy and unique insight to this rapidly global market is due to bringing the world’s first blood-based HIV self-test to market in 2015. It stems from her belief that self-testing will revolutionise disease diagnosis in our lifetime. She says: “Home pregnancy testing has been available for the past 30 years and you literally cannot imagine as a woman having to take time off work, go to a clinic, answer personal questions and wait several days to find out if she is pregnant! I honestly think home ‘screening’ for all diseases will become the norm and we even have home hormone, heart disease and cancer marker tests available now.”


Lucy Aylen

Founder, Never Fully Dressed

Lucy Aylen, British designer and face behind Never Fully Dressed founded the brand in her parents’ attic in 2009 where she customised clothing to sell at London’s boutique markets, Spitalfields and Portobello. Following in the footsteps of her market trading parents, Lucy’s strong work ethic was engrained in her from a young age. Never Fully Dressed’s first brick and mortar store opened in 2014 in the brands native Buckhurst Hill Essex with a brand new USA Flagship store in New York for 2023


Susan Freeman

Real Estate Partner, Mishcon de Reya

Susan is a real estate partner at law firm Mishcon de Reya. An experienced real estate lawyer, her in-depth understanding of the property market, the emerging world of tech and her business training as a Sloan Masters MSc (London Business School) graduate, combined with a wide circle of contacts is an effective combination. She is listed in Property Week's Women's Power List, which describes her as "a world-class networker" with "a contact book full of CEOs". In 2021, Susan received an honorary doctorate from the University College of Estate Management (UCEM), in recognition of her contribution to the built environment. She is on the board of Central District Alliance, the Holborn and surrounding area's Business Improvement District and chairs its Property Group and is on the advisory boards of real estate investment company Seaforth Land and of flexible working company Work.Life. She is also an active member of a number of property-related organisations, including Vice Chair of the British Property Federation's Technology and Innovation Group and member of the ULI Europe Technology and Real Estate Product Council.


Akua Opong

Senior Associate, LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group)

Akua Opong is a Senior Associate at LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group). She is an experienced Chartered IT professional, having worked in financial services for over 6 years. At LSEG, Akua is Community Action Lead focused on economic empowerment and outreach programmes, UK Accessibility Lead, and Community Lead for both the Women’s Inspired Network and WIN Tech Network. She is a neurodiversity advocate (self-identifies as Dyslexic and has ADHD) and has been featured in Global Tech London Advocates’ book "Black Women in Tech: The Voices in the Shadows v1", WeAreTheCity’s Rising Stars 2022 for Technology, Computer Weekly's Rising Stars 2023 and Involve’s ethnic diversity role models Empower Top 100 Future Leaders 2023.


Alfred Biehler

Head of Innovation, Emerging Themes and Technology team Google Cloud CE EMEA

Creative and creator. Entrepreneur. Technologist. Futurist. Evangelist. Architect. Enthusiast. Innervator. Googler. Roboteer. Cyclist. SUPper. Musician. Human. and Free.


Isha Jain

Executive Director, Head of Digital & Technology UK & Ireland, CBRE

Isha has built her career bringing digital transformation into the heart of companies’ strategies across a range of industries, driving cultural change alongside technological advances to deliver impactful change. She brings over 20 years’ experience spanning a range of sectors and geographies, including leadership roles within National Grid, Royal Mail, and CBRE, and now sits on CBRE’s UK board as Head of Digital and Technology. Isha believes in the democratisation of technology to establish a true partnership between business and technology teams, and the importance of upskilling and empowering every colleague to embrace tech’s full potential.


Gordon Mac

Founder at Mi-Soul Radio

Gordon Mac, the Godfather of Dance Music, is an innovative and successful entrepreneur. He achieved the remarkable feat of legalizing a pirate radio station in the UK, becoming the youngest ever Managing Director of a radio station (1985-1997), and gaining renown for creating Kiss FM, Britain’s first dance music station. Gordon played a pivotal role in establishing the Kiss network, which became essential to London’s music scene. The franchise and the introduction of Kiss TV expanded the brand's reach to a national audience. By the time Gordon left, the company was valued at £40m. In 1998, The Radio Academy recognized Gordon's Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio with the prestigious John Peel Award. He joined the ranks of other esteemed recipients like Kenny Everett, Richard Park, Chris Tarrant, and John Peel. In 2011, Mi-Soul Radio was born. With the core team from Kiss FM, Gordon curated an environment where people who share a love for soulful music can listen, connect, and interact with an A-List team of DJs who respect the past, present, and future of our music. Mi-Soul went live on DAB in July 2015, and its audience continues to grow daily.


Allison English

Deputy CEO, Leesman

Allison joined Leesman in 2018 as Client Services Director to involve herself in purpose-led work which would help improve employee experience. Having worked in offices around North America, APAC and EMEA, Allison’s exposure to various work environments and cultures results in a unique perspective of the workplace and how people interact with it. Client collaboration and developing strong partnerships have been central throughout Allison’s career, which has seen her appointed as Leesman’s Deputy CEO in March 2020.


Emma Kane

UK Chief Executive and Deputy Group CEO, SEC Newgate

Emma Kane is a strategic communications expert who specialises in crisis management and corporate/financial communications. Her career spans over three decades. She is the UK CEO and Deputy Group CEO of SEC Newgate, the award-winning communications and advocacy group that operates across 5 continents, is the 21st largest communications group in the world, and employs 1,200 people. In 2023, SEC Newgate was ranked in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work. Emma was recognised for her distinguished contribution to the communications sector with the Freedom of the City of London award in 2017 and became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights in 2023 (whose charitable focus is on accessibility). Since 2020, she has been included every year in the ‘PR Week UK Power Book’, the definitive guide to the brightest and most influential PR professionals in Britain and since 2022 has been a Judge for the PR Week Global Awards, the leading awards for the communications industry. Emma is also actively involved in philanthropic work. She is currently Deputy Chair of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Chair of Target Ovarian Cancer.


Melissa Snover

CEO and Founder at Nourish3d and Script3d

Melissa Snover is an award-winning entrepreneur and visionary in the world of food technology and 3D printing. She is passionate about developing innovations which offer solutions to her customers, challenge her competitors, and disrupt current market offerings. She is currently the founder and CEO of Rem3dy Health which pioneers personalised solutions across preventative and curative health under the brands Nourished (Personalised Nutrition) and Scripted (Personalised Medicine). In 2019 Melissa raised the highest ever female founder seed round in UK history for Rem3dy and is an ambassador for women’s equal access to finance. She is an avid supporter and mentor; supporting young people of all backgrounds to begin studying in STEM fields and is a passionate and proactive advocate for women in business.


Stephen Sacks

Founder of FundingNav & F**k Up Nights

Stephen worked 30 years in the fashion industry and created a brand that was being sold in over 30 countries generating £30 million a year in revenue before being acquired. His furniture business racked up millions of pounds of debt and he had no idea how to dig his way out. Wanting to save others from experiencing what he went through he founded Funding Nav that helps business owners who have more ambition than cash. To date they have provided in excess of £100 million for hundreds of businesses. Stephen is also the author of 2 books Reboot Your Business and The Intelligent Investors Handbook


Helen Chorley

Angel Investor on Sky TV's 'Property Elevator'

Angel Investor on SkyTV’s ‘Property Elevator’ Helen Chorley is the original female “Dragon” on SkyTV’s “Property Elevator” show, the Dragon’s Den of property investing. Once an investment banker with JPMorgan she is now a friendly face in the world of real estate, co-founding the Property Sisters UK community, and champions female visibility as a judge for many industry awards including the Women In Construction Awards. She also writes for Property Investor Magazine and acts as Board Executive for a key handful of investment companies and start ups.


Speaker Alumni

Leading figures that have spoken at our previous events

Marisa Poser

Co-Founder of PerfectTed

Formerly working in Real Estate Private Equity at Starwood Capital Group. Marisa attended the University of Pennsylvania, later receiving a Master's degree in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management from Imperial Business School. Marisa hails from New York City and currently resides in London


Micky Lawler

President of the Women’s Tennis Association

Micky was appointed as President in October 2014. She brings close to three decades of sports and entertainment expertise to the organization, during which time she has played an important role in strengthening the geographic footprint and commercial value of women's tennis. During her tenure, she has propelled growth in all aspects of the tennis business across athletes, events, sponsorship sales and consultancy by leading various campaigns designed to further champion women and female athletes. Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lawler activated new opportunities to accelerate the WTA’s commercial investments, including the largest title sponsorship in WTA History with medical technology company, Hologic, new financial services, mental health and wearables partnerships, and welcoming the WTA’s first authorized gaming operator.


Vanessa Brady OBE

CEO and Founder of British & International Design – SBID

Vanessa is an international multi-award winning Interior Designer, Business Consultant and Founder of the Society of British and International Design. Vanessa has amassed an award winning portfolio including projects such as Hard Rock Cafe, the Design Council, Kabaret Club, British Luxury Club, Unilever, high security government offices, His Majesty The Sultan of Brunei, King of Saudi Arabia, Head of State Palaces, the private residence of numerous diplomats and VIPs. In 2014 she began a collaboration with Sunseeker International on the new Predator II yacht. She is an inspirational speaker and spokesperson for Interior Design and an awards judge to her peers within the design profession across a variety of disciplines. In recognition of her high standard and design flair, Vanessa has been acknowledged for a number of high level Awards; most recently the 2014 Woman in the City ‘Woman of Achievement Award for the Built Environment’. Nominated in 2010, 2013 and 2014 by NatWest Bank for the NatWest everywoman Award’s.


Dr Heather Melville OBE

Senior Managing Director at Teneo

Heather has a career spanning over 40 years in financial services. Heather is a thought leader of business, an innovator with a notable track record of building high performing diverse teams. Heather has acted in an advisory capacity to FTSE CEO's across a multitude of industries and sectors. Heather is a sought after public speaker and has addressed senates, royalty and global audiences worldwide. Heather is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and the CFO's Diversity Forum for Business in the Community (FTSE100). Heather has worked in partnership with HRH the Duchess of Edinburgh as part of her role as the Chair CMI Women. Heather also assisted Queen Maximus of the Netherlands with advisory for her women in entrepreneurship programme. Heather received her OBE for services to business in 2017 and has recently been appointed as the black chancellor of the University of York. Heather is also the Patron of Women in Banking and Finance. Heather also supports a number of charities and not for profits in an advisory capacity, and currently sits on the board of Enterprise Enfield.


Our Artists & DJ’s

As we celebrated our 5th anniversary we were excited to welcome our incredible artists and Dj’s.  We can promise you, our soon to be announced 2024 lineup will be equally as amazing


DJ, Composer, Producer

Ronnie Herel is world renowned DJ, Radio Presenter, Producer and an influential figure in the music industry with a passion for urban and soulful sounds. He was BBC Radio 1Xtra’s first DJ singing and has interviewed some music greats including, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce and Janet Jackson to name a few. Today Ronnie is Head of Music at Mi Soul Radio and presents drive time. He is also the Co- Founder of Funky Dory and DJ’s regularly across the globe.


British Singer & Songwriter

Abi Farrell has been creating modern soul records for the 21st century since 2018. Named 'an artist on the rise.. a considerable talent' by Blues and Soul Magazine, Abi is known for her effortlessly pure voice and lyrical dexterity and has been carving a career as one of the UK's most sought-after young soul vocalists.



The first daytime female DJ's on Mi-Soul Radio. Janice & Lorraine have a weekly show playing their blend of funky house, disco and club classics. Check them out on DAB+, online at or on your smart speaker. They starting their presenting and DJ career at Kiss 100 FM. They have interviewed many famous names from the music industry including Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, Louie Vega, Roger Sanchez.


British singer and songwriter

Hil was born in Zambia moving to London age five. She adopted her father's love of traditional Zambian music along with R and B/soul icons, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Hil earned a degree in biological sciences, however, whilst at school, she started to explore musical interests deciding to pursue music. Her personal motto is live life to the fullest and to spend your time doing what you love.

Our Coaches & Mentors

The following coaches & mentors participated in our speed mentoring session this year, our 2024 roster to be announced very soon!

Dr Susan Rose

Founder, Rose and Bloom Coaching

Susan is the founder of Rose + Bloom Coaching. She works with women in mid to senior level positions to support their personal development and growth to achieve their career potential. She also works with female entrepreneurs and SMEs providing business planning for growth. Susan had a career in marketing and media before becoming an academic at Henley Business School where she held senior leadership roles. She continues to work as a coach, academic and writer.


Kate Goodwin

Founder, Amplio Coaching

Kate’s forward focus is on her coaching and mentoring business. As an ICF (International Coaching Federation) and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) trained coach, Kate has a track record of delivering transformative coaching for all levels of leadership and management, working across multiple industries, and has recently added go-sober coaching to her credentials. She is the author of an empowerment programme to support anyone who is experiencing a period of change, big or small. She also acts as a tactical thinking partner for business owners and leaders who benefit from a safe space in which to build out the tactics needed to successfully achieve their strategic goals. An experienced non-executive Director with great people and communication skills, Kate has spent 30 years in the automotive collision repair industry and continues to offer strategic support and best practice guidance for businesses operating in the automotive claim and repair arena. Away from work, Kate is mum to two teenagers, a committed runner, and is also the Chair of Trustees at a teaching Academy, a role that she enjoys and has conducted for the last five years.


Ian Lyons

Managing Director at Vertical Evolution

As co-founder and developer of a National market leading online legal services company; Ian developed and implemented a million pound plus; industry disruptive sales and marketing strategy. He has mentored and advised 0000's of successful new business start ups from multiple sectors. Implemented the sales strategy for a now successful; regional Accountancy Practice. Founded and developed a niche Debt Management Company from start up to profitable trading company. Re-designed and implemented the business plan to re-establish a key Social Enterprise for a large National Charity.


Patricia Seabright

Founder, Archimedes Consulting

Patricia has been coaching since 2004 and has worked with hundreds of women (and men) over that time. She is currently undertaking a masters in executive coaching at Ashridge. As a coach she particularly focuses on working with women to help them overcome the challenges they face in the workplace. What she has observed throughout her career is that women can be held back by not recognising the (sometimes subtle) challenges and bias that surround them; these challenges and biases can negatively affect women’s careers, whether they realise it or not. She is passionate about gender balance in the workplace. During lock down, she made good use of her down time by writing a book, “She Said!” about the women being heard, which became an Amazon best seller. Like all executives, the pressure of the workplace for women is often intense and Patricia’s coaching seeks to provide the precious opportunity to have space and support to identify and process all the challenges faced. She supports her clients in formulating and executing plans for personal and professional progress.





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(Rose Quartz, Sapphire & Emerald Members)

Pass includes:

  • Full access across the day (9am-5pm)
  • Access to keynotes, panel discussions, masterclasses & speed mentoring across the day (9am-5pm)
  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Breakfast, lunch, mid-day snacks & refreshments
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Goody bag


(Non-Members Second Release)


(Rose Quartz, Sapphire & Emerald Members)

Pass includes:

Full access across the day and evening (9am-11pm)

  • Access to keynotes, panel discussions, masterclasses & speed mentoring across the day (9am-5pm)
  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Breakfast, lunch, mid-day snacks & refreshments
  • 1 ticket to our exclusive music ball with live artists, DJ’s & entertainment (6:30pm-midnight)
  • Drink on arrival and 2-course gala dinner
  • 1/2 bottle of wine and 1/2 bottle of water on your table
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Goody bag
  • Plus a FREE* 1 year Modern Woman Rose Quartz membership (*worth £250, applies to non-members only).


(Non-Members Second Release)


(Rose Quartz, Sapphire & Emerald Members)

Pass includes:

  • 1 ticket to our exclusive music ball with live artists, DJ’s & entertainment (6:30pm-midnight)
  • Drink on arrival and 2-course gala dinner
  • 1/2 bottle of wine and 1/2 bottle of water on your table
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Exclusive networking
  • Goody bag


The Grand Connaught Rooms,
61 - 65 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5DA


Standing on Great Queen Street, that connects Covent Garden with Holborn in the West End of London, is the Grade II* listed De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms. With a history dating back to 1775, the building has long been an important event venue, and was once home to the original Freemasons’ Tavern before becoming a hotel in 1909. Since then, the venue has hosted some of the world‘s leading politicians, royalty and celebrities with its grand Georgian architecture and art-deco interiors offering 37 exceptional spaces for a wide range of conferences, exhibitions, meetings, training and weddings. Five minutes from Covent Garden and Holborn tube stations and 30 minutes’ walk or short taxi ride from Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston train stations, the venue is well-connected for all major London transport links. Heathrow Airport is an hour away by rail or road.

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