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

We are proud to present our 2024 Speakers

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.


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.


Angie Greaves

Drive Time Presenter, Smooth Radio

Angie's Drive Time show “The Smooth Drive Home” on Smooth Radio can be heard across the UK every weekday from 4pm to 7pm. You can also hear her on Sunday morning, “Smooth Sunday Mornings” where she reads out your Love Letters. If you’re travelling on British Airways long haul check out her Soul Show. Angie loves being in the radio studio and even has a mini studio at home, radio really is the best medium and the studio is her second home. When she hit the big 5-0 she wasn’t sure what to expect, but Angie knew how she felt – fabulous. She found she had energy that she'd never experienced before, she wanted to take care of her body, mind and spirit in a way she hadn’t thought of before and almost felt naughty because instead of slowing down to do what women in their 50s did 10 or even 5 years ago, she wanted to travel, work out, set a goal to get into a bikini, and she was listening to the same music as her girls; Stormzy, Beyonce, Drake, Cardi B, but she still loves her classic Soul, R’n’B, Reggae and Soca etc.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


Dr Lucy Davey

Medical Doctor and Champion for Empowerment and Safety for Women

Dr Lucy Davey is a medical doctor (psychiatrist) by background and a champion for the empowerment and safety of women. A regular media commentator on topics relating to women, wellbeing and equality, Dr Lucy has been invited to participate in several innovative projects that seek to improve female representation in typically male dominated sectors, including alternative investments, sustainability, web3 and automotive. Dr Lucy maintains a life-long passion for fast cars and has been involved in several track days with Porsche. As an EV driver herself and mother of two young children, Dr Lucy has personally experienced the challenges of safe charging, both in the UK and when travelling abroad. This led Dr Lucy to mastermind a new campaign in 2024 to drive greater awareness of the risks posed to women at EV charge points. As the number of female EV drivers increases, Dr Lucy remains committed to ensuring that the needs of women are properly considered in the future development of a global EV network.


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.


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.


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.


Florence Keelson-Anfu

Senior Manager, Private Markets at the London Stock Exchange plc.

Florence is the Senior Manager, Private Markets at the London Stock Exchange plc. She supports high growth companies to achieve their fundraising goals with Floww and to access the right capital throughout their growth journey and across the funding continuum. Prior to this role, Florence worked as a Programme Manager on large scale transformation programmes in consulting and industry.


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.


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.


Jade Richardson

A&R, Warner Records UK

Passionate about music, artists, A&R, legacy, culture and serving my community. Jade is an experienced individual with over 20 plus years in the music industry, working across global projects with brands, television, fashion, arts, radio, events, community, publishing, management and records. “Trust your heart and success will come to you”. Oprah Winfrey.


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.


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


Lola Idris

Employment Solicitor, Jones Chase

Lola is an enthusiastic, committed, and personable employment solicitor. Lola thoroughly enjoys being able to assist employers and employees alike with work-related issues and is devoted to finding the best solution for her clients. Lola currently works at Jones Chase, an employment law boutique firm. In terms of hobbies, Lola enjoys public speaking, yoga, exercising, travelling, mentoring and reading. She has previously co-hosted a radio show, podcast and mentors various law students participating in the Nottingham Trent Alumni Community, Nottingham Trent University Black Leadership, Non-Russel Group Lawyers and Social Mobility Foundation mentoring programs. Lola also has experience as an appropriate adult, this position focused more on criminal law and Lola assisted by safeguarding the legal rights and general welfare of children and vulnerable adults suspected of a criminal offence, by ensuring they were questioned and treated in a fair and ethical manner by the police. Lola has created a blog, YouTube channel and co-founded a black empowerment initiative focused on changing mindsets, creating a greater sense of community and empowering more black people to provoke change.


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.


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


Lynne Parker

Founder, Funny Women

Lynne Parker founded Funny Women in 2002 in response to a comedy promoter who told her that 'women aren't funny'. She went on to create the Funny Women Awards and, 20 years on, the rest is history. Funny Women is now an acclaimed not for profit community for women to build selfconfidence and develop their own distinctive voice. Lynne describes it as her ‘life’s work’ providing a safe, diverse, creative platform that empowers women to perform, write and use humour in business and everyday life. In addition to producing comedy shows and running events, Lynne is a renowned performance coach encouraging people in business and public life to 'Stand Up to Stand Out'. Borrowing techniques from the world of stand-up comedy, Lynne has developed workshops and runs events under the HERlarious brand to improve self-confidence, support health and wellbeing, develop presentation skills and build teams. Her work empowers many women both professionally and personally to have a voice. Lynne brings her two worlds together in her podcast, HOW TO HAVE FUN AT WORK with guests from both comedy and business.


Maria Grazia Zedda

Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion manager, HS2

Maria was a Top 100 Disability Influencer in 2022 and 2019 for the public sector and her work has been recognised for many years from being a disabled entrepreneur, trainer and speaker. She is responsible for delivering equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) management for the workforce and communities along the route of High Speed Two, leading the organisation to achieving Platinum Status on Clear Assured EDI Accreditation. She advises on strategic planning and delivering EDI goals, developing internal and external partnerships, training frontline staff, senior managers and executives and speaking at large events. She’s also the author of a novel on disability and intersectional inclusion published in her native Italy.


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.


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.


Niki Wilburn Shaw

Partner. Sports and Private Advisory (Family) Law, Brandsmiths

As a pioneering female partner in male dominated sectors (legal and sport), Niki has become renowned for being a disruptor who champions women, both in sport and in the workplace. Her stellar reputation and experience have led to Niki appearing on numerous media outlets, discussing current matters and changes to the law, which effect sports personalities in particular. The Sunday Times, talkSport, Law in Sport, Behind Sport, Off the Pitch, Lexis Nexis, Talk TV, Family Law Journal, the Manchester Evening News and the Sports Management podcast are just a few of the outlets which have been lucky enough to host Niki as a guest! Niki has a particular interest in sport due to her love and involvement in boxing and so it makes sense that she also sits on the board for Women in Boxing. Thanks to her experience across the sporting and legal sectors, the demand for her expertise is ever-increasing, with elite athletes constantly calling on her to share her in-depth knowledge of their very particular, and often highly scrutinised, lives.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


Xuan Liu

Account Executive, Google Cloud UK&I

Nomad (worked in 4 countries over 3 continents by the age of 30). Polyglot (Chinese, English, Spanish, French… and in 2 years Russian). Musician playing 3 instruments. Googler. Enterprise Cloud sales executive. Talks at Google moderator. Curious human.


We are beside ourselves with excitement, as we confirm this incredible line up for our evening entertainment.

Sipprell and Terri will share their personal stories of working in the music industry, followed by a live performance.  This is definitely a unique, one off session, not to be missed.

Our amazing DJ's lead us into dinner and then, if last year is anything to go by, keep us dancing to the very end.



Renowned for her deeply personal approach to songwriting and a flawless tone, Sipprell infuses soul and R&B sounds into beautifully heartfelt songs. First making an impact with her debut EP ‘The Letter D’ and then again with projects ‘I Could Be Loved’ and 2020’s ‘Bad History’, her highly-anticipated debut album has been years in the making. Written as Sipprell embarked on her journey into motherhood, ‘Peace in the Madness’ weaves together stories of love, loss and relationships as she finds hope through difficult times.



British Soul Artist

It’s been a whirlwind of a career for British soul artist Terri Walker. Nearly twenty years after her debut album Untitled, Terri returned with force with the release of her 2023 fourth studio album, My Love Story. Last year, she celebrated her 20-year journey in the music industry with the release of her vicennial album, buoyed by her own desire to make another record. Regarding this record as her ‘most honest to date,” she is done trying to prove herself to anyone. Throughout her career, Walker has worked with an array of icons and legends from soul music on both sides of the pond such as Mos Def, Floacist and Nicole Wray but it’s the first time an album of hers has been entirely produced by one act. Having gone from strength to strength building on the soul foundations laid down by artists such as Walker, Manchester-based duo Children of Zeus worked with the Londoner-via-Germany to produce the album. Walker also cites DRS, another of Manchester’s leading MCs as a major influence and integral part during the process of album-making.



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.




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.


Our Coaches and Mentors will be with us throughout the day.  Head over to the Agenda page if you would like to book a speed mentoring session with them.

Hannah Beko

The Authentic Lawyer Coach

As a practicing commercial property lawyer (and legal business owner) I know very well the pressures and demands inside a legal career. In 2016 I founded Authentically Speaking my training and coaching consultancy for the legal profession. It’s mission is to change the culture in law so that stress isn’t simply accepted as part and parcel of the job and no one is leaving the career they trained so hard to join, because they can’t reconcile their career with their family/life. As the author of The Authentic Lawyer (2022) I am passionate about encouraging more authenticity inside the law for the benefit of clients, firms and lawyers. My mix of training & coaching/mentoring enables my clients to create the careers and lives they want to lead.


Mateja Rajacic

Confidence Coach

Mateja is a confidence coach specialising in helping professional and business women have unshakable confidence so that they can calmly and authentically face any challenge and achieve their fullest potential. Mateja is a certified business coach and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) practitioner with experience in coaching, psychology, spirituality, and trauma healing. She is also a Compassionate Inquiry® trauma healing trainee and Reiki master. Her work is informed by her six-year-long deep personal healing, self-realisation, and self-awareness practice. To empower women in these changing times, Mateja has built a coaching program that enables women’s holistic body/mind/soul transformation. Mateja also holds webinars, talks and workshops in organisations to support their D&I efforts in gender equality and breaking the glass ceiling for female managers and leaders. In her free time, Mateja enjoys yoga and long walks. When it’s rainy, you can find her reading in coffee shops, painting mandalas, learning graphic design, or indulging in hot (dark) chocolate.


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.


Mary Jarrett

Executive Coach

Mary is a Chartered Accountant, MBA and EMCC accredited coach based in London’s Docklands. She coach’s SME business owners and employed leaders who have fallen out of love with what they do to rekindle their passion, rediscover fun and successfully navigate the constant change that we call life. It all started with a TEDx talk “Becoming Successfully Shy” when she truly understood that it is human connections that make a difference and not just performance targets. Following an extensive corporate career in FTSE 100 companies, Mary is now following her passion helping others achieve their goals. Whether you are already C-suite, have aspirations to get there or want to grow your business to compete with the best in your industry, her finance and IT experience together with her MBA and accounting qualifications will help you get there.





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  • Full access across the day (9am-5pm)
  • Access to keynotes, panel discussions, masterclasses & speed mentoring across the day (9am-5pm)
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  • Tea & Coffee
  • Goody bag


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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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