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Our speakers are experienced business women who have been there and done that. They inspire our audience to go that step further in their careers or business, explaining how they have overcome the hurdles in their way. It is not possible to "have it all" and their insights on how to deal with so many demands are invaluable.

Each one imparts their business knowledge on topics such as digital marketing, time management, finance, imposter syndrome, entrepreneurship, online branding, events management, HR and people management, artificial intelligence, global communications . . . .

Our most recent speaker

Lisa Settle

Lisa Settle is Co-Founder of Ryland Communications Ltd a telecommunications company based in Rochester.  

“Owning your own business allows you to get involved in so many different aspects; from managing the compliance requirements, HR, finance, customer service to making the coffee and putting the bins out, it’s all good fun.” 

Over the years, Lisa has played an active part in the Medway community as a student mentor, a long-time member of North Kent & Medway Women in Business and a regular volunteer. She’s often attracted to a challenge, so there’s always an adventure in the making.

Our past speakers

Julia Bartlett

Fitness trainer extraordinaire - guiding, supporting and motivating women on how to make small changes for lasting results.

Pamela Rae Welsh

Specialist in developing an online visibility strategy including brand development, website presence and value led digital marketing.

Jemma Fairclough Haynes

Founder and lead employment specialist at Orchard Employment and a public speaker, trainer and Business Radio co-host.

Jo van Blommestein

The award-winning business woman, famous as the 'Bra Boss of Kent'. Expert in lingerie and advocate for breast cancer awareness.

Jane Knight

Owner of the Successful Mums Career Academy and expert on the mental health implications and anxieties that mothers face while at work.

Anita Brightly Hodges

Director of Education, business owner and mentor specialising in helping family-owned businesses to transition to the next generation.

Abigail Langridge

Expert in time management for C-Suite executivess, so they can achieve more professionally whilst regaining their personal life

Christina Melville

In demand business coach for creative women launching or running a new service-based business. Get that CEO Mindset!

Julie Anderson

Founder and Director of RAP Interiors which has an enviable reputation in the construction sector. She recently sold it to new owners.

Susie Warran-Smith CBE

Multiple award-winning business woman and founder of Breakthrough Funding which was sold to Ernst & Young in 2020.

Christine Adeosun

The inspiring entrepreneur who started her first company at 19 and now owns Christine House, the luxurious events venue in Kent.

Debbie Kemp

Director of the MBA course at the University of Kent, and a Senior Lecturer in Retail and Enterprise including product development.

Jo Wimble Groves

Owner of the award-winning mobile tech company, Active Digital, and author and expert on women in leadership.

Grace Graham

Founder and director of Keep It Simple Training Company that helps companies create a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion.

Dr Blessing Enikimio

Global business woman, delivering international concierge services and in-demand speaker on international business relations.