BOLD + BRILLIANT WOMEN - SPEAKERS

Wendy Chalmers-Mill, Humanology expert

Wendy started off as a physiotherapist in occupational health. She noticed commonalities within the chronic pains she was treating. Her goal now is to educate organisations in Humanology and the influences of today's technology, ensuring that workplace cultures and environments are conducive to optimal staff wellbeing. With clients ranging from corporations to the House of Commons, Wendy will talk about the mind / body connection. 

Glynis Wozniak,                            Actor


Half-Ukrainian Glynis Wozniak was born in Scotland, but spent a third of her life in Hong Kong as a ballet dancer before opening a kindergarten focusing on creativity and raising self esteem. She returned to Scotland and now acts on stage and screen whilst also running Shine Bright Entertainments, bringing musical theatre shows to community venues; such as care homes; dementia groups; hospitals and sheltered housing. 

Mhairi Murray,        Mindset coach


Mhairi is a mindset coach with a passion for personal development.
She spent 19 years working and leading teams across Business, Corporate and Retail Banking before resigning in 2013. Mhairi is passionate and committed to inspiring, empowering and coaching people to see beyond their self-perceived limits, in guiding them to their greatness. Mhairi openly shares her own personal experiences from life and business to inspire others.



Ntsiki Mkhize,        Author


Ntsiki Mkhize is the self-published author of “My Hall of Mentors”, with a passion for equipping women and youth through mentorship. She serves as a mentor for Phakama Women’s Academy, SEED Academy and The Business and Arts Exchange SA. An international keynote speaker, she has delivered talks for various corporates on Mentorship and Resilience. She is currently completing her Masters in Social Innovation at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Lori Lex,            Performer


Lori is a performance artist who specialises in live art comedy and instillation theatre. A graduate from RSAMD where she learned new avenues and pathways to platform performance in a varied art form, she is passionate about drama therapy and has coped with life through dramatic self openness of releasing pain through live performance. 

Christine McGrory      Author & Speaker

Widely recognised for her charm and grace, Christine has a unique ability to engage the heart. Winner of The Global Woman Inspiration award in 2018, as a scientist, Christine is uniquely positioned to understand and teach the science and energy underpinning personal growth.Christine was recognised by the Queen for her work in the community and is a Trustee of her own charity.

Mandy Rose Jones         Activist

Mandy Rose Jones is the founder of global online community The Empowered Woman Project, which started as a blog from a psychiatric ward and now connects women from across the globe through shared experiences centred around mental health. She’s a social activist campaigning for LGBTQ+ rights and women’s rights and also writes and creates content for BBC the social. 

Angela Trainer        Psychotherapist & Author

Director of The Harvest Clinic , Angela  has 30 years experience specialising in Women’s issues, and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio . She has lectured  internationally on her subject to degree level , and is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.
Angela’s book “ Love Never Dies “ was published this year, and  she is now writing “ Greet • Pray • Love”  about her personal healing journey from Breast Cancer .

Natalie Queiroz, Author & Activist

Author of best selling book ‘Still Standing’, Motivational Speaker, award-winning passionate Anti-Knife Crime Campaigner and avid Charity Fundraiser. In March 2016, 8 month pregnant Natalie was the victim of a truly horrific, life-changing attack. 3 years on, Natalie has rebuilt her life and completely changed her whole career, starting up two businesses - motivational speaking, coaching & Third Sector consultancy work; plus a Community Interest Company tackling the rising knife crime epidemic. Her story is a truly inspiring, empowering and moving reminder that life can always be pieced back together no matter what and be made even better! 

Kirsty Learmonth, Maternal Mental Health Activist

Kirsty is a cofounder of Mental Moms, a social media platform created to support parents by discussing a no hold barred approach to parenthood. Originally suffering with severe Post Natal Depression, Kirsty created a blog as an outlet for her thoughts, and also as a platform to promote a real and raw account of parenthood. Tears, breakdowns, laughs and all. Kirsty shares with brutal honesty the impact of PND on her life, with a view to supporting and freeing others from the isolation of parenthood.

Elaine Lennon,      Singer


NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS’ ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL 2019 ‘One To Watch’ Elaine Lennon won CREATIVE SCOTLAND support for this, her highly-anticipated debut album. Strong and impactful it sets the stage for a musical career that many believe will stand the test of time.

​After a career in HR, Elaine recently reassessed her ambitions and listened to her love for music. In 18 months, she went from no connections in the music industry to recording with well-respected contemporary musicians. 

Gemma Acreman, Blogger

Hi, I’m Gemma – and I am a grateful alcoholic in recovery.  I will sincerely share my toxic affair with alcohol, my rock bottom and my recovery.  

It is so hard to not drink in a culture where there is alcohol advertised absolutely everywhere, often produced by companies who don’t even manufacture alcohol and almost always aimed directly at women – especially us Mum’s.  I am not campaigning for total abstinence from alcohol for anyone who has a healthy relationship with it but for a smarter, more responsible message for ourselves and our children.

Paula Lacobara, Transformational coach

Paula is a fierce transformational coach who created the revolutionary Empowered Woman Archetype System™, a road map that reconnects women back home to their feminine power in every area of their lives. Originally from Argentina, she guides women to dance the tango of life, teaching them to become confident, empowered and authentically themselves and to give and receive from a place of joy, love, and abundance. She's also passionate about guiding ambitious women to connect with their true passion and purpose and to apply feminine leadership principles in their business so they can thrive and create long-lasting success.

Shobana Iyer, Barrister

Shobana is a practicing commercial barrister and arbitrator. She has a full spectrum of expertise in the commercial, corporate, public & private international laws, covering issues in corporate, finance, employment, media, insurance, intellectual property, digital & information technology and international trade. Shobana is an appointed committee member of the Bar Council of England and Wales, and plays an active role on key issues in data protection and emerging technologies (artificial intelligence and blockchain in particular), and is creating the AI Ethics Hub in London.

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