2020 - FEARLESS SPEAKERS
Sylvia Baldock, Personal Impact Thought Leader
Sylvia has been transforming lives from the tender age of 13 when she ran a youth group for deprived teenagers in Glasgow. Throughout her varied career from theatre sister in open heart surgery to a speaker and masterclass facilitator, Sylvia has inspired 1,000s of people to recognise the unique value they bring to the workplace, and to lead with confidence and purpose increasing engagement, creativity and productivity.
Jojo Fraser, Mental Health Researcher
Jojo is an award winning author, coach, podcaster and motivational speaker. She is a regular speaker on BBC Radio, lover of trail running, wild swimming, and she loves to sing. Jojo writes about all things mindfulness, relationships, positive psychology and lifestyle. Her mission is simple – to normalise what many see as ‘the hard’ conversations and in breaking the stigma, save many lives.
Lori Lex, Performance artist
Guess who's back!
I am weird
I am me
Follow my journey on discovering my self worth, to owning it. I am a performance artist. I love to talk to the moon. He tells me about the sun, I tell him about me. It's a vibe it's all I know. I am part of an amazing all girl comedy club called Witsherface and a community drama called Nae Drama.
Elisa Iannacone, Camerawoman
Elisa has worked across six continents as journalist and cinematographer, producing work for outlets such as National Geographic, Newsweek and BBC World. Her traveling art exhibition and book, The Spiral of Containment: Rape's Aftermath, detail her experience as a rape survivor healing trauma through powerful visuals, alongside 24 fellow survivors' stories.
Charlie Beswick, Mindset coach
Charlie Beswick is a first class psychology graduate, award-winning blogger, published author, charity founder, professional speaker, trainer and coach. She’s mum to teenagers Oliver and Harry and a self-confessed cheesaholic and gin lover!
Based on the lessons learned during her journey as a special needs parent, plunged into a world she never expected or was prepared for, Charlie shares the incredible impact of our own self talk and empowers people to break through their own limiting beliefs to find the happiness and success they deserve in life.
Paula Lacobara, Transformational coach
Paula Lacobara is a transformational coach who teaches women entrepreneurs to activate and integrate feminine principles so they can experience more ease, fulfillment and flow in their everyday life. She teaches women how to balance their feminine and masculine energies in life AND business so they can create unlimited abundance and meaningful success on their terms.
Clann An Drumma, Performers
Clann An Drumma are a tribal band from Glasgow, Scotland with their highland bagpipes mixed with a twist of tribal drumming to get the blood stirrin'.
With the effects of 2020 knocking out their usual performance schedule, they have been working on their indie-folk side-project, Sons of Alba, as well as the next Clann An Drumma album. Along with a few other goals behind the scenes, they're looking forward to an exciting 2021 of new music, videos and in particular New York Tartan Day Parade in New York City, April 2021!
Vicky Allan, Author
Vicky Allan is an author, journalist for the Herald and avid wild swimmer. She is passionate about ways in which we can rewild ourselves - what happens when humans meet the natural world in spaces like the sea or the forest. Her books include Taking The Plunge and For The Love Of Trees, both co-authored with photographer Anna Deacon. One of her biggest fears is that we are doing unstoppable damage to the planet. But she believes times spent in nature can help us confront those fears and trigger action in all parts of our lives.
Anna Pettigrew, Karaoke Queen
Anna Pettigrew is a very local voice! Right here in Cumbernauld. Retired, widowed since 2013 after 50 years of marriage, mother to 5 sons, grandmother to 11 grandchildren and great grandmother to two grandsons with a third one on the way! Anna needed a way to connect while completely isolated during lockdown so she turned to her lifelong joy: singing. She appears live every single night, on Facebook, bringing cheer to anyone who listens!
Sharon McNally Shakespeare's kids founder
Starting off in the corporate world of finance, Sharon decided to combine her love of kids literature and drama and set up Shakespeare’s kids. A children's filmmaker and script writer, Sharon has seen her happy troops through many trailblazing initiatives like being the only group allowed to film at Stirling Castle! More recently, the group was recompensed with a young Scot awards!
14 women. 14 stories. Talks, Acts, Performances.
Be Inspired & elevate our community to take its place on the global stage!