Monica Shupikai Simmons

Monica Shupikai Simmons is an investment banker at ICON Corporate Finance. With 20+ years of experience, Monica has an MBA from the University of Oxford, and a bachelor’s from the University of Cape Town. Women in finance are rare. Black women in finance are…. unicorns!

Rachel Dugdale

Almost 20 years hands-on experience in AI, machine learning & data science across multiple sectors. Specialising in sociotechnical & systems impacts, ethics & bias in tech, and increasing diversity & inclusion. TEDx and conference plenary experience.

Stephanie Jay

Dr Stephanie is a researcher, creative consultant, and photographer renowned for her innovative work, "Dance Articulate," fusing art, movement, and mental wellbeing with creative technology. A celebrated speaker on leadership, entrepreneurship, and diversity & inclusion, her recent TEDx talk offers a captivating perspective on leadership.

Sophie Creese

Sophie is the Founder of MotherBoard and Co-Founder of HeyFlow. Sophie is actioning positive change for women in the workplace by supporting businesses to create inclusive workplaces through HeyFlow and the MotherBoard Charter. Sophie is an experienced event-host, panel speaker and podcast guest and is passionate about creating tangible change for women in the workplace.

Julia Kemp

Julia is a Head of Growth at IOV Labs, the foundation behind the layer 2 blockchain Rootstock. She has nearly ten years of marketing experience working as a consultant to high-growth startups, in both B2B and B2C.

Caroline Clark

Varied experience across science, engineering, innovation and startups. PhD Engineering, ultrasonic signal processing. Academia, research commercialisation, innovation. Startup operations and finance, founder journey, people and team development.

Jenny Bailey

A former academic who set up Ferryx in 2019. I am passionate about the impact of the gut microbiome on both gut health and health of the body as a whole. Areas of interest are drug discovery and food supplement development.

Jack Jordan-Connelly

Having been diagnosed with ADHD at an early age, Jack is a huge proponent of non-linear career paths and enjoys sharing his stories and experiences to encourage others to explore options they may have not considered previously.

William Britton

William is the Founder of AutonoMe. He has raised over £1m and now have a full time team of 13 staff, a Board, product on the market used nationally, numerous commercial partnerships and loads of great stories of social impact.

Neciah Dorh

Neciah is an innovative entrepreneur with a solution to the challenging problem of identifying bacterial infections. He is confident speaking about Diagnostics, Antimicrobial Resistance, Health-tech, Founder Journey & IP.