Speakers at the Event:-
Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE
Honoured by Queen Elizabeth II, with a CBE, she has also received 2 doctorates for her work in the Entrepreneurship, Global Diversity and Equality arena, and was recently invited onto the prestigious St George’s House, Leadership organisation based at Windsor Castle. June 2019 will see her invested with an Honorary Fellowship by Kings College London University.
She published “7 Traits of Highly Successful Women on Boards”, promoting greater gender and race diversity in company boardrooms and sits on several boards, and public appointment committees. Her most recent appointment as Chair of the Radio Academy, representing the UK’s Radio Industry, and Advisory Panel for OFCOM.
Celebrating the 22nd anniversary of her women in business network she also founded WinTrade Week convention and Awards themed “Womenomics” hosting and celebrating over 600 global women through a week of global business connections, networking, contracting and business development.
As an Impact Catalyst I am energised by helping people discover and showcase the best of themselves. As a coach, trainer and facilitator I work with people on their confidence, brilliance and resilience.
Over the past 20 years I have worked with a number of clients in both private and public sectors and never tire of seeing the transformations that can be achieved in a short space of time. All you need are the right thought-provoking questions followed by expert advice and the time and space to put it all together. As an ex-Marketing Director, I became fascinated by how easy it was to take the principles of marketing products and services and adapt them to marketing yourself.
I have subsequently designed and delivered solutions around Credibility & Impact,
I am recently retired from 37 years working in the IT industry, most recently for the John Lewis Partnership.
I was involved in business analysis and project management for many large complex projects for John Lewis, Barclaycard and others. I have two grown up children and one granddaughter and I am an active member of a church of about 900 people in Milton Keynes. This is now where a lot of my time and effort is employed, although I fit in an embroidery hobby when I can.