I love helping women social innovators to be more influential and better connected. I have founded Oguntê and the Global Tribal Network, to prove that women can solve pressing social & environmental issues and create commercial opportunities at the same time, when given more skills and space to do so. Being part of an ecosystem where everybody is included, can contribute and support others, is the highlight and the mission of our organisation.
I am the founder & director of Enterprise Stuff Ltd, a "small but sweet" agency committed to supporting social ventures (social enterprises, charities, individuals and ethical businesses).
My passion is seeing other people's ideas become sustainable through the creation of exciting social enterprise models. I do this by making connections, mentoring and empowering people to make the world a better place.
I am your regional connector in Manchester for the Ogunte Make a Wave programme, Incubator for 250 Future Social Entrepreneurs.
I help make other people's ideas happen. I do this by helping people make better investment decisions, connecting people to resources and each other, and communicating information and vision - this moves money. My goal is to empower people to make impact angel investments confidently and passionately.
I am passionate about bridging the gap between investors and entrepreneurs, frequently translating the needs of both to move people closer together and form meaningful investment relationships. I am particularly focused on encouraging and supporting more women to make investment decisions that support the development of women and social entrepreneurs.
As co-founder of Article13 and supported by the belief that ‘more of the same is not an option’, Neela takes a transformative approach to working with organisations to identify their core material issues and stakeholders, and then supports their strategy towards not only minimising risks, but capitalising on the opportunities .
Carole has a Ph.D in Cybernetics from Brunel University and is a trained brief therapist and counsellor. She has been coaching since 1990 in both large multi-national companies, and small fast growing organisations. Carole invented Aesthetic Intelligence with Dr Kim James.
Business strategist Jennifer Sertl is an internationally recognized influencer in social media and thought leader in the emerging field of corporate consciousness. She is president and founder of Agility3R, a leadership development company dedicated to strengthening strategic skills and helping leaders become more resilient, responsive, and reflective.
Sertl has recently served as a featured speaker on leadership, globalization, and innovation at the Asian Banker Summit in Bangkok, Thailand; at Sibos in Osaka, Japan; and at the LeadershipXchange Summit in Denver. Recently she served as Social Media Ambassador on-site at the Social Innovation Summit 2013 at the United Nations.
After years in microfinance helping disadvantaged women access financial services and training, Sherine now dedicates herself to helping social innovators refine their business case and capitalise on market opportunities, maximising impact, success and sustainability.
Bernie's expertise is in finance and growth.
After spending the last twelve years working in different aspects of financing social enterprises, Bernie has a deep understanding of what social businesses are trying to achieve and the type of finance they need to help them get there.
Claire is an independent consultant with 16 years experience working with organisations in the EU and UK on developing and delivering environmental and sustainability strategies, projects and plans.
Claire has been involved in a range of projects bringing together her environmental and sustainability know-how with her knowledge and experience of European funding programmes. Recent projects include developing environmental best practice guidance for SME members of Intellect, the UK’s technology trade association, and developing a European funding proposal for Groundwork London, an environmental regeneration charity.