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Lena’s Short Bio
Lena’s focus is to Empower women and men to succeed in business. Tapping into over 15 years of business experience and a combination of common sense and passion. She’s a forward thinking and strategic entrepreneur, involved in a number of ventures including business growth consultancy, property services, global online travel booking, mobile phone charging units, online platform for female tech leaders and business in a box opportunities. Lena is a StartupBootCamp InsurTech London mentor. Lena also has two degrees one of which is a Master in Business Administration, MBA (2010) achieved from a London UK university. Lena has a passion for travelling and over the last 3 years has been to New York City, Washington DC, Lanzorote, Cyprus, Milan, Paris, Grand Cayman and Chicago. Next stop Santorini in Greece. Travel wish list: San Francisco and Vancouver.
Lena’s Speaking Topics
- Challenging Female Gender Stereotypes in 4 Easy Steps
- Inspiring Women in the 21st Century 3 Guiding Principles
- Actions4Growth™ 7 Powerful Sales Growth Tools
- Enable Client Focus 6 Recommendations for Service Based Businesses
Financial Times Guide to Management book (2014), excepts from Lena’s contributions to the book: “Taking personal responsibility by taking action no matter how small you think it is.” & “The new era of twenty-first century management and leadership is not sustainable without embracing diverse opinions.”
Lena’s EmpowerHER experience:
1999 & 2000 – Young Board Committee Member for Women of the Year Lunch & Assembly (WOYLA) with women of the year including Floella Benjamin (Chair at the time), Joan Armatrading, Ellen McCarthy et al. The events were planned and held at The Savoy and Ritz.
2008 – 2010 – Created the UK’s first online platform to empower women globally on their personal and professional development through member coaches and mentors. Created the concept ‘Speed-coaching’ with member coaches speed coaching women at events in Central London locations.
2010 – 2011 – London Chair Women in Management part of Chartered Management Institute responsible for chairing meetings, mentoring female managers, strategic event planning to engage female leaders. Lead on creating Inspiring Women in the 21st Century which started at the Houses of Parliament. Represented the Women in Management Network at Entrepreneurs 2012, Leaders First event at ExCel London with special guests including President Bill Clinton, Karren Brady and Levy Roots.
2014 & 2015 – Creator of Empowering Women Summit which were organised in City of Westminster in London at upscale venues including Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel and The Royal Institution. Panellist members / speakers in 2015 included senior leads from the following organisations: Avis, Etsy and Monitise. Event focused on technology and entrepreneurship, more details at ews15.eventbrite.co.uk.
2017 – Founder & CEO of EmpowerHER Global – creating online global platform for female tech leaders to enable continuous business growth and collaboration.
Lena’s Past Engagements:
- Inspiring Women in the 21st Century – House of Lords (2012)
- UCL Women’s Society Launch – Motivational Keynote (2012)
- Challenging Female Gender Stereotypes – School in east London (2013)
- Revolutionising Customer Focus – Regents University (2013)
- Empowering Women Summit – Welcome Addresses – London venues (2014 & 2015)
“Lena is clearly passionate, not only about women in business but also improving overall business dynamics through greater cooperation and understanding.” – Career Consultant
“Lena is definitely the sort of person you want delivering to your business.” – L&D Manager
“Inspiring, Engaging and Empowering,” Head of Fundraising
“Lena provided an engaging talk on how to enable a customer focused business.” – CEO & Founder
Sample: Speaking Engagement