EmpowerHER Global Strategic Advisor – Lena Benjamin
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“Our vision is to empower the professional growth of women on a global scale using an online platform packed with strategic ‘actionable’ advice, content and peer-to-peer support.” – empowerherglobal.com
Founder of EmpowerHER Global. Over 15 years of business experience both from Global consultancy Plc’s to starting and
failing learning in business including developing the UK’s first online multicultural bookselling business approached by Amazon in 2004. She uses her expertise, grit and combines her business leadership style with common sense and passion. She’s a forward-thinking and strategic entrepreneur, involved in a number of ventures including Benjamin Property Services Ltd (UK real estate investing services) and USandBeyond.com – global online travel booking. Lena is also the founder of Discerning Club.
Lena is an international speaker and enjoys traveling. Since 2014 Lena has traveled to New York City, Chicago, Milan, Paris, Cyprus, Washington DC and other destinations.
Lena has two degrees, a BA (Hons) in Business Studies achieving a 2:1 in 1999 from London South Bank University and the other a Master in Business Administration, MBA (2010) achieved from Westminster Business School (University of Westminster) in London UK.
Most of Lena’s entrepreneurial flair has come from actions as opposed to sitting in a classroom. She now offers Actions4Growth™ business growth service for small business owners/entrepreneurs.
Strategic areas of Expertise: Marketing, Business Development, Growth
Leadership & Scenario Planning / Futurist
Relevant EmpowerHER Global 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 was organized 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 empowerherglobal.com – creating online platform for businesswomen to enable continuous business growth and collaboration on a global scale.