Our Top 10 Leading Female Business Speakers

12th Jul 2023
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When it comes to hiring a leading female business speaker for your event, there are several accomplished female business experts you can consider. At Great British Speakers we work alongside a some of the UK’s leading female business speakers who can inspire and motivate your audience or team to success.

Our inspirational female business speakers provide valuable insights into navigating the complexities of the business landscape and offer practical advice for professional growth. By highlighting their remarkable achievements in the business world, they deliver a powerful message – that with dedication, perseverance, and determination, goals can be achieved regardless of gender stereotypes.

Their talks on inclusion and discrimination also play a crucial role in fostering awareness and advocating for a more diverse and equitable business environment. By sharing experiences and knowledge, these speakers encourage organisations to promote inclusivity, diversity, and gender equality within their workplaces.

Ultimately, the diverse range of topics and experiences these female business speakers bring to your agency can empower and uplift audiences, leaving them with valuable insights and a newfound determination to pursue their dreams in the world of business.

Take a look at just a handful of our motivational female business speakers below.

Anis Qizilbash | Leading Female Business Speaker

With her engaging and interactive keynotes, Anis Qizilbash provides audiences with practical strategies that can be easily implemented into any business model. By breaking through mental blocks and developing a mindful approach to sales, individuals and teams can improve their sales techniques, create value for clients, and ultimately grow their businesses.

The positive impact of Anis’ talks and workshops are reflected in the success stories of individuals and companies who have benefited from her guidance. Through her insights, individuals gain renewed self-belief, motivation, and a fresh perspective on their sales approach. By applying the strategies shared by Anis, attendees are empowered to take action and achieve better results.

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Benita Matofska | Leading Female Business Speaker

A former BBC TV executive, Benita Matofska is a leading expert on the Sharing Economy and the founder and CEO of The People Who Share, a social enterprise that helps people and companies discover and access the Sharing Economy. As CEO, Benita has given talks to clients worldwide and and consulted companies looking to integrate the sharing space into their businesses. From leadership to innovation, business sustainability and future trends, Benita is a business speaker who covers a range of valuable business topics geared to generate successful companies.

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Blaire Palmer | Leading Female Buisness Speaker

Blaire Palmer is a business coach and consultant on future trends and business leadership, with nearly two decades of experience coaching senior leaders. Blaire shares her funny, insightful and challenging ideas about leadership and change with audiences around the globe, inspiring them to find ways to start running their companies in partnership with their people, lose the ego, and to reevaluate the role of a leader in today’s day and age.


Esther Stanhope | Leading Female Buisness Speaker

Esther Stanhope is a highly sought-after confidence speaker who has travelled globally to share her presentation skillset which encourages people to speak up – addressing issues around speaking confidently in public to get your message heard and excel in your professional career.

Her book ‘’Goodbye Glossophobia – banish your fear of public speaking” is inspired by the ideology that women more than men, tend hold themselves back because of the fear of being in the spotlight and looking ‘stupid’. Esther’s mission is to encourage equality within the workplace and make it a safe environment for people who feel that don’t normally have a voice in business to stand up, speak out and be heard.


Gabby Jahanshahi-Edlin | Leading Female Business Speaker

Gabby Jahanshahi-Edlin is a creative consultant, social entrepreneur, female business leader, and speaker on social and cultural change. As a Creative Consultant, she provides a range of strategic and creative communications for social change companies, focusing on building good business reputations and sustaining values.

As the founder of she founded Bloody Good Period,  a programme which offered education about periods and menopause to employers, she is also passionate about workplace equality. The foundation was named one of NatWest’s SE100 Top 100 Social Enterprises in the UK, in 2022.

Gabby is also a strong advocate for equal pay and closing the gender pay gap. In 2019, she co-founded ‘More Than Money’, an online community to help people get the pay they deserve.

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Gemma Bird | Leading Female Business Speaker

Gemma Bird (aka Money Mum) is a financial expert who is particularly passionate about showing people that saving money needn’t be a big scary thing; you can make a big difference by saving small. 

As well as being the go-to for friendly and understandable money advice, Gemma is suitably placed to give entrepreneurial and business advice also. Along with two friends, she runs the company BB Lingerie (formerly Bridalicious), offering everyday, luxury and wedding lingerie. Gemma is passionate about her business, her products and the customers, putting customer service at the front of all they do.

Just some of her keynote topics include;

– Entrepreneurship/Business Start-Up

– How to Save Money in Business

– Empowering Women in Business

– How to Achieve Financial Stability

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Karen Blackett OBE | Leading Female Business Speaker

Karen Blackett is a renowned business leader with an impressive track record in creating vibrant cultures, energising teams and consistently delivering business growth and success.

As the UK Manager for WPP, a global creative transformation company based in 112 countries, Karen oversees the business here in the UK, their second largest market, with 14,000 people working across its operating brands. She is also Chairwoman of WPP’s MediaCom, the largest media agency in the UK with turnover of £1.3 billion.

As a black female business leader, Karen is very passionate about diversity and inclusion in business. Since heading MediaCom, ethnic diversity transformed from 11% to 19%, and women in senior management roles increased to 44%. For her work in the industry, Karen has been recognised an amazing five times on the 100 Most Influential Black Women list. Named by Vogue as one of the 25 Most Influential and Inspirational Women of 2018 and ranked top of the EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executive Leaders list, Karen was appointed the national Race Equality Business Champion by then-Prime Minister Theresa May in 2018.


Kate Atkin | Leading Female Business Speaker

Kate Atkin‘s keynote talk “Success: What Lies Behind the Mask? Understanding and Exploring the Imposter Syndrome (and why it’s really a phenomenon)” , Kate has worked with many high-end clients on business, management and communication issues within their workplace.

Kate now inspires others to overcome their inner fears and beat the imposter syndrome and works with individuals, large corporations, charities and event organisations to deliver inspiring, interactive talks and presentations that will make a real difference to people’s professional and positive confidence.

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Marga Hoek | Leading Female Business Speaker

Marga Hoek is a successful business leader and global visionary for sustainable business. Her experience, knowledge and passion have seen her operating at the highest level, working with presidents and political ministers, and speaking at sustainability events worldwide, including COP23.

Throughout her executive career, Marga has held high-level positions in the construction and property development industries, sharing her expertise on unlocking sustainable growth opportunities, purpose driven leadership, the circular economy and business strategy.

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Rita Clifton | Leading Female Business Speaker

Rita Clifton is a highly in-demand business speaker who regularly speaks and runs workshops on a wide variety of topics including: leadership, innovation and disruption, corporate reputation, women in business, branding, future change and the digital age, and sustainable businesses.

Rita started her career in advertising and quickly progressed to become Vice Chairwomen and Strategy Director at Saatchi & Saatchi – bringing the company heightened success. She then moved into brand strategy when she became London CEO, of leading global brand consultancy Interbrand.

As a speaker on Imposter Syndrome, her book Love Your Imposter shows you how to take on your imposter self and use it as a driver to come out stronger. Using practical down-to-earth advice based on her experiences, Rita tackles the myth that you need to ‘fake it until you make it’, highlights why authenticity can be your biggest weapon and skillfully makes the case for business being more humane.


Hire a Leading Female Buisness Speaker!

Hiring a female business speakers is sure to leave a lasting impact on your audience, motivating them to pursue their ambitions, challenge the status quo, and create positive change in both their professional lives and personal lives too! Providing a platform for these accomplished women to share their stories and expertise is not only inspiring but also contributes to building a more supportive and inclusive business culture that everyone can benefit from.

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To hire a leading female business speaker for your next corporate event or training day, contact the team at Great British Speakers by emailing or call +44 1753 439 289 to speak to a member of the Great British Talent Team.

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