Just take a look at the fabulous inspirational ladies that have carved out reputations as exception women often with worldwide recognition.
It includes stellar individuals from the worlds of sport, business, culture, STEM and entertainment – so take a look!
Sandi is an activist for gender equality. In 2014 she co-founded the Women’s Equality Party.
Sandi was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and brought up around the world in Europe, Africa and the United States. her television career has included celebrated series such as Call My Bluff and Whose Line Is It Anyway?
In 2016, Sandi took over from Stephen Fry as host of BBC2’s hugely popular quiz show QI
British-Australian author Kathy Lette first achieved succès de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series.
In recognition of her many novels and advocacy of equality, human rights, and physical and mental health both nationally and internationally, Lette was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) from the University of Wollongong.
She cites her career highlights as once teaching Stephen Fry a word, Salman Rushdie, the limbo and scripting Julian Assange’s cameo in the Simpsons 500th episode.
Stef is a Paralympic long jumper who competes for Great Britain. Stef is a five-time world record holder, reigning world champion (London 2017 long jump), and triple Paralympic medallist in the long jump (2016, 2012) and 200m sprint (2008).
She has an honours degree in biochemistry, and away from the track works as a broadcaster, professional speaker, actor, and model. Stef was also a finalist on Celebrity MasterChef 2018!
Stef is an international speaker with a portfolio that includes corporate keynotes speeches, event hosting, guest lecturing, and consulting with the Vatican! Stef inspires and challenges audiences through her message that excellence is possible for everyone.
June is one of the only hosts of her generation that is equally comfortable interviewing politicians, celebrities and members of the public.
She is also one of our team of highly respected BAME female speakers.
June has worked extensively with HRH Prince Charles for ten years as an ambassador for his charity the Prince’s Trust, whilst campaigning for The One and Produce (RED). June was awarded an MBE in 2007 for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her one of the youngest ever people to receive an MBE.
June is the co-founder of the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise). WIE first launched in New York in 2010, and then in the UK 2012. This acclaimed conference has featured leading speakers from a wide range of industries, with previous speakers including Sarah Brown, Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan, Queen Rania, Nancy Pelosi and Iman.
Penny was the first (and remains the only) woman in the World to compete in a World Rally Car (the Formula 1 of Rallying).
With 12 years of Rally Driving behind her, and as a motoring expert, she has presented many high profile TV shows including the hugely successful Channel 4 show ‘Driven’, ‘World Rally Championship’, ‘The Used Car Roadshow’, ‘Accident Blackspots’, Discovery’s ‘Classic Car Club’, ‘GMTV’ and ‘The Road Show’ amongst many others.
Penny Mallory is an expert in Psychological Performance and works within, and alongside, World Class Teams to improve performance. Her experience ranges from World Champions to young offenders and focuses on improving mental performance, orchestrating change and building outstanding teams.
Lady (Michelle) Mone, Baroness of Mayfair OBE, is one of the most sought-after inspirational speakers of our time. Recently voted the UK’s Number 1 Woman speaker, she is best renowned as one of Britain’s most influential ladies; both an entrepreneur and an advocate for equality for women in business.
Founder of Ultimo Brands International, the UK’s leading lingerie brand for the last two decades, she set out with a vision of helping women look and feel they’re very best. It was upon that simple concept Baroness Mone built her career and influence, being honoured with a Life Peerage to the House of Lords by the Prime Minister and an OBE from Her Majesty the Queen for her outstanding contributions to the business.
Dame Katherine Grainger DBE is one of Britain’s most decorated female Olympian and one of a superb number GBS female speakers. With five Olympic medals total made up of one gold and four silver, Katherine is the only female athlete – in any sport – to gain medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. This honour saw her be announced in the 2013 New Years Honours as having been granted a DBE.
Katherine is a highly sought after keynote and after-dinner speaker. Katherine excels when talking of teamwork, overcoming challenges, motivation, winning and the importance of communication.
One of our hilarious female speakers, Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian, writer, radio presenter and corporate speaker. Her seminars have been described as ‘something between a stand-up show and a TED-style talk.’
She continues to receive positive reviews for her signature keynote, How to be a Charismatic Woman in a Man’s World, a piece which gained Deborah a nomination for a First Women Award, in the Best Mentor Category.
Her radio podcast, The Guilty Feminist, won The Writers Guild Award in 2016 and got over 5 million downloads in its first year.
The Guardian newspaper praised the show, describing it as ‘hilarious, irreverent, eternally surprising, and classy as hell, genius.’
From child prodigy to MBE, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is Head Stemette and co-founder of Stemettes, the award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) roles via a series of impactful events and opportunities.
One of the youngest ever to be awarded a Masters’ degree in Mathematics & Computer Science by the University of Oxford at age 20, Anne-Marie, unsurprisingly, continued to soar. In 2018 alone, she was listed among the top 50 women in tech in the world by Forbes, voted the 5th most influential woman in IT by Computer Weekly and was the recipient of the prestigious Barclays UK ‘Woman of the Year’ award.
Dr Kate Allatt (D Litt) astonishingly recovered from most people’s worst nightmare, like waking up in the middle of an operation unable to move, after a faulty anaesthetic.
To think, feel, see and hear yet be unable to move anything below her eyelids. The condition is also known as Locked In Syndrome.
Three months after leaving the hospital she founded Fighting Strokes her registered charity and astonishingly ran again on her first stroke anniversary.
Kate offers mind-blowing, funny, interactive speeches, workshops, seminars & lectures.
She is a proven outstanding keynote and after dinner speaker.
As you’d expect, much of Kate’s storytelling is around her own extraordinary experience, however, each talk is a unique bespoke message aimed completely at getting the very best result for your event…
And these is just a small sample of the motivational speakers we have to offer, so if you’re after someone difference then you can view all of our motivational speakers (males included) HERE, where you can create a shortlist of your favourites and share them with your colleagues and clients.
Once you have made your selection, or if you need help finding the right artist then contact our directors Jane and Steve at Great British Speakers or call 01753 439 289 to speak to a member of the Great British UK Team.