FoundHER 2018 will bring together an inspirational and diverse range speakers from all entrepreneurial and cultural fields. From those on the front lines such as C4 presenter Cathy Newman to those redefining and smashing career tropes à la Emma Gannon, the festival will showcase  invaluable stories, experience and advice from extraordinary women to empower all.


Alex Feechan

Founder, FINDRA

Alice Bentinck MBE

Co-Founder, Entrepreneur First

Amanda Jones

Partner, Dentons

Amy Grier

Associate Editor at Cosmopolitan

Anna Bateson

Chief Customer Officer of Guardian News & Media

Anna Jones

Co-Founder, AllBright

Anna Whitehouse

Founder, Mother Pukka

Beckie Taylor

Founder, Tech Returners

Bella Franks

Founder, Bella's Bits and Bobs

Bryony Gordon

Writer and Mental Health Campaigner

Carolyn Currie

COO, Women's Enterprise Scotland

Catherine Baker

Founder, Sport and Beyond

Cathy Newman

Journalist and Channel 4 News Presenter

Christina Lamb OBE

Author and Chief Foreign Correspondent for The Sunday Times

Crista Cullen MBE

Olympic Gold and Bronze Medalist

Danielle Haugedal-Wilson

Head of Business Architecture & Analysis, Co-op Digital

Debbie Wosskow OBE

Co-Founder, Allbright

Dr Helen Pankhurst

Women's Rights Activist and Writer

Edie Lush

Author, Journalist, Communication Trainer & MC

Emilie Bellet

Founder and CEO of Vestpod

Emma Degg

Chief Executive, North West Business Leadership

Emma Gannon

Author and Podcast Host of Ctrl. Alt. Delete

Evelyn Mok


Fiona Austin

Co-Founder, Social Paradise.Global

Gina Miller

Founder - SCM Direct & Transparency Campaigner

Grace Pluckrose-Oliver

Head of Development and Coach, Mastered

Inge Theron

Founder, FaceGym

Janine Smith

Head of Growth Services, GC Business Growth Hub

Jasmine Hemsley

Wellness and Nutrition Expert

Jeanette Forbes

CEO and Founder, PLC Group

Jennifer Atkinson

CEO, The Inspiring Travel Company

Jenny Halpern Prince

Founder and CEO of Halpern PR

Jill Hodges

Founder, Fire Tech Camp

Joanna Santinon

Partner Lead, EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Julia Hobsbawm OBE

Writer and Author

Justine Mitchell

Director, Dundee United

Kalpana Fitzpatrick

Finance Editor, Hearst

Katherine Garret Cox CBE

Managing Director and CEO of GIB (UK)

Kirsti Hadley


Laura Mair

Partner, EY

Lauren Ingram

Founder, Power Suit Social

Lauren Riley

Solicitor & Founder, The Link App

Leah Hutcheon

Founder, Appointedd

Lou Cordwell OBE

CEO, Magnetic North

Louise Rix

Investment Associate, Forward Partners

Luciana Berger MP

MP and President of the Labour Campaign for Mental Health

Lynne Cadenhead

Chair, Women's Enterprise Scotland

Lynsey Campbell

Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co

Marie Louise Pumfrey

Co-Founder, Social Paradise.Global

Melanie Eusebe

Entrepreneur and Management Consultant

Melissa Hemsley

Cook and Author

Michelle Kennedy

Founder, Peanut

Nelum Jayakody

Vipassana Practitioner, Glasgow Mindfulness Centre

Nicky Lidbetter

CEO, Anxiety UK

Nicola Elliot

Founder, Neom Organics

Nina Leykind

Founder, Eyeko

Niomi Smart

Lifestyle Vlogger and Author

Perri Lewis

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Mastered

Pip Black

Co-Founder, Frame

Polly McMaster

Co-Founder, The Fold

Rachel Farley

Executive Coach and Career Advisor

Rebekah Hall

CEO and Founder, Botanic Lab

Rosana Falconer

Social Strategist & Brand Consultant

Ruqsana Begum

WKA World Muay Thai Champion

Sadia Azmat


Sahar Hashemi OBE

Co-Founder, Coffee Republic and Skinny Candy

Samantha Cameron

Founder, Cefinn

Sara Barron


Sarah Pennells

Journalist and Founder of SavvyWoman

Sarah Raphael

Editor at Large of Refinery29

Scarlett Curtis

Columnist and Co-Founder of The Pink Protest

Sinead Burke

Writer, Author & Academic

Sophi Tranchell MBE

Group CEO, Divine Chocolate

Sophie Hebdidge

Lead Teacher, Flatiron School

Susan Harkins

Head of Business Gateway Edinburgh

Thomasina Miers

Cook, Writer and Co-Founder of Wahaca

Trinny Woodall

Founder, Trinny London

Trish Halpin

Editor-in-chief, Marie Claire

Vicky Brock

Co-Founder, Get Market Fit

Victoria Price

Partner, EY