Top 50 Trailblazers

Roni Savage | Chartered Engineer, Chartered Geologist and SiLC (Specialist in Land Condition)

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Roni, is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Geologist and SiLC (Specialist in Land Condition). A graduate of University of Portsmouth with a BEng(hons) in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, she also holds a Masters’ (with distinction) in Environmental Management from The University of Exeter. She has worked on many major construction schemes, including the widening of the […]

Rosie Nixon | Editor-in-Chief, Hello! Magazine

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Rosie Nixon lives in Surrey and is Editor-in-Chief of HELLO! magazine, where she has worked for 13 years, she is also an author of four books and mother of two young boys. Rosie has worked in the magazine industry for over 20 years and previously held senior positions at glossy women’s titles including Grazia, Glamour, […]

Russ Shaw CBE | Founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates

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Russ Shaw CBE is the founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates. He originally founded Tech London Advocates in 2013 to ensure an independent voice of the technology community was heard, but with a focus on the private sector. Since then he has been championing London as a global tech hub and campaigning […]
Sam Cooper-Gray

Sam Cooper-Gray | Senior Financial Services Leader, Experienced NED and Charity Trustee, Diversity Campaigner & Speaker

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Sam has been a senior leader in Financial Services for over 20 years, with a passion for driving inclusion and a special interest in improving gender equality in the industry. Currently Global Head of Commercialisation and Engagement for HSBC Business Banking, with over 1.3m customers and 52 markets and territories, she focuses on connecting customers […]
Seyi Akiwowo

Seyi Akiwowo | Founder & Executive Director, Glitch

Seyi Akiwowo is a multi-award winning founder and CEO of a newly formed charity, Glitch. Glitch’s mission is to awaken a generation of digital citizens equipped to create and demand for safe online spaces for all. Akiwowo founded the charity during her time as a local politician in East London (2014-2018), after she faced hideous […]
Griselda Togobo

Griselda Togobo | Founder, Forward Ladies

Griselda Togobo MPhil, ACA, is an international corporate consultant and trainer. She is also a multi-faceted entrepreneur, engineer and chartered accountant.  At her core, she is a commercially focused business consultant, but her experience as a black woman in the corporate world drives her. She now uses her vast international experience to help progressive global companies create […]
Richard Pickard

Richard Pickard | Chief Executive Officer, Inclusive Search

I am CEO of recruitment firm, Inclusive Search. My background is in personally delivering exceptional recruitment solutions, both on a contingent and retained search basis; whilst also managing and developing high performing teams delivering to a wide range of clients – from start-up/scale-up tech firms to FTSE100 global brands. As part of the leadership team […]
Sue Black

Professor Sue Black OBE | Professor of Computer Science & Technology Evangelist

Sue Black is a leading academic, campaigner, and advisor to the UK Government. Black is a Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University with more than 40 publications behind her as well as a PhD in software engineering. Her academic career has seen her hold leadership posts at London South Bank University, […]
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