Top 50 Trailblazers

Joy Burnford | Founder & Director, My Confidence Matters Ltd

Joy Burnford is the founder and director of My Confidence Matters, and is an experienced business leader, entrepreneur and a passionate advocate for gender equality at work. She is the host of ‘The Confidence Conversation’ podcast, a regular speaker, author of a book called ‘Don’t Fix Women: The practical path to gender equality at work’ […]
Joeli Brearley

Joeli Brearley | Founder, Pregnant Then Screwed

Joeli Brearley is the founder of the charity and campaign group, Pregnant Then Screwed which she established in 2015 after her own experience of pregnancy discrimination. She writes for the Telegraph, is the winner of the Sheila McKenzie: Campaigner of the Year 2021 award, the Northern Power Women: Agent for Change award, is an Amnesty […]
Harriet Minter

Harriet Minter | Journalist, Speaker & Director, The HVM Group

Harriet Minter is a journalist and broadcaster, specialising in female leadership and working from home. She is the author of WFH: How to Build a Career you Love Outside the Office and she founded the Guardian’s Women in Leadership section – the first editorial section in a national newspaper to focus on women’s working lives. […]
Gabby Edlin

Gabby Edlin | Founder & CEO, Bloody Good Period

Gabby Edlin is an activist campaigning for menstrual equity, and the CEO and Founder of Bloody Good Period. She started Bloody Good Period in 2016 when she was volunteering at the New London Synagogue asylum-seekers’ drop-in centre, and discovered that period products were only provided ‘in emergencies’. A whip around for donations of pad and […]
Frances Scott

Frances Scott | Founder & Director, 50:50 Parliament

Frances Scott, founder and director of 50:50 Parliament, is a passionate advocate for gender equality of representation. She launched 50:50 in November 2013 with the 50:50 Parliament petition. In 2016, 50:50 initiated “Ask Her To Stand” to inspire, encourage and support women along the way to Westminster. This has had a major impact with women […]
Flavilla Fongang

Flavilla Fongang | Founder, 3 Colours Rule & TLA Black Women in Tech

Flavilla Fongang is a serial entrepreneur, author and the founder of 3 Colours Rule, an award-winning branding and neuromarketing agency. Computer Weekly named her among the top 5 most influential women in tech in the UK. Through her agency, she has helped her clients scale their brand nationally and internationally. She was awarded the “She’s […]
Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills | Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Noon

Highly experienced Media Consultant and Trainer who brings an extensive background with leading national newspapers and building media teams and newsrooms for global brands. As Founder of, she specialises in providing professional women with strong branding and compelling narratives. Works with corporations, women’s networks and high-profile individuals, bringing her extensive insight into maximising their […]
Edwina Dunn

Edwina Dunn OBE | Founder & Chair, The Female Lead

Edwina Dunn OBE is a British entrepreneur and businesswoman, best known for co-founding dunnhumby, a customer data science company, with her husband Clive Humby in 1989. The company became known for its work with Tesco, using customer data to create the Tesco Clubcard loyalty program, which revolutionized the retail industry. Dunn and her husband sold […]
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