Owner & Managing Director
What does your role involve?
I oversee the running of the business and developing new opportunities
Best thing about working at FL?
The people I meet through my work. I've had the opportunity to meet some absolutely brilliant people.
Favourite quote / saying?
"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." Jim Rohn
Outside the office, Griselda can be found –
Being mummy to Mak & Eli, going for walks, watching movies, reading and sometimes, when the sun is out going for a run!
Favourite Holiday Destination?
Anywhere with lots of sunshine and sandy beaches.
I don't have an all-time favourite book as it depends on my most recent read. The one that comes to mind is "Half of the Yellow Sun" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Can’t live without?
My family - love them to bits and of course my iphone!
Griselda Togobo is a multi-faceted entrepreneur, engineer and chartered accountant. She currently uses her vast experience with multi-national businesses to assist individuals; small and medium enterprises on ambitious growth targets. She trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte LLP and holds an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management from Wolfson College, Cambridge University.
A regular speaker at conferences on gender and entrepreneurship. Griselda’s entrepreneurial journey was kick-started by the birth of her son. She is therefore very passionate about supporting women and works closely with organizations that champion and advocate for increased female entrepreneurship, leadership and empowerment. An author, she writes on a variety of personal development and business topics for various publications and also periodically guest lectures on entrepreneurship at universities.
Griselda sits on the advisory board of the Faculty of Business & Law at Leeds Beckett University, Yorkshire Region Leadership Board of the Mosaic Network and is an Enterprise Ambassador at Leeds University Business School.
Recently named on of the Top 100 ‘Yorkshire's Leading Women’ By The Business Insider Publication,
Griselda splits her time between her two companies:
Forward Ladies, a 16,400-strong (and growing) UK based professional woman’s network that works with progressive companies wanting to maximise the potential of their female talent. Through a nationwide programme of events, mentoring, training, leadership programmes, conferences and awards, Forward Ladies supports women to realise their full potential. Forward Ladies is the most diverse and inclusive network of its kind.
AWOVI Consulting a business advisory and growth consultancy helping businesses owners to achieve their ambitious growth targets.