The FL National Awards & Summit is now in its 10th year! To celebrate this milestone we have chosen #DareToLEAD as the main awards theme and invited some of the most inspiring women leaders from across the UK.
It’s an amazing opportunity to hear from some of the most successful women in your region, including Anna Keeling – Boeing Defence UK; Lara Oyesanya – Klarna Bank; Jenny Holloway – Fashion Capital; Julia Gash - Julia Gash Enterprises; and more.
Meet Anna Keeling
Anna joined Boeing as Managing Director of Boeing Defence UK in 2019 from GKN Aerospace. She is responsible for Boeing UK’s significant defence programmes, people and sites and the organisation’s growth, alignment and business development. Boeing, across all businesses, operates at 65 sites and employs 2,500 people directly and many more through a significant domestic supply chain.
Anna has two decades of global leadership experience in the aerospace and automotive sectors. Before joining Boeing, she was Senior Vice President Business Transformation, leading GKN’s business improvement plan to drive profit, margin and cash and Senior Vice President Commercial, where she assumed responsibility for all GKN Aerospace’s global commercial governance and ensured an aligned customer strategy across the business.
Meet Lara Oyesanya
Lara is the 2018 Overall Winner of the FL National Awards. Law graduate (LL.B Hons) with an LL.M, Comparative Company Law. Senior legal counsel at Barclays, BAE Systems, divisional counsel at RAC plc, legal director at HBOS and Group Head of Legal at LexAutolease. LexisNexis contributing and consulting editorial board member. Non-executive director of Plan International UK and Aspiring Solicitors ambassador.
Meet Jenny Holloway
Jenny Holloway has been working in the fashion industry for over thirty-years mostly in the private sector. Initially she was a buyer for Littlewoods, M&S and Principles for Women before opening her own label ‘Retro’. For almost ten years Jenny was Director of her successful business Retro UK Ltd which included retail boutiques, party plan, wholesaling to major retailers such as John Lewis, Principles and independents. Retro UK also had an excellent export business with key accounts in the Middle East and Europe.
Meet Julia Gash
Julia gash is the founder and company director of Julia Gash Enterprises ltd: a British eco-lifestyle brand. Julia collaborates with licensees worldwide to create customisable and sustainable, stylish souvenirs and gifts. Julia’s map like illustrations capture the character and culture of a town, celebrate a city and enable people to love up their local. Julia’s illustrated product ranges are stocked by blue-chip retailers worldwide including Selfridges, John Lewis and Macys, iconic institutions including national gallery of art (UK & USA), arc de Triomphe and key hotels, resorts and tourist attractions such as Malmaison and London eye.
Meet Nicky Pattinson
Nicky Pattinson is an unusual woman. Having previously turned over £2,000,000 a year as a market trader, who, let’s say…”made the best of her big demise’’. Losing her eldest son at nursery, then both her parents, her home, her business and then getting a divorce, all in the space of three years. It was something that many would have not come back from. It was as she says…”’The making of her.’’
She took what she learnt on the markets and modified that in a way of expressing it in email and cold calling techniques, delivering £27k short of £1,000,000 in sales for a branding company in year one!
From cold, and not having a clue about design. Using that same ADVANCED CONNECTING formula – she then went on to a global agency and did the same startling £1,000,000 a year from cold – but bringing in brands such as Nike Diageo and Rolls Royce. Again, from scratch.
At 45 – no whippersnapper, she set up her own company teaching people how to do the same, quickly creating a reputation for being hilarious, down to earth – and talking more sense in 2 minutes that most people hear in a lifetime.
These days she speaks to thousands of people every year and takes on in-house projects for the likes of SELFRIDGES, TESCO and HALFORDS, hotel chains, law firms and even contact centres in gas companies and telecoms!
Tripling sales is not unusual – nobody can listen to this lady without picking up something they didn’t think of before.
The mother of all awards #FLNationalAwards & Summit 2019 is coming to your region with events in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Leeds! It’s an inspirational programme showcasing diversity in business, recognising the doers, trailblazers & inclusive leaders across the UK. Join the conversation and don’t miss out - HERE