Girls Talk London

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Vanessa is the Founder & CEO of award-winning global agency, Girls Talk London, that partners with businesses to build the future workforce through connecting them with women in 37 countries through bespoke programmes, events and digital content. Their aim is to democratise access to opportunities and jobs in male dominated sectors and to empower women to develop the skills and confidence to progress in their careers.

Through this agency, Vanessa has worked with companies such as Meta, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Snap Inc, Virgin Media O2, Zalando, BT and Vodafone + many more to connect them with diverse talent across all levels within their businesses.

Vanessa sits on the advisory board of She of the Sea and is a Sub-Committee Board Member of Refuge.

Vanessa has a social media following of 22K and is also a Business Podcaster with her podcast, The After Work Drinks Club debuting at Number 4 on the Apple Business Charts.

Vanessa has 15 years of experience in diversity, inclusion, responsible business and sustainability working in the financial services, technology and government and has been recognised as a leader in her field listed as #15 in the Financial Times, Yahoo Finance and EMpower top ethnic minority future leaders in Europe, U.S and Canada.

Her expertise sits in creating and executing global diversity, inclusion and sustainability strategies and programmes, building capability & influence in organisations and partnering with & advising C-suite executives, senior leadership and HR colleagues

Vanessa has also been recognised as one of 30 people changing the world by the London Business School, one of London’s most influential people by the Evening Standard Newspaper and has featured in The Guardian, Cosmopolitan magazine, Sunday Times Style magazine, Stylist magazine, The Evening Standard newspaper and the Financial Times.

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