Karen has a unique combination of skills balancing creative flair with a strong commercial focus. She brings passion and energy to any opportunity, from building existing brands to start-up situations, utilising a depth of customer understanding to frame the market strategy. Working at all levels, Karen has an unparalleled network and her innovative, pragmatic approach has transformed businesses and brands.
Businesswoman, author and personal presentation expert, Julia Goodman, has worked with clients across a wide range of sectors. Ranging from coaching people to perform with impact as their natural selves in a formal setting, to helping them engage in meeting or one-to-one conversations, Julia has helped countless people transform their profile and visibility.
Louise Oliver, is Director of Piercefield Oliver and has been in the financial services sector for over 30 years. Louise is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and investment and guests regularly on TV and radio commenting on her sector.
Hellen Ward is co-founder of Richard Ward, the award-winning Royal and celebrity salon and MD of the company's hair and beauty brands, as well as her own accessories label. As an author, business consultant, educator and guest speaker, she is one of the foremost business gurus in her sector.
Vice President (Scotland)
Gillian Crawford is an award-winning journalist with the Sunday Times and the founder of two ecommerce brands lilyblanche.com and tartantwist.com. Current chair of the British Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAWE) Scotland and an ambassador for Women’s Enterprise Scotland, Gillian is also a founding member of the new Scottish Institute of Ecommerce.