5 speakers 15 minutes each
Karren Brady is vice-chairman of West Ham FC, senior non-executive director of the Syco and Arcadia Boards and the Small Business Ambassador for the Conservative Party. Karren was the youngest managing director of a PLC in the UK when she floated her business – Birmingham City FC – on the London stock market when she was 28 years old. She has won many awards for services to business over the years, including Business Woman of the Year and most Inspirational Woman of the Year. In December 2013 she was awarded a CBE for services to women in business and entrepreneurship. Karren is also the chairman of Mentore, an organization that aims to accelerate the development of female talent to increase diversity at board and senior executive levels. She also famously serves as an aide of Lord Sugar on The Apprentice.