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Theme: Momentum

This event occurred on
May 29, 2015
9:00am - 5:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
London, London, City of
United Kingdom


The Ambassadors Theatre
West Street
London, London, City of, WC2H9ND
United Kingdom
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STOMP Productions and Glynis Henderson Present STOMP STOMP, the British theatrical sensation that has become a truly global phenomenon, is an infectious mix of percussion, dance, theatre and comedy with an exhilarating soundtrack inspired by the commotion of everyday life. Eight performers use everything from Zippo lighters, bin lids, and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel-good rhythm enjoyed by audiences of all ages the world over. The show was created in Brighton by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas in 1991, and has since toured all corners of the globe. There are up to five companies performing around the world at any one time, including long-term runs in London and New York City.

Carl Konadu

Sport for development & Peace Coordinator Experienced Young Professional currently working towards advancing development in the Commonwealth through Sport, with a passion for strategic development and diplomacy amongst other areas within International Relations. Strong track record in the areas of project management at a local, national and international level and adept leadership and coordination skills through roles and positions on boards, working groups and panels in development and sport.

Dan Wood

Founder & President Freestyle Football Federation With over 10 years of professional experience on brand, agency and rights holder sides of sport, Daniel has maintained a strong focus on social opportunity to create the world governing body for an exciting sport that can be accessed anywhere – Freestyle Football. Daniel has taken corporates into the community through sport across 93 countries of the world and has worked with some of the biggest events and brands around including the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, Copa Libertadores, Olympic Games, Adidas, Visa, Sony, Bridgestone, Red Bull, EA Games and Converse and is an advisory board member of Football For Peace.

Dr Linda Papadpoulos

Dr. Linda Papadopoulos is one of the most well-known Psychologists working in the UK today. As well as an accomplished academic career where she set up and headed successful post-graduate programmes, she is also an active researcher who has been published widely in academic periodicals. Her work has informed government policy, in 2010 she headed up a highly acclaimed independent review for the Home Office on the effects of sexualisation on young people. She has authored several academic and popular books, and her comments regarding the psychology behind news and current events are often syndicated by the press and discussed by both TV and radio networks both in the UK and the US.

DR Linda Popadopoulos


Harriet Minter

What yoga taught me about business, bravery & Bras'

Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette is a celebrated and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. She is one of the pioneering voices of contemporary feminism, paving the way for Caitlin Moran, Lena Dunham, The Vagenda and Everyday Sexism. Kathy Lette first achieved success de scandale as a teenager with the novel “Puberty Blues”, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and television sitcom writer in L.A. and N.Y, she wrote twelve international bestsellers including “Mad Cows”.

Laura Sandy

Director of Challenging Ideas, Chair of European Movement Laura Sandys is an innovator who seeks to challenge incumbent thinking in public policy and business in order to increase competition, productivity and creativity. She is currently Director of Challenging Ideas and Chair of European Movement, and previously served as MP for South Thanet and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Energy and Climate Change. Laura is also founder of the Food Foundation, an independent policy think-tank exploring challenges facing UK and international food systems.

Laura Sandys

Europe-in or out, shake it all about'

Liv Cooke

Freestyle Footballer Liv Cooke has been heavily into sports all her life but at the age of 15 was really struggling to handle the pressures of male attitudes to her footballing abilities. So she gave up playing football altogether and discovered freestyle football. At the age of 16, she is now fast becoming a social media sensation and wants to channel her talents into inspiring other girls around the world to get active and healthy. See more about Liv at www.livcookefreestyle.co.uk.

Lord Holmes of Richmond

Chris Holmes is Britain's most successful Paralympic swimmer, winning a record 6 gold's at a single games. Chris was also Director of Paralympic Integration for London 2012. A lifelong campaigner for equality and inclusion, Chris was appointed to the House of Lords in 2013 as the Lord Holmes of Richmond. Chris currently divides his time between parliamentary work, a role as Head of Disability at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and various speaking, consultancy and charitable commitments.

Lynne Parker

CEO & Founder, Funny Women Award winning producer and entrepreneur Lynne Parker created Funny Women in 2002, now the UK’s leading community for female comedy helping women to perform, write and do business with humour. The Funny Women Awards are in their 13th year and Lynne runs events in London, Brighton, Manchester and at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe. Lynne also runs bespoke events and helps people to improve their confidence and self-esteem in business and public life with individual coaching and facilitated workshops.

Maxine Mawhinney

Maxine Mawhinney is an award winning international journalist and broadcaster with a global career spanning more than 35 years. Currently one of the main BBC news anchors presenting the BBC News at one, the BBC News Channel and Dateline London, a live current affairs discussion programme. She also works for BBC radio. From Belfast in Northern Ireland, she has worked for BBC, ITN, Reuters, GMTV and Sky. She has been based in Ireland, London, Tokyo, Frankfurt, and Washington, DC.

Open Mic open mic

open mic session

Sheelagh McNamara

Sheelagh McNamara has worked as a senior tutor for RADA in Business for over 5 years and is a highly trained voice, speech & presentation skills professional. She has 30 years’ experience in executive level coaching across the globe and an extensive background in preparing clients for political forum, television debate, radio interview and presentations. Her clients include Oscar Nominees, Politicians, Lawyers, and Senior Executives together with the CEOs and Presidents of multinationals. Sheelagh has collaborated with RADA in Business to design and deliver its highly successful Executive Presence for Women Programme working with senior women and industry leaders to hold their space, find their voice and make an impact.

Sophia Cannon

Sophia is a social justice and political commentator and barrister able to chat with ease on British politics. She makes politics accessible to the British public: in their cars, in their homes. She's a Twitter MILF! "The Mother I'd Like to Follow!" Tweeting under her cheeky moniker, @UndercoverMutha. As a barrister, she wishes to allow women to become the best advocates, giving little secrets as to how barristers present cases and how women can become the best public speakers they can be.

Sue Owen

Sue Owen is Permanent Secretary at DCMS (Culture, Media, Sport). She was an academic for the first third of her career, researching women in the labour market. Then she became a Government economist, in Treasury, No 10 & British Embassy Washington. The last 12 years were in leadership roles, at Treasury, International Development, Work & Pensions and, since 2013, DCMS. She champions LGB&T and gender equality. Sue is married to Prof Martin Albrow and has one son and 3 stepsons.

Tracey Groves

Tracey Groves, Partner, PwC Tracey joined Price Waterhouse as a trainee chartered accountant in 1991. She has over twenty years of experience helping clients successfully implement change in the areas of governance, integrity, business ethics, regulatory compliance and leadership. Tracey leads the PwC UK Integrity and Business Ethics capability as part of the PwC Governance, Risk and Compliance Leadership Team. She leads the design, development and implementation of global Integrity Risk and Business Ethic programmes for multi-national clients. She also sits on the PwC Ideas Engine on Trust for the UK Firm and is the Chair of the PwC UK Women’s Network.

Organizing team


London & Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Ruth Shaw