Speaking & Hosting

Vanessa is a global speaker, broadcast presenter and discussion facilitator.

Vanessa is the Host and creator of business podcast “After works drink club” which debuted at number 4 on the apple business charts. The podcast interviews movers and shakers so that listeners can level up in their own lives and has had guests who have included Co-Ceo of Belu Water, Natalie Campbell MBE, Filmmaker & Director Emma Cooper, CEO of Engine Creative Ete Davies and author of Millennial Black & Anti Racist Ally, Sophie Williams.

Vanessa also is the Host and creator of popular online & YouTube series “Girls Talk”-a talk show for  women discussing trending news and interviewing inspirational individuals from across the globe. Previous guests have included Zimbabwean Philanthropist Tsitsi Masiyiwa, DJ Cuppy, Munroe Bergdorf and Florence Adepoju and has been viewed by nearly 1 million people worldwide.

Her specialities for speaking are:

  • Careers and entrepreneurship
  • Women in the workplace
  • Women’s global issues
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Global business culture and change
  • ESG (Environmental, social and governance)

“Thank you so much for coming in to talk to us today. We all loved your presentation and the young people had a lot of fun!” 

Royal Bank of Canada

“Thank you so much for taking part in the event last night. I really hope you enjoyed it as much as people enjoyed hearing from you. We have received so many positive emails from hosts and guests and many have highlighted how engaging they found you and your story” 

Lord Mayors Appeal, Caroline Wright, CEO, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal

“Vanessa exceeded all of our expectations in chairing our She Can Be event.  She was a consummate professional throughout the planning process, and went above and beyond to ensure the content was engaging, and inspiring for all of the young people and businesses involved in the event.  Our team was thoroughly impressed with how she was able to connect with all of the participants, even virtually.  We have since received numerous feedback forms that indicate hearing from her was a highlight to many.  We feel very lucky to have had her as our chair, thank you Vanessa.”S

“Vanessa delivered two workshops for our “Don’t Settle before you have started” event in partnership with Indeed UK and the workshop was incredible! We thoroughly enjoyed working with Vanessa on this event and the audience were inspired and engaged with lots of questions and actions to take forward. We have had great feedback and we thank Vanessa for her contributions towards making it a success. “

“Vanessa delivered a thought-provoking fireside chat with the team. We received great feedback from the session and has encouraged people internally to self reflect. Thank you Vanessa for your session, you thought about the audience and delivered a message that has made an impact” 

“Vanessa took a Bloom North panel in our Investing in Yourself panel event in July 2022. There were 100 people in attendance, and I know that every one of them took something away from what she said. She was an amazing panellist – warm, funny, and super generous with her time. Her advice was not only inspiring and empowering, but he also gave really brilliant actionable advice that was useful to people at all levels at the event.  I would not hesitate to have her speak at another event, but I would also love her to be my own personal mentor!” Lisa Thompson – Co head of events Bloom North

“We had Vanessa join the panel with the executive sponsor of our newly launched Multigenerational ERG to bring to life the topic, challenges, and opportunities. Vanessa incredible insight from her background on this topic and from the data she presented allowed the audience to have a clearer understanding of what the different generations look like but also the value that they all bring. It was exciting to have her, and the executive sponsor speak so authentically and passionately about this area of diversity but also highlight why from an ESG and employee value proposition aspect that this is an important. Thank you, Vanessa, for sparking the conversation and leaving us with a lot of things to reflect on and action”

Adeife, Global DEI Director – Euromonitor