And our past speakers include:

Emma Obanye, Mindful Team founder and OneTech leader

Bex Band, Love Her Wild Founder and Ordinary Adventurer Blogger

Katherine Baldwin, parliamentary journalist turned transformational coach

Sarah Bentley, founder of Made In Hackney

Elizabeth Gowing, author and humanitarian

Laura Kennington, athlete and adventurer

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Catherine Edsell

Renowned expedition leader sharing her mission to encourage more women into the unknown

Catherine Edsell is an RGS fellow, TEDx speaker and founder of The Matriarch Adventure, a ten day transformational expedition for women to track desert elephants through Namibia. With 20 years experience in leading expeditions from Indonesia’s jungles to the Nepalese Himalayas, Catherine will share her story of creating her business and discuss how she encourages women — particularly mothers and daughters — to keep embracing adventurous living. 

Picture Credit:   John Cairns

Picture Credit: John Cairns

Dr Liz Bruton

Scientist and historian sharing the story of Britain’s incredible female engineers

As Curator of Technology and Engineering at London's Science Museum, it's Liz's job to educate the world about Britain's engineering history — including the oft-forgotten role of women. She will join us to share the story of the life of suffragette and inventor Hertha Marks Ayrton, and explore what we can learn from her pioneering life. Liz is a published writer, regular speaker at Science Lates, a Visiting Research Fellow at the History of Science Museum at the University of Oxford, and also a keen cyclist — her 2019 cycling goal is to qualify for and ride the 1200km Paris-Brest-Paris bicycle event.

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Johanna Schwartz

Documentary film-maker sharing the behind-the-scenes experience of making a movie during the Malian coup

Johanna Schwartz is a multi award-winning filmmaker recently named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine. She will join us to share the behind-the-scenes her her latest feature film, They Will Have To Kill Us First, which premiered at SXSW and delves the music ban in Mali, West Africa to critical acclaim: “Miraculously Hopeful” said the The New York Times and “Essential viewing” said Dazed. She is an international public speaker focusing on overcoming obstacles as a female filmmaker.