As the CEO of The Be Group, Bianca ensures that their personal branding workshops and keynote talks inspire others to be their best, futureproof their careers and work towards achieving their long term goals. Bianca works with a number of Gender/BAME networks as she is passionate about diverse talent, specifically helping women and gender parity. Bianca is also CEO of diverse hosiery brand ‘Bianca Miller London’ which provides a nude ‘skin tone’ shade for every woman. Bianca’s accolades include being listed on Forbes Lists 30 under 30, being a bestselling author of Self Made: The Definitive Guide to Business Start Up Success, being one of Richtopia’s top 100 Most influential Entrepreneurs and a LinkedIn’s Power Profile, as one of the most influential people out of 20 million members.
Shuchi leads Gender Intelligence for SAP globally, and is charged with ensuring SAP is attracting, retaining, and promoting women to achieve a goal of 30% women in leadership by 2022. She is currently helping SAP renew its EDGE certification and implement action plans in over 12 countries where 80% of our population resides that will help us ensure gender equality. In addition, she is spearheading initiatives designed to enhance sponsorship, create flexible working arrangements, and a culture of male allies that understand gender diversity is good for everyone, not just for women. Shuchi also speaks at global conferences on gender equality and is active with UN Women helping to drive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that address gender equality.
Nicky has introduced ‘FlexyForty’ at her agency, MRM-Meteorite, in order to retain and invest in a talented female workforce. Through this, employees need to be in the office for their core hours [10-4] but can work the rest around them. Freeing mums up to drop-off or pick up their kids up, without guilt or raised eyebrows. She has also given two young female creatives the opportunity to work on every new business pitch this year. There are only three female Creative Directors in Ireland, so on International Women’s day Nicky took a day off work and flew to Dublin to speak about what it’s like to be a female creative leader. Externally, she is a regular speaker on the importance of diversity. At Eurobest, she gave a personal account of her journey and how not to let the buggers get you down. At the WACL Gather conference, she did a talk entitled ‘I am not Sheryl Sandberg’ to 250 young women. She is on the Creative Equals Advisory Board and the Women for Women International marketing board; the charity that helps women affected by the horrors of war start their own businesses and thrive.