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Motivational speaker

Inspiring women and girls everywhere…

My story appeals to businesses of all sizes looking for a guest speaker. My motivational keynote gives advice on what tools and elements you need to succeed. The briefcase story will take you on a journey through my early school life to the global award winning success my company has achieved. All you have to do is listen, learn and be inspired.

My aim is to inspire other women in business of today and focus on ‘boosting’ the confidence of our future generation of girls. My story also appeals to businesses of all sizes looking for a guest speaker.

I can give a wealth of advice on what tools and skills you need to succeed. I want my listeners to enjoy my passionate and energetic delivery of my story, which in turn will help young women build their self-esteem, self-confidence and believe in their own strengths and abilities.

I hope my journey inspires you to be the best you can be in life - and in business.


The Confidence Gap

In a recent report published by the BBC News in March 2015, it stated that girls still lack confidence in pursuing high-paid careers in science and technology, even when their school results are as good or better than boys, says an international study. The OECD* said that gender differences in ‘self-confidence’ could be the key difference. Even though girls might achieve better academic results, there is still a reluctance to apply for jobs.

There were also findings that parents were more likely to push boys towards careers in science and technology. There is a drive currently ongoing to encourage more girls to adopt a future in science and technology (see who are doing some amazing work in this subject).

“Believe in yourself” might sound cheesy or a cliché and according to research published by the OECD* it’s not a motto – it’s an economic strategy. So could a lack of confidence and self-esteem be playing a huge part in the future academic success of girls?

So, it’s about two things – confidence and change.

From a very young age, I have always been a strong communicator and public speaking is one of my core attributes. Since I was a child I always had to speak up over my two brothers and so now I am channelling my voice to be heard loud and clear for the right reasons.

Fundamentally, I believe everyone has a skill. Identifying that skill is a crucial component in working life. I’ll be taking young girls on a journey to find their ‘inner spark’ and light up their journey into adulthood. I am so enthusiastically passionate about this, I am keen to talk to as many young girls as possible about my experiences and how they can succeed too.

* The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Get in Touch

I am available to speak to both businesses and schools looking for a speaker to motivate and inspire, not only women/girls, but also employees that want to collaborate better as a team.


I have spent a number of years building award winning teams and my strategies can be adopted into organisations that want to improve how they work.


I am extremely passionate about speaking to secondary school girls on how I reached my success and how they can learn to be their 'best self'. I believe my presentation is passionate, engaging, fun and overall -positively uplifting for girls.

I offer a preferential rate for schools.

For all other rates, please contact my team to discuss your requirements.

“Jo is truly inspiring. Her passion and energy is tangible when she delivers her story and will really help young girls to build their self-esteem, self-confidence and truly believe in their strengths and abilities.”

Sarah Pooley