Karren Brady’s Women in Business & Tech Expo, the must attend event of the year for inspiration, recruitment and progression, is pleased to announce that Melanie Brown will provide the opening keynote on day one of the event.

As Scary Spice, Melanie became one of the most recognisable women in the world and one fifth of the most successful girl group of all time – spearheading the Girl Power movement. Since then she’s become a firm favourite on TV and Broadway, as well as a champion for women and as a Patron of Women’s Aid. Melanie will be sharing more about her journey during the event, including lessons from her incredible career to date and her experiences in her personal life as a survivor of domestic abuse.

Karren Brady’s Women in Business & Tech Expo is designed to provide an environment where women can share insights and knowledge, as well as meet one-one-one with organisations and service providers to propel their careers or businesses. The award-winning event will provide attendees with a range of inspiring and educational talks, access to leading companies committed to diversity, equality and inclusion which are actively recruiting diverse talent, and businesses offering products and services for SMEs to scale their business, including franchise opportunities.

As well as Melanie’s keynote address, Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge CBE will also share her business experience with attendees, providing tips and advice for success. Joining Melanie and Karren during the two day event will be:

  • Caprice Bourret, award-winning model and businesswoman
  • Scarlett Allan-Horton, founder of Harper Fox Partners and BBC Apprentice finalist 2019
  • Louise O’shea, CEO of Confused.com
  • Vanessa Vallely, Founder of WeAreTheCity
  • Paulina Sygulska Tenner, Founder of GrantTree
  • Harriet Scott, Broadcaster and presenter at Magic Radio
  • Katie Lloyd, Development Director for BBC News & Current Affairs
  • Emma Sayle, founder and CEO of The KK Group
  • Carolyn Clarke, founder and CEO of Brave Consultancy

“We’re delighted to be welcoming Melanie Brown to Karren Brady’s Women in Business & Tech Expo. Melanie is such an important voice in the women’s rights movement today, and her honesty of the challenges she has faced goes a long way to inspire and help women who have been in similar situations,” commented Christie Day, Group Event Director at Hub Exhibitions. “We want to empower attendees to take the next step in their career or business journey. We’re also thrilled to have a number of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women including Accenture, Bank of America, Capgemini, Goldman Sachs and PWC exhibiting at this year’s event.”

With over 60 thought-provoking seminars, and more than 60 exhibitors, content at the event will also cover the future of the workplace as we adapt to hybrid working models.

Karren Brady’s Women in Business & Tech Expo runs from 13-14 October 2021. In addition to the wealth of seminar content and exhibitor insights, tickets for this year’s event will provide attendees with the ability to arrange 1-on-1 meetings with leading tech companies who are looking to hire, access to roundtable discussions with top organisations and a series of Q&A sessions with industry experts. Attendees will also have access to content from the event for up to 30 days after, as well as access to the exclusive Women in Business & Tech Clubs, which host additional virtual meetups throughout the year.

As well as general tickets, VIP tickets are available which include a 30-minute coaching session with a Barefoot accredited coach, to help achieve attendees achieve their professional objectives.