Anna Turns is a journalist specialising in sustainability issues and Oxford University biology graduate with twenty years’ experience working in the media. She writes regularly for the Guardian, Positive News, Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph, Wicked Leeks and others. Anna is passionate about combating greenwashing and sits on the Integrity Council for Provenance, which aims to create standards that better enable transparency. In January 2022, her first book, Go Toxic Free: Easy and Sustainable Ways to Reduce Chemical Pollution will be published by Michael O’Mara.
Besma Whayeb is the founder of Ethical Influencers. Ethical Influencers is a digital community doing good. From sustainable storytellers to honest podcasters, ethical fashion instagrammers to zero waste vloggers; the Ethical Influencers community is a growing network of over 1000 influencers collectively working towards a better world. Ethical Influencers was founded in 2018 by Besma Whayeb, an ethical influencer and author of sustainable fashion and lifestyle blog, CuriouslyConscious.com.
Cat Fletcher is a waste activist and all-round resource goddess. An Australian mother of three, she is also a founding member, director and head of media for Freegle, a UK online reuse network with 2.6 million members.
Dianne is the Chief Innovation Officer for the World Humanitarian Forum. She is also on the WHO Innovation team, consulting on innovation throughout the Covid crisis. Prior to these roles, she was with the United Nations Secretariat where she was the Lead for the UN Reboot Accelerator for youth crowdsourcing and on the core team that created the global network of UN Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL).
Passionate about innovating women’s influence and economic empowerment in the world, she is the co-founder of COPXX and an Honorary Professor at the Wise Center for Economic Justice at Glasgow Caledonia University. Additionally, she is the President of The Singer Foundation which focuses on supporting environmentally sustainable needs of women and youth globally.
She is the mother of 4 children and grandmother of 4 and was honored to be named the National Mother of America in 2010.
Jo is a pioneer and committed supporter of all things organic and natural. She is the founder of Jo Wood Organics, a successful and award-winning organic fragrance and beauty range, and lives in Kingston, London. Jo says her philosophy 'is about respecting our bodies and our Earth. If we work with Nature, rather than abusing it, we will all reap the benefits'
Jordan bubbles with enthusiasm for anything to do with renewable energy or electric vehicles and is extremely passionate about doing her bit to create a more sustainable future.
With several years experience within the industry and her whole career being in Sales and Marketing, Jordan is the driving force behind the myenergi brand and key player in bridging the gap between Renewable Energies and EV’s.
Katie Hill, director editor in chief and of MyGreenPod.com and MyGreenPod magazine (with The Guardian) and co-editor of GreenSpirit magazine, spent years investigating consumer detriment at Which? as a senior writer, investigative journalist and deputy editor, and has written and edited BBC and commercial content for radio and online media.
Michelle Senecal de Fonseca
Michelle Senecal de Fonseca has developed an expansive career in international telecom-munications and technology and currently serves as an Area Vice President for Citrix Sys-tems. Within Citrix, Michelle has established the company’s first Sustainability initiatives focusing on demonstrating and measuring how the company’s services help customers and partners reduce their commercial carbon emissions and achieving reduction goals within Europe.
Prior to joining Citrix, she was the Director of Cloud & Hosting Services, a global line of business for Vodafone. With operational experience in more than 50 countries on all conti-nents, she has worked with Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Fidelity Data Networks, Nextir-aOne, Worldport, Global One, Sprint International and US West International. From 2007-2011, Ms Senecal de Fonseca worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Devel-opment (EBRD) where she managed the Telecom, Media and Technology banking team and its associated €3 billion investment portfolio within the international financial institu-tion.
Michelle also serves as a non-executive Director of the FDM Group - a FTSE 250 listed IT service provider, on the Investment Board of MOVe Capital - a European fund investing in B2B technology service businesses, on the TEDI-London Industry Strategic Advisory Group – a higher education institution in London, co-founded by Arizona State University, King’s College London, and UNSW Sydney, wholly focused on engineering and as a co-founder and Director of the Women in Telecom and Technology. She holds dual degrees in Business and Political Science from the University of Kansas and a Masters in Global Business Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona where she also serves on the school’s Executive Leadership Council. She has been recognised by Global Telecom Business Magazine as one of the telecom industry’s most influential leaders (Power 100) and IT executives (Global 50), Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in IT annually since 2017 as well as one of the Women to Watch by Cranfield University School of Management as part of their annual FTSE Board Report. She has dual American/British citizenship and lives in London with her husband and three children.
Safia Minney, MBE, is an award-winning social entrepreneur & internationally recognised for the company she founded, People Tree, a pioneer of sustainable fashion. She led the business as Global CEO for 20+ years in Japan & Europe. Safia is recognised by the World Economic Forum as an Outstanding Social Entrepreneur and is a leading influencer and international speaker on sustainable business and supply chains, climate action and Fair Trade.
Safia is an advisor, executive coach and author of 9 books including; ‘Slave to Fashion’, campaigning to eradicate modern day slavery in the fashion industry and ‘Slow Fashion - Aesthetics meets Ethics’. Safia recently launched www.realsustainability.org to promote sustainable living and leadership and joined other business leaders inspired by XR to establish www.businessdeclares.org.