Sonya Barlow
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Sonya Barlow

Award Winning Entrepreneur @LMFnetwork, Diversity Coach & Author - @SonyabarlowukLondon, United Kingdom
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Sonya Barlow

Award Winning Entrepreneur @LMFnetwork, Diversity Coach & Author - @SonyabarlowukLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Sonya Barlow is an Award Winning Entrepreneur, TEDxSpeaker, Podcast Host, Independent Diversity Consultant & soon to be published Author. In 2020, she was named winner of the Most Influential Women in Tech UK, Women in Software Changemaker, Top 50 BAME Entrepreneurs under 50, 2020 and Marie Claire Future Shaper 2020. Get in touch for inclusion training, business coaching & speaking opportunities.She is an award winning, including Winner of the 2017 Rising Star award UK, TechWomen100 UK, was published in the Metro UK Newspaper & UK Tech businesswomen of the year PWC 2018. In October 2019, Sonya will start her PhD research on the “barriers for women in tech”
Projects
  • How will brexit impact your business?
    How will brexit impact your business?Find me on BBC 5 LIVE discussing - @sonyabarlowuk
  • Chapter 10 - How Sonya  Barlow turned online community to sales
    Chapter 10 - How Sonya Barlow turned online community to sales2019 - I started the year with a vision board, one of my goals for this year was to write a book... What I didn’t expect was to be asked to get involved as a contributor to a number of ebooks this year - And so, I’m very excited to finally share my chapter in the sales strategy book edited by Copper - Chapter 10 - “How Sonya Barlow turned an online community into a Sales machine” - commenting on my personal journey founding and failing with Like Minded Females Humbled to be included with th
  • Money Matters 101 - Introduction to financial well-being
    Money Matters 101 - Introduction to financial well-beingJoin us November 27th as we kick off our money matters series, to educate and empower financial well-being. Discussing all things Money, savings, investment, budgeting, freelancing, entrepreneurship and dating! Tickets on eventbrite now : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/money-matters-101-tickets-74094134551
  • Follow our NEW Instagram @lmfnetwork
    Follow our NEW Instagram @lmfnetworkWe are moving Instagram accounts and wanted to tell you first - https://instagram.com/lmfnetwork?igshid=8ddp5afnkd3c
  • 3 month voluntary (expenses paid) internship for PR
    3 month voluntary (expenses paid) internship for PRWe are looking for someone who is able to support us with our PR strategy for 3 months, this is a remote position for estimate 5 hours weekly, with expenses paid , full reference and mentorship. Please note, this is voluntary as Like Minded Females community is run by volunteers Please email likemindedfemales@gmail.com
  • Balance Vs Burnout - How to balance life, technology and work?
    Balance Vs Burnout - How to balance life, technology and work?Join us this Wednesday 23rd at 6pm - Like Minded Females x Taboola Europe as we discuss how to manage ourselves before we get overwhelmed and burnout Hosted by Sonya Barlow Agenda includes 20 minute workshop, 45 minute panel and community connection Food and drinks provided Last remaining tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/balance-vs-burnout-how-do-you-manage-life-technology-and-work-tickets-71626182841?aff=odeimcmailchimp&utm_source=Like+minded+females&utm_campaign=1d0bc34121-EMAI
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Projects credited in
  • Panellist @ Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, Enterprise Nation
    Panellist @ Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, Enterprise NationBACKGROUND Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Inspiration for women in business. The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is one of Enterprise Nation’s flagship events. Launching in Bristol before expanding to Edinburgh, it brings together some of the UK's most influential female entrepreneurs, business leaders and brightest start-ups to share ideas, solve challenges and get practical insights on how to start and grow a business. BRIEF Be a panellist on Enterprise Nation's flagship annual event
  • Like Minded Females x Taboola Europe
    Like Minded Females x Taboola Europe'Balance Vs Burnout', photographed by me.
  • Virtually Vivid - Diversity in VR showcase
    Virtually Vivid - Diversity in VR showcaseDid you know that? • 44% of #millennials are interested in VR though only 13% of #females • #Diverse teams and cohorts increase profits by 17% and productivity by 23% And... • The #VR market will grow annually by 34% over the next 4 years So what? Thank you to everyone who attended the #virtuallyvivid showcase organised by Like Minded Females in partnership with Osaka Labs Alpaca Communications Despite the rain and flooding in London, we had a full house and raving reviews of our experience
  • Like Minded Females are nominated for #TechWomen100 WATC award
    Like Minded Females are nominated for #TechWomen100 WATC awardLinkedin
  • Competition on Instagram
    Competition on InstagramFollow Like Minded Females social Instagram and our matching beauty brand for this month to win free samples! @lmf_network
  • Brunch & Become : Balance vs Burnout
    Brunch & Become : Balance vs BurnoutOur brunch & Become launched in Berkshire and Windsor last Saturday, hosted by Sonya @sonyabarlowuk and guest speaker April Edwards of Microsoft @microsoftuk
Work history
    Like minded females (LMF Network CIC) @LMFnetwork logo
    Like minded females (LMF Network CIC) @LMFnetwork logo
    Diversity & Inclusion CoachLike minded females (LMF Network CIC) @LMFnetwork
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Leading the global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion mission for LMF Network CIC through designing & delivering corporate training, organising an inclusive mentorship scheme and facilitating diversity health checks across industry. Clients include OVO Energy, British Airways, King, Soldo Financial, BEIS, EY, PWC, Pr&Co, WhiteHat, Tech Hub, GoCompare, Barclays amongst more Partners include YSYS, HustleCrew & Fourthline
    Like minded females (LMF Network CIC) @LMFnetwork logo
    Like minded females (LMF Network CIC) @LMFnetwork logo
    FounderLike minded females (LMF Network CIC) @LMFnetwork
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Like Minded Females (LMF Network CIC) is a not for profit social enterprise, focused on enabling and educating womxn and minoritised individuals into tech, business & digital. All initiatives are accessible, inclusive and empowering. Clients include Vodafone, Santander, Coventry University, British Embassy Lithuania, Royal Mail, TEDx, The BBC, Taboola and KHWS amongst others. • Founder: Founded Like Minded Females in London May 18, attracting over 17,000 community members in 11 months, hosting 40+ events (up to 100 people attending monthly) and planned large scale conferences including the Women in film festival. • Stakeholder management: Contacting, liaising with and managing senior stakeholders in FTSE 500 companies and discussing corporate workshops. Clients include Vodafone, Santander, British Embassy Lithuania and Coventry University. • Manager: Strong team management experience, managing a multi-functional of 5 with a view to improve customer experience. Leading 121s, team meetings, budget planners and long-term strategy sessions. • Visionary: Creating an initiative to collectively bring together females from all industries to learn, educate and share key topics in a safe and inclusive format. • Recognition: Finalist as tech businesswomen of the year 18 PWC and a finalist for social mobility award UK 18. • Data & analytics: Using data and insight to create and deliver marketing strategies online; LinkedIn, Instagram and google analytics. Seeing wow increase of +208% on LinkedIn followers, +200 monthly on Instagram and +35% traffic online. • Adding value: Approached to join the PWC Techshecan charter to serve as the most junior member on the steering committee. • Public speaker: Invited to give a TED talk on how tech can build communities, keynote speaker at Women Go Tech, Lithuania, keynote at the British Embassy Lithuania and keynote for the Public service university in Ai, Budapest. Founder: Founded Like Minded Females in London May 18, attracting over 12,000 members in 11 months, hosting 40+ events (up to 100 people attending monthly) and planned large scale conferences including the Women in film festival. Stakeholder management: Contacting, liaising with and managing senior stakeholders in FTSE 500 companies and discussing corporate workshops. Clients include Vodafone, Santander, British Embassy Lithuania and Coventry University. Manager: Strong team management experience, managing a multi-functional of 5 with a view to improve customer experience. Leading 121s, team meetings, budget planners and long-term strategy sessions. Visionary: Creating an initiative to collectively bring together females from all industries to learn, educate and share key topics in a safe and inclusive format. Awards: Finalist as tech businesswomen of the year 18 PWC and a finalist for social mobility award UK 18. Data & analytics: Using data and insight to create and deliver marketing strategies online; LinkedIn, Instagram and google analytics. Seeing wow increase of +208% on LinkedIn followers, +200 monthly on Instagram and +35% traffic online. Value: Approached to join the PWC Techshecan charter to serve as the most junior member on the steering committee. Public speaker: Invited to give a TED talk on how tech can build communities, keynote speaker at Women Go Tech, Lithuania, keynote at the British Embassy Lithuania and keynote for the Public service university in Ai, Budapest
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Skills
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Client Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Public Speaking
  • Public Relations
  • Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Brand Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneurial Mind-set
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Enterpreneurship
  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Enthusiasm
  • Social Activation
  • Social Entrepeneurship
  • Social Inclusion
  • Social Innovation
  • Social Networking
  • Business Consulting
  • Business Consultancy
  • Business Coaching
  • Business Journalism
  • Business Management
  • Business Networking
Education
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    Business ManagementCass Business School
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
    The Pitch Fanzine logo
    The Pitch Fanzine logo
    Pitch 100 superwomenThe Pitch Fanzine
    Winner of Pitch 100 Superwoman
    PwC logo
    PwC logo
    Tech business women of the yearPwC
    Tech business women of the year
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