Entrepreneur, TEDxSpeaker & Business Coach
SB Business Consultancy
Sonya Barlow is an award winning entrepreneur, founder of the @LMFnetwork, diversity business coach and motivational speaker. Her efforts are focused on bridging the skills gap and creating inclusive cultures. She has delivered two TEDX Talks; a handful of European keynotes; 210+ skills based-workshops, had her business-based articles published in Metro newspaper and Sifted EU and partnered with global companies such as; Google, Santander, Vodafone, Oxford University, Institute of Coding, GoCo Group, Barclays, Financial Times and PWC. In 2020, she was named as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech (Computerweekly), Winner of the Women in Software Changemakers (Makers and Google), Top 50 BAME Entrepreneurs (TechRound), Future Shaper 2020 (Marie Claire) and Forbes 30 Under 30 Shortlist runner up 2021. In 2021, Sonya became a published author sharing her debut handbook on entrepreneurship, business & becoming your own boss titled: Unprepared to Entrepreneur.
“Strategically Winging It” is her famous tagline as a result of three successful chapters of LMF Network in 18 months. Utilising social media, she has engaged an audience as far as ~60K with her charmingly witty remarks. All the while carrying her Pakistani heritage proudly, she has drawn attention to the social stigmas faced by the under-represented community of BAME. Having been raised amongst an average working class family, she has understood the importance of leading as a successful role model to encourage inclusion and stapled this to the forefront of all her business collaborations. Sonya is a multi hyphenated individual – sharing her expertise through consultancy, training, community building, workshop facilitation, a 5* podcast and articles.
To discover commonalities between inequitable hiring practices, learn new inclusive approaches to ensure diverse talent pipelines and share best practices gathered from community establishments....