Sharon Vibert, Henpicked
Sharon Vibert is a Director of Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace. Their focus is supporting employers in becoming menopause friendly, following best practice standards. From introducing policies or guidance documents, educating and training colleagues, providing the right support and keeping the conversations going. They're into their 5th year and work with a wide-range of public and private sector employers, large and small. Sharon's interests are in female health and wellness, particularly focusing on menopause, which also led her to start Good Midlife Vibes providing a community and platform for women to help one another by sharing their wisdom, stories, tips and support.
Sara Scott, Virtubrand
Sara is a brand and marketing professional with 25 years’ experience and runs a successful consultancy www.virtubrand.co.uk . In the last 2 years, she has embarked on a transformational learning journey to explore the role of creativity and innovation at work.
Now, when she is not conceiving and delivering bold communication programmes for businesses, Sara is busy with her own new business – www.lifeandsoulgoals.co.uk – offering creativity and wellness workshops and retreats for businesses and individuals. As part of this new direction, Sara fulfilled one of her own life goals, becoming a TEDx speaker in February 2020.
Tackling taboos, Sara took a creative look at a menopause mindset that encourages women to be bold + brilliant throughout whatcan be a challenging time for many.
Christina Riley, Quinn London
Christina Riley is a Senior Planner for Quinn London. Christina transitioned from male to female back in 2014. At this event, talking around the topic of menopause in the workplace, Christina discusses her transition journey and her experiences as a trans woman with coping with hormonal changes while continuing to work in the construction sector.
Christina is a co-founder of Building Equality, the construction industry's LGBT + Network, and Construct-Ability, the disability, non-visible disability and neurodiversity network. Christina is also Director at EDI Construct Ltd & LGBT Construct Limited.
Emma Nicholson, IoD Acting Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador
Emma is an accomplished Chartered Senior Project Manager and Chartered Environmentalist with Board experience, and works as a Development Manager for SLC Rail. She has worked in Infrastructure and the Built Environment since 1998, and was a Finalist in 2018 for a Quality Excellence Award for the Leeds Art Gallery and Leeds Library roof restoration. In 2012 Emma worked as an Environmental Manager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Emma has contributed strategic advice and committee work to the Institutes of IEMA (2013 – 2017) and the CIOB (2003 – 2013). She was Chair of The CIOB’s London Branch Sustainability Strategy Group for 3 years, and Regional Chair of IEMA Yorkshire & Humber for 4 years. As Founder of Women in Sustainable Construction and Property Linked-In with over 1000 members, Emma’s organised numerous industry events on healthy buildings, smart cities, diversity and innovation. She is a member of the CIOB’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion Panel and was a Finalist 2018 Regional STEM Leader of Yorkshire & Humber with Forward Ladies, and has been a STEM Ambassador since 2010.
Emma is a NED Board Director of the Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust for the improvement of 5 primary schools in Yorkshire and is a member of their Finance, Resources Audit and Risk Committee. Previously Emma was a Board Member of North Yorkshire Sport for 3.5 years. Emma’s profile published was in the CIOB's international magazine: 'Talent Publication: Ground Breaking Women of the CIOB in 2010' and was acknowledged by IEMA as 'Rising Stars of the Energy and Environment in 2012'. She’s been involved in industry government research for low carbon strategies for the CIOB and BIS.