Successful entrepreneur and leading business woman, Emma Sinclair was the first woman to float her company on the stock exchange. Her incredible corporate experience and notable career successes make her well placed top deliver a keynote speech to a business audience. Combing her inspiring story of success with her tips on leadership and communication, Emma's speech is a sure fire hit with the corporate circuit.
Emma Sinclair is one of Europe’s leading business women, and is an expert on entrepreneurship and innovation. The youngest person to have floated her company on the stock exchange, which she did at the age of 29, her notable career path and engaging treasure trove of corporate and entrepreneurial experiences make her an inspiring and infectious speaker to audiences across the world as a speaker as well as newspaper, radio and television contributor.
Awarded an MBE for her services to entrepreneurship in the summer of 2016, Emma’s services to the industry have been recognised.
She has worn a number of hats during her career, so far ranging from banker to parking geek and techie – not to mention having all five stars on her badge from her first job at 16 at McDonalds. With a background in Investment Banking, Emma spent her early years in mergers and acquisitions at NM Rothschild both in the UK and the USA. Her entrepreneurial path subsequently moved into property and latterly parking, where she brought innovation and dynamism into the sector. She founded her second business Target Parking, in 2009 which she sold five years later to focus on tech.
Emma co-founded enterprise software business EnterpriseJungle in 2013, now an SAP Partner company, which helps employees find experts, knowledge and opportunities. Such an innovative enterprise, it was a finalist in the Pinnacle Award 2015.
A firm believer that health is too often overlooked, she also co-founded Wakeman Road, a health and wellbeing members’ space. A true passion project, it hosts a collection of leading therapists and practitioners alongside niche brands with integrity and wellbeing at their heart.
Emma’s media profile in the UK is ever-growing. In 2012 she was chosen by The Telegraph to launch their bi-weekly Wonder Women business column alongside an elite group of inspirational women. She commentates on business for TV channels including ITV, London Live and Sky News and guest contributes for other publications including The Guardian and Wall Street Journal.
In September 2014, combining many of Emma’s passions, she was selected as UNICEF’s first business mentor for their Building Young Futures programme. It teaches financial and business skills, offering training focused on helping young women and men who want to start their own enterprise or find a job. Her first trip to Zambia saw her speaking to entrepreneurs and audiences in remote villages through to government and affirmed her belief that entrepreneurship is truly a universal language.
A consummate keynote speaker, Emma can speaker on innovate enterprise, technology, commerce online and the charity sector. Highly accomplished, successful and intelligent Emma can offer creative insights into a number of industries.