Katherine Loe

Katherine Loe | Morgan Stanley

Katherine Loe

I am an Employee Engagement & Internal Communications specialist working in a Technology department for an Investment Bank.

I concentrate on employee engagement, stakeholder management, diversity & inclusion, encouraging collaboration. I influence and advise CIO’s, Senior Management and various working groups across the organization. I am a passionate and excellent communicator with strong writing skills and project management experience, including event organisation and managing promotional campaigns.

I am a committee member on the Family Network and also the Women in Technology working group, where I get to get involved in areas that I have a great passion for.

Leah Fullalove

Leah Fullalove | MWWPR

Leah Fullalove

I joined MWWPR as a graduate intern straight after my final submission at the University of Birmingham back in May 2017.

With no previous PR experience, my keenness and enthusiasm to learn about the industry secured me a permanent position at the company, and the rest they say, is history! I am now a Senior Account Executive and am coming up to my two-year anniversary at MWWPR. During my time so far at the company, I have worked on both B2B and consumer clients, ranging over tech, fintech, media and marketing, food and drink, third-sector, male grooming, licensing and music. The variety has given me valuable experiences and made it possible for me to build relationships with a large selection of media and a good understanding of different industries.

In November/December 2018, I was selected to go on the office exchange programme, working from the New York office. This gave me a chance to learn about what the US PR world is like in comparison to the UK, also building valuable relationships with US based journalists and colleagues.

Lucy Figiel

Lucy Figiel | MWWPR

Lucy Figiel

I started my career in PR in 2015, having graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Communications and Media.

I began as a trainee at a B2B tech agency, working across a variety of clients from consumer apps to marketing tech to cyber security. I then wanted to make my move into London and secured an Account Executive position at MWWPR.

Since, I’ve mostly worked across media and marketing clients, including agencies such as Publicis Media to out-of-home media owner, Primesight. I’ve also had the opportunity to work on consumer brands and lead projects with big names like Tidal. As an Account Manager I currently work across a range of clients including nCino and Deloitte Global in the US. As part of my role I also contribute to new business, marketing and internships.

During my time at MWWPR I was lucky enough to take part in the office exchange. I worked from the New York office for two weeks which was a brilliant experience and helped form new relationships with clients and colleagues.

Aimee Treasure

Aimée Treasure | VHR

Aimee Treasure

As the Marketing Manager for VHR, an international technical recruitment consultancy, my job involves managing the marketing team of 7.

My role includes creating and implementing the annual marketing strategy, delivering end-to-end client marketing campaigns, PR and communications, reporting on marketing success and ROI, driving VHR’s brand, generating leads and new business, and managing all marketing activities.

I began my marketing background in a volunteer role for a social enterprise that helps disadvantaged young people in East London to find work and build their own careers. I relaunched the website, managed social media and all email communications, and wrote and managed grant applications, securing over £110K, and eventually won my own funding to work full-time.

After moving into the recruitment industry and becoming a Marketing Manager aged 24, I studied my second degree – CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing – achieving Grade Distinction, whilst working full time.

Since then I have completed a mini MBA, gained experience working for a diversity-focused recruitment firm and become the manager of an ever-growing team. Our highlights for the past year include rebranding and relaunching our website on a £5K budget, increasing client leads by 500% and winning the Creative Marketing Award in the Online Recruitment Awards.

Maria Tadeo

Maria Tadeo | Bloomberg

Maria Tadeo

Maria Tadeo has consistently demonstrated outstanding news-judgement and journalistic instincts that have generated impactful scoops that have resonated with Bloomberg Television's audience of finance professionals and decision makers.

Through her work on the field and in the studio, she has demonstrated a passion and commitment for journalism and business news that makes her rising voice in the City.

Working out of London, Brussels and Madrid, Maria was the first journalist to get an interview in English from French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire after the detention of Carlos Ghosn and broke the news that former Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy would be ousted from office.

Combining European politics, data and economics she has also landed interviews with top ranking European officials and European CEOs including Lufthansa and Societe Generale. Maria has participated in Bloomberg Charity events and a mentoring program organized by Bloomberg with students in the final year of their school education before university.

Maria got a master’s degree in financial journalism from City University to learn more about the subject and financial reporting and gets involved in various stages of TV - she not only reports but books guests, produces her own hits and comes up with story ideas.

Emma Dean

Emma Dean | Hanover Communications

Emma Dean

Emma provides strategic political and public affairs advice to Hanover’s technology, media and telecomms clients including Microsoft, Three and StubHub.

She also leads on Hanover’s cyber security offering, helping companies navigate the strategic and reputational challenges that a cyber attack can bring.

Previously Emma was Director of the privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch, where she led the NGO’s campaigns. She regularly appeared in the media, including on Sky News, BBC News, BBC Newsnight and Radio 4 Today. In 2014 Emma also co-founded TechCentral, the dedicated technology and digital hub at the political party conferences.

Emma was named one of PR Weeks 30 under 30 in 2015.

Emma has an MSc in Public Services Policy and Management from King’s College London. Her dissertation explored the collaboration between the public and private sectors in tackling cyber crime.

Emma Molloy

Emma Molloy | Moonpig

Emma Molloy

Emma is the Trade Planning Manager at Moonpig, responsible for the execution of marketing and promotional plans as well as identifying new product opportunities.

Working across the e-commerce and commercial teams, she consistently delivers results in order to drive Moonpig’s mission of unleashing the caring instinct.

Before joining Moonpig, Emma served as the Commercial Manager for noted travel brand Secret Escapes. Overseeing the product pipeline for Wales and the South East and West of the UK, Emma’s daily activities included forecasting product potential, monitoring sales performance and sourcing and negotiating products and prices.

Always looking to grow her many talents, Emma spends her free time writing, traveling and practicing yoga. She plans to start piano lessons in the Summer and will study to become a yoga teacher this Autumn.

She received her BA from the University for the Creative Arts.

Esther Harris

Esther Harris | Bookollective

Esther Harris

Esther Harris has twenty years experience as a marketing professional, journalist and book publicist.

Esther has an instinctive understanding of what makes a book and author newsworthy and she regularly achieves writers meaningful editorial coverage across print, online and radio, in places such as The Mirror, The Guardian, The Independent, The FT, The Daily Mail, Huffington Post, BBC Radio 2, The Jeremy Vine Show and more.

Esther is an experienced editor and loves getting her teeth into a manuscript, helping authors shine and tell the story they always wanted to tell in a way that fits best with dual market needs. You have to sell a book twice over - the first time to editors in the industry and then all over again to the reader. As a fiction writer herself, she understands how hard it can sometimes be to get the story in your head on to the page - without losing the magic! In her spare time, Esther writes short stories and mentors new writers. She has a Masters degree in Creative and Critical Writing and now mentors female writers as part of the WoMentoring Scheme, run by best-selling author Kerry Hudson. Esther has been obsessed with books since the age of two, when she used to chill with her Ladybird library.

Serena Chana

Serena Chana | 23 Code Street

Serena Chana

Since graduating in Education and Psychology I’ve built a career in marketing and communications across different industries, mainly with a focus on working with companies and start-ups that are driving social change.

I started my career at an international NGO and assisted on several fundraising campaigns including a Syrian refugee appeal which was nominated for a JustGiving award. Here, I learnt the art of storytelling and why it’s so important to always work with a passionate team. After being immersed in the world of International Development, I decided to work abroad and actually work on an international project myself. I spent three months working in Bangladesh working alongside local people and created campaigns and programmes that promoted women’s rights’ and preventing child marriage.

Following on from this I entered the London startup scene with Digital Mums, a social media training company enabling mums to work flexibly. I played a pivotal role in the national #CleanupFword campaign which snowballed from a petition to our campaign posters arguing for better flexible being displayed across billboards and shopping centres across the UK. I now currently work for 23 Code Street, a women’s coding school - under my leadership the brand has grown significantly and we successfully launched our pilot webinar course, enabling more women to learn to code.

Outside of work, I’m a mentor on the Digital Pipeline scheme and have supported a WOC for the past 6 months to secure a tech job and I’m the STEM editor for the Lucy Writer’s Platform and commission/ edit stories to inspire more women to work in STEM. Working with a group of women, I have also helped start a monthly Punjabi female forum; it’s a safe and confidential online and offline space for women to talk about their wellbeing.

Leigh Rimmer

Leigh Rimmer | LendInvest

Leigh Rimmer

Leigh started her Public Relations career at Vauxhall Motors, before making the move into the tech industry; working for start-ups including including personalisation software provider Qubit.

Leigh joined property finance FinTech LendInvest in 2017, currently heading up the business's Public Relations efforts as PR Manager, and sits on the company’s CSR Committee.