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.

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.

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.

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.