Karren Brady

Karren Brady

(10 customer reviews)


Karren Brady is the Vice Chair of West Ham FC, the Senior Non-Executive Director of the Syco and Arcadia Boards; and the Small Business Ambassador for the Conservative Party. In December 2013 she was awarded a CBE for services to women in business and entrepreneurship.

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Karren Brady: First Woman In Football

Karren is known as the first woman in football. In Autumn 2002 was listed by “Cosmopolitan Magazine” as “one of the 100 most powerful women in the world.” She has became Managing Director of Birmingham City Football Club in1993. Turning the club’s fortunes around. She took over Birmingham City when it was in liquidation. In her first year at the helm, the club recorded a financial trading profit. Karren Brady was the youngest Managing Director of a PLC in the UK; when she floated her business on the London stock market in 1997.

Inside Story

She sold that business, Birmingham City FC in 2009 and in 2010 became the Vice Chairman of West Ham FC; the Premier League club that moved to the Olympic Stadium in 2016. Karren has attracted much media attention as the highest placed woman in football; and was the subject of an hour long documentary ‘Inside Story – The Real Life Manageress’ shown on BBC1. She has also hosted her own TV show, ‘Brady Bunch’ and presented both ‘Loose Women’ and ‘Live Talk’ on ITV; and also presented for Central Weekend Live

Channel Four TV

Previously, she spent 7 years serving on both the Boards of Channel 4 television. Where she chaired the Renumeration Committee and the global retailer Mothercare PLC.

Award Winning

Karren Brady has won many awards for services to business Including being named Business Woman of the Year and most Inspirational Woman of the Year. She has also been presented with the coveted Spirit of Everywoman Award. Acknowledging her outstanding achievements in changing the landscape for women in business.

Karren Brady: Business Ambassador

Karren has emerged as a powerful advocate for British business. In September 2013 she addressed the Conservative Party Conference. She was proud to be the Small Business Ambassador to the Party. Travelling up and down the country meeting and engaging with small business owners. Who are the back bone of the British economy. She serves on the Department for Culture Media & Sport’s WISAB (Women in Sport Advisory Board); to help increase the status, influence and participation of women in the world of Sport.

Charity Mentor

She is also the Chairman of Mentore; a business whose sole purpose is to use mentoring as a solution for businesses. To accelerate the development of female talent in their organisations. To increase diversity at board and at senior levels in companies across the UK. Charity plays a large part in her life and she is the Patron of The Stroke Association; and an Ambassador for WellChild and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Dr Karren Brady

She has a business doctorate from the University of Birmingham. Karren Brady is a columnist and has written 4 books. Her latest one being a Sunday Times best seller. She has been made a Conservative Party Life Peer and will join the Lords as Baroness Brady later this year. She also appears on the BBC show The Apprentice. Karren is married with two teenage children.

She is also available for engagements as a Motivational and after dinner speaker.

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10 reviews for Karren Brady

  1. Procter and Gamble Plc

    Very inspirational and funny at the same time. She shared her tips for getting to the top and how to succeed which is exactly what we wanted for our audience.

  2. British Franchise Association

    A captivating speaker and one I highly recommend. I’d been looking forward to seeing her in person for many years and she more than lived up to my sky-high expectations. She had so much to share that was directly relevant to our business audience and from a personal perspective, having recently taken over the role of CEO, her messages on leadership – covering everything from the team bus to the boardroom – couldn’t have been more inspiring. Thank you.

  3. EEF Ltd

    Baroness Brady was excellent. She provided a really good mix of business and leadership advice, inspiration and humorous anecdotes. She was the highlight of the day.

  4. JLL

    Our aspirations for the event were exceeded way beyond what we had envisaged! There is no doubt Karren’s involvement helped through creating the inspirational, provocative wow factor, and in turn she has inspired a number of our people and their partners into action. No mean feat at an evening event and with such a diverse group!The feedback we have received from our guests has been fabulous and specific. So, we know Karren’s attendance really made a difference. Here’s what we have heard so far: Karren had great stories and opinions, she was charming and down to earth with a great sense of humour, she provoked thought but was accessible for our diverse audience. The interview approach was perfect for the style of event, through which the breadth of stories and messages were made very relevant and are being played back at work and at home. As a dinner guest with the range of personalities and interests at the table she was absolutely charming, very humorous, she had lots of interesting views on a range of subjects whilst keeping the conversation uplifting and down to earth. It felt as though we were having dinner with a successful, powerful but humble friend and not at a celebrity guest at a corporate event!

  5. Emap

    Karren did very well. The theatre was absolutely packed out – the only time we were full beyond capacity. Overall we were delighted – and it brought a new dimension to the conference sessions. The audience enjoyed Karren’s speech. The content was just a tiny bit ‘laddy’ at times. Her content on success, determination, staff motivation, business common sense, changing sloppy business practice was more suited to our professional audience.

  6. Upstage

    Karren was incredibly popular amongst guests. She gave a great opening speech and was open to questions and debate, so added real value to the event.

  7. Benchmark Communications

    Karren is an inspiration to all and we thoroughly enjoyed her speech. Many delegates commented she has given them determination and direction.An excellent motivational speaker. Thank you Karren!

  8. Royal College of Nursing

    The feedback thus far received indicates the day was a huge success and this was overwhelmingly due to you. Your presentation in particular generated many ideas that I will be feeding back to my colleagues. Thank you once again for delivering not only an inspiring speech, but one that our managers found invaluable in terms of applying new skills back in the workplace.

  9. Capital One

    Karren’s presentation was professional, well paced and humorous where appropriate. She shared her career history, challenges and learnings along the way, outlining her views, observations and approach to success, attitude and determination.

  10. Lewis Live

    Karren went down a storm. Our client thought she was worth every penny – and have no hesitation in recommending her highly. Karren tailored her speech without shoehorning or patronising, and made it relevant to people there.

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