Sonya Barlow Keynote Speaker

  • Founder of LMF Network
  • Host & BBC Presente
  • Accolades & Recognitions

Sonya Barlow's Biography

Sonya Barlow is the award-winning founder of LMF Network, a transformative talent consultancy and careers platform dedicated to up-skilling candidates worldwide. As an esteemed speaker, Sonya illuminates audiences on pressing topics like diversity, equity, inclusion, and neurodiversity.

In the helm of her career, Sonya has pioneered LMF Network to assist over 20,000 individuals across 24 countries since its inception in 2018. With an impressive online presence, she garners a following of 50,000 across social channels, amassing an average of 100,000 impressions monthly. Sonya’s expertise in diversity and inclusion has facilitated collaborations with leading brands such as Google, BBC, Financial Times, and Go Compare. Her proficiency was further underscored through her role as the Host of BBC Asian Network’s “The Everyday Hustle” and her esteemed position as the official presenter for London Tech Week.

Recent years have seen Sonya stepping into academia, joining Bayes Business School in 2023 as a Professional Mentor for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Her insights into brands and content creation are unparalleled. As an author, she penned the influential book, “Unprepared to Entrepreneur”, offering readers a candid journey into the world of entrepreneurship. Her remarkable contributions to the industry have earned her accolades like the Top 50 BAME Entrepreneurs Under 50, Top 50 Women in Tech, and a notable mention as a Forbes 30 Under 30 runner-up.

Sonya, beyond her achievements, is also a beacon of inspiration for many. As a neurodivergent British Pakistani woman, she bravely navigates the challenges of chronic migraines, ADHD, and mental health conditions. These personal experiences shape her passionate keynotes on diversity, resilience, and neurodiversity. Her speaking credentials are impressive, with two TEDx Talks under her belt and memorable moments at events like Women in Tech Go Network in Berlin.

Her role as an award-winning BBC Presenter further underscores her prowess in the industry. Named as the best radio show host in 2022 for “The Everyday Hustle”, she has been a pivotal voice in media. As the CEO of LMF Network – Like Minded Females – Sonya redefines workplace culture and bridges skills gaps. Her notable recognitions include being named among Europe’s Top 50 women in tech, Marie Claire’s Future Shaper, and the UK Entrepreneur of the Year. A testament to her global influence, Sonya has led campaigns for giants like HP, Rolls Royce, and Linkedin and graced international stages from Germany to Mauritius.

In her technological endeavors, Sonya spent five years as a senior consultant in big data, AI, and media across varied sectors. This experience gave birth to her venture into developing a tech-based solution and app. Sonya’s proficiency as a Moderator and Event MC shines brightly with her hosting duties for events like London Tech Week and CogX Festival.

Now, as she continues to champion the causes of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Sonya Barlow stands as a testament to the power of resilience, innovation, and a heartfelt dedication to positive change.

Sonya Barlow’s prowess as a speaker is not just evident in her eloquent delivery, but in the depth and authenticity of her narratives. Her unique blend of personal experiences and professional insights make her a compelling voice on any stage. Whether addressing intimate gatherings or gracing international platforms, Sonya captivates and inspires, leaving audiences with lasting impressions and actionable takeaways. It’s no wonder she is consistently sought after for engagements across the globe. In the realm of public speaking, Sonya is truly a force to be reckoned with, embodying the perfect blend of expertise, passion, and genuine connection.

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Unprepared to Entrepreneur: A Method to the Madness of Starting Your Own Business

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