About everywoman

About everywoman

Advancing female talent since 1999

Engaging, advancing and retaining women in business

Around the world, a third of organisations have no women in senior positions, and yet research has proven that gender diversity of the workforce is one of the keys to business growth and profitability.

Our research has found that when women have access to both female role models in business, and quality learning and development, they are more engaged with their organisations, advance further into senior positions and are more likely to view their futures with their existing employers. All these factors add up to lower attrition rates and associated costs, better customer and workforce relationships, and, ultimately, bigger profits. This two-pronged model for success is at the heart of what everywoman does.



everywoman was founded in 1999 by Maxine Benson MBE and Karen Gill MBE, who recognised the need to change the landscape for women in business.

By setting up a forum for like-minded women to share experiences, opportunities and ideas, they provided a backdrop that enabled confidence and success to grow.

It was through the relationships forged within this community that everywoman was born and it is these diverse communities that continue to be the backbone of the organisation today.



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in partnership with everywoman

everywoman and NatWest have a long and fruitful history of working together for women in business.

Together, we provide critical tools, networking opportunities, inspiration, media recognition, resources and business solutions for Britain’s growing army of businesswomen.

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In 2017, everywoman was awarded by the Women's Business Council as Enterprise Award Winner for our work in partnership with NatWest to shine a light on female entrepreneurs' up and coming businesses as major success stories in the UK. 

Meet the team

Lucie Abberley

Event manager

Tansel Adacan

Digital programme director

Jack Barry

Digital marketing apprentice


Semma Bennett

Sales director

Ruth Blamey

Finance director

Joanna Cardow

Marketing director


Lucy Edwards

CRM & Marketing executive

Ann-Marie Egan

Events manager

Eileen Evans

Partnership manager


Kate Farrow

Director of training

Carrie Ferguson

Executive Assistant

Nicole Goodwin

Managing director, events


Joel Johnstone


Tanu Kurien

Sales director - India

Conor o'Donnell

Partnership manager


Rose Qian

Business development manager

Katie Trice

Head of event operations

Sophie Wannop

Partnership manager

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