Heather White


The CEO and founder of Smarter Networking Limited, Heather White has been a Networking and Personal Brand Expert and for well over a decade having not only trained thousands on how to access the right people as well as personally facilitating connections between hundreds of people. Understanding the importance of marketing following the launch of her own business in 1999, White quickly understood the importance of not only networking effectively but also intelligently.

A visionary, Heather White instantly understood how vital it was to connect to the right people and get results from those connections. Launching Smarter Networking to help corporations unlock the true values within their organisations in terms of both talent and sales, White’s business has gone on to become the benchmark for business development making Heather White an outstanding choice to hire as the after dinner speaker for a range of events and functions.

Effectively utilising her esteemed method, Heather White has helped numerous clients develop long-term trusted relationships and achieve significant results for both themselves and their connections throughout the course of their careers. Heather claims that: “Successful and effective networking relies on creating plans and strategies that are directly aligned to personal objectives, the business and sales.”

This proficient framework has led Heather to work with a number of the UK’s leading organisations including the likes of Ernest & Young, Telstra International, KPMG, RBS amongst many more. An incredibly demanded and sought after keynote speaker that specialises in strategic networking, Heather White’s presentations are precise and encouraging ensuring people will be provoked to think outside their comfort zones. An effective communicator that engages her audience, Heather White is confident authentic networker that is certain to be an outstanding speaker that can be hired through the Champions Speakers Agency.

In addition to her renowned work with Smart Networking, Heather’s diverse experiences and expertise helped her to create Boardroom Ready, a business set up to answer the frustration of senior executives seeking commercial boardroom experience by providing personal development for the highest achievers within the corporate world. An organisation of the utmost importance that was held in the highest regard, White’s principal role is to find and match senior executives with boards across all sectors, offering networking coaching where relevant enabling her to add yet another dimension to presentations and speeches.

Heather’s experience as a conference and keynote speaker immediately engages people at every level and puts them at ease. For this reason, she is in demand as a keynote speaker, with her previous speaking engagements including TEDx Oxbridge, The European Association for International Education & The Safety & Health Expo in London. An accomplished and esteemed practitioner and speaker that is globally acclaimed as a networking specialist, an event with Heather White as your speaker will transform the quality of connections your business makes forever!

To book leadership speaker, Heather White to speak at your corporate event or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

  • Career Networking
  • Personal Brand
  • Networking for new business
  • How to Work a Room
  • Breaking into new sectors / industries / regions
  • Breaking down barriers within organisations

“At the recent EAIE conference in Liverpool Heather gave a lunch-time plenary on the art of effective networking. Making new professional contacts is challenging whether you’re a newbie in the field or a full-fledged veteran and Heather shared a whole host of ideas on how to network effectively and efficiently. She soon had the whole room buzzing as participants put into practice her great tips.”
– Laura Howard, Immediate Past President of European Association for International Education (EAIE).

“At the 2015 FERMA Forum in Venice I had the pleasure together with approx. 150 people to experience Heather White talk about how to become a better networker at the Women in Risk Management Lunch. Heather showed great enthusiasm and knowledge on the subject and so she achieved very quickly rapport with the audience.”
– Helle Friberg, Group Insurance Manager at Hempel A/S.

“Heather has boundless energy and an obvious passion for helping SMEs succeed and grow their businesses. Hearing Heather speak at a recent event was enlightening, insightful, and most of all fun. Great structure, well thought through interactive sessions, and razor-sharp focus. I learnt many things, and it was pleasure to take part.”
– Mark Cobbold, Director – PORTENTA, Product Management & Business Consultancy.