Penny Power OBE

Founder Of Ecademy & Pioneer Behind LinkedIn

Having been a business owner for over 20 years, Penny called herself an Accidental Entrepreneur for many years. Stepping out of employed work and into the risky world of business ownership was a powerful learning. The catalyst for this was the opportunity Penny saw in 1998 for business people to connect online, creating the worlds first social network for business, pre-dating LinkedIn by 4 years.

Penny leads with a culture of open, real and honest contribution to the audiences she speaks to, her intention is always to make people feel stronger and more capable and for them to see the opportunities that lie within their own ability to take personal responsibility and be a ‘leader of their own life and business”.

Penny was awarded the OBE in January 2014 for her contribution to entrepreneurship in the social digital sector.

Penny is an author of two books, “Know Me Like Me Follow Me” – 2019 and “Business is Personal” (to be launched January 2019) and understands deeply about the need to manage our emotional and mental state and our personal brands in this highly connected and open business world. Penny’s new book shares her own personal journey and explains the way she recovered from ‘being broken’, providing the delegates of events with a heart-warming, highly relevant set of tools and mindset to build the life they want in business.

• Entrepreneurship and Intrepreneurship
• Emotional and Mental Health in Business
• Community and Social Capital Building
• Being a leader of your life and business
• Managing loneliness in business

Penny is a seasoned speaker, having spoken for over 20 years on many global stages.

Penny speaks well to audiences such as small businesses, graduates, career development, women’s group, entrepreneurship. Clients have included Banks, Telco’s, Software/SaaS, Retail Brands, Hardware distribution, Business Networks, National and Local Government.

Penny also enjoys Chairing Business Events and Awards, performing her duties as an MC pre, during and post the event utilising her strong social media following and skills to promote and share the event.

To book Penny Power OBE as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

“Wow Penny was absolutely brilliant, her talk was very aspiring and she hit the nail on the head with the brief. Penny engaged the audience brilliantly, and the support she showed for the programme pre- and post-talk was amazing. She networked, tweeted (lots) and facilitated some great discussions amongst the delegates.”
EmmieNTU

“Hi Penny – I tried, but failed to get to you through the throngs of adoring women around you at the breaks, you were truly wonderful so no surprise. You’re talk was amazing, your presence even more so.”
Susie

Hi Penny, absolutely loved your talk yesterday, really resonated and helped me shift so much, thank you so much for sharing your powerful and beautiful message
Lia

It was so great to hear about your journey. Thank you for inspiring us to keep packing each other’s parachute!
Beatrix

Hi Penny, I didn’t get a chance to talk to you after your talk but thank you for sharing your wisdom today. Your heart is so big and you are in a unique position to bridge the old world and the new with your credibility and understanding.
Samantha

Penny it was truly a brilliant talk that touched me on so many levels – I found myself holding back tears as some of what you said really struck a chord. Thank you so much for that
Lara

I heard Penny speak at the Female Speaker’s Conference in London where, for me, she stood out remarkably from the rest. She was not just a speaker, she was a very much a human being speaking. She delivered her message in an engaging and passionate way but most of all she was clearly, obviously and authentically herself. It was a privilege to listen to a talk is so original and so refreshingly genuine
Hazel

I’ve always admired Penny for her contribution to the business world, and recently I’ve had the honour to hear her deliver a captivating speech on the importance of keeping business personal. And all I can say is – WOW. It is quite remarkable that businesswoman of Penny’s caliber also has a great deal of approachability and humility, two qualities of extraordinary leaders. Penny sets a bar for all entrepreneurs and speakers alike. What a Power Woman!
Lenka MABNLP, MTLTA, MABH

This was my first time seeing Penny speak at the Female Speaker Conference and my overwhelming thoughts were around how bloody wonderful it is to hear a story about a woman in business who has achieved so much and who is NICE! She spoke a lot about the importance of connection in business and that business is personal. This proved to me what I already hoped was true about success in business. I wrote in big letters across my page ‘The most enriching thing you can do is be yourself.’ Something I have always tried to live by and a great reminder. Thank you Penny.
Helen

“We booked Penny to speak at our Female Speakers Conference this year and could not have wished for a better speaker to open the event. Penny has achieve SO MUCH in her business career and still is on of the most humble human beings I know. Her talk was deep, honest, insightful, inspiring and so much more. If you are looking for a speaker at your next event that really shows POWERFUL authenticity combined with business knowledge: go for Penny! We can’t wait doing more work with her in the future.”
Annik

Hi Penny, I just wanted to write you a brief mail to say how much I enjoyed your talk at Donnie’s event last Monday. I particularly thought your openness about the ups and downs of life as an entrepreneur and the mental health challenges was exemplary: in my experience, it is extremely rare for anyone to be candid in a big company; and if they do, it tends to be in hushed, euphemistic tones to HR and not to colleagues (who might think them weak/not dependable).
John Holland

Thank you Penny – your words really resonated with me – they really made a huge impact at the right time – your journey, tips and advice are particularly helpful – especially the balance between Ego/Spirit points – and the management tools you offer- thank you !!

Hi Penny – I tried, but failed to get to you through the throngs of adoring women around you at the breaks, you were truly wonderful so no surprise. You’re talk was amazing, your presence even more so.
Susie Maguire

Hi Penny, absolutely loved your talk yesterday, really resonated and helped me shift so much, thank you so much for sharing your powerful and beautiful message.
Lia Sokhi

Hi Penny, I didn’t get a chance to talk to you after your talk but thank you for sharing your wisdom today. Your heart is so big and you are in a unique position to bridge the old world and the new with your credibility and understanding.
Samantha Dunnage

Penny it was truly a brilliant talk that touched me on so many levels – I found myself holding back tears as some of what you said really struck a chord. Thank you so much for that.
Lara Rathod

I heard Penny speak at the Female Speaker’s Conference in London where, for me, she stood out remarkably from the rest. She was not just a speaker, she was a very much a human being speaking. She delivered her message in an engaging and passionate way but most of all she was clearly, obviously and authentically herself. It was a privilege to listen to a talk is so original and so refreshingly genuine.
Hazel McCallum

I’ve always admired Penny for her contribution to the business world, and recently I’ve had the honour to hear her deliver a captivating speech on the importance of keeping business personal. And all I can say is – WOW. It is quite remarkable that businesswoman of Penny’s caliber also has a great deal of approachability and humility, two qualities of extraordinary leaders. Penny sets a bar for all entrepreneurs and speakers alike. What a Power Woman!
Lenka Lutonska

This was my first time seeing Penny speak at the Female Speaker Conference and my overwhelming thoughts were around how bloody wonderful it is to hear a story about a woman in business who has achieved so much and who is NICE! She spoke a lot about the importance of connection in business and that business is personal. This proved to me what I already hoped was true about success in business. I wrote in big letters across my page ‘The most enriching thing you can do is be yourself.’ Something I have always tried to live by and a great reminder. Thank you Penny.
Helen Reynolds

Thank you Penny Power OBE for your huge contribution this evening. So many of the Alumni apprentices genuinely touched by your message and heartfelt sharing of how they can engage positively with their world.
Ben Pike

I think Penny Power OBE inspired the whole world and each one of us in ways that are beyond our immediate perception. Takes time for the world to understand a true visionary…
Marina Nani