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Coolest Women in UK Tech

Business Insider UK has recently published the top 26 coolest women in UK Tech and it comes as no surprise that amongst the names listed are some featured speakers that can be found at Maria Franzoni Ltd.


Baroness Martha Lane-Fox is a high profile and sought after speaker with a wealth of experience on the speaking circuit having launched online travel site in 1998 during the dotcom bubble. It was one of the few businesses to survive the crash, going on to be purchased for £577 million in 2005. She entered the House of Lords in 2013, becoming its youngest female member. Martha Lane Fox continues to campaign for a better technology industry and has joined the Government Digital Service Advisory Board. A full biography and details of availability and fees can be found at


Nicola Mendelsohn is Vice President of Facebook EMEA - Nicola Mendelssohn is Facebook’s most senior executive outside of the US, and runs the social network’s presence in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Facebook opened it’s first Africa office last year and Mendelsohn was there to oversee the company’s expansion. She was also awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list last June for her work in creative industries. Aside from her work at Facebook, she’s also co-chair of the Creative Industries Council, a joint forum between the creative industry and the UK government. Mendelsohn joined Facebook in July 2013, having previously served as executive chairman of advertising agency Karamarama. She spent 20 years working for advertising agencies before making the move to the social-networking giant. It is worth noting that Nicola Mendelssohn has is a highly sought speaker and frequently booked through Maria Franzoni Ltd. Follow the link above to view her profile, availability and fees.


Baroness Joanna Shields was appointed the UK’s Minister for Internet Safety and Security and shortly after was names a Home Office minister making her a joint minister at both the Home Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Shields previously worked as a managing director for Google in Europe, ran Bebo, worked at AOL, and was then recruited by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg to help run Facebook in Europe. She was also the CEO of Tech City UK.

To read the full Business Insider article click here.

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