March 24 General Meeting – Lucy Bloom
“DOING BUSINESS DIFFERENTLY”
Lucy Bloom is an award-winning leader and speaker. She’s a change-maker, exceptional communicator, and business fixer with the best mohawk in the business.
She ran a successful boutique ad agency for 20 years before she took on the start-up challenge as founding CEO of a brand new women’s health charity. In less than three years at the helm, Lucy built the policy, procedure, team and strategy which raised $7M for a network of hospitals and a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Lucy then moved on to lead a Cambodian children’s charity as the organisation’s first CEO, transforming it from an administration function to a fundraising machine with proper policy, procedure, budgeting and strategy, raising more in 12 months than the charity had raised in any year before.
Her next challenge was as Executive Director of Inspiring Rare Birds, supporting female entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. In this role Lucy Bloom created the world’s first women-only, all-inclusive speaker’s agency, offering a commercial solution to the gender imbalance on stages all over the world. Lucy has an impressive track record in communicating tricky subjects for mass appeal, strategic financial management, governance and policy as well as building and developing high-performance teams. As a conference speaker, Lucy is energetic and her style is fast-paced and fun. Her presentations are chock-full of take-home learnings to apply to work and life contexts. Lucy’s speaker areas of expertise include themes which apply broad business issues, leadership, high-performance teams, entrepreneurialism and intrapreneurialism, communication, innovation, social media success and career inspiration for events where delegates are ready to change themselves and the world. Lucy speaks from experience and from the heart, is a member of the Professional Speakers Association and has been a conference speaker for more than 15 years.