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It’s a M.A.D. World – Climate

July 7 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You are invited to join us to enjoy an hour of inspiration and networking at the Aspire ‘It’s a M.A.D. (Making a Difference) World’ event focused on CLIMATE.

Come along and share ideas, network and meet like-minded women and men from across industries and sectors.

We are facing an increasingly complex and volatile world in 2021 both personally, professionally and in our communities and wider world. At this event, we will explore the latest thinking about the empowerment of women as leaders for climate change, the role of business and why businesses that focus on a triple bottom line of profits, people and planet will be the sole survivors and innovators of the future.

This event will be led by Dr Sam Collins, Founder and CEO of Aspire, named ‘One of the Top 200 Women to Impact Business and Industry’ by Her Majesty the Queen and ‘A Woman Shaping the World’ by CNN. Award-winning leadership expert, social entrepreneur, keynote speaker and internationally bestselling author, Dr Collins is a leading global voice on leadership and change for workplaces, organisational culture and community impact.

Join us and…
  • Network, gain new ideas, contacts and thinking to move forward on your aspirations for yourself, your organisation and making a difference in the world.
  • Think through how you can make a difference and impact climate change.
  • Seek diverse views to challenge your thinking with people who see the world differently.
  • Discuss the challenges and obstacles you face and brainstorm ways to overcome them.
  • Receive support, mentoring and encouragement from a like-minded network of people making a difference to themselves and others.
  • Be inspired and uplifted by others' goals and aspirations.
  • Learn about work of Aspire and our goal to make a difference to the lives of women and girls globally.
  • Network, commit to action and ongoing change and sustainability.

This event is open to women and men from all ages, industries and sectors from across the globe.

Aspire has been developing the leaders and role models of the future for the past 21 years and we were the first pioneering company in the UK to specifically focus on leadership development and social change for women leaders.


Free event


"A huge thanks. I came away feeling incredibly moved and inspired to live a bold life! I'm even more committed to supporting social change and making a difference in the world."

Marie Broad

CSR Manager, SThree

"I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone at the Aspire Team for another fantastic event. As ever, I came away feeling inspired and re-energised."

Anne Bishop

Chief Executive, British Association of Urological Surgeons

"I just wanted to say how phenomenally brilliant the event was last night.  The energy was incredible."

Jane Swift

British Telecom Programme Director and Deputy Chair of the BT Women's Executive Network


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Dr Sam Collins, Founder, Aspire for Equality

Sam is a leading global voice on gender equality and change for workplaces, organisational culture and community impact. Sam has been named one of the ‘Top 200 Women to Impact Business & Industry’ by Her Majesty, The Queen, one of the ‘Top 10 Coaches’ by The Independent and ‘Leader in the Workplace’ in the Ogûnte Women’s Social Leadership Awards. She has contributed to The Financial Times, The Guardian, CNN, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, the BBC World Service and Psychologies Magazine. She is also the author of the internationally bestselling book, ‘Radio Heaven – One Woman’s Journey to Grace‘.

Libby Ferguson, Senior Advisor, The Climate Group

Libby is passionate about making a difference on climate change through her work supporting people and organisations to take a leadership role. Following a career that spanned business, government, economic development and international relations, she stepped into her dream job in 2013 at The Climate Group leading its global government programme. Working with governments at the forefront of climate action, she led an initiative described by the UN Secretary General as a “game changer” and feels privileged to have been part of the global movement that supported the creation of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015.

Ella Matthews, Founder, 1 Planet 1 Chance

Ella Matthews is a 21 year old student who studies Liberal Arts at the University of Leeds. Alongside her degree, she runs an organisation centered around care (Care to be Better), works as a mental health – health care assistant in a mental health hospital, and leads the Pandemic Podcast (a group which aims to support other students during the pandemic). Two years ago, she co-founded a non profit environmental organisation called 1 Planet 1 Chance. Her main passion is care. She thinks it can transform the way we think and live our lives. It has been the biggest driving factor for her own self-improvement and contribution towards climate change.

Kat Haber, Founder, TRUST Climate Action Strategists

Kat is a climate action strategist, TEDx Organiser and world advocate. She helps influencers and their networks identify climate solutions to incorporate into their lives in fun ways. She brought TEDx to Homer, Alaska and Vail, Colorado, USA. She believes that ideas worth spreading deserve leaders amplifying them into action in their communities. She’s honoured to serve through Centre for Alaskan Coastal Studies, WILD Foundation and We Rotary. She walked across America in the Great March for Climate Action. She skis feverishly, laughs generously and rises up women/indigenous and youth voices.

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