The voices of the women who have attended our conferences, workshops & events.


"Food for my brain and food for my soul. And I can't thank you enough for the inspiration and the power of believing in what we can do. And Sam, you're fantastic! Sign up before Sam's even launched the dates. Get in touch on LinkedIn, tell Sam what you're after and it's absolutely guaranteed you will get what you're looking for."

Nikki Crossland

Head of HR WMA Region, Bombardier Transportation Ltd

"It was very inspiring, very uplifting and nothing like I thought it was going to be...yes, it was focused on empowering women, but without excluding men, and I loved that."

Aaron Braxton


"Rock your Make A Difference Leadership! Show up to anything Dr Sam Collins has with Aspire! LOVED IT!"

Kat Haber

President Haber Vision

"Absolutely do it. Come on the event and be committed to making sure that you do take action and keep connected with the women that you meet on this event because that's really where the power lies."

Laila Khan

Head of Audit - Retail Customer Products, Lloyds Banking Group

"Honestly, Sam, this event has been transformational for me. It is absolutely wonderful to be in a room where I feel welcome. where I feel inspired and invested in. And it has given me such a light inside me, and I honestly believe that from you, and all the other women in this room, that light is going to grow, and I am going to shine and all the women around me are going to shine, and we're going to build this network that people are actually going to be blinded by. I actually believe that."

Phoebe Rison

Program Manager, Middle East Resilient Livelihoods, Christian Aid

"Really life changing. It was really really life changing to be honest...And I was delighted to come back again because I wanted a bit more of that 'magic dust" was just fantastic. I feel buzzy, I feel energised, head spinning with ideas of things we can do, ways we can make a difference."

Hazel Cushion

Managing Director, Accent Press/Xcite Books

"Empowering, sobering, challenging, thought provoking, and I have come away with actions way beyond what I thought. I would not hesitate in recommending this to anyone."

Sarah Sparks

Managing Director Sparks of Inspiration Ltd

"It was a mixture of background of ages, of maturity, of self reflection, of all of that. What I found was more powerful was meeting women of a different age, of a different point in their career. Because I'm about to make decisions and it was like 'okay, what have you made (in your previous life or 20 years ago), what was the impact for you?' and 'Do I want to do the same route or something different?' It's about sharing experience on what we could do. I really found that interesting."

Marianne Constans

HR Academy Lead, Imperial Tobacco Limited

"Amazing. It really is amazing. I had no idea how good this was going to be and it's blown my mind and I'm exhausted but it's been incredible."

Chloe Foy

People Development Manager, Coexist

"I've found a really good buddy and we are going to work together. But the conference itself has given me inspiration, personally, and also on a voluntary community level. I'm running a project on my own at the moment but it's given me the courage to go and ask for help and also get others to join in to the actual project. What the conference has done is given me that extra boost to go and do it.... Don't just leave it off. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. Which I've actually already done."

Susi Maxwell Stewart

Director, Brighton and Hove Community Radio

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