Karren Brady is a leading businesswoman, best known as the former Managing Director of Birmingham City Football Club and the current Vice-Chair of West Ham United. Making headlines for being the first woman to hold such a position in high-profile football, Karren has since become a successful businesswoman. Now booked as a female motivational speaker, Karren covers topics such as entrepreneurial spirit, world-class branding and the key ingredients to success.
Karren became the Managing Director of Birmingham City FC in 1993. The first woman to hold such a position within high-profile football, Karren encountered a great deal of sexism, but nonetheless tackled the role head-on. She was appointed as the Vice-Chair of West Ham United in 2010, with other prominent roles such as Chairman of Kerrang!, Non-Executive Director of Channel 4, Ambassador for Barclay Life Skills and Chairman of Taveta following.
Outside of business management, Karren has also acted as an aide to Lord Sugar on The Apprentice, demonstrating her prowess as an influential businesswoman. Karren has also been named on both the 100 Most Powerful Women in the United Kingdom list by Woman’s Hour and the 100 Most Powerful Women in Britain list by The Sunday Telegraph. She has also claimed the 2006 Woman of the Year award and the 2007 Vitalise Businesswoman of the Year award. Also involved in politics, Karren has acted as the UK Government’s Small Business Ambassador and been appointed Life Peer Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge in the City of Westminster.
Named in Debrett’s Top 500 Most Influential and Inspirational People in Britain, Karren is now booked as a speaker for events. A highly influential woman, Karren has continually proven that women are equally capable as men in business, having scaled male-dominated industries and reached the top. A role model to other women in sport, Karren has been named on the 50 Most Influential Women in British Sport by The Guardian. When looking for a speaker who talks on entrepreneurial spirit, being the best you can be, top tips for success and building world-class cultures, look no further than Karren Brady.
Karren Brady is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“As one of the UK’s leading hospitality brands, we recently engaged Karren to deliver a keynote speech at our annual conference in Manchester for circa 2200 delegates. Karren’s speech was totally ‘on message’ and really resonated with our team members. Karren’s appearance created a real WOW for our team members at Costa Coffee”
“Thank you for taking the time to talk to the ladies at Capital One, they found your talk motivating, inspiring and refreshingly honest!”
“Thank you for making the conference such a resounding success. Overwhelmingly positive feedback, the delegates were truly impressed”