Penny Power is widely known as the founder of Ecademy. Along with her husband, Thomas Power, Penny masterminded the first social media network for businesses that ran successfully for 14 years and acted as a predecessor for sites such as LinkedIn. Penny is now booked as a female motivational speaker to share topics such as the entrepreneur mindset and journey, learning to be mentally fit for business and changing the ways we connect and grow businesses.
A passionate entrepreneur, Penny is also the founder and former Director of Digital Youth Academy, the founder and former CEO of The Business Café and the co-owning Director of Business Is Personal. All of Penny’s organisations have a successful business at heart, whether it be providing a space for local business people to gather, providing young people with qualifications in the Social Digital sector or supporting business people in achieving a fantastic working life. Penny is also the author of Business is Personal, a book in which she shares her top tips and experiences from her two decades experience as an entrepreneur.
Outside of her businesses Penny is a chat show host for Business Blonde’s TV, a show that she created to discuss the realities of business and current affairs. Understanding that sometimes business professionals feel alone, Penny is passionate about supporting budding entrepreneurs to reach the levels of success that she has. Keen to see people thrive together and build connections globally, Penny applies her family values to her businesses and also directs the BIP100.Club– a community for experts who want to find like-minded professionals.
An expert in community-based business growth, Penny is now a popular choice as a motivational female speaker to inspire other women to get into business and become entrepreneurs. Having created a highly successful social media site for businesses and helped to accelerate business growth for countless individuals, Penny is booked to speak on entrepreneurial mindsets, adversity, dealing with change and learning to be mentally fit for business. Having delivered the TEDx talk Do We Need Adversity To Have the Life We Want? and spoken for the likes of Accenture, Google and Microsoft, Penny is a seasoned speaker and a fantastic choice when looking for an empowering businesswoman.
Penny Power is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Penny delivered a powerful discussion to the Madison Logic team on the topic of taking control of your life in business. Penny was able to share real life experiences that shaped her and her perspective, which is very helpful and resonates well for those on the receiving end of the discussion. As Penny shares practical activities to implement in your daily routine, participants are sure to leave the discussion with beneficial information. Her lively personality coupled with her positive outlook on life and business is truly admirable”
“Penny is confident, enthusiastic, optimistic and full of interesting life experiences who gave us great insight in looking at self-actualisation and career progression within our diverse group at Aristocrat. We would definitely recommend and need another reason to bring her back!”
“After seeing Penny Power OBE speak on two different occasions, and both times feeling hugely inspired, I invited Penny to be one of the keynote speakers at a 3-day entrepreneurial conference I organised. Penny’s contribution to the entrepreneurial world is commendable and her experience is vast. There is no wonder she is a holder of a prestigious OBE title. Better still, she combines this with absolute honesty, open heart and at times ‘powerful vulnerability’, as I call it. As such, Penny leaves her audience deeply inspired and with a treasure trove of useful ideas for their business and life. Penny is a true gift to us- and I warmly recommend her to every event organiser who wants to bring the calibre of speakers to the next level, and make a long-lasting impact for their audiences”