Lauren Mahon; Broadcaster, presenter, writer, opinion former and charity campaigner
Whether you know her as the feisty, relatable girl, unknowingly matched with her mate, forever ‘friend-zoned’ and inexplicably unlucky in love, on Channel 4’s ‘First Dates Hotel’, or as one third of the powerhouse trio kicking cancer’s arse on BBC 5Live’s number one iTunes podcast ‘You Me & The Big C’, one thing is for certain; broadcaster, presenter, writer, influencer and charity campaigner Lauren Mahon is a force to be reckoned with.
And how do you begin to describe the achievements of a self-made female boss who took a devastating cancer diagnosis and:
Turned it into an online platform with a following of hundreds of thousands
Started a fundraising community that raises significant amounts of money that goes directly to help fellow cancer sufferers.
Created a successful merchandise company.
And also hosts a number one podcast.
In the last few years since her Breast Cancer diagnosis in 2016, Lauren has achieved so much. Her award-winning number one BBC 5Live podcast ‘You Me & The Big C’ won Gold for Best New Show at the 2018 Gold Aria Awards and Best Podcast at the BBC Music & Radio Awards.
She has masterminded the design and distribution of a range of slogan t-shirts aka TIT-TEES, raising over £60,000 for her chosen charities, culminating in a landmark collaboration with Miss Selfridge.
She has featured on BBC Breakfast, Stand Up To Cancer, The One Show, BBC London and talkRADIO, talking to millions of people about her life experiences; from cancer, to dating, to fashion and everything in between.
She has presented ‘Up All Night’ and can be heard as a regular contributor on ‘The Sarah Brett Show’ on BBC 5Live. She has worked with a number of huge brands including Pai Skincare, Pantene, Campo Viejo, Flash Pack, Olympus and Bloom & Wild Flowers and featured in campaigns for Pretty Little thing, Warehouse and Debenhams.
Lauren won ‘Inspirational Founder Of The Year’ at the Stylist LIVE Retail Awards and the ‘Triumph Award’ at the Inaugural Stylist Remarkable Women Awards 2019.
As well as collecting a prestigious Webby Award in New York, having won a worldwide public vote.
She has spoken about her journey at events for BAFTA, Estee Lauder and Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival and has been featured in The Sun, The Guardian and The Independent, plus Red, Glamour, Elle, Grazia and Look magazines; all who wanted to tell their readers about the inspirational young woman who turned a devastating diagnosis into a positive force for change while empowering other people along the way.
And she shows no signs of slowing down.
2019 culminated in Lauren being named on the BBC 100 Remarkable Women list.
The list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019.
Charismatic, sympathetic and approachable, Lauren is the girl next door making a huge difference.
Empowering and inspiring her audience, Lauren is looking forward to continuing her work in the world of broadcasting as well as working with brands to bring light and understanding to important issues affecting young people in today’s world.