Winnie is an award-winning tech entrepreneur building the next frontier of hair care. Renowned as the Founder & CEO of Carra, an AI-driven digital hair health platform, Winnie is disrupting the status quo and making the £90bn global haircare industry more inclusive.
Recognised by the likes of BBC, Sunday Times Style, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Refinery 29, it comes with little surprise that Winnie is highly sought-after as a speaker for a range of corporate events, covering topics such as Entrepreneurship, Women in technology, Diversity and Inclusive haircare.
Contact Great British Speakers today to book STEM, diversity and inclusion speaker Winnie Awa for your next event.
Before setting her sights on entrepreneurship, Winnie graduated with a 1st class degree in Management and Computing, going on to forge a highly successful career as a technology consultant and product strategist at world class companies. She started her career at IBM, then Ernst & Young, and later on NET-A-PORTER, ASOS, and LVMH where she led the launch of innovative consumer technology platforms.
A passionate advocate for inclusivity, Winnie loves dedicates her time to mentoring fellow female entrepreneurs and encouraging young girls to consider STEM subjects. In her roles as part of Glamour Magazine Beauty Power List and Women’s Health Award Judge, Winnie is renowned for using her voice and platform to revolutionise the haircare industry using Tech and Data.
Recently named an InnovateUK Women in Innovation winner, Winnie has been recognised in various publications, cited in the book Palette and having contributed to Looking Beyond The Car In Front.
Here are some potential speaking topics that Winnie Awa could discuss at podcasts and speaking events:
Winnie could share her journey as an entrepreneur and provide insights on starting a business, building a brand, and finding success in a competitive industry.
As a woman who has built a career in data and technology, Winnie could discuss the challenges and opportunities that women face in the tech industry, and provide guidance on how to navigate this male-dominated field.
Winnie is a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion in the haircare industry and beyond. She could share her thoughts on how companies can create a more equitable and just society and why diversity is essential for innovation.
With her expertise in the haircare industry, Winnie could provide insights on how to care for different hair types and share tips on how to avoid damaging routines.
Normalising mental health conversations is extremely important to Winnie. As an underrepresented founder, Winnie can speak authentically about mental health challenges and share insights on how to transmute negative to positive experiences.
Winnie is passionate about sustainability and could share her insights on building a brand that is environmentally conscious and socially responsible.
Winnie has overcome numerous challenges in her career and personal life. She could discuss how to persevere through difficult times and come out stronger on the other side.
Overall, Winnie Awa’s speaking engagements can have a significant impact on listeners by providing inspiration, knowledge, guidance, and motivation to pursue their goals and make positive changes in their lives and communities. Benefits of booking Winnie as a speaker includes:
Inspirational and Motivational: Winnie’s story of entrepreneurship and success is inspiring and will motivate listeners to pursue their own dreams and make a positive impact.
Expert Insights: With her extensive experience across both corportates and startups, Winnie brings unique insight on what it takes to innovate within large organisations as well as how to disrupt the status quo in startups.
Diversity and Inclusion: Winnie’s fierce advocacy for diversity and inclusion can help listeners to understand the importance of creating a more equitable and just society, and provide proactive guidance on how to do so.
Sustainability: Winnie’s urgent call for personalising the haircare industry is aligned with UN’s sustainable development goals. Her passion for sustainability can encourage listeners to consider the environmental impact of their actions and make necessary changes for our planet.
A winning mindset: Winnie’s authentic experience can encourage listeners to take a proactive approach to managing their own mental health, whilst fostering a winning mindset.
“Winnie was a fantastic guest speaker for our client – a high profile haircare brand team. Super inspiring and engaging, she shared her fresh insights and expertise in beauty and tech innovations to inspire the team. Highly recommended and delightful to work with.”
Thank you soooooo much for your amazing talk! I know I was inspired and we have already got feedback from people saying they loved it too. We can pass on any feedback people have if you want? It’s mainly how much they loved you! (which is always nice to hear).
“In my role as Events Director of GLAMOUR, I had the absolute pleasure of working with and booking Winnie as a speaker for a number of different events. Most recently Winnie was a segment moderator for GLAMOUR’s popular Black Beauty series and hosted The Black Hair Conversation. Not only was Winnie’s delivery seamless, but she expertly captivated our in-person audience whilst simultaneously engaging our online viewers. Winnie also ensured our brand partners and sponsors were name checked – as per the brief – whilst ensuring the conversation flowed organically. Equally, Winnie ensured the Creators being interviewed remained engaging and on topic. I thoroughly enjoy working with Winnie for events and speaker engagements, particularly as when she is booked to speak or moderate, I’m always assured that the segment/s will run smoothly.”