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Lady Michelle

Mone, OBE

Lady (Michelle) Mone, Baroness of Mayfair OBE, is one of the most sought-after inspirational speakers of our time. Recently voted the UK’s Number 1 Woman speaker, she is best renowned as one of Britain’s most influential ladies; both an entrepreneur and an advocate for equality for women in business.

Founder of Ultimo Brands International, the UK’s leading lingerie brand for the last two decades, she set out with a vision of helping women look and feel they're very best. It was upon that simple concept Baroness Mone built her career and influence, being honoured with a Life Peerage to the House of Lords by the Prime Minister and an OBE from Her Majesty the Queen for her outstanding contributions to the business.

Baroness Mone grew up in the impoverished East End of Glasgow when, at the age of fifteen, her father fell ill and was subsequently declared paraplegic and wheelchair-bound for life. This forced Michelle to leave school without any qualifications in search of full-time employment, sparking her instinct for entrepreneurship. At the age of just 22, she excelled herself to Head of Sales and Marketing in Scotland for the Glasgow-based Labatt’s Brewers, however, was made redundant after two short years.

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In 1996, after only six weeks out of work, Michelle was at a dinner dance wearing a very uncomfortable cleavage enhancing bra. It was here the Baroness had an epiphany on what the lingerie industry was missing, and the world famous Ultimo bra was born.

After the launch of Ultimo, Michelle quickly established herself as one of Scotland’s finest exports, winning the World Young Business Achiever Award in 2000 at the Epcot Centre in Flo...

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Testimonials

Michelle was very open and honest about the highs and lows in her life. It was refreshing – so down to earth

- Marks and Spencer

I would like to pass on my thanks to Michelle for a truly memorable day on Friday. Michelle scored 10 out of 10 across the board for her keynote speech; she was captivating, moving, honest, heart-warming, inspiring, funny, and more! The audience absolutely adored her and she was an absolute pleasure to deal with on the day. Thanks again

- Estate Agency of the Year Awards

Thank you! Every student was so very very impressed. I would say Michelle was the best speaker we have ever had. Everything that she mentioned was a personal story of her commitment, ambition and drive. Very inspirational to all the students.

- Claire Laws BPP Law School

Michelle was truly inspirational, and the feedback from 100's of people that attended have been exceptional. 5 star in all areas. Genuine, funny and motivational... No doubt that Michelle is now a role model to a lot more people! We can not wait to get her back

- UK Managing Director Action Coach