Founder of award-winning business network Pink Shoe, Helene leads the UK Economic Blueprint for Women (UKEB) initiative, building partnerships with major organisations to boost the enterprise ecosystem, and working with a Taskforce to develop digital and practical solutions to scale women’s businesses.
This is alongside extensive management consultancy work with global clients.
Uniquely, she has been Chief of Staff for both a Conservative and a Labour Peer.
For many years she served as Chief Adviser to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship which she helped establish.
A serial entrepreneur, NED, investor and media commentator, Helene is Board Director for Quantum Leaps Inc, USA; on the Creative & Cultural Enterprise Advisory Board at Goldsmiths, London University; and was previously board adviser to Innovate. Fellow of the RSA; Fellow, Institute for Optimum Nutrition; Trustee, Tessa Sanderson Foundation; Save the Children Committee Member.
Helene has won numerous honours including eight Global Entrepreneurship Week Awards and was Chairman of Judges, Shell LiveWIRE Awards.