Celebrating the power of entrepreneurship as a force for social and economic change

WildHearts Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Summits

Learn how to release or enhance your entrepreneurial talents to benefit the world, whether you are just getting started or leading a multi-national.

The WildHearts GEL Summits bring together some of the world’s leading Corporate, Social and Founding Entrepreneurs to celebrate the power of entrepreneurship as a force for social and economic change. Sessions cover topics such as Attracting and Retaining Talent, Leading with Values, Corporate Responsibility and Ethical Procurement.

Our 2017 GEL Summits will be held in Edinburgh on 7th September and London on 5th October. The 2017 GEL speaker line-up includes:

Edinburgh 7th September:

Women in Leadership

  • Sylvia Douglas, Founder & Director, MsMissMrs
  • Vicki Wentworth, ‎Chief Customer & Strategy Officer, Wesleyan
  • Juliet Simpson, CEO, Stripe Communications

Business for Good

  • Alan Mahon, Founder, Brewgooder
  • Simon Berry, Founder & CEO, ColaLife
  • Charlie Wigglesworth, Director of Business and Enterprise, Social Enterprise UK
  • Pete Mullen, Head of Procurement, Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate Ltd
  • Dave Inglis, Procurement Consultant, the Louisville Consultancy Ltd
  • Martin Dick, Group Central Services Director, Robertson Group

Impact-Full Education

  • Oliver Percovich, Founder & Executive Director, Skateistan
  • Nathan Meier, Director of Development, Huru International
  • Johannah MacMartin, ‎Head of Graduate Development (EMEA & APAC), Barclays
  • Emma Jervis, Corporate Banking Graduate, Barclays
  • Jasmine Summers and Carlos Baird, Students, University of Edinburgh

London 5th October:

Women in Leadership

  • Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Senior Advisor to Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN WOMEN and global Head of the HEFORSHE initiative
  • Michal Beinisch, Innovation Officer, Barclays International and Banking & Corporate Banking COO, Barclays Israel
  • Veronica Daly, ‎Director, Parliamentary Commercial Services
  • Claire Dove, Chief Executive, Blackburne House

Business for Good- Local

  • Jes Staley, Chief Executive Officer, Barclays
  • Jenny Dawson, Founder, Rubies In The Rubble
  • Peter Macdonald, Managing Director, Autism Works Ltd
  • Simon Edwards, Commercial Director, Recycling Lives
  • Nick Temple, Deputy CEO, Social Enterprise UK
  • Andy Passey, Head of Procurement, Wesleyan
  • John Culley, Chief Procurement Officer, Amey
  • Timo Worrall, Senior Category Manager, Johnson and Johnson
  • Laura Neville, Category Manager, Serco
  • Emily Davies, Head of Social Impact, Amey

Business for Good- Global

  • Julia Friend, HR Director, AIG
  • Philippe Weber, Group Director of Mobile Money, Vodafone Group
  • Shreyasi Das, Product Manager, Milaap
  • Vimme Rathour, Responsible Business Advisor, Business in the Community
  • Kate Harcus, Sustainability and Social Responsibility Advisor, Redrow Homes Ltd
  • Ruth Poulten, CSR Consultant, NFU Mutual
  • Kieron Thompson, Category Buyer, NFU Mutual

Impact-Full Education

  • Ian B.L. Walker, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson
  • Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and The Babson Social Innovation Lab, Babson College USA
  • Rob Fryer, Director of Student Development, University of Leicester
  • Fiona Tabraham, Lead Capability & Development Manager, Network Rail
  • Jacinta Stewart, HR Director, Barclays
  • Wajid Raja, Head of 6th Form and Transitions, Park Academy West London

Places are for Micro-Tycos, WildHearts customers and supporters. To find out more and enquire about places, email info@wildheartsevents.com or check out our videos below to see some GEL highlights from previous years.

Dr. Mick Jackson,
WildHearts Founder and CEO,
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016

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