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2022 Speakers


Griselda began her career as an electrical engineer, she then veered into business having been influenced by the challenges and successes that her parents experienced as entrepreneurs. She trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with one of the BIG 4 professional services firms but now runs her own businesses, Forward Ladies included. Griselda is a mother of two beautiful children. She is extremely passionate about positively impacting the future of women and girls in the workforce. Griselda joined Forward Ladies as a member and was hooked.


Louise Hardy is a chartered civil engineer who rose to director level within the engineering profession, most notably as Infrastructure Director responsible for programme managing a £2bn portfolio of projects on the London 2012 Olympic Park. In 2015 she began building her non executive portfolio career with a mix of public sector and FTSE250 board roles plus voluntary work within the Institution of Civil Engineers and as a STEM ambassador and diversity champion. She was listed in the inaugural Top 50 Influential Women In Engineering list, June 2016; in conjunction with the Daily Telegraph and WES. and the FT Top 100 Influential Women Leaders In Engineering, 2019.

Louise currently sits on the FTSE listed boards of Balfour Beatty the UKs biggest construction contractor; Severfield, the UKs largest steel fabricator and the house builder Crest Nicholson. She is also Chair on the Oriel Project, overseeing the build of the new NHS Moorfields eye hospital in London.

Louise is Mum to ten year old twin daughters.

2022 Agenda

10:30 – Registration and Networking
11:25 – Take your seats

11:35 – Welcome

11:45 –  Speaker – Louise Hardy – Business Woman of the Year 2021

12:05 –  Speaker 1 – tbc

12:15 – Lunch – starter and mains
13:15 – Winners announced

13:35 – Speaker 2 – tbc

13:40 – Winners announced

14:10 – Dessert and coffee

14:30 – Panel

14:50 – Keynote speaker

15:10 – Winner announced – Business Woman of the Year
15:15 – Closing remarks – Griselda Togobo, CEO, FL

15:25 – Charity raffle prizes & Photographs of winners

15:30 – Networking and post awards drinks

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