Think WomenProfessor Deborah Eyre | 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023 Transforming Education: A Visionary Approach to Student Success Professor Deborah Eyre has been interested in education all her life, and her experience in helping international and UK schools has a...
40 Outstanding Global Women
To celebrate INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY our Think Women: Inspire Inclusion event in London on the 8th March 2024, we are profiling forty inspirational female leaders who are making a real difference in a wide range of international roles.
See the latest profiles in Think Global People/Relocate Magazine 40 Outstanding Global Women.
P.62 Sheryll Young, Strategic Global Mobility Management Consultant, VialtoPartners
P.64 Sharon Michnay, President of Relo Network Asia
P.66 Keryn Mendes, Global Mobility manager, Aurecon
P.76 Professor Deborah Eyre, Founder & Chair of High Performance Learning
P. 80 Karlijn Jacobs, World’s First Ombudsperson for International Children, Expat Valley P. 82 Fiona Mckenzie, Head of Carfax Education
This series will recognise the high calibre of women working in international leadership roles, learning more about their professional journey and lifting the lid on their unique leadership styles.
Think WomenFiona Mckenzie | 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023 Leveraging life experience to build a global career Fiona Mckenzie is Head of Global Consultancy (Private Clients) at CarfaxEducation, helping parents to access the very best education for their child toset them...
Think Women Karlijn Jacobs | 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023Improving children's experiences in international moves When Professor Rob Kelly’s toddler gate crashed a live CNN interview back in 2017, few could have known then that many of us with families would go on to...
Think WomenSheryll Young | 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023Creating true inclusion Sheryll Young is a passionate advocate for inclusive talent mobility management. Her decade-long career in global mobility started in an internal role at PwC. Today, she holds a client-facing...
Think WomenSharon Michnay | 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023Encouraging leaders to recruit inclusively Asia is the world’s largest economic and trading region, with inter-region talent mobility on the increase. Sharon Michnay, president of Relo Network Asia, is dedicated to...
Keryn Mendes leads the global mobility programme at Aurecon, an Australian design/ engineering/advisory company with 6,500 employees across the APAC region.
Pam Mundy, Executive Director at Pam Mundy Associates Ltd. talks about her career.
Emma Johnson MBE is one of the world’s foremost clarinettists. A bestselling recording artist, former BBC Young Musician of the Year, lecturer and composer.
Dr Anino Emuwa is an advocate for gender balance in leadership, and convenes across a wide range of global and regional communities of women CEOs and founders, including 100 Women@Davos and the Africa Women CEOs Network.
Caroline Thorley-Farrer, Group Global Mobility Director at Worley, is at the forefront of innovating inclusive approaches to recruiting, retaining and developing internationally mobile talent. Drawing on her own global experience, Caroline is finding ways to make the benefits of a multinational career available to all.
Ellen Shustik from Inner Wings Foundation is an inspirational leader who is passionate about training for children and teachers to help combat the rising incidence of childhood anxiety and mental health issues post-Covid. Ellen has had a varied international career in politics and democratic support.
Salma Shah launched her book ‘Diversity, inclusion and belonging in coaching’ in April 2022, a practical guide that allows coaches, leaders and line managers to create an inclusive culture of belonging and psychological safety to ensure that all employees flourish. In March 2023, her book was shortlisted for the business book awards.
Claudine Hakim is Head of Advancement, Transitions & Student Support at the International School of London. She is a pioneering educator, pedagogical leader and current chair of Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN). Her passion is Positive Transitions Care for internationally relocating families – and more widely supporting all students to make successful transitions in their education.
We chatted to Jenny Hinde, Executive Director at The Clear Company, a UK-based diversity and inclusion firm that focuses on inclusive recruitment and talent management. Jenny is passionate about promoting equality for women, and gives a fascinating insight into what makes an excellent, impactful leader.
Esther Clark of Inspired Education Group, has had a truly international upbringing and career, working for global brands such as BMW and the Government of Canada, and gives some inspiring advice for future female leaders.
Gina Lodge, founder of World View, talks about her journey from leading IT projects early-career at Shell Chemicals International to this year’s impactful Reykjavik Forum of Women Political Leaders.
Manuela Zerega Westin co-founded Beautiful Apartments Sweden, the 2022 Think Global People Relocate Award-winning serviced apartments company.
Michelle Reilly, CEO of contractor, tax and compliance management company 6CATS International, has lived and worked around the world from Singapore to Finland and Brazil.
Kay Kutt, CEO at Silk Relo says that as she turned 30, she realised that asking questions and learning about people had the power to enhance her life and her career.
Brenda Levis is the founder and President of destination services provider NYC Navigator. Leaning into her love of travel and living overseas, she is building businesses that empower globally mobile families and champion women, wellbeing and inclusion in global mobility
Ingrid Pope understands the importance of a sense of home when employees and their families are on the move. Discover how to make the transition to another location and rebuild your networks while decluttering your past and making room for a new future of possibilities whether you are a global nomad or on your first international assignment.
Women's History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. In order to highlight the amazing achievement of women within the global mobility sector, Relocate Global is showcasing 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023 who have made a...
Rebecca Hollants Van Loocke, COO EMEA Frasers Hospitality advised to embrace any opportunity, try as hard as you can, and never beat yourself up if you fail, to any young person starting out in their career today.
As Head of Marketing at CMC Invest UK, Meridyth Park is immersed in the Fintech sector, and her mission now is to give them as many opportunities as possible to progress their careers in the tech and fintech space too.
Anna Kavelj is the MD of multi-award winning Elite Woodhams Relocation, a destination services provider covering Australia and beyond.
Caitlin is a senior Global Mobility Professional with 20 years’ experience across Policy, Operations, Advisory and Strategy.
Sonya Rees, a Partner at tax, accounting and business advisory firm Blick Rothenberg is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in all its forms, including financial wellbeing for women.
Siobhan Cummins has worked in Global Mobility for over 35 years and during this time has seen many changes in the both the demographic of mobile employees and the increased complexity in global mobility programmes. She shares ways that Global Mobility is changing to adapt to critical talent shortages.
Julia Onslow-Cole is a highly regarded specialist migration and policy lawyer. In her interview for Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women, she notes the changing needs of international assignees after the pandemic and the importance of looking after the welfare of families as a key to a successful international assignment.
We spoke to Mary Biddlecombe, Executive Director – Development and External Relations, at TASIS, The American School in England. Mary has forged a successful career across multiple sectors by connecting and leading people.
We spoke to Dr Susan Doering, an executive trainer, coach and author, who specialises in helping professional women to make transitional career changes that will help them to flourish. Read her tips for handling a career crossroads.
We spoke to Julia Palmer, the Chief Operating Officer of Relo at Santa Fe Relocation. Julia works with a diverse range of clients, from large organisations to smaller teams with only a handful of assignees. Julia tells how she uses her own expat experiences to be an effective leader.
We spoke to Dr Sue Shortland, whose career across the corporate consulting world, research and teaching, has driven evidence-based decision making in HR and international assignments. She’s witnessed women’s participation in expat roles rise over the years, which is an important step in gaining promotion.
We spoke to Jo Wakeham, Group Managing Director at relocation management company K2 Corporate Mobility. Jo has crafted her career around helping international businesses thrive, but she firmly plants her success in the practice of people first in everything they do.
Asma Bashir is co-founder of Centuro Global, a company which simplifies the international expansion journey, using an innovative technology platform. Asma attributes her success to being willing to take risks and being ambitious in the face of hardships.
Entrepreneur Ann Ellis, co-founder and CEO of global workforce solutions company, Mauve, is a go-to expert when it comes to relocating employees and international assignments. She talks about her career and the importance of supporting women leaders.
We spoke to Laura Ashley-Timms, one of the UK’s top Executive Coaches and CEO of Notion. She believes in the transformational power of communication and is on a global mission to deliver impactful behavioural change in leaders across a range of organisations.
We spoke to Alison Green, executive coach and director of WOMBA. Alison believes that good communication is key for effective leadership, and works with leaders and teams to help them to achieve the work life they want.
We spoke to Rachel Davis, Co-CEO of Armstrong Craven, a global talent mapping and pipelining partner for scarce and senior positions. Rachel is passionate about encouraging women to move into senior leadership roles and fully understands the challenges many women face when climbing the corporate ladder.
As part of our Think Women Outstanding Global Women series, we spoke to Sharmla Chetty, CEO of Duke Corporate Education. Sharmla has an impressive track record of driving transformation through leadership in a wide range of industries across over 80 countries.