Let's hear it for the girls!

Clockwise from top left: Katherine Ryan, Bonita Norris, Zoe Lyons and Jo Reynolds

Possibly the biggest theme among speaker enquiries so far this year, has been a rise in requests for female talent. As long time supporters of female speakers (be they keynote or entertainment), it's a development we certainly welcome.

Women who have particularly benefitted from this trend include, from the worlds of entertainment, Katherine Ryan and Zoe Lyons, while on a more serious note Jo Reynolds (first female firefighter, and successful businesswoman), and explorer Bonita Norris. Long may it continue, we say!