A proactive alliance of global leaders from politics, business, academia and enterprise. World Business Women  was created by Helene Martin Gee and launched by The Rt Hon Theresa May MP,  calling it "A unique opportunity to create lasting connections across diverse nations, businesses and sectors"

A Savvitas programme, WBW  aims to boost opportunities for women in business and encourage collaboration between women from every sector, through bi-monthly WBW Caucus meetings and WBW Day each October. WBW brings together global business leaders to amplify women's leadership and enterprise.

Founder & President

Helene Martin Gee

Savvitas Founder  NED,  Entrepreneur, Investor and Parliamentary Adviser 

The WBW initiative is growing across nations and in all sectors of business and society. We're bringing together remarkable business leaders to seek solutions, explore opportunities and build a strong peer group. 

We are delighted with the support from our Patron, The Rt Hon Theresa May MP.  And thank you to each of our wonderful participants,  as WBW continues to engage leaders worldwide.

Helene Martin Gee

With World Business Women we’re creating a global women's business network to learn and trade with. We’re closing the enterprise gap. Together.

Sue Lawton MBE, World Business Women Chairman 


Sue Lawton MBE

Moderator, UN High Level Panel Women's Economic Empowerment

Sheetal Mehta Walsh

Government of Alberta, VC, Founder, Shanti Microfinance 

Thaima Samman

Partner at Samman President at European Network for Women In Leadership

Julie Baker

Head of Enterprise and Climate Engagement , NatWest

Merlin Hay

The Earl of ErrollHouse of Lords 

Amita Krishna 

Managing Partner of KrisTEL 

Fiona Capstick

Head of Technology, Government of Jersey

Jill Pay

Chairman Savvitas Senate, NED, Former Sergeant at Arms UK Parliament

Maggie Berry OBE

Director, Heart of the City

Maggie Semple OBE

Non Executive Director at Jamaica National Bank UK Ltd. Owner of Maggie Semple Ltd

Fleur Bothwick OBE

EMEIA Director of Diversity and Inclusion at EY and co-author of Inclusive Leadership

Sucharita S Eashwar

Founder Catalyst for Women Entrepreneurship  Co-Chair B20  Women in Action Council

Anna Sofat

Associate Director, Wealth, Progeny  Founder of the Are You In Movement

Angelique Mohring

Founder & CEO, GainX London & Canada

Yesim Sevig

Secretary General, KagiderWomen's Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey

Sarah Matthew

Founder  The Vibrant Company

           Yvonne Greeves                 Director of Women in Business NatWest Group

Diane M Edwards MBA

President JAMPROTrade & Investment Jamaica

Lynne Copp

Founder The Worklife Company

Baroness Uddin

Non-affiliated Life PeerHouse of Lords

Peter Zerp

Driving Supplier Inclusion & Diversity at Accenture

Brenda King MBE

CEO AC Diversity European Economic & Social Committee

Ling Tyler-Bennett

Managing Director  HDA Associates Ltd

Roshaneh Zafar

Founder & Managing  Director Kashf Foundation 

Sadaffe Abid

Founder CIRCLE WomenAdvancing women & girls through tech

Noreen Cesareo

Founder & principal Market AccentsDirector Malta Business Network

Antonella Ragona

Owner at Marketing NestLondon & Milano

Dr Pauline Crawford-Omps Corporate Heart International, speaker, Author

Alisa Gus 

Co-founder & CEO at WishKnish CEO VeeSee

Debbie Assinder

West Midlands Enterprise Champion at Enterprise Nation

Kathy Slack OBE

Chief Executive Enterprise M3Local Enterprise Partnership

Craig Tracey MP

Chairman The All Party Parliamentary Group for Women & Enterprise 

Jean Chawapiwa

Founder, Win Win Solutions 4 Africa Consulting Director WEConnect, South Africa

Carol Cooke

Founder & Creative Director of Scrumptious Production

Elaine Gold

Chair of an NGO Board, & Global Advisor & Director Global Entrepreneurship Network UK

Grainne D'Arcy

EMEA Strategic Sourcing Manager at Intel Corporation,  Supplier Diversity & Inclusion 

Margret Kiener Nellen

Lawyer, Director Peace Women Across the Globe, former member of Swiss Parliament 

Susan Greenwood FRSA

Magistrate,  Enterprise Champion Deputy Chairman, Pink Shoe Senate 

Ishreen Bradley MBA

Chief Inspiration Officer Equality Pioneers 

Julie Birtles

Leadership Transformation | People Development,  Founder Beyond Excellence

Christina Scott

Founder & Managing DirectorBeYonder

Nolly Maseko

Member Future Leaders Shadow BoardWomen in Banking and Finance- UK

Jaqueline Winstanley      Founder & CEO Universal Inclusion APPG for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Julie Kapsalis 

Chair at Coast to Capital LEP and Managing Director at Chichester College Group

Vanda Green

                 Owner at Green Light Consulting                      Director  BoardAble programme