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Wahaca founder at Women of the Future Summit

Thomasina Miers, who made TV history as the first woman to win the coveted BBC Masterchef crown (recently followed by Mauritian chef Sheline Permalloo), is the latest high-profile speaker to be confirmed at the Women of the Future Summit on May 16 at the London Hilton, Park Lane. 

Building on her TV success, Miers created the “Mexican market eating” restaurant Wahaca, which she’s grown to seven outlets across the south-east of England. The Wahaca at Bluewate recently became the first UK restaurant to recognised by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors for its sustainable fit-out.

Miers will speak about her entrepreneurial journey at the 2012 Summit, alongside inspirational leaders from across the corporate, political and private sectors.

The theme of the Women of the Future Summit is: “Responsible leaders, growth drivers”. Against a challenging economic backdrop, speakers and panellists will show how top-performing organisations and their women are delivering growth by encouraging a new generation of responsible leaders.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Financial Times Group CEO Rona Fairhead
  • CBI director-general John Cridland
  • Zoe Jackson, founder, Living the Dream Performing Arts
  • Shireen Irani, founder, iProBono

On the agenda:

  • The Role of Mentorship in Building Success
  • Achieving Personal and Professional Balance
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership.

The Women of the Future Summit takes place at the London Hilton Park Lane on May 16, 2012, and is supported by Credit Suisse and Said Business School. 

Delegates will: 

  • Learn proven techniques for optimising leadership talent; 
  •  Meet renowned business leaders engaged with the wider women’s agenda; 
  • Get groundbreaking insight from Said Business School; and 
  •  Engage in highly focused debate with established entrepreneurs.


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