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Meet Our Speakers

Pauline Miller

Chief Equity Officer | DENTSU

Business Psychologist

Pauline Miller is the Chief Equity Officer, EMEA, for global advertising agency Dentsu and leads the DEI strategy and implementation across EMEA, reporting to the CEO. Before joining Dentsu, she served as the Head of Culture at Lloyd’s of London, spearheading a profound cultural shift within the Lloyd’s market. Her efforts addressed critical issues like underrepresentation, bullying, and sexual harassment, and she played a central role in Lloyd’s acknowledgement and initial response to their historical ties to the transatlantic slave trade. Her career spans prestigious roles at State Street, Barclays Capital, Barclays Wealth, and Starcom. Beyond her corporate endeavours, Pauline's commitment to social change is evident through her advisory role with the UN Foundation's Girl Up and her trusteeship with Romildamor, a women's rights organisation. Pauline's impactful leadership makes her a captivating choice as a speaker for our upcoming interactive networking event, ACE Fest.


Jennifer Lake FRSA

Inventor | Founder of BUG GRIP | Scout

I am an inventor, mother of three children and registered disabled. I created my first product BugGrip- the universal connecting device &multi- tool, out of necessity. Bug Grip has gone on to win international global awards,UK Design Council Awards and endorsement. Awards and recognition in the baby & disability markets to which Bug Grip was designed.Other awards The Diversity Awards for Entrepreneur of Excellence 23. Female Engineers and theMintel report product recognition.Bug Grips UK patent had also been granted worldwide coverage.I am a mentor for Innovate UK KTN- Women in innovation 23/24. Guest lecturer Warwick university 2nd year design students. London College of Communications MA students, guest speaker. I am also a football scout for a premier league club. Finally I am an advocate for parents navigating their way through education with system who have issues or concerns.


Selina Morgan- Gayle

Founder | Mediator | Mentor

Selina Morgan-Gayle Founder and CEO of SMG Mediation, the acronym for ‘Settlement through Mediation with our Guidance’. Selina is the First Black Female multi award-winning Mediator and Mediation service company in the UK. Mediation Champion of The Year 2018, Mediator of The Year 2019/20, Finalist for Best Woman in Business in Legal Services 2020, Certificate of Excellence for Legal services Bark 2019/20 and Finalist Women 4 Africa Woman in Legal 2022.Selina provides individuals and businesses a dispute resolution through mediation for legal disputes in Civil & Commercial, Employment, Workplace and Family areas. Purposefully taking pride in building and rebuilding relationships, collaboratively in a safe environment to resolve

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Patricia Wing

Founder | Corporate Lawyer - SULE

Host of the ACE Fest Legal Panel, Patricia previously worked for top-tier city law firms supporting the UK’s leading startups from incorporation through to fundraising and exit. Outside of all things legal, at age 19, Patricia also built one of SE London’s biggest grassroots football club. Passionate about working with startups and democratising access to startup legal support, she has built the legal hub for startups throughout the UK, Europe & Middle East. Outside of all things legal, at age 19, Patricia is ready to share legal insight to help support your business growth at ACE Fest.

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Ozgur Kaplan

Founder | Chief Visionary Officer -

(Turkish/Kurdish immigrant, 25+ years UK military) led him to explore the power of technology for good. After fostering teamwork in various fields, he witnessed online collaboration's potential in 2020. This sparked his mission: building an innovative online space to unite passionate individuals. Now a visionary leader, Oscar leverages his background to bridge the digital divide and empower changemakers. DLT HUB is a Community Interest Company building digital platforms that connect communities and technology. We empower individuals of all backgrounds to become changemakers by providing the resources they need to thrive online. Join our vibrant community and use technology to create positive change!


Micheal Barrett

Chartered Trade Mark Attorney | Solicitor - MARKS&CLERK

Michael is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and solicitor with over 15 years of experience specialising in trademark protection and registration across various industries, including financial services, digital transformation, medtech, and sports. He holds degrees from Cambridge and Liverpool Universities and a Postgraduate Certificate in Sports Law from King’s College London. Since joining Marks & Clerk LLP in 2017 and becoming a Partner in 2021, he has led the Financial Services sector group and provided comprehensive trademarks guidance, including portfolio management and litigation. Michael speaks English and has knowledge of French and Spanish. He maintains a keen interest in tennis, recently participating in the Moonshot Cup’s pro-am event.

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Vanessa Belleau

CEO | Founder | Coach

Vanessa Belleau is the founder of High Fifteen Limited, a boutique inclusive high-performance consultancy and leadership coaching business. She has been described as ‘an exceptional catalyst and thought leader’ by a few CEOs and MDs. She influences and guides leaders to support everyone to perform at their best in the workplace. She has worked with a variety of organisations ranging from charities, micro companies, start-ups and Fortune 500 organisations. She dreams of a world where she will not need to speak about equity and belonging anymore as these will be standard practices. Yet, as we are not there yet, she uses her voice, expertise and passion to lead the conversation and do the work with those who want to level the playing field!

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Arlyne Chinyanganya

Founder | Accountant | Coach

Arlyne Chinyanganya, Founder of Roots to Froots financial wellness, brings over 12 years of accounting expertise. Passionate about destigmatising financial conversations, Arlyne hosts workshops and panels, empowering individuals and businesses through clear, honest advice. As a Women in Leadership (WIL) ambassador for CIMA, she fosters diversity in finance.

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Seven Jacobs

Founder | Startup Advisor | VC

Seven Jacobs is a speaker and multiple-time founder whoo aims to inspire connection, focus, and energy in leaders. He is also the Startup and VC Lead at Colorintech, a non profit organization supporting underrepresented folks in tech where we runs and leads an accelerator support pre-seed companies, and an investor network to connect the community to investors.

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Nadine Campbell

Founder | Ace Entrepreneurs | Business & Marketing Consultant

Nadine has 20 years experience in business and marketing, founder of ACE Entrepreneurs and marketing consultancy The Digital Helpdesk. Partner level Marketing Consultant and Digital Lead, with extensive experience within media agencies, brands, start ups and consultancies. Expert in business strategy and management, marketing, partnerships, tactical campaigns, analytics and data. Previous clients include brands Sky ShowTime, Sky Group, Huawei, Samsung, Unilever, Ford, Virgin Media and Mobile, Britvic, Group M and Omnicom agencies.

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