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Georgia Halston
Founder @Halston Marketing
Georgia is the Founder and Director of Halston Marketing an agency that specialises in business to business marketing and corporate communications. Working out of their Leeds office in the UK, Halston Marketing have launched projects with clients of varying sizes from start-ups to Fortune 500s. The clientele work within vastly differing industries from pharmaceuticals and industrial coatings to IoT and ecommerce. Georgia also sits on the UK board for the International Association of Business Communicators.
Lauren Riley
Founder & CEO @The Link App
Lauren has a deep understanding of the day-to-day problems professional firms and clients face. She developed The Link App to redefine the client-lawyer relationship, and she is passionate about solving common communication pain points through the innovative use of technology. As a strong advocate for diversity in business, Lauren is a prominent blogger and, media commentator. You can find more about her on www.laurenriley.co.uk and she has guest posted in many other media publications. Lauren graduated from Lancaster University in 2006 with an Honours Degree in Law. She completed her Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, Manchester, achieving a distinction. Lauren’s appearance on The BBC’s The Apprentice, in 2014, was an opportunity to not only get backing for her business idea but to share her belief that women can have it all; a highly successful career, without compromising on the things you hold dear in life.
Geseth Garcia
Co-founder @Near-Life
With a background in international development, having worked for the UN in post-war Kosovo, Geseth and her partner founded Near-Life to deliver digital role-play learning experiences to humanitarian aid workers in difficult and hard-to-reach areas. Her current focus is delivering Near-Life’s new VR authoring tool that will allow course designers to create interactive VR learning environments, and gather user data, easily. She started building websites at the turn of the century following an MA in Online Journalism from the University of Central Lancashire. A Mexican-American from Southern California, she’s swapped baseball for cricket and football for football, but desperately misses Mexican food. Outside of work, she’s committed to raising two decent people and has a love-hate relationship with the family cat.