International Women’s Day conference 2013 – Speaker’s profile: Claire Young

We look forward to Claire Young’s speech at our International Women’s Day conference 2013 on 8 March at City Hall supported by the Mayor of London. Here we present Claire Young’s full profile. Watch this space for all our speakers’ profiles which will be posted in the next few days.


Full Programme at this dedicated page:

In her presentation “You’re Hired”, Claire will share her insights and advice on creating a business vision and more importantly making it happen.

Claire Young, 32, is the straight talking, no-nonsense business woman who is well known for reaching the final of series 4 of BBC1’s The Apprentice (2008) watched by over 11 million viewers.


Since then she has set up numerous business ventures including, She is passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and enterprise to our younger generation and founded TeenBiz, the UK’s first business start up scheme for under 18s.

Claire works ‘hands on’ in schools (primary through to university age), and across multiple government organisations, helping students to raise aspirations, take off the blinkers and think big!

Claire supports the National Apprenticeship Service by heading up their Young Ambassador Network and works in partnership with the Peter Jones Foundation supporting Tenner Tycoon and Global Entrepreneurship Week. Recently she met with the Prime Minister for roundtable talks and has been invited to join the House of Lords Youth Unemployment taskforce. Claire has been nominated for the Queen’s Enterprise Award and is also delighted to represent the UK in The European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors. She was delighted to accept a position in the Gazelle Group developing entrepreneurship plans in college level education.

Claire is Honorary President of Young Chamber UK, a not-for-profit social enterprise organisation which is dedicated to ensuring that young people of all levels of ability and background are equipped with the skills needed to fulfil their aspirations and achieve their goals.

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She is a new mummy and founded blogging website

Now a successful young businesswoman she hopes that her story will motivate others to realise that with hard work, drive and determination anything is possible.

Claire is an experienced presenter on TV (previously presenting on GMTV / Day Break /BBC Breakfast) and regularly contributes to a variety of business magazines & papers. She currently co-hosts a weekly BBC Radio Leeds Saturday lunchtime show – Something for the Weekend.

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