People

Meet the Tribe Women Team

Dani Trudeau

Dani Trudeau

Founding director of Tribe Porty CIC and Tribe Women

Creative social entrepreneur with experience in behavioural science, third sector organisations and private businesses. Dani is committed to reimagining and redesigning the ways we live and work.

Melissa McConnell

Melissa McConnell

Programme manager, Tribe Women

Having started her first business at the age of 42, Melissa is passionate about supporting other women to believe in their unique strengths and hidden potential. Ask Melissa about finding the courage to start something new, crafting a compelling story around your brand, product design and crowdfunding.

Esther Clayton

Esther Clayton

Graphic designer and brand consultant

Designer with 20 years experience in the creative industries.

Good with: Ideas, people, type, colour, images and words.

Guest speakers and workshop leaders

Alex Humphry-Baker

Alex Humphry-Baker

Alex is an award-winning freelance Product and Service designer. With a background in both startups and agency design, Alex has a track record of helping companies like Sodak, Skyscanner and Scottish government de-risk new ventures and deliver products people actually want
By night (and absurdly early mornings), Alex is also host and founder of CreativeMornings/Edinburgh.

Dawn Breslin

Dawn Breslin

Founder of The Harmonizing Academy, a life re-design company which helps individuals grow into their full potential in a gentle and sustainable way. Dawn describes her passion for emotional well-being and unlocking human potential as a little obsessive and says her greatest lessons have come from recovering from post-natal depression in her 20’s and extreme emotional, financial and energetic burnout in her 40’s.

Sandra Macaskill

Sandra Macaskill

Creative business strategist, developing self-sustaining businesses for over 20 years, working with women, organisations and communities. She is passionate about seeing organisations bring together plans and then bring them to fruition having the necessary tools and know how to do so confidently.

Emma Maclean

Emma Maclean

Storytelling expert, inspirational and corporate speaker, change agent and mentor. Emma is passionate about helping people and organisations to craft their stories so that they repeatedly attract ideal customers, have increasing visibility and know what their legacy story is.

Kathryn Pierce

Kathryn Pierce

Founding director of Somewhere EDI CIC, supporting and championing the LGBT+ community through culture and enterprise projects and partnerships. Kath is a Fellow of the RSA, a Fellow of the School of Social Entrepreneurs, and  recently graduated with a merit in her Master of Enterprise (MEnt) postgrad degree in Arts and Cultural Management at Manchester Business School.

Mel Sherwood

Mel Sherwood

Pitch and presentation specialist, Speaker, Author, Trainer and Coach, Mel Sherwood prepares ambitious entrepreneurs and business professionals to take centre stage, embrace the spotlight and present clearly, confidently and credibly. Mel combines over 20 years’ experience in business with a background as an actor, presenter and singer to help her clients transform their lives and businesses through improved communication skills.

"I had never put myself into this reflective/intuition/visualisation journey, it was great and surprising."

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