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Dr. Vanessa Marcie:


Dr Vanessa Marcie is the founder and CEO of Leading With Humour, an innovative change management consultancy firm. She is one of the pioneer in change management through humour, a contributor to HBR France and a guest lecturer for prestigious business schools such as HEC Paris and Cambridge Judge Business School. She is a former VP Business Development for London & Partners, The international trade, investment and promotion agency for London. Her clients include: Linkedin, Inmarsat, UK Department for International Trade, BPI France. She has been featured on Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, La Tribune.

She has also given keynotes for top universities, business schools and non-profits. All of her keynotes are based on science, her 20 years experience and academic research. Outside of her business, Vanessa partners with Non-profits promoting inclusion and diversity.


Samantha Haran:


Samantha Haran is a fashion and culture writer, academic tutor, creative and Honours Law student at the University of Queensland in Australia. She runs her own namesake creative agency exploring the relationship between fashion, culture and identity through an anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist lens. Samantha has also worked on a range of ethical fashion creative projects, including the High Fashion Twitter Met Gala, Undress Runways and Brisbane Fashion Month and contributed to varies academic and fashion publications.

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