Working for a large government department for many years, I have attended numerous training courses and heard many speakers, but absolutely no-one has ever made an impact on me the way that Geraldine Bown has done and continues to do. My first experience of Geraldine’s work was Jan 2006 when I saw her in a short training video on Positive Action for Women. Unlike any other training video, those few minutes made me sit up and listen! Geraldine opened up the whole question of what I could do if I wanted to and what my strengths as a woman were. The video left me wanting to know a whole lot more. I subsequently attended one of her training workshops. This course was pivotal in my life, I won’t say that it changed my life, but it gave me so many tools for me to be able to change my life where I wanted it to. The result: I am now more confident, assertive, relaxed and happy, not only in my work but in my home life as well. All of this is directly attributable to Geraldine and her fantastic work. Anybody who is lucky enough to work with Geraldine or view her work cannot fail to be impressed. I personally endorse Geraldine Bown and her training products, I know they work, and they work well. I know they worked for me.
Geraldine Bown is one of those exceptional people who lights up a room as she walks in! Full of energy, fun
Geraldine Bown inspired the development of The European Institute for Managing Diversity in 1986, of which she is a founding member and Vice-President. Her profound knowledge and conviction of the critical importance of respecting and including the diverse cultural and demographic profiles of peoples, has been the guiding principle of the EIMD since its foundation. Today the EIMD is present in 30 countries throughout Europe promoting research, models
I have known Geraldine for more than 20 years. One of her many qualities which strikes me whenever I am with her is her passion for women’s development and the energy she consistently puts into it. Geraldine was working in women’s development, Diversity and Inclusion long before they were ‘fashionable’. The first time I ever heard the word Diversity it was in a conversation with Geraldine. Geraldine is very creative (as this new project demonstrates) and I would say her greatest quality is her power to inspire. It was this quality I wanted to capture when I invited her to speak at the inaugural Extraordinary Women Conference and Awards which I founded in 2008. She was one of the most popular speakers in April 2009 and as a
Geraldine Bown is a past president of the international European Women’s Management Development Network (EWMD). Geraldine was always very committed to women and women’s development. Her two year Presidency at EWMD was only one part of the work she has been doing for over 20 years. She was a speaker for EWMD in many countries and the message was clear to all the countries and the women alike: Be yourself, be with people that trust you, find a mentor and enjoy being a woman. I was just a very young member at the time (1992) and when I was invited to join a board meeting with all the women from all the countries, I was more than impressed. I had never ever been to a board meeting, but I knew that there were usually
I know Geraldine Bown as the most dynamic speaker both when talking to