Lynne has spent her whole professional life working with and for women – from selling them boutique briefs to helping them stand up and be funny!

JOURNALIST…

Nowadays Lynne writes for her own company’s website http://www.funnywomen.com, the Huffington Post and a variety of national newspapers and magazines. Lynne began her career as a journalist for magazines such as Harper’s & Queen (now Harper’s Bazaar) and Mirabelle. If you’ve seen the film, The Devil Wears Prada, you’ll get some idea of what Lynne went through when she started her career.

Read Lynne’s Huffington Post columns here

BOUTIQUE OWNER …

Lynne went on to become editor of an influential fashion trade magazine called Body Lines. What do you do when you have the absolute last word on fashion-forward frillies? You open your own lingerie boutique. Lynne’s shop – Pillow Talk in Reigate – gave her even more priceless insight to how we women tick. She learned so much from helping women purchase their most intimate items of clothing. Whether it’s buying your knickers or making a speech, it’s all about confidence.

PR GURU…

The world of public relations was a natural progression from journalism and retail. Lynne set up her first PR consultancy at the age of 27 and she’s proud of her work with successful brands such as Asda, W H Smith, The Prince’s Trust, Thames Water, Hyundai Car UK, Pepe Jeans, Umbro, Nike, Avon, Almay, Innoxa and Yardley. Lynne became a member of the Certified Institute of Public Relations and was president of Women in PR from 2001-2003.

COMEDY PRODUCER…

In 1999 Lynne had a conversation with a client that changed her life. A comedy promoter told her that there weren’t any funny women. So she created Funny Women in 2002. The rest is comedy history. Lynne has enjoyed 15 years of revenge proving him wrong by creating one of the UK’s leading comedy brands.

Have a look around Funny Women here

PERFORMANCE COACH…

Lynne runs comedy workshops for women who want to try stand-up but don’t know how to get started. She also introduces people to a range of performance techniques to improve self-confidence and presentation skills – both professionally and personally.  Lynne also offers one-to-one coaching for anyone who wants to really up their game, either as a performer or as a public speaker.

What people have to say about my workshops

AWARD-WINNER…

Lynne received two awards at the NatWest Ladies at E11even Business Awards in November 2011 – the Inspirational Woman Award and the NatWest Award for outstanding business success. Lynne was also named in the One Hundred Unseen Powerful Women (who change the world) by the charity One World Action in recognition of her work in arts and media. In November 2012 she was named Women’s Champion by the Achievers Academy for Women and more recently she was runner up for both Arts/Creative and Women’s Champion in the 2017 Kent Women in Business Awards.

Watch the film about why Lynne is a women’s champion

MEDIA PUNDIT…

Lynne is very passionate about giving women their voice, that’s why newspapers and broadcasters go to her for comment on women in comedy. Lynne has appeared on flagship BBC programmes such as the Today Programme, Women’s Hour and Radio London. She has written for the Independent and Guardian and is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post.

Hear Lynne on Woman’s Hour here

CAMPAIGNER…

Lynne is a passionate supporter of charities Refuge and Rise that help women who are victims of domestic violence. She is also a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Women and Enterprise, bringing together women in business and parliament to share skills and increase diversity.

AND IF ALL THAT WASN’T ENOUGH… 

What else? Lynne did a successful stint as TV presenter for Living. And she is writing a book. In her few moments of spare time Lynne quite likes to sleep.

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