To be inspired.

To have open, meaningful discussions.

To share and learn from fellow exceptional women.

In our industry it's important to find space for women leaders to share experiences, common concerns and learnings. Earlier this year, we launched Limitless specifically for this purpose.

As we reflect on the initiative, we are delighted to see the Limitless community continue to grow and proud to facilitate such valuable, honest conversations alongside hugely inspirational keynote speakers - 25 year financial services veteran, India Gary-Martin, one of the most influential women in tech, Dr. Sue Black, distinguished Labour politician, Baroness Jan Royall of Blaisdon and editor-in-chief of Elle UK, Farrah Storr.

Our next event will take place on Thursday 9th July, please keep an eye out for further updates.

Latest event - International Women's Month

Our latest Limitless event took place Thursday 5th March at Fortnum & Mason in London. We welcomed the exceptional Farrah Storr as our keynote speaker - multi award-winning editor-in-chief of Elle UK, former editor-in-chief of Women's Health and Cosmopolitan, author of The Discomfort Zone, Social Mobility Commissioner and one of one of the capital’s most powerful change makers in media according to The Evening Standard’s Progress 1000.

During her keynote, Farrah shared with us the importance of being comfortable with discomfort - exploring how challenge and change can unlock creativity and human potential. She also discussed authentic, honest leadership, how to create a tribe within your teams and embracing imposter syndrome.

Keynote speaker - Farrah Storr

Farrah has been an editor-in chief for over ten years. She was the founding editor of Women’s Health, the most successful magazine launch of the millennium and Cosmopolitan magazine, where she was tasked with reimagining it for a new audience increasing circulation by an unprecedented 59%. 

She specialises in leading teams through periods of creative change and in 2017 was cited as one of only 36 BAME leaders in The Guardian & Operation Black Votes UK’s 1000 Most Powerful list.

An expert speaker on women’s issues, leadership as well as diversity and creativity in the workplace, she has done two Ted talks, the first of which explored authentic leadership, the second about The Power of Discomfort which ties in with her book The Discomfort Zone.

Farrah is also a true advocate for diversity in the creative industries and, as such, was awarded HSBC’s Influencer of The Year 2018. In the same year she was also named as one of only five BAME women in the UK’s 1000 Most Powerful Leaders List by The Guardian and Operation Black Vote. She is also on the board of the government advisory Social Mobility Commission as well as the Oxford Brooke’s Journalism Advisory Board.

Limitless Highlights & Interviews

Latest Interview - Farrah Storr

Our first Limitless event of 2020 was hosted by Farrah Storr, multi-award-winning editor-in-chief of Elle UK, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and Women's Health, author of The Discomfort Zone Social Commissioner and one of the capital’s most powerful change makers. Farrah shared experiences and learnings from her hugely successful career in publishing, discussed the digital evolution in her industry and her views on the role of the media and journalism in today's society.

Discover Limitless

At ThoughtWorks, we believe it's important to find space for women leaders to have meaningful discussions around shared experiences, common concerns and learnings. Earlier this year, we launched Limitless specifically for this purpose. Watch the highlights from our first lunch event on International Women's Week 2019. 

Interview with India Gary-Martin

25 year veteran of financial services and former MD and COO for Investment Banking Technology and Operations at JP Morgan, India Gary-Martin hosted a powerful keynote session at our launch event. ThoughtWorks UK Managing Director Ruth Harrison sat down with India to discuss equality, leadership, accelerating your vision and much more.

Interview with Dr. Sue Black

Award-winning computer scientist, Dr. Sue Black was awarded an OBE in 2016 for ‘services to technology’. A government advisor, social entrepreneur and the London mayoral candidate for the Women’s Equality Party, Sue discusses the role of women in technology, mentoring, impostor syndrome and much more.

Interview with Sally Penni Part 1

An award-winning practicing barrister and experienced non-executive director of various boards, Sally Penni is also the founder of Women in the Law UK, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a companion of the Chartered Management Institute. On the first half of a thought-provoking discussion, Sally shares her views on diversity and inclusion in the law profession.

Interview with Sally Penni Part 2

A practicing Common Law Barrister specialising in Public Law with an emphasis on vulnerability and Employment Law, as well as data protection breaches and GDPR, Sally Penni discusses the opportunities and challenges of technology in law - how the law can stay on top of technological advances and how technology can revolutionise the law profession.

Interview with Baroness Jan Royall

Principal of Somerville College Oxford, Baroness Royall is a distinguished Labour politician, Leader of the House of Lords and a member of the cabinet under the last Labour government and Leader of the Opposition for 5 years thereafter. We had the privilege of getting Jan’s views on politics, the role of women in the field, mentoring, technology, legislation and much more. 

Interview with Faye Roth Part 1

A hugely experienced CIO/Chief Transformation Officer, Faye has worked for some of the world’s most reputable management consultancies and held permanent tech leadership positions for global businesses such as Centrica, M&S, Tesco, ITV and most recently River Island. Faye kindly shared her views on how to achieve a full digital transformation - from setting a leadership vision to achieving culture and people change.

Interview with Faye Roth Part 2

Continuing an incredibly successful career in the retail sector, Faye has spent the last 5 years on a mission to help the industry survive the great revolution that is shaking it. In the second half of a fascinating interview, Faye looks back on her career, shares stories about female leadership in retail, advice for women building a career in the sector and the importance of recognising the diversity issues that still exist in the market. 

Interview with Sabrina Del Prete

With 25+ years’ experience in the financial services industry, Sabrina has held senior roles at JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Coutts and RBS. She is now the founder and CEO of Kore Labs, which supports FS organisations through digital transformation. In this candid, inspiring interview, Sabrina shared stories about her career in finance, being a woman during the financial crisis, a working parent and establishing her own fintech company.