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At Thoughtworks, we are passionate advocates for positive social impact and greater equality in our industry and wider society. As such, we believe it’s important to find space for women leaders to share common concerns, experiences and learnings. We launched Limitless specifically for this purpose.


We are delighted to see the Limitless community continue to grow and are proud to facilitate valuable dialogue alongside trailblazing women speakers from diverse backgrounds. Our next event will take place virtually on Thursday, December 1, 12:00pm to 1:15pm GMT.

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Upcoming event | December 1, Online

We are thrilled to welcome Claire Brumby as the keynote speaker for our upcoming event. Claire is an award-winning food entrepreneur, businesswoman and bestselling author who now dedicates her time to coaching entrepreneurs, SMEs and high-profile clients. An advocate for women stepping into their power, Claire is passionate about helping people gain self-awareness and confidence to unlock their true potential.

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Speaker profile - Claire Brumby


Best-known as the founder of multi-award winning FMCG brand, Scrubbys Crisps, which gained the nation's attention after her participation on Dragon’s Den, Claire Brumby is a hugely accomplished entrepreneur, best-selling author, performance coach and sought-after keynote speaker. 


Taking her brand from dream to inception to reality following a long-term illness, Claire’s story is one of overcoming challenges. Nowadays, she uses her vast experience to advise new and established businesses. An experienced ICF accredited coach, trainer and business mentor, Claire is an expert in transforming behaviors and mindsets, and helps executives from all over the world perform at their best both personally and in their businesses.


Also a best-selling author, her book The Winning Mix; Launch and Grow Your Food Business Without Selling Your Soul was selected as a finalist in the Business Book Awards.


Claire has won multiple awards for her retail brand, food products, as well as her own business management, mentoring and marketing abilities. She has also been a Virgin Start-up Mentor, Quality Food Awards Judge, Great Taste Awards Judge, is a Channel Relay Swimmer and a mother of three.

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