40 Unstoppable Women Who Are Changing the World

3. Karren Brady

“As long as you like yourself, as long as your family like you, as long as you are good at what you do, your staff respect you, and your board have trust in you, that’s what is important.”

Known as the first lady of football, Karren Brady has worked in the beautiful game for over 20 years. Joining Birmingham City as their Managing Director in 1993, she encountered a devastating amount of sexism during her time in the role, something she often discusses at her speaking events.

A strong campaigner for women in business, Brady can discuss this topic which is close to her heart, encouraging women to pursue a business career.