Lynne Franks Change Maker | Futurist | Activist | Speaker
Lynne Franks

Lynne Franks

Change maker, Futurist and Influencer

Throughout Lynne’s long and successful career, she has influenced awareness of many societal shifts and trends both in the UK and internationally.

She positioned the UK as a world fashion leader by initiating London Fashion Week and the British Fashion Awards.

Her wide breadth of influence in the business world includes developing McDonald’s UK women’s leadership network; working with Tesco on engaging their women customers through media partnerships; launching high fashion home shopping with NEXT and motivating the public towards responsible consumerism when advocating John Elkington’s trailblazing Green Consumer Week.

Lynne also initiated a wide diversity of awareness campaigns for social causes including the creation of Fashion Cares, taken over by Mac Cosmetics to become the world’s biggest fundraiser for HIV/Aids; working with Amnesty International on global awareness of human rights through music and collaborating with Bob Geldof and Harvey Goldsmith on the production of Fashion Aid at the Albert Hall.

She was a major UK advocate on the global situation regarding sexual violence to women and girls, working with her friend Eve Ensler to bring attention to women being used as weapons of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lynne Franks chaired Viva, the UK’s first women’s radio station after selling her eponymous PR agency in the early 90’s and put on What Women Want, the major festival at the South Bank in ’95, stimulating dialogue on the situation of women in the UK and beyond.  Lynne then attended the UN’s 4th largest women’s conference, held in summer ’95 in Beijing, where she worked as a radio journalist sending home the voices and issues of women worldwide.

While living in California, she founded and ran the new marketing agency GlobalFusion, representing many consumer brands and retailers across the US from her offices in LA and San Francisco.

Her books and workshops, including The SEED Handbook, published worldwide in 2000, pioneered a more feminine approach to business, combined with personal empowerment, inspiring thousands of women to join a movement of sustainable economic independence. Since establishing the SEED (Sustainable Enterprise and Empowerment Dynamics) women’s empowerment platform and body of learning materials, she has championed women’s leadership from post-war Bosnia, to rural South African villages and for women in prisons to women in the corporate boardroom.

Lynne continues her journey, consulting, writing and speaking on societal shifts, women’s empowerment and a more sustainable, peaceful world for all.

She has relocated to Somerset, where she has created the SEED Hub and SEED Eco-Store, developed her Power of Seven women’s leadership workshops and launched her on-line women’s leadership community, The SEED Hub Club.

Lynne Franks was awarded an OBE for her services to business, fashion and women’s empowerment from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in 2018.

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Topics

Creating trust and connection with your stakeholders

What Next?

What comes after the pandemic? How will it have affecting the way we work, spend and play as we go into the New Future?

Healthy Eating, Healthy Selling

The Growing Trend

What Women Want?

Inside the hearts and minds of women in the post-Covid world.

The Circular Economy

How this will affect traditional business.

You – The Brand

How to present yourself, your vision and your skills

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Lynne’s excellent work with MacDonald’s UK initiated our women’s leadership networks throughout Europe

MacDonald's Europe

I never forget all those years ago Lynne telling George Davis how Next needed to think about sustainability. At the time we all thought Lynne was wrong. It turns out we were all completely wrong and that Lynne had seen far into the future.

Financial Dynamics PR

Lynne Franks is the Zeitgeist!

British Vogue

Lynne ran a highly successful PR agency in 1980s London, representing some of the biggest names in fashion and entertainment, but has long since moved into women’s development, and consulting on sustainable entrepreneurialism.

The Observer Magazine

Publications

Lynne Franks

Absolutely Now!: A Futurist's Journey to Her Inner Truth

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Lynne Franks

The Seed Manifesto: The Feminine Way to Create Business

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Lynne Franks

Grow - The Modern Woman's Handbook

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Lynne Franks

The Seed Handbook: The feminine Way to Create Business

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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