Hello, we’re Talented Ladies Club. We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of mothers through practical, inspirational articles, high quality online training and our popular social community.
Talented Ladies Club was launched in April 2013 by two friends – Hannah Martin and Kary Fisher. They met when they were pregnant with their daughters, and felt compelled to create the site after watching their friends struggle to resume the careers they loved after having children.
Hannah and Kary wanted to create an inspiring resource that would show women that becoming a mother wasn’t the end of their career – it could be the start of an exciting new adventure.
In short, they wanted to help mums unlock their potential and expect great things.
Since Talented Ladies Club launched it’s grown it to over 90,000 monthly readers around the world, and includes an academy of high quality training courses and kits to help women grow their businesses and careers.
We’ve also been featured extensively on TV, radio and in national newspapers and magazines.
Who are the team behind Talented Ladies Club?
Talented Ladies Club Founder Hannah Martin is an award-winning copywriter, and qualified psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. She’s also built a reputation as a popular and highly effective business coach and trainer, and writes and runs all our online training courses and coaching programmes.
Hannah has led workshops for Country Living Magazine and Mumsnet (where her session was voted ‘most popular’ at a one-day event, even beating Instagram!). She’s also a mentor for NatWest’s entrepreneur accelerator programme, and a member of two All Party Parliamentary Groups (Women and Work, and Women in Business).
Hannah is a passionate campaigner for women’s issues, and frequently appears in the media talking about issues such as maternity discrimination, imposter syndrome, and business psychology.
Our Head of Marketing Jo Oliver has over 15 years’ experience working creatively on luxury brands, including Net-a-Porter where she was photography and video manager.
Jo is passionate about creating and curating beautiful photography and creative content for marketing and social. She’s also a (now not-so) secret geek, and loves planning and analysing creative strategies.
Kary Fisher is Talented Ladies Club’s Creative Director. She’s responsible for our branding, and all design and illustration. Kary’s work as an in-demand designer, illustrator and print artist spans Paris, London, Brighton and now rural Southern France where she works for Talented Ladies Club from her remote mountain home!
We also depend on a team of talented freelancers, including our developer Alan Green from Dare to Think, technical whizz Carolyn Strand from CJ Strand, photographer Marcel Grabowski and fashion stylist Karen Skagerlind.
How we support causes we believe in
As our influence has grown, it’s become increasingly important to us that we use it for good. And that means standing up for the things we believe in.
Things like fairness, equality, helping people who have fewer opportunities, and stopping predatory people and businesses who seek to make money from women (and men) at any cost. That’s why we call out the six-figure business cons, and do our best to expose the MLM business model for what it is.
We want this to be a safe space where you can learn and connect to opportunities in full confidence that they have your best interests at heart.
We also support charities and causes that share our mission to unlock the potential of mothers, and generally make the world a better place for us all to live in. These causes include:
- The charity The Microloan Foundation, who provide the poorest women in sub-Saharan Africa with the tools and skills to enable them to work their own way out of poverty.
- Work for Good, an organisation who make it easier for businesses to donate money to charities.
- Pregnant then Screwed, an organisation that protects, supports and promotes the rights of mothers who suffer the effects of maternity and pregnancy discrimination.
Want to join our adventure and unlock your own potential? Join our mailing list and we’ll send you an email to motivate you every Monday morning, and a brief email with our top three stories of the week every Wednesday.
We’ll also send you free resources and information about any training courses or coaching offers we’re running, in case they’re helpful.
We have a free Facebook group for business you are welcome to join called the TLC Business Club. (One member described it as: “A warm and friendly space full of fabulous female entrepreneurs supporting each other through the ups and downs of business life.”)
We love sharing our readers’ stories too, so please email us yours (find out what to do here). You never know, you may help inspire another mum to follow her dreams.
And finally, we have a growing library of high quality online training courses in the Talented Ladies Academy. Whether you want to learn how to come up with a business idea, write your LinkedIn profile, become a Twitter expert or get mentorship and guidance through your first year in business, we’re here to help.
Our Academy includes a popular monthly membership programme called TLC Team, which gives you access to a live coaching masterclass, library of business resources and friendly private community.