Talented Ladies Club is a female-led organisation on a mission to unlock the professional and personal potential of women through high quality content, online training and social community.
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The idea for Talented Ladies Club was born when freelance copywriter Hannah Martin realised that so many of her friends were struggling to resume their careers after having children.
These were successful, talented and ambitious women who should have had no problem earning good money in jobs they loved… if only the world understood the value of mothers.
Hannah reasoned that if she knew so many talented but frustrated women in her own social circle there must be thousands – if not millions – of women feeling the same all over the world. And at that time there was no inspiring and empowering online content talking to them.
So Hannah decided to create her own.
She enlisted the help of her good friend, designer and illustrator Kary Fisher, and together the two of them brought Talented Ladies Club to life in 2013.
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.
Today, Talented Ladies Club has grown to over 100,000 monthly readers around the world, and includes an academy of high quality training courses and masterclasses to help women grow their businesses and careers.
We’ve also been featured extensively on TV, radio and in national newspapers and magazines.
You can read more about how Hannah launched Talented Ladies Club, and what she’s found hardest as a business owner in this interview.
Who are the team behind Talented Ladies Club?
Talented Ladies Club Founder Hannah Martin is an award-winning copywriter, and qualified psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner. She’s also a popular business coach and trainer, and delivers our online training courses and mentoring programmes.
Hannah has led workshops for Country Living Magazine and Mumsnet (where her session was voted ‘most popular’ at an 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 and Enterprise).
Hannah is a passionate campaigner for women’s issues, and frequently appears in the media talking about topics like maternity discrimination, imposter syndrome, business psychology and multi-level marketing (MLM).
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 strategies and content for marketing and social.
Kary Fisher is Talented Ladies Club’s Creative Director. 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 work with a team of talented freelancers, including our developer Alan Green from Dare to Think, PR expert Natalie Trice, technical expert Carolyn Strand from CJ Strand, photographer Marcel Grabowski and fashion stylist Karen Skagerlind.
How we ensure Talented Ladies Club is a safe space for you
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.
More than 1% of our turnover goes to charity
We also support charities and causes that share our mission to unlock the potential of mothers and their families, 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.
- The charity Children of Sumatra who provide plastic surgery, dentistry, financial support and medical care for children with cleft palettes across Sumatra to develop a better quality of life for children with this deformity and their families.
- The charity Baraka Community Partnerships who develop schools, promote healthcare and instigate water and sanitation projects, to galvanise communities to build their own sustainable, self-sufficient futures.
- 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.
Find out more about the charities we support.
Want to be part of our adventure and unlock your own potential? Join our mailing list and we’ll send you 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 and masterclasses in the Talented Ladies Academy. Whether you want to learn how to come up with a business idea, write your LinkedIn profile, create and sell your first course or double your business profits, we’re here to help.