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Monique Hodgson
 
Founder  & CEO

Born in Panama, Made in Milan. Based in London. Monique is a mother, wife, brand strategist, diplomat, keynote speaker, Advocate for AllBright and contributing Editor of 'WOTC Mama' Magazine. Her background includes luxury branding, media relations and international affairs. She's an advocate for women's rights, mental health and climate change. Monique works for the Embassy of Panama in the UK where she advice her government on country branding strategy and international affairs.   In 2021 she  was appointed committee member of the Panama Wildlife Conservation Charity in the UK. an organisation dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity, animal species and their habitats.

 

She began to envision Mumble Forum late 2019 as a platform and a movement that would aim to unite women through motherhood with social impact initiatives. Today Mumble Forum is a global networking platform for Mothers that  inspires social change, empower mothers and encourage future generations with a combined online audience of 4+ million women. “Becoming a mother has been a transformative experience that led me to discover an immense sense of purpose and the incredible power of building a community focussed on giving the tools for growth both individually and collectively”

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Nikki Trott
Managing Partner & COO

Born in the UK, based in London. Niki is a public speaker, transformational coach. She is the Founder/CEO of Conscious Accelerator to transform both your mindset and strategy to unlock your full potential, fulfilment and success. Her podcast, Going Conscious, explores new ways to live a more conscious life of fulfilment and freedom from entrepreneurs and academics. Nikki believes that the future of business is driven by purpose and that together we can change the world through conscious entrepreneurship. Featured in Thrive Global’s “Top Thriving Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021”, Nikki is leading the way with conscious entrepreneurship. She is a Board Member for wellness companies, an experienced advisor to startups and charities, a serial entrepreneur, a certified transformation coach and a brand expert who previously consulted 100+ top fashion/lifestyle brands globally (from Mulberry to Mango to La Prairie) before aligning her work and values.

 

Nikki now understands that purpose drives true success and that we do not need to compromise on profit or purpose. She joined Mumble Forum in 2022 as a strategic advisor to Mumble Forum.

 

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umble Committee 

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Poppy Delbridge

Mumble Committee

Poppy is a Mother, Entrepreneur, Energy and Mindset Coach and Founder of House of Possibility - a pioneering 'Growth House' concept, which helps represent the emotional wellbeing and success trajectory of those rising in recognition as CEOs, celebrities, founders, creatives and experts. HOP are official partners of Mumble Forum. Poppy graduated with a First-class honours degree whilst having her baby son, Noah and went on to a highly successful career in Media, being featured in Glamour magazine as one of the ‘Most Powerful Women in TV’ whilst being a single mother. With over 15 years of experience at the forefront of the Television Entertainment Industry working everywhere from the BBC, MTV to Netflix, she took a huge leap, quitting her Board-level role and salary from Warner Bros to Do her own thing. She gave herself 12 weeks to succeed and tripled her previous salary at launch, which she puts down to the ‘little known’ methods she shares with clients. Her company, House of Possibility, has worked with respected organisations and clubs such as Soho House, AllBright, The Groucho Club, British Fashion Council and Adidas to name a few. Poppy launched her own personal development method RAPID TAPPING®, reviewed by The Daily Mail as the top new wellbeing therapy of 2021 and recommended by John Lewis, The Sunday Times Style, The Telegraph and featured in the A-Z 2021 brand list of Country and Townhouse. 

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Tola Adeagbo

 
Mumble Committee

Tola is a mother and entrepreneur. Her dedication to the extra-ordinary is what defines her along with her passion for style and a devotion to female empowerment. These character traits are what led her to creating 'Florian,'a luxury leather handbag brand. 

 

Growing up in diverse London is what shaped Tola’s strong interests in art, culture and fashion. Although she studied Art & Design at college she was persuaded by her father to focus on Management Finance at university, a subject that came naturally to her. After a short period in the Financial sector, she decided the key to her happiness was following her childhood passion. Florian was birthed in 2013 and went on to win the International handbag awards in 2014. For Tola, Florian is not simply about designing handbags but creating statement pieces that compliment and celebrate modern women worldwide.

Her passion and commitment for empowering women led her to join efforts with Mumble Forum’s mission as a committee member. She believes all women have great potential, based on this premise she created a Phenomenal women interview series segment on the brand ’s website, to highlight and celebrate fellow women entrepreneurs. 

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Brita Fernandez-Schmidt

 Mumble Ambassador 

Brita is an author, public speaker and transformational coach. She works with individuals, groups, organisations and businesses, using her 25 years of experience, to facilitate transformation and impact. Driven by her purpose, Brita believes that the power to achieve the change we are dreaming of, resides within us. Brita is an advocate and promoter of women’s power, women’s rights and equality. Over the past 25 years, she has frequently written and spoken publicly about the challenges women face all over the world. Brita is Chief Adviser to Fair Share, Ambassador for Compassion in Politics and Ambassador for Common Purpose. She is an Ambassador for Women for Women International in Germany, which she co-founded in 2018. For 13 years, Brita served as the Executive Director of Women for Women International – UK . She was the Chair of the Network Gender Action for Peace and Security for 5 years and previously worked as the Programmes & Policy Director at Womankind Worldwide. She started her career as Policy Officer at the European Women’s Lobby

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Tessy Antony De Nassau
 
Mumble Ambassador

Formerly known as HRH Princess Tessy of Luxembourg. Tessy is a mother of two, Social Entrepreneur, Business Women, Philanthropist, UNAids Global Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls, Public Speaker, Activist, and mother.  She is passionate about our ethos and we are honored and delighted to have her wisdom on board. Her commitments to education can also be seen in her Foundation Professors without borders a NGO that aims to bring quality education all around the world.  In addition she has launched her own business Finding Butterflies Consultancy a global bespoke consultancy that works with governments, institutions, and individuals on a variety of projects and female empowerment. Tessy is also the Co-Founder of Human Highness CoutureShe is a globally recognized speaker on topics on education, women in the workforce, millennials, global health, and Impact. She actively advises global companies and institutions on sustainability, diversity and inclusion. 

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Neev Spencer

 
Mumble Ambassador 

Neev Spencer is a TV and Radio broadcaster best known for her award-winning shows on KISS FM. She’s one of the UK’s most loved & listened to broadcast personalities and the first British Asian to cross over into mainstream radio, turning every show she’s anchored into a market leader. Neev is an accomplished host, compare, writer & DJ. In 2017 he embarked on a journey of Mental health campaigning appearing as an expert panellist on BBC 5 Live’s ‘Mental Health Mum Takeover’. She subsequently hosted the Maternal Mental Health Awards, and made a film about her own experience of post-natal depression for Heads Together.

Since moving into this important work Neev has been asked to speak to MPs in the House of Commons and that same year spearheaded the radio industry’s hugely effective Mental Health Minute – an unprecedented event, which saw 300 stations coming together to raise awareness.Her talent and radio experience has most recently led to a new and exciting move to Magic FM where she takes over Friday & Saturday evenings. She is also about to embark on a new role with mental health charity Hidden Strength where she will host a brand new podcast series.

 

Sadie Mantovani
 

Mumble Committee

Sadie is a mum and luxury brand consultant. She is an expert in communications with a demonstrated professional history of delivering on-brand, creative press campaigns and strategy plans for the fashion, luxury and brand partnerships industry. Skilled in influencer and media relations, she specialises in brand consulting, events and creative partnerships, and social media content creation across fashion, sustainable fashion, luxury lifestyle, hospitality and charity. She began her career working for Aurelia PR and Ozwald Boateng, followed by 15 years at Ralph Lauren. She then set up her own consultancy business, through which she worked as head of press for The Caprice Group, and now works on projects and press strategies for brands including Sorel Footwear, Mayamiko, Casetify, Outland Denim, Jurlique and Pronovias, as well as being a brand ambassador for Maison Margaux Ltd and serving as the Creative Director of Kids at My Wardrobe HQ. Sadie joined Mumble Forum committee to help support our philanthropic work and mission.

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Myriam Armstrong

Myriam is a mother of two, a business owner and entrepreneur.  She is an avid supporter of sustainable healthy living and all things wellness. Myriam has yeas of expertise in team building, career mentoring and scouting talent within her field. "Motherhood is definitely challenging, full of surprises but also so rewarding. It’s my children that motivate me to sustain strength from within. Empowerment for me is rooted in courage, kindness, respect and honesty.  These are the key values I have imparted on my children so that they themselves can become empowered and fearless. Life has taught me that we are capable of so much more than we think. With hard work, a collective responsibility and togetherness, we can achieve our goals." Myriam's devotion to philanthropy and female empowerment and wellness led her to join Mumble Forum.

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