eet the Team
Founder & CEO
Born in Panama, Made in Milan. Based in London. Monique is a mother, wife, brand strategist, diplomat, keynote speaker, Ambassador 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 advices 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. “The moment I lost myself in motherhood was also the moment for an opportunity to find my feet again and stand even taller than before. 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, in order to build a better society. And I’m thankful for that every day.”
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.
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.
Sadie Mantovani Chase-Gardener
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.
Tessy Antony De Nassau
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 Couture. She 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.
She is a step-mother, business development and client relationship management professional, who has a passion for connecting people, helping with strategic collaborations and cultivating networks. She has a background in the legal industry, working as a business development specialist for a highly respected international law firm, Allen & Overy LLP, for 14 years. She also worked as a BD consultant for a luxury footwear house, Lucy Choi London. She unites interpersonal expertise and professional acumen to create connections that grow businesses and brand - assisting creatives and executives looking to develop their network but lacking the time or resources to do so.
Rachel now works as a connections specialist, building and expanding professional networks through curated relationships to help businesses and individuals flourish. She joined the Mumble Forum committee to bring her passion for doing good and joining the dots to support Mumble Forum with brand relationships and partnerships.
Maddison May is a mother of three, a model and mental health advocate. She is the Great Granddaughter of Lord Mountbatten – cousin to the Queen and shot into the limelight as a Storm model at the age of 16 working for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Belstaff and many more. Eleven years later, she is continuing to learn, grow and motivate as a mother of two beautiful girls and a baby boy! With her little ones by her side, Maddison is eager to use not only her wealth of experience but also a platform to ensure her wonderful family are positive role models for generations to come. With her passion and entrepreneurial nature Maddison is keen to inspire and broaden the conversations around mental health and has recently launched a necklace line HINTS reminding her consumers to embrace their power, find their purpose and plug into positivity. She joined Mumble Forum committee to support their mission and philanthropic efforts for benefitting those inside and outside out community.
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.
Hattie is a mother, wife, a certified baby and toddler Sleep Consultan and the founder of ‘Not Another Peep’. She works with families to create customised sleep plans that fully consider both the child and the parenting philosophy. Prior to Hattie's qualification as a sleep consultant, she worked for several years at a preparatory school in central London before embarking on a successful 12 year career in Financial Marketing and Communications in the City of London. Hattie’s decision to change her career path was driven by her transition into motherhood with the arrival of twin boys, Arthur and Archie. Hattie discovered a passion for changing the lives of families who were struggling with a lack of sleep, helping them to regain confidence and direction for the exciting road ahead. Her dedication to empowering mothers with knowledge and understanding the importance of mental health in motherhood.