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Monique Hodgson
Founder  & CEO

Born in Panama, Monique is an entrepreneur, luxury brand strategist, podcast host and diplomat. Her background includes Luxury Branding, Media Relations and International Affairs; with over 15 years work experience via positions held within multi-national corporations and Government. She is an advocate for women's rights, mental health and climate change.  Additionally she is an ambassador for Allbright a global community driving change for women in business. Monique also she seats at the committee of Panama Wildlife Conservation Charity, an NGO based in the UK dedicated to the conservation of Panama's biodiversity and wildlife.


Monique advises and speaks on topics such as ‘How to elevate Brand Strategy', 'The Power of Community' and 'Maternal Mental Health'. She began to envision Mumble Forum in late 2019 as a platform and movement that would aim to unite women through motherhood with social impact initiatives that would brake biases against women and mothers. Mumble has since grown in to a members women’s community and brand support for female led businesses for likeminded businesswomen, industry leaders, digital influencers, and professionals. A platform for women with a shared passion for personal and collective growth and a collective social responsibility at its core. 



Maria Kastani
 Strategic Advisor & CMO

Kastani is a fashion entrepreneur with sound commercial acumen and a creative vision.  She brings to the table 20 years of experience and an impressive portfolio of successfully implemented and highly profitable enterprises. Under Kastani, the namesake business she founded in 2015 as an incubator for up-and-coming labels, she has orchestrated the international growth of multiple brands, nurturing independent designers, with a focus on craft, storytelling, and sustainability. Prior to Kastani, she acted as the partner and managing director of Issa London, turning the brand into a global hit. She also held the role of co-founder and CEO of Issa Communications as well as British luxury business Halcyon Days as an ambassador. Maria sits on the judging committee of GWA for their awards' fashion category. She is a board member of Le Petit Planet, The R Collective and now Mumble Forum. As a philantropist she contributes to multiple charity projects close to her heart. She a strategic advisor and committee member of Women for Women International. Maria is joining Mumble Group as a strategic advisor on business growth expanding our reach with her bast experience. 



Tessy Antony De Nassau
Mumble Ambassador & Board

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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Tola Adeagbo

Mumble Board 

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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Louise de Turckheim

Mumble Board & COMMS

Louise de Turckheim is a strategic luxury goods specialist, utilising the power of storytelling to build and develop brands through impactful communications, marketing and PR plans which augment brand awareness to drive sales.
Louise founded the LDT Luxury Communications consultancy in 2022, built on 18 years’ international PR, communications and marketing strategy experience leading global roles in London and Paris - both in-house and agency-side - for groups such as LVMH, privately owned brands and luxury e-tailers. Louise’s expertise in marketing to U/HNW audiences covers the luxury beauty/wellness, jewellery, fashion and accessories sectors, successfully creating strategies that have generated media coverage ROIs in the millions, reaching audiences of billions and impactfully increasing brand awareness. 
Making changes for growth and impact, Louise has a strong understanding of driving marketing and communications to achieve business needs, featuring in PR Week's Power Book as one of the Top Ten Luxury Goods In-House PRs. Louise is a strong advocate of women's causes, philanthropic endeavours and sustainability initiatives. She is mother to daughter Cosima and is based in London's Notting Hill.


Sadie Mantovani
Mumble Board & PR

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.

Myriam Armstrong

Mumble Board 

Poppy Delbridge

Mumble Board

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.


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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