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Is this the Age of Enterprising Women?

An NTU Enterprise event as part of NTU’s International Women’s Week

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NTU Enterprise welcomes women across the generations, leading enterprises of various sizes and sectors, to a conversation on being a woman in the enterprise in the twenty-first century.

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Event details

Join NTU Enterprise for this exclusive event, bringing together women across the generations, to hear their experiences of leading enterprises in the twenty first century. This event is taking place on Wednesday 10 March, at 12:30pm, as part of NTU’s 'Women International Week'.


10 Wednesday 2021

NTU Enterprise welcomes women across the generations, leading enterprises of various sizes and sectors, to a conversation on being a woman in enterprise in the twenty-first century.

Our panellists will share their unique perspectives and experiences on their journeys into the world of business and enterprise.

About Guest Speakers

Sarah Maloy is a Nottingham Businesswoman and PhD and environmentalist with a drive to empower others to live more sustainably.

She runs a zero-waste retail business, Shop Zero. Customers can visit the city centre store with their containers for refills of food and household cleaners, ethically-sourced personal care, reusable and gifts. Sarah has recently pivoted her business to develop an e-commerce site, from which customers can order innovative plastic-free deliveries by Royal Mail (nationwide) and in Nottingham receive their order by cargo bike in a new partnership with a local courier company.

She is also the founder of the Nottingham Fixers’ community Repair Cafe and the Zero Waste Nottingham Facebook group.

Sarah’s drive comes from a belief in the intrinsic value of Nature. As an ex-teacher, she is committed to the empowerment of the individual to take action that inspires others to improve our planet for the good of all species that live on it.

She has featured in the Guardian and the Townswoman magazine. She has also appeared on national and regional BBC television and in local media such as BBC Radio Nottingham, The Nottingham Post, Notts TV and LeftLion

Jyoti Chadda is the founder of My Wellness Company, a yoga and meditation teacher and a holistic wellness mentor. After spending a few years as a primary school teacher she realised she wasn’t truly living - she was spending her time wishing away the working week and living for the weekend. The thought of this being her reality for the rest of her life meant she left her job, travelled to India to study yoga and set up My Wellness Company.

Jyoti believes that most people are living in the way she was so is passionate about empowering her clients to create an intentional and authentic life that is happening for them and not to them. She does this using a range of holistic wellness modalities including yoga, meditation, journaling, moon circles, yoga philosophy and more. Jyoti offers bespoke one-to-one holistic wellness sessions that guide and empower her clients to step into their authentic selves. She also runs The Wellness Space - an online monthly membership for holistic wellness which takes members on a journey of introspection and teaches them how to take yoga off the mat.

Jyoti is on a mission to teach yoga in an authentic way that empowers her clients to take responsibility for their own wellness, stop living on auto-pilot and create the most beautiful version of their life. You can find here at or on social media at or

Amber Launder is the local Business Growth Enabler for NatWest, supporting businesses within the East Midlands to achieve their growth ambitions. This can be via 1-1 mentoring consultation, local workshops and events, signposting businesses to local avenues of support or accelerator programmes, and connecting businesses with funding opportunities.

Amber has over 5 years’ experience in Business & Commercial banking and has spent the last two years specialising in business development and entrepreneurship. An ambassador for women in business she holds accreditation in NatWest’s Everywoman program which supports female business owners to turn their dreams and ambitions into a reality.

Jayne Mayled spent the early part of her working life in PR and marketing for luxury cosmetic brands Dior and YSL before joining Boots in health and beauty marketing. In the blink of an eye (but actually nearly two decades later) she was communications director leading all internal and external communication across Boots plc (now Walgreen Boots Alliance). At the end of 2006 she took a big leap from client to agency and came to True Story as MD and two years later she bought the company.

Jayne found it exciting, energising and liberating blending big company experience with the opportunity to unleash her imagination and lead an independent business stuffed full of creative and talented people. She is now also the founder of White Hot, a new specialist haircare range for women who love their white and grey hair.

At True Story, our vision is for a sustainable business where our people and her clients will flourish. She believes in the power of authentic relationships to make things happen and love working with people who feel the same. Her clients come from organisations large and small, retail, brand and B2B businesses who value our strategic thinking, design and language expertise and practical, feet-on-the-ground delivery.

Claire Bale is the author of Nottingham's new blog about racial equality, Oo! That's a Bit Racey!, Her intention is to open up conversations about race, encourage all of us to learn and grow together and to stop race from being a scary word. She also runs the sister bookstagram account, @oo_thats_a_bit_racey, which documents what Claire reads for fun, education and inspiration. By day, Claire is the Director of Marketing at Nottingham Girls' High School, where she also leads their Diversity and Inclusion strategy, and a member of the Girls' Day School Trust's "Undivided" Steering Group. She is also a Trustee of the Nottingham City of Literature, for Diversity and Equality. As well as the blog and instagram account, you can find her on Twitter (@bale_claire) and LinkedIn (Claire Bale).

A mixed raced woman with White British and Black Nigerian heritage, Claire has developed a unique voice on the subject of antiracism. As she takes steps along her own journey of self-education and reflection, she openly shares her points of view through her blog and encourages others to do the same. She has identified conversation to be a crucial element of societal change and the lack of conversation to be a key barrier to progress. She has become a passionate activist, especially in her local community of Nottingham, through her dedication to openness and honesty, where no question is a stupid question and we all learn together.

State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2021.

Booking information

To join this online session, please click ‘reserve your place’ and our team will contact you with a link for your diary.

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For more information about this event, please contact:

Giselle Martin
Marketing and Events, Enterprise Innovation Centre, NTU
+44 115 84 82884

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