Like Minded Females -
The LMF Network CIC is a global community dedicated to reducing inequalities and providing a foundation to succeed as women and underrepresented minorities.
We believe that to change the narrative of inclusion we need to equip everyone with essential knowledge, network and opportunities.
We build career opportunities, confidence and capability through a strong community, a global recognised mentoring programme and life skill workshops.
We also work with organizations to build diversity and inclusion and increase employee happiness.
Build your Confidence, Career & Community
Who We Are
Slack Community Manager LMF
“It’s been about two years since I connected with the network and I love how flexible my role is as it compliments my personality and strengths. I love talking to anyone and hosting the weekly catch-ups on zoom was perfect for me as well as sharing and advertising workshops online via social media. I can’t go anywhere
without feeling compelled to tell anyone I feel would benefit from the community to connect!”
Mentoring Programme Manager LMF
“I’ve been very lucky to join LMF right after the end of my university studies.
I’m proud to be part of a community that aims to empower people, educate and help them to build their confidence and provide a community.
Since I have been part of LMF not only do I feel more confident but I have also really acquired more practical skills and experience.”
Operation & Event LMF
“I’ve really enjoyed my time with LMF, I’m continuously learning and meeting new people. I’m developing skills such as public speaking and being able to do something that makes a real impact.
Most of all, I’m so thankful to be working with truly inspiring Women who show me each day just what we can and will achieve."
LMF Network Founder - Sonya Barlow
Sonya Barlow is an award-winning entrepreneur, founder of the LMF Network, diversity business coach and motivational speaker. Her efforts are focused on bridging the skills gap and creating inclusive cultures.
She has delivered two TEDx Talks and is acknowledged as an international keynote speaker. Sonya has had her articles published in Metro, Sifted EU and The Telegraph. Her inclusion businesses have partnered with global companies such as Babbel, Steady, Institute of Coding, GoCo Group, Barclays, Financial Times and BMW. In 2020, she was named as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech (Computerweekly), Winner of the Women in Software Changemakers (Makers and Google), Top 50 BAME Entrepreneurs (TechRound), Future Shaper 2020 (Marie Claire) and Forbes 30 Under 30 Shortlist runner up 2021.
In 2021, Sonya became a published author sharing her debut handbook on entrepreneurship, business & becoming your own boss titled: Unprepared to Entrepreneur, was announced as the host of BBC Asian Network’s The Everyday Hustle and became a LinkedIn Changemaker 2021 for Gender, Diversity & Inclusion
Sonya Barlow has been named a Linkedin Changemaker 2021 for Gender Diversit & Inclusion.
"The way to approach Gender equality equitability is merely to start figuring it out - and not being afraid to fail on the way. Everything and everyone is a work in progress, so why don't we treat this area the same? What are we so scared of that rather than give things a go, we digress or distract because they're not perfect or promised."
Official LinkedIn Changemakers are selected by invitation only and comprises UK influencers, activists, campaigners, and leaders in areas we know our United Kingdom (UK) members care about (based on conversation volume on site).
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