Speaker Profile: Zoe Hanks
Fresh Ideas to grow your potential
Zoë left school aged 16 with a bag full of GCSE’s and a desire to take on the world. Within 3 years she was living and working in Dubai, and by the age of 23 was managing the regional marketing department for a multinational software company, covering over 87 countries of varying demography and held several Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualifications.
Zoë has proven that with sheer hard-work and determination, along with bags of self belief and vision, you can achieve your goals. She has since gone on to be awarded an MSc with distinction from Manchester Business School, and set-up her own business - Grassroots Ideas Ltd.
Grassroots Ideas Ltd is a communications agency with a difference – they are specialists in ethical marketing and strong advocates of a more socially responsible way of thinking. Clients range from national charities to local small businesses – all keen to do things ‘the right way’.
Zoë regularly runs sessions in secondary schools, colleges and universities such as:
▪ Ethical Business & Corporate Social Responsibility
▪ Personal Branding - defining your own unique selling point
▪ Marketing Boot camp for Beginners
▪ Starting a Business - tips & tools for success
Zoë’s glass-half-full approach and effervescent personality make her a firm favorite with the students, with glowing feedback each and every time.
" The students got so much out of the session on CSR and it showed in their exam results. Zoë really brought the subject to life with examples that they could relate to – so it wasn’t just about the theory. We have already arranged for Zoë to come back next year! " Saira Al-Khateeb, Macclesfield College
" Zoë’s session on personal branding was fantastic. All 150 girls in the room were really engaged and I know that many of them have already started implementing the ideas that Zoë suggested. A really worthwhile afternoon ."Louise Robinson, Headmistress, The Merchant Taylors Girls School