Zero to hero businesswoman set to give keynote address at Warwickshire business conference - The Leamington Observer

Zero to hero businesswoman set to give keynote address at Warwickshire business conference

A SUCCESSFUL businesswoman who was homeless as a teenager is set to be the keynote speaker at Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Economoic Conference.

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton will give the keynote address at the conference, set to take place at the CBS Arena on Friday November 11.

The event geared at examining the challenging climate firms in the region are facing, is anticipated to attract hundreds of delegates.

And they will get to hear Sabrina’s story when she takes to the podium alongside other important figures in business and politics.

Sabrina was homeless on the streets of South Wales at the age of 15 before starting a career with the fire service when she was 18.

She went onto study at the Open University followed by Cardiff University, completing a PhD in Psychology.

While climbing the ranks within the fire service, Sabrina continued her academic work and her research into decision-making in high pressure situations in the emergency services has won awards and influenced global policy.

She has written a best-selling book, is an ambassador for The Big Issue and has also appeared on Desert Island Discs.

The event will be chaired by Chamber chief executive Corin Crane.

He said: “I am very much looking forward to my first Annual Economic Conference as chief executive of this wonderful Chamber of Commerce.

“The team here always do an amazing job in bringing the event together and it is known across the Chamber network as being a great conference that brings together businesspeople and decision-makers from across the region.

“Once again, we are grateful to our sponsor Prime Accountants Group, which remains a big supporter of the conference and the Chamber generally.

“We’ve also secured a truly inspirational keynote speaker in Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton who will share her amazing story with us.”

He added: “These are difficult times for everyone – for us as individuals and for businesses across the region who are facing up to rising costs, recruitment headaches and supply chain issues.

“It’s at times like this when it is more important to come together and share ideas and experiences and, as business community, emerge even stronger.

“So, we look forward to welcoming as many members and non-members to what promises to be another insightful and inspirational conference.”

For more information or to book a place at the Chamber’s Annual Conference visit

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