Shoe guru, consultant & entrepreneur
Delighting audiences with captivating talks
With 22 years’ experience in the footwear industry and my overwhelming passion for all things shoes, I have a bank of topics at my fingertips to delight your audience with. I have recently delivered highly entertaining talks at Pure London, University of Northampton, Somerset House, and various women’s groups and WIs.
I promise to captivate your audience by sharing insights into the ladies’ shoe fashion world delivered with my upbeat personality and a great sense of humour!
Footwear industry speaker
It will be my pleasure to tailor my talk to your event, simply tell me what you are looking for. To give you an idea of the topics I talk to audiences about, here are some of my recent talk titles:
Where do you usually speak?Whilst I am based near London, there are no boundaries. So, if your audience wants to hear about shoes, I will happily speak! Ideally in person, but by video link if necessary! I have extensive public speaking experience from delivering keynote presentations in large auditoria to talking to smaller groups.
✓ Fashion events
✓ Trade shows
✓ Business events for women
Speaking fee from £500
TV, Radio & Press Interviews
Are you a journalist looking for an expert to talk to about ladies’ shoes? I would be delighted to hear from you! I am available for TV, radio and press interviews. Find out more.
Susannah has great knowledge of the footwear industry having lived and breathed shoes from a young age. I recently invited her to speak as an expert speaker as part of our ‘small business support webinar series’ for Ethical Brand Directory – and we received wonderful feedback. Susannah has a great speaker presence online (I’ve also seen her present live at a Pure London Trade show) and her charming nature comes across wonderfully. I definitely recommend Susannah for any speaking engagement, as well as those who want to work with a consultant and get started with a sustainable footwear brand.
Roberta Lee Founder | Ethical Brand Directory
It was a real delight to share the stage with Susannah at a recent event. She’s an authentic, warm and energetic speaker who clearly knows her audience and everything that matters when it comes to shoes. Her story, expertise and years of experience shone through during her talk.
Abigail Ireland Director | Peak Performance Strategist
Susannah’s session on “How to find Comfortable, Beautiful Shoes” was informative, unique and engaging. The whole group felt engaged and we all learnt what to look for when buying the next pair of killer heels! Thank you Susannah!
Amy Verdon Events and Partnership Manager | Miss Jones PA
I met Susannah in PURE LONDON Trade Show, in February 2019. She did an amazing speech on sustainability in the shoe industry and beyond. As a shoe sustainable brand co-founder, it was really rewarding to learn more on the subject. Well done!
Aurélie Gisclon Co-founder and owner | Wibes
Susannah gave an extremely insightful and passionate talk on the sustainability of footwear at Pure trade show 2019. This really got me thinking, not just about the product itself but the ethics and environmental impacts behind the supply chain! I hope to follow in Susannah’s conscious footsteps in the future and attend another of her talks.
Felicity Smith Final year Fashion Management student | Nottingham Trent University
I interviewed Susannah recently for my podcast, Fashion Originators. What particularly struck me about Susannah was her drive, passion and in-depth shoe industry knowledge. I have met a lot of people in fashion, yet I have never met someone with such a clear love for their industry niche. From our conversation, I gained new and practical insights, resulting in a fascinating (but fun) podcast episode.
Stephanie Irwin Host | Fashion Originators Podcast
Engaging , charismatic and impeccably turned-out, right down to her beautiful red shoes, Susannah was a real treat for the ladies of Farningham WI. Her story of how her love of shoes and career in footwear developed, and her ‘Top Tips’ for choosing the right footwear were both interesting and informative. She ended with a lively question-and-answer session and took time to chat with our members afterwards, which was much appreciated. We’d have no hesitation in recommending her – or inviting her back to us!
Marilyn Wells President | Farningham WI
Susannah came to give a talk to Eltham Palace WI. She came at extremely short notice and gave an outstanding talk about how to find comfort in smart shoes. She was engaging and informative. The ladies thoroughly enjoyed the talk and some of them came to speak to me afterwards about how much they loved the talk and what they had learnt. She immediately connected with our ladies and we would certainly recommend her. We wish her well on her future tours of talks.
Mrs Galloway Social Secretary | Eltham Palace WI
Susannah is a very engaging speaker who presented a clear and thorough overview on how to set up a footwear brand. With her positive energy and years of industry knowledge and experience. I felt very comfortable asking her questions and discussing ideas.
Hallie Lonsdale Student
Due to Susannah’s experience as a professional in footwear, I asked her to visit Leicester College to deliver a talk to our footwear undergraduates. She was extremely positive about passing on her knowledge. Her presentation was informative, engaging and invaluable to the students. I strongly recommend Susannah. Our students said: “Susannah’s speech was a fantastic experience.” “Susannah’s guidance and consultancy are going to be used for our future business.”
Jules Yelland (Dawson) Programme Lead (Footwear) | Leicester College
Susannah recently gave a fantastic talk for us at the Smart Works Inspire ‘Life Lessons’ speaking event. She had the audience captivated and we all came away having learnt something new. From teaching us how to choose the right fabric to how to spot an uncomfortable shoe just by looking at the heel, Susannah showed us that there is a lot to think about in order to get it right for the customer. I would recommend both shoe manufacturers and shoe shoppers have a chat to Susannah to pick up some tips!
Susie Franklin Head of product | Swoon Editions
As part of our careers themed morning, Susannah delivered a key note to students outlining her qualification and career trajectory. Susannah was great to work with; she was meticulous in her preparation and delivered her talk – which was perfectly pitched for our 13/14 year old students – in a very engaging way. I will definitely work with Susannah again and wholeheartedly recommend her as a key-note speaker.