Learn to empower women in tech and business and advocate for inclusion and equality with Debbie Wosskow OBE, founder of Love Home Swap and AllBright.
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Debbie Wosskow | Speaker Biography
Debbie Wosskow OBE is a trailblazer for female empowerment and digital transformation. She is renowned as the founder and former CEO of Love Home Swap, a successful home exchange website business that she sold for an impressive $53 million in 2017. Debbie is also the co-founder of AllBright, the world's largest women's network, which has recently focused on fostering female participation in Web3. Through AllBright, she has launched an NFT collection and a members' club in the metaverse.
In addition to her entrepreneurial ventures, Debbie holds advisory roles, including Senior Advisor at McKinsey and a position on the Mayor of London's Business Advisory Board. Her expertise has been crucial in advising the UK government on various business matters, such as leading the independent review 'Unlocking the Sharing Economy' (Wosskow Report) in 2015, and participating in the government's Industrial Strategy Board and Productivity Council. She is widely recognized as a key figure in the sharing economy.
Debbie co-authored the book 'Believe, Build, Become - how to supercharge your career' and serves on the Women's Prize for Fiction Board. Her accomplishments have led to numerous accolades, including being honored as 'Evening Standard' Entrepreneur of the Year and being featured in 'Management Today' 35 Under 35. She earned an MA in Philosophy and Theology from New College, Oxford, and displayed her entrepreneurial spirit by starting her first company, Mantra PR, with just £3,000 at the age of 25.
Passionate about empowering women by improving their access to capital and advocating for greater wealth and opportunity equality, Debbie co-founded AllBright in 2018. The organization supports female entrepreneurs in expanding their networks and securing funding. Debbie also speaks on the importance of creating inclusive spaces and helping companies appeal to female consumers, all while promoting feminism and team diversity.
Through AllBright's metaverse clubhouse and NFT collection, Debbie actively encourages female representation and entrepreneurship in the predominantly male-dominated tech field. To ensure that blockchain and decentralized tech are not monopolized by men, they reinvest 5% of NFT revenue in a female web3 talent incubator.
Debbie is swiftly becoming an authority on web3, NFTs, and the metaverse, offering valuable insights on their potential to revolutionize content creation, capital ownership, and global communities. Her expertise extends beyond web3 to traditional internet technologies, drawing from her experiences with Love Home Swap and AllBright, as well as her background at McKinsey in online platforms, networks, and marketing.
Debbie's contributions to British businesses have been recognized with an OBE. Her core values emphasize the strength of community and the importance of female inclusion in advancing innovation.