Our Founder: Charlene Laidley

Charlene Laidley is the Founder of the FutureProof in the United Kingdom. 

An entrepreneur for the education and empowerment of women and girls, Charlene is leveraging new technology and sustainable innovation to help women get ahead in the world of work. 

A recognised United Nations Women Global ChangeMaker and Advocate for the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment Charlene has spent more than 12 years actively campaigning for gender equality. She is an Ambassador for Inspiring the Future Women by the international charity; Education & Employers Taskforce, a Board Member for USA charity the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, and a Gender Diversity Board Member for UK national charity Founders4Schools. 

Before dedicating her career to tackling gender inequality, Charlene had a successful career in Marketing and Communications; working in both the luxury goods and FMCG industries for organisations such as LVMH, Burberry, Porsche Design and Unilever, and in politics for The Mayor of London. As an entrepreneur, she was previously part of the team that founded The Latiénne Communications Group - the world's first exclusive horology communications company.  

Charlene is a running and cycling enthusiast and when she is not pursuing her passion for advancing gender equality she can be found taking part in marathons and cycling events around the world.

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