About

We’re part refreshing, part challenging and a lot effective

We’re very human, refreshingly straight-talking and confidently optimistic that change is wanted by both men and women.

Most people recognise that men and women energise each other by fuelling each other’s strengths, the result of which is a serious competitive edge for your organisation.  We work with major organisations all over the world so they have broader operational and creative skills, more powerful emotional intelligence and a more human face.

Like a lot of women, we grew up with a pretty indefeatable optimism around our potential.

As teenagers we admired the positive, have-it-all messages coming from Madonna and The Spice Girls, but, for lots of women, the system is still not set up to support the dream.  Untapped potential is endemic.

With many organisations recruiting a 50:50 split at junior levels, yet women still only accounting for around 25% (at best) of senior positions, it’s clear that laws and policies aren’t working on their own.   So we set up Shine to help create the change we all want to see.

Anna Baréz-Brown

WORK STREET CRED

A successful career in media.  Loved and survived the dot.com era.  Cross industry clients from advertising, banking, beauty, FMCG, fashion, law, IT and oil.  Queen of workshop design.


PROUD OF

Making the corporate world a more human place, bringing teams together, loving what I do, being a mum, finding my husband, plus I make a great chicken soup and I love to dance.


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

Passionate, funny, inspirational, strong, so enthusiastic, straight talking, slightly nuts, hugely supportive.

Our team

Caroline Whaley

WORK STREET CRED

Years (and years) in brand marketing with Nike and The Nike Foundation.  Work with girls in Africa to empower and shift social norms and continued work with Nike, Girl Effect, DFID, The Gap and people doing crazy things like running for office.


PROUD OF

The impact of my work in Africa.  Working with and seeing every woman leave Shine feeling mighty and ready to take on the world. Gives me goosebumps.  Completing a 110km run over 3 days and being First Mate to my yacht skipper husband Tim without falling out. 


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

An incredible ability to see the potential in people, kind yet sharp of mind, human, empowering and exciting, bloody nice.

MJ Cabanel

WORK STREET CRED

Microsoft, UBS, Nestlé, Deutsche Telekom, Swiss Re and the World Economic Forum.


PROUD OF

My family, particularly my kids, running a successful leadership business for ten years, moving to Europe in 1993, throwing wonderful parties!


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

Inspirational, fun, challenging, a big heart, passionate and on purpose.  Helps people to be their most resourceful, powerful self.

Lil Lusty

WORK STREET CRED

Almost a decade successfully climbing the ladder of the world renowned innovation consultancy ?What If! Innovation.  Clients include Sky, Google, Brit Insurance, British Gas and Hasbro. Love creating experiences that help people further succeed in their jobs.


PROUD OF

Inspiring a sense of possibility in people and businesses. Encouraging honest conversations. Using my business head and my heart in equal measure. Being a mum, wife, sister and daughter. 


WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY

Empathetic, hugely optimistic, a sack of positive energy, shiny eyes, always up for it, tough, a party girl who likes fancy dress.