Maggie is the Leading Global authority on career development for women in male dominated industries. She is the author of the upcoming book, Up the Ladder in a Skirt, which is hailed as the book for women in challenging roles globally.
A mechanical engineer who climbed to the top of the leadership ladder, Maggie was the executive chairman of a large agricultural company, responsible for the 75% increase in the retention of staff through career development pathways, by the age of 32. Maggie is a sought after consultant in oil and gas, agriculture, manufacturing and automotive industries. Having achieved goals such as being the youngest member of the plastics pioneers education initiative which went into companies such as Monsanto and Nylex.
She has directly impacted the career choices and progress of over 10,000 women in over 32 countries around the world.
With a deep commitment to diversity and well-being she is an ambassador for sustainable career development for women the world over.
“Maggie has a fascinating story to tell and she tells it with humour and conviction. Her talk: Up The Ladder In A Skirt (including the ladder!) is great for women in leadership positions, encouraging them to think differently about what success means and inspiring them to have a life and career that works for them. I can’t wait to read her forthcoming book of the same name!
– Mel Sherwood, Multi Award Winning Speaker | Trainer | Coach (Specialising in Pitching, Public Speaking, Presentation Skills)
“Maggie is a brilliant leader who inspires people and gets them involved and motivated from the first time she meets them. She has a wealth of knowledge that she is always happy to share with others. Her enthusiasm for learning means she is also a brilliant mentor who will always point you in the right direction.”
– Suzanne Shinnie, Interim Project Manager Edinburgh Napier University