2 min readJul 19, 2021

LMF Network CIC is a global not-for-profit social enterprise.


Our mission is to enable, educate and empower women and marginalised communities in tech, digital & entrepreneurship.

We believe in creating inclusive programmes to empower confidence, accelerate careers and unite the community.

The LMF Network is an accessible network specialising in digital workshops, a mentoring programme and business coaching to build and upskill the community.

Since launching in May 2018, the network has facilitated 200+ workshops globally, upskilled 10,000+ people, nominated for 3 national awards and engaged with over 35,000 online.

The network has its HQ in London UK, with its first international chapter in Toronto, Canada and in November 2020 has launched its first university society with Queens University, Canada.

Our Impact Report gives a snapshot of what we achieved in three years, none of which would have been possible without the support of our community, partners and team.

Download the full report here

Sonya Barlow is an award-winning entrepreneur, founder of the LMF Network, diversity business coach and motivational speaker. Her efforts are focused on bridging the skills gap and creating inclusive cultures.

She has delivered two TEDx Talks and is acknowledged as an international keynote speaker. Sonya has had her articles published in Metro, Sifted EU and The Telegraph. Her inclusion businesses have partnered with global companies such as Babbel, Steady, Institute of Coding, GoCo Group, Barclays, Financial Times and BMW. In 2020, she was named as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech (Computerweekly), Winner of the Women in Software Changemakers (Makers and Google), Top 50 BAME Entrepreneurs (TechRound), Future Shaper 2020 (Marie Claire) and Forbes 30 Under 30 Shortlist runner up 2021. In 2021, Sonya became a published author sharing her debut handbook on entrepreneurship, business & becoming your own boss titled: Unprepared to Entrepreneur and was announced as the host of BBC Asian Network’s The Everyday Hustle.

Sonya Barlow

CEO, @LMFnetwork

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