Marilyn Hawes – Keynote Speaker

Our Life Speaker

Winner of the Most Inspirational Woman 2017 & Founder & CEO of Freedom From Abuse (previously Enough Abuse UK), Marilyn Hawes is a former music teacher whose three sons were sexually groomed and assaulted by their head teacher, a close family friend.

Following a police investigation into the case in 2002, & her subsequent legal battle when the perpetrator initially evaded a gaol sentence, Marilyn realised that there were many signs she had either missed or not understood.

She began creating training programmes to educate those with a duty of care over children on how to recognise abusers’ behaviour, & as Marilyn’s own knowledge and expertise grew, she became more involved professionally in the world of child protection and safeguarding, and set up the charity Enough Abuse UK in 2004.

Today, when she is not presenting training in schools up and down the country, Marilyn is to be found delivering her pragmatic views about child abuse on the likes of BBC Radio and TV, local radio stations, Sky News, ITN and LBC.

Read A Mother’s Story – Marilyn’s personal recollection of the traumatic aftermath of her boys’ abuse, & watch Marilyn on Loose Women through YouTube.


Our Business Speaker

Emily Blake

Our Body Speaker

Emily Blake is the winner of Miss International Curve 2017/18, as well as a professionally trained presenter and events host. Emily loves to perform whether it is presenting, strutting down a catwalk or singing & acting.

Emily also works as a model and inspires confidence in young women.  She received national & international newspaper coverage after winning mbbc, & has since gone on to walk runways at many fashion shows, & worked as a model for brands including Asos, Monroe Knows, Elvi, Gemma Collins & many more!

Her aim is to show women & young girls that they can achieve their dreams no matter their financial background, heritage or looks, & she hopes to continue to inspire people to be more confident & reach their full potential through her work in schools and using her social media presence.

Emily can be found at www.facebook.com/emilyblakemissbbcurve or @presenteremilyblake on Instagram.


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