Maiden Voyage Appoints New Advisory Board

Maiden Voyage, specialists in diverse traveller safety announced today the launch of its new Advisory Board, a strategic committee of industry executives, bringing wide-ranging expertise in customer success, sales and marketing. Joining the advisory board are:

Laurence Bret-Stern

Laurence’s experience spans over 20 years as Marketing executive at world-class organisations like LinkedIn, AOL, Orange or Pipedrive, one of the fastest growing B2B SaaS vendors.

She is a marketer at heart, customer-obsessed, fond of product design and branding. She brings a unique expertise of performance marketing and growth hacking and possesses a deep knowledge of SaaS financial models.

Laurence also holds Non exec and Board positions and is the UK Director of OneRagtime.

Genevieve Martin

Genevieve is a successful sales director with over twenty years of experience in the technology industry, in consulting, services and solutions. Her coaching approach has resulted in high levels of team engagement and consistent team overachievement.

At Dell Technologies, she leads the Global Alliances Services business for EMEA. Previously she has held various leadership and account management roles in Symantec, Charteris and Logica (CGI).

Genevieve holds a first class honours degree in Computing from the University of Ulster.

Emma Maslen

Emma is a senior technology leader with over 20 years’ experience – working for IT household names such as Sun Microsystems, BMC Software and SAP Concur. Notably, when she was Managing Director of SAP Concur, an expenses and travel specialist, she championed employee engagement, talent development and inclusion on top of the day job.

Emma is currently taking some time out of the corporate world and advising start-ups using her extensive experience and expertise in technology.

The board has been extended in response to the global focus on diversity in the workplace, contrasting with the sharp increase in high-profile cases of gender based harassment and assault often committed during business related travel assignments.

“This is an exciting time in the evolution of Maiden Voyage, with an explosion in the focus on traveller safety and duty of care, we want to be equipped to service our customers in the best way possible through the support of real industry heavyweights. I personally selected our advisors, a team of extremely experienced individuals who are as passionate about our vision to make the world a safer place”, said Carolyn Pearson, CEO and Founder.

Maiden Voyage Chairman, Tony Rice added “I’m delighted that we’ve secured the support of such talented experts to help us to expand the foothold Maiden Voyage has in the market and am looking forward to the next chapter as we meet the needs of this growing sector”.

Photo L-R Genevieve Martin, Emma Maslen, Laurence Bret-Stern

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About Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage, the world’s only specialist network for female business travellers. Launched in 2008 to connect female business travellers, Maiden Voyage has set the global standard for ‘Female Friendly Hotels’ and has become the go-to resource for all things female business traveller related. Maiden Voyage has both individual and corporate members in over 80 countries and a team of global ambassadors to support inbound female business travellers by providing female specific travel safety advice and female business traveller safety training. Having won numerous awards, Maiden Voyage has been widely featured in the international press including the Economist, the Mintel Report, the New York Times, CNN, BBC and the Guardian.


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