The REACH Next Generation Summits

Reach is the brainchild of leading Sky Sports Golf presenter Sarah Stirk who believes that the path for women to reach the top of their careers has far too many barriers and obstacles. Having built up her executive travel business that she recently sold, she is now focussing on helping other women achieve their ambitions.

Sarah says “We’re incredibly proud of our Reach network and the community we’ve built, but it was always our intention to help, inspire and motivate the next generation”.

Previous summits

These unique REACH NEXT GENERATION summits give us the perfect opportunity to do just that and some of our successful Reach Women Alumni are excited about the prospect of giving back!

The first two Reach Next Generation Summits in London and Manchester were an enormous success. The pressures on young girls in today’s world are immense and complicated. They walked away full of positivity and a new found confidence.

They talked about their ambitions and hopes for their careers as they think about their future.

They  heard from and talked with women who have a story to tell. Leaders in Sport, Fashion, Music, Business, Charities, Nutrition, Human Rights and Social Media all be there to create conversations and provide thought leadership.

They openly discussed their thoughts, concerns and ambitions in a completely “safe space.”

What is The Reach Next Generation designed to do?

  • To provide a unique and inspiring opportunity to meet girls from all backgrounds.
  • To empower women leaders of the future of the future at a key time for diversity and equality throughout the World.
  • To hear from accomplished and entertaining experts in their field.
  • To provide a forum in which women with boardroom experience can offer the benefit of their experience to the next generation of female leaders.
  • To provide thought leadership and opportunity to address their concerns.
  • To empower the girls so that they can be whoever they want to be.
  • To create a very special group who will act as ambassadors and inspirators for the next generation.

Locations in 2022

Our 2021 Summits were held in London and Salford. In 2022 we will be taking the Reach Next Generation Summit to The North East, The South West, The East Midlands and again in London. We will also be staging our first Reach Next Generation Awards in Birmingham


Previous Reach Summits

Listen to our Podcasts where Reach Host, 11 year old Grace Jeffries talks to some amazing women about their careers and their tips for young girls as they think about their futures

Reach NextGen meets: Lucia Marcuzzo, VP and Managing Director for Levi Strauss in Northern Europe
Reach NextGen meets: Mandy Hickson – Former RAF Tornado pilot
Reach NextGen meets: Mary Keane-Dawson – CEO Takumi
Reach NextGen meets: Nuala Walsh – Founder of Mind Equity
Reach NextGen meets: Sarah Stirk – Founder of Reach
Reach NextGen meets: Vanessa Sanyake – Founder Girls Talk London
Reach NextGen meets: Wanita Bardouille – Former Creative Services Director, Ralph Lauren
Reach NextGen meets: Yvonne Greeves – Director of Women in Business, NatWest
Reach NextGen meets: Alison Edgar – The Entrepreneur’s Godmother
Reach NextGen meets: Alison Oliver – CEO UK Youth Sport Trust
Reach NextGen meets: Anya Hindmarch – Best known for her fabulous handbags of course
Reach NextGen meets: Caroline Culme Seymore – People and Operations Director, BCG Digital Ventures
Reach NextGen meets: Caroline Hazelhurst – VP Bird Scooters
Reach NextGen meets: Caroline Nokes – MP for Romsey and Southampton North
Reach NextGen meets: Eleanor Mills – Founder Noon
Reach NextGen meets: Emma Ballard – Editor, Women in Golf Magazine
Reach NextGen meets: Gaia Barcilon – International Human Rights Lawyer
Reach NextGen meets: Heike O’Leary – Group Head of Marketing, Haines Watts
Reach NextGen meets: Karen Bosher – Managing Director, Greene King
Reach NextGen meets: Katy Leeson – Managing Director, Social Chain
Reach NextGen meets: Kelly Simmons – Director of Womens Football at the FA
Reach NextGen meets: Lara Morgan – Entrepreneur