“Being part of this women’s networking group was transformative for me. It hasn’t just been about the support, connections, and empowerment I gained, which helped to propel my business and personal growth, it’s also a phenomenal community where women uplift each other, share knowledge, and celebrate achievements. A couple of years ago Debbie approached me and asked if I would be interested in joining the Businesswomen Unltd family as a Group Leader and I have now been running the Watford meeting for 3 years.

Debbie is a one of the most hardworking dedicated businesswomen I have ever met.

and working with her has been an absolute game-changer for my business journey. Her unwavering determination, innovative thinking, and relentless drive have inspired me beyond measure. She’s not just a successful entrepreneur; she’s a visionary leader who fearlessly breaks barriers and paves the way for others. Collaborating with her has been a privilege, and her mentorship has been invaluable. If you’re seeking inspiration, guidance, and a role model in the business world, look no further than Debbie Gilbert”. 

Lisa Baptiste

Growth in Work

We currently have groups in the following areas and we also offer online meetings. Let’s introduce our group leaders

BWU Lisa McCallum Hemel

Hemel Hempstead

The Old Kings Arms

Group Leader – Lisa McCallum

Lisa is a travel agent with Not Just Travel. She has been a group leader for a few years now and loves being a group leader. She has 2 boys so is used to jugging her business around her family.

Lisa loves everything about travel & holidays, She is fanatical about finding you your perfect holiday or travel experience. She can help with everything from package holidays, bespoke itineraries, honeymoons, weddings, cruises,UK breaks and much more! Best of all there is no booking fee for her services as she gets paid by the supplier.

BWU Talia Zamora St Albans

St Albans

Holiday Inn Express London Colney

Group Leader – Talia Zamora

Talia is a mum of two boys and Business Strategy Coach she worked in the ‘real world’ for many years in Business Improvement and Business Management, before starting her own business helping determined women to succeed and become the expert in their field.

Talia is passionate about supporting women to be financially independent and live a life of personal growth and satisfaction, by supporting entrepreneurs to form strategies that align with their personal values and grow their businesses. To not only make themselves a priority but also give themselves permission to invest in what they need in their business, achieve their goals without limits, increase their income and reduce their hours. Along the way connecting them with a community of like-minded women who make the journey even more enjoyable.

BWU Carole Bozkurt Amersham


The Ivy House Pub

Group Leader – Carole Bernadette Bozkurt

Carole Bernadette Bozkurt is a Sales and Marketing Strategist and Business Coach. Over ten years ago, she set up the Blueprint Group Practice to help female coaches build a fulfilling and financially rewarding business and a brand their clients adore.

Both in her own business and the corporate world she has worked with hundreds of coaches, consultants and creatives to build 6 and 7 figure businesses.

In her last corporate role, she headed up marketing for the European Financial Management Division of the largest actuarial consultancy in the world. Prior to that she worked for a company that pioneered executive coaching in the UK, working with FTSE 100 companies and their board-level executives. Carole has a MA in marketing and is CIM qualified. She has 25+ years marketing and sales experience.


Whitstable Rugby Club

Group Leader – Catherine Chapman

Catherine Chapman is a Vitality and Wellbeing Coach, helping women go from being burnt out, overwhelmed and disconnected to feeling Vital, Worthy and in love with their beautiful selves.

She does this through her online wellbeing membership, Vitality Rooms.co.uk, VIP Breakthrough Days, International Retreats and online and in-person workshops.

She has a passion for life: she is a soprano in the UK Soul Choir, regularly runs and volunteers at parkrun and co-founded the Whitstable Bluetits chill swim group.  She is also a founding member of SOS Whitstable, a group dedicated to ending sewage pollution in our seas and rivers. She loves surrounding herself with inspirational female business women.

She lives in Whitstable with her Husband, 3 Children and Luna, the dog.

BWU Lisa Baptiste Watford


The Bushey Centre 

Group Leader – Lisa Baptiste

Lisa is mum to two adult sons and married to Ray. She grew up in a fashion retail family and spent weekends and after school helping behind the scenes and sometimes in the front of the shops. Being part of the family business from a young age meant she learned how to work in a team, talk to customers, sell, and negotiate. When she left school she worked in Fashion PR, and then moved into media working for the Capital Radio and Carlton Television. She set up her first business, The Perfect Pet Nanny, and after nearly ten successful years has now launched a new business with her husband called Growth in Work, aimed at women who lack confidence in the workplace. Lisa’s primary goal is to empower women to overcome self-doubt, fear, and imposter syndrome, enabling them to achieve their full potential, whilst Ray focuses on Sales Training workshops.

In her spare time, she loves to paint, crochet, and travel and her favourite country is Spain which one day she would like to have an adventure driving around in a motor home.


AT Phitology Fitness and Nutrition Lounge

Group Leader – Zeenat Ahmed-Peto

Zeenat is a Holistic Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner. She works with sensitive professionals to overcome their unconscious blocks so they can create the life of their dreams. She is experienced in working with anxiety, stress, burn-out and PTSD and uses a holistic approach to support her clients.

Zeenat is an experienced therapist, teacher and trainer and has run her award-winning business for over ten years. She also works with primary-aged children (7-11) and their families as part of her family therapy.

She loves live music, travel, art galleries, growing houseplants, history, and world cuisine. She lives in Enfield with her husband, son and cats.

Heather Rooke

Hertfordshire Evening Group

Group Leader – Heather Rooke

Heather Rooke is a Psychodynamic Counsellor, Holistic Therapist, Coach and NLP practitioner. After many years in the corporate world as a country leader and global specialist for an international retail organisation, she turned her passion for mental health and wellbeing into her business.

Heather believes that the balance of the Mind, Body and Soul are interdependent. ‘Our thoughts and emotions can impact on our physical health and vice versa. By proactively nurturing all of these parts, we are better able to maintain alignment and achieve greater total wellbeing.’

Heather helps individuals to optimise their total wellbeing and to create positive change in many aspects of their lives. This includes bringing balance and stability, developing strong self-esteem and building great relationships, at work as well as home.

BWU Donna Eade Online


Group Leader – Donna Eade

Donna is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, as well as hosting the Business Women online meeting and being a consultant for the home fragrance company Scentsy, she has found joy in teaching and coaching others in the art of Podcasting. Having been labelled a chatterbox at school and loving the radio as she grew up, she found the perfect fit in podcasting.

She is the host, and producer of Mindset & Action a business podcast for small business owners and solopreneurs, helping them grow and streamline their businesses through self-development, productivity & planning hacking and podcasting. She runs a course and does small group & 1-2-1 coaching as well as providing production services for podcasters.

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