Most Influential Women Shaping the Future of Business 2024



In the dynamic realm of health and safety, Giselle Phillips emerges as a dedicated professional fueled by a passion for positive transformation. Specializing in mental health, diversity, and inclusion, Giselle leverages her platform to advocate for impactful change within organizational settings.

Ann D’Silva

Ann D’Silva

In the dynamic realm of literature, social change, and business, Ann D’Silva stands as a beacon of inspiration and influence. With over two and a half decades of experience in senior management roles across various industries, she has seamlessly transitioned into the role of an award-winning author and social change activist. Ann is not just an author; she is a visionary committed to promoting peace, empowerment, and diversity on a global scale. Her impact is evident through her best-selling trilogy, the Sand and Sea series, and her compelling poetry collection, Verses of a Risen Phoenix.

Austin Lampson

Homeowners Financial Group

Austin Lampson is a prominent figure in the mortgage industry and the Branch Manager, Mortgage Professional at Homeowner’s Financial Group in Santa Barbara, California. Austin’s dedication to helping clients navigate the complex landscape of mortgage financing sets her apart in the business world. Austin’s journey began at the age of 18, driven by the profound realization that there is “no such thing as a free lunch.” This philosophy, instilled during her high school Economics class, ignited her passion for understanding the deep history behind what we consume. Since 2002, Austin has been immersed in the mortgage industry, recognizing the pivotal role stable housing plays in societal productivity and the accumulation of wealth.

Cathy Spaas

Cathy Spaas

Cathy Spaas, a single mother, adventurer, and an empath coach who found her calling in the world of professional performance. Cathy, surrounded by her two kids, a dog, two cats, and five horses, is not just a coach but a beacon of light for those navigating the challenging waters of spotlight stress and pressure in their careers.

Manisha Khadge


Manisha Khadge, the dynamic Chief Marketing Officer of Mindbowser, a leader in IT product engineering and digital transformation. In her role, Manisha is the driving force behind innovative and creative marketing strategies, overseeing a talented team of professionals dedicated to executing 360° marketing campaigns. Her commitment lies in utilizing data-driven insights to maximize the impact of marketing efforts and shape internal product development for delivering outstanding value to clients.

Natasha Makhijani

Oliver Sanderson Group PLC

Natasha Makhijani, the dynamic and accomplished CEO of Oliver Sanderson Group PLC and SnappCV, who has made remarkable strides in the world of executive search and digital recruitment innovation. Recognized by esteemed organizations such as the House of Lords, Global Recruiter, APSCo, and the Recruiter Awards, Natasha has become a prominent figure in the business world.