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Emma Sinclair MBE

CEO & Co-Founder

EnterpriseAlumni

New York, NY, USA


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Emma’s Biography

Emma Sinclair MBE is a serial entrepreneur.

Currently CEO of EnterpriseAlumni, the market leader in alumni management software, their software powers the alumni networks of many of the world’s leading companies for competitive advantage, helping them to maintain and maximise relationships with former employees as a source of re-hires, referrals, business development, as a marketing army and more. Customers range from LinkedIn and GoogleX to Citi and Marks & Spencer.

Described by HSBC as having ‘a CV that would make entrepreneurs twice her age green with envy’, she is the youngest person to date to have taken a business public, floating her first business on the London Stock Exchange at 29.

In addition to creating the alumni management software space by day, Emma has been active in media since 2012. Emma was the launch business columnist in the Wonder Women section of The Telegraph and now regularly contributes to other publications, as well as to television and radio. She is also a regular public speaker at events and conferences on business and entrepreneurialism.

Emma...
Emma Sinclair MBE is a serial entrepreneur.

Currently CEO of EnterpriseAlumni, the market leader in alumni management software, their software powers the alumni networks of many of the world’s leading companies for competitive advantage, helping them to maintain and maximise relationships with former employees as a source of re-hires, referrals, business development, as a marketing army and more. Customers range from LinkedIn and GoogleX to Citi and Marks & Spencer.

Described by HSBC as having ‘a CV that would make entrepreneurs twice her age green with envy’, she is the youngest person to date to have taken a business public, floating her first business on the London Stock Exchange at 29.

In addition to creating the alumni management software space by day, Emma has been active in media since 2012. Emma was the launch business columnist in the Wonder Women section of The Telegraph and now regularly contributes to other publications, as well as to television and radio. She is also a regular public speaker at events and conferences on business and entrepreneurialism.

Emma is UNICEF’s first Business Ambassador including conceiving and launched their first crowdfund to build Innovation Labs in Refugee Camps in 2017. More recently, in March 2022 as the Ukraine War loomed, Emma created a consortium bringing together over 200 companies to help provide resettlement skills and job opportunities for refugees in the UK in partnership with RefuAid. Her father’s family arrived to the UK from Ukraine so this was an especially personal initiative.

Emma was appointed by the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary to the G7 GEAC Council in 2021, her focus areas being technology and entrepreneurship. She was also a founding member of the UK Government’s High Growth Women’s Enterprise Taskforce.

She was awarded an MBE for Entrepreneurship by HM The Queen in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours in 2016.
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Emma’s Newsfeed

Forbes
Women Backing Women: Can Crowdfunding Create More Female Angels?

Emma Sinclair MBE is using crowdfunding to encourage more women to become angels.

The Times
Female ‘angels’ have their wings clipped

Emma Sinclair, who is a co-founder of EnterpriseAlumni, said she was “almost apoplectic” with fury over recent changes to the income threshold used to define what it means to be a HNWI.

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Emma’s Background

EnterpriseAlumni
CEO & Co-Founder
2014 - Present
London, UK
Based in London and California, EnterpriseAlumni is the market-leading alumni management software helping medium and large organisations to maintain a connection with alumni for competitive advantage and community.
 

Emma’s Gallery

Advisory Roles

G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC)
Member
2021 - Present
In 2021 Emma was appointed by the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary to the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC). Emma brings her expertise in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship to this independent group of experts responsible for championing the principles of freedom, individual humanity, opportunity, and dignity for women around the world.
 

Other Business Interests

UNICEF UK
Business Mentor
Oct 2013 - Present
London, UK
Emma was appointed UNICEF’s first Business Mentor. Originally part of the Building Young Futures partnership between UNICEF and Barclays, she subsequently focused on launching new innovations including UNICEF’s first crowdfund which focused on funding innovation labs in Azraq refugee camp, Jordan. These labs helped young people missing out on school to learn design, coding and engineering skills.
 

Previous Advisory Roles

Women-led high-growth enterprise taskforce
Member
Jul 2022 - 2023
London, UK
The taskforce was set up by the UK Government to increase the number of women-led high-growth businesses, with a particular focus on regions outside of London.
 

Philanthropy

Help Emma unlock young refugees' potential with Unicef UK
Crowdfunding
Emma launched UNICEF UK's first crowdfunding campaign to bring Innovation Labs to Jordan's Azraq Refugee Camp. The campaign and subsequent roll out sought to provide young people with assistance, financing and training in digital skills such as engineering and coding.
 

Media

Storytelling About EnterpriseAlumni With Emma Sinclair
Dec 2022
Emma talks to The Use Case Podcast about the business case (or 'use case') for why her clients choose EnterpriseAlumni.
 
The High Performance Podcast
Emma Sinclair: Why Generosity Pays So Well
Oct 2022
Emma Sinclair talks to High Performance Podcast hosts Jake Humphrey and Professor Damian Hughes about persistence, leadership and what she looks for in new hires.
 
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Features

London entrepreneurs & industry disruptors
Featured
May 2022
Entrepreneur Emma Sinclair, Founder & CEO Enterprise Alumni, is profiled on pages 13 - 14 of OneLeap's report on London Entrepreneurs.
 

Publications

Barring skilled refugees from work in the UK is a travesty that must be solved
Author
Feb 2023
Emma Sinclair argues that, in a country short of doctors, engineers and other professionals, bureaucracy must not deny people the dignity of work.
 
Hampton-Alexander Review: FTSE Women Leaders
Contributor
Feb 2021
The Hampton-Alexander Review was set up in 2016 with the aim of increasing the number of women in leadership roles at the UK’s leading companies.
 
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Awards & Recognition

Most Influential Women in UK Technology
Oct 2022
Emma Sinclair has been voted one of the most influential women in UK Tech by Computer Weekly.
 
New Year Honours
Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Jan 2016
London, UK
Emma was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty The Queen for services to entrepreneurship.
 

Press Releases

G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council membership announced
Mentioned
Apr 2021
Emma is listed as a member of the Gender Equality Advisory Council in this announcement by the Minister for Women and Equalities. The Council, made up of business leaders, scientists and vaccinologists, aims to promote the fundamental concepts of freedom, dignity and opportunity for girls and women across the globe.
 

Emma’s Education

University of Leeds
BA Hons, French and Spanish (with Italian)
1994 - 1998