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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.

She is 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 extend and maximise their relationship with corporate alumni as a source of re-hires, referrals, business development, as a marketing army and more. Customers range from LinkedIn and GoogleX to Citi and Coca Cola.

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 part of the team that launched the business column in the Wonder Women section of The Telegraph and now regularly contributes to other publications, as well as to television and radio including Sky News and LBC. She is also a regular public speaker at events and conferences...
Emma Sinclair MBE is a serial entrepreneur.

She is 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 extend and maximise their relationship with corporate alumni as a source of re-hires, referrals, business development, as a marketing army and more. Customers range from LinkedIn and GoogleX to Citi and Coca Cola.

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 part of the team that launched the business column in the Wonder Women section of The Telegraph and now regularly contributes to other publications, as well as to television and radio including Sky News and LBC. She is also a regular public speaker at events and conferences across Europe, the USA, and Asia, talking on subjects ranging from business and entrepreneurialism to innovation and diversity.

In 2021 Emma was appointed by the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary to the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) Council, her focus areas being technology and entrepreneurship.

Emma is UNICEF’s first Business Mentor. Most recently, she conceived and launched their first crowdfund for Innovation Labs in Refugee Camps in 2017.

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

UNLEASH
Is the ‘Great Return’ the next workplace disruption?

Emma Sinclair MBE is quoted in an Unleash article discussing boomerang employees, explaining why workers are returning to places they were previously employed at.

The Telegraph
Only 1pc of Britain's start-up bailout money went to female founders

Emma Sinclair MBE, CEO and Co-Founder of EnterpriseAlumni, is quoted in an article about the UK's start-up rescue package, which has been accused of failing female business founders after it was revealed that their male counterparts received significantly more funding.

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.

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

Toolbox for the future: Why innovation is the only way out of the climate crisis
Panelist
Jun 2021
At CogX2021, Emma chairs a discussion between two influential leaders, actor and investor Robert Downey Jr and iPod inventor Tony Fadell, exploring why unconventional thinking and innovation are such effective tools for addressing the climate catastrophe.
Inspirational Women 2020: City leaders
Featured
Nov 2020
For more than a decade, Brummel has celebrated women at the forefront of development in the City. Emma was honoured in 2014, and is featured on Brummell's 2020 list of the City's most Inspirational Women, which showcases 10 of their most extraordinary past recipients.
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Publications

How epic failure changed the world
Author
Mar 2020
Delving into the story of failed start-up General Magic, Emma Sinclair shares how a business almost no one has heard of irrevocably changed the world, and what can be learnt from its failure.
How we built a company with a gender-balanced ownership
Author
Mar 2019
In her Financial Times article ‘How we built a company with a gender-balanced ownership’ Emma outlines how EnterpriseAlumni achieved a gender-balanced shareholder structure.
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Awards & Endorsements

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