Hi we’re Caroline & Charly!

We both set up and run our own business.

We know first hand it’s tough starting a business, especially if you’re juggling a career, family or heck, even just general day to day life! It’s absolutely possible though. We thought about what we would have found invaluably helpful when starting out in business and the answer was:

 Affordable and genuinely helpful & actionable business training

 Tasks & challenges to hold us accountable and ensure sure we took action

 A community where we could connect with other women creating and running business, both for inspiration and friendship but also collaboration and working partnerships.

So that, in a nutshell is what A League of Her Own is all about.

Each month the League members will have access to an hour-long tutorial video on a different areas of business.  Each module also contains three interviews with experts on that subject, a workbook, an FAQ sheet, and we will host a live Q&A session each month.

We want to get you to where you want to be in business, faster… and have some fun along the way!

Meet the Team

Charly Lester 

Charly is the Founder and CEO of The Dating Awards, an international set of industry awards for online and offline dating companies. Over the past four years she has established the UK Dating Awards, European Dating Awards and US Dating Awards.  She also runs annual industry conferences in the US and on the European mainland.

Charly is the former Global Head of Dating for Time Out, and was once the Dating Editor at the Guardian. She teaches regular classes in Blogging, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the Guardian, and is on the Board of Advisors for the Media Department at Regent’s University. Charly is an award-winning blogger, and Head Judge at the UK Blog Awards.  She was an expert advisor to Lord Sugar on The Apprentice Final 2015.

Together with Caroline, Charly is the co-founder of the Dating Expert Academy.  They have co-authored a book called ‘How to Become a Dating Expert’.  In her spare time, Charly plays Roller Derby (she’s on Team Romania for the upcoming World Cup!) and does triathlons (she’s done two Half Ironman distance ones this year, and is training for a Full Ironman).

Caroline Brealey 

Caroline never set out to be an ‘entrepreneur’.

Working in the voluntary sector with children with complex needs and their families, Caroline craved change and decided to turn an idea she’d had for a business into a reality.

Mutual Attraction, a now double-award winning matchmaking service launched in 2011. She has since gone on to launch the Matchmaker Academy, a training school for matchmakers which stemmed from her book ‘How to Become a Matchmaker’. Through the Academy, Caroline hosts training weekends, delivers 1:1 coaching and in 2016 launched their first online course. Together with Charly she launched the Dating Expert Academy.

Caroline has many business achievements she’s proud of but the biggest has to be not fainting with nerves before doing live TV! A finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur awards, an author and a regular commentator for female entrepreneurship in the press, Caroline is excited to be connecting and working with female founders around the world.  In her spare time she enjoys walks in the countryside with her husband, baby and sausage dog ‘Lady’.

Niky Lester 

Niky Lester is the founder of MooPoint Media – a video production company.  She films, animates and edits all of the videos here at A League of Her Own.

Niky specialises in video editing and motion graphics, and is based in Manchester. After working as an editor for wedding videographers and advertising agencies for a number of years, she decided to take the plunge and go fully freelance in January 2017.

She loves what she does and is happy to help out anyone who needs advice or help with a video, check out some of her work at www.vimeo.com/moopointmedia.

Sian Miller 

Sian is the co-founder of mobile beauty concierge business Brush Ltd.  Whenever we film she is on hand to do hair and make-up.

Working alongside makeup artist Georgia Souter in their home county of Berkshire, the pair identified a high volume of women in their area unable to get to a salon – professionals lacking time, those less mobile who find it a struggle to get to a salon and mums who want the convenience of not having to organise trips around their children. From this, they decided to set up their own mobile beauty company and they launched Brush Ltd – a premium beauty concierge service offering Hair, Makeup and Nail treatments direct to the customer at home or at work.

Brush Ltd focuses on Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and surrounding counties. On top of mobile hair and beauty, they have also offer wedding hair and makeup services.

Nicole Engelmann 

Nicole is a London-based, international portrait and wedding/event photographer, specialising in lifestyle photography.

Nicole has taken a number of shoots for A League of Her Own, including trips with us to Amsterdam and Croatia.

Her style is memorable, candid & vibrant. Running a client-friendly, service-oriented business she believes that great images are often the result of connecting with her clients.

Apart from her wedding and portrait work, Nicole has conducted over 5oo online dating profiles shoots for Hey Saturday and is the official photographer for The Dating Awards, which take place annually in London, Amsterdam and New York.

To find out more about Nicole and her work, visit her website – https://www.nicoleengelmann-photography.com.

Nicole Ramson 

Nicole is the blush-obsessed brand specialist and graphic designer behind Chelsea Creative – a boutique design studio based in London.

Nicole helped us to design our logo, logomark and the colour scheme for A League of Her Own.

Chelsea Creative works on the development of visual identities and marketing strategies for businesses and creative individuals to ensure each client’s brand is perfectly aligned with their goals, values, and audience.

Nicole’s simplistic and modern style has helped her secure work with beauty brands Ken Gen Do, The Hand & Foot Spa and Little Butterfly London whilst creating brand guides, logos and social media strategies for a number of small business.

Juvee Perez

You are an expert in your field – shouldn’t your website look the part?

Juvee is the techy ninja and artistic designer behind Miss Website Ninja. She is one of the designers who worked with Charly and Caroline behind A League of Her Own website.

She specialises in thoughtfully creating stylish and effective websites that convert. With 5 years of experience as a website ninja, her designs speak for themselves – as they are all products of a piece of her heart and creative imagination. She collaborates with entrepreneurs who demand the absolute best for themselves and their clients when it comes to having a website that is truly aligned with their brand.

Her expertise includes custom branded websites, membership websites, sales funnels and project launch assistance as well as creative graphic designs (eBooks, slide-decks, banner, business cards, social media graphics, custom logo and creating authentic brand).

Are you ready for the ninja experience? Check out her website and portfolio at www.misswebsiteninja.com

Kimberly Gosney

You can have your website cake and eat it too. Kimberly Gosney is the designer behind the scenes at Cupcake Website where she’s serving up membership sites that won’t leave you feeling fried.

Kimberly specializes in AccessAlly membership site design, development, and Infusionsoft email marketing services and has been happily serving up scrumptious websites since 2014.

Kimberly has a fun, easy, no muss, no fuss approach to creating a crave-worthy experience for your soon to be dream clients.

Stop by and take a peek at Cupcake Website to find out more.

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