About the Author
A dynamic, entrepreneurial business leader with a proven record for building high performing teams Dr. Thompson has acquired an exceptional range of skills that can complement high-performing companies and organisations. Originally from South America she has been involved in many successful firsts in the UK and has over 20 years’ experience on public sector boards. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2003 for her services to women, small business and minorities. In 2005 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by London Metropolitan University for services to small business and mass communications. She has also been recognized internationally, having been acknowledged by Mayor Bill White who made a Proclamation in Houston, Texas, of an Yvonne Thompson Day (4th January 2004), as well as being named in Washington in the Congressional Records. She has been hailed as a role model in the black community in the UK and Europe and for women in general wanting to start their own business. She has chaired many governmental committees and is committed to inspiring future leaders, especially women, and mentors future leaders.