More about our keynote speaker – Jarmila Yu


Today we’re living in a challenging new world. A world of disruption and change. A world that allows for reinvention and brings new opportunities and rewards with it. Are you ready to make the most of it?

At the Whole Woman Conference, Jarmila will share her personal story about her journey from disillusioned law student to successful entrepreneur, and the inspiration that led her to discover her passion and purpose.

This keynote aims to empower you find your inspiration so you can take charge of your own future. Jarmila is a marketing professional and the Founder of YUnique Marketing, a boutique consultancy providing On-Demand Chief Marketing Officer Services to the technology and business services sectors. Identifying a gap in the market for marketing strategy leadership in SMEs she uses her experience and qualifications to unlock the marketing potential in ambitious start-up and scale-up businesses.

She is sought after for her expertise in Brand Management, Go-to-Market Strategy and Integrated Marketing Campaigns. Having spent over 20 years in the technology industry, working client-side in start-ups, challenger brands and some of the world’s largest market leading brands, she knows the vital ingredients that go into building powerful brands, how to translate business vision into marketing strategy, and importantly, how to turn strategy into execution – that cuts through and captures customer imagination.

After graduating from Royal Holloway Univ. of London in 1994 with a BA Hons Joint Degree in French & Italian Jarmila embarked on studies in Law but swiftly switched to working in Sales and Marketing. She has a Diploma in Marketing, been awarded Chartered Marketer status and maintains her Continual Professional Development (CPD) Award annually. She is a Fellow of both The Chartered Institute of Marketing and The Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing and has served as a judge for Marketing Awards.

Passionate about all things marketing, entrepreneurship and nurturing talent, Jarmila is a Mentor at the Direct Marketing Association and a Board Advisor at the Royal Holloway University of London, School of Management. As a Speaker and Guest Lecturer she talks on a range of topics including Marketing Careers, Employability and Personal Branding. Jarmila lives in Surrey Heath where she is actively involved in the local business community and in local politics. She promotes the importance of “Buy Local”, provides marketing know-how to a local Business Association and participates in Local Government sponsored Business Initiatives.