Our Members

OUR MEMBERS
WOF is a movement focused on collaboration and kindness in the workplace, galvanising a community of women to work together as a new generation of talent across multiple sectors and industries. Learn more about the inspiring and high-achieving women who are part of our community.
Katy Tuncer
Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach/Founder of Horizon37
What is the best part of your job?
Working directly with my clients, without a doubt. Our brilliant, ambitious, earnest, capable, unconventional, diverse clients are up to big things in the world. I get immersed. I discover with them how to thrive in their business context. We explore together how they can handle the pressures they feel personally. Sometimes I’m a cheerleader, sometimes a challenger, sometimes a listener helping make sense of what they are dealing with. As well as the coaching I do myself, I also love bringing my clients together to learn and grow by building off each other. The best part of my job is seeing leaders thrive and knowing I’ve empowered their performance.
If you could give one piece of advice to yourself at the start of your career what would it be?
Take it easy Katy! Fast doesn’t always mean better. Think about what’s working, and embrace failure when stuff isn’t. Learn what you are really good at. Oh, and Katy, the answer isn’t “everything”.
What is an act of kindness that you will remember forever?
When I was setting up my first tech business I approached a very senior and experienced surgeon, cold, after I’d heard him give a talk. I asked him to meet me and discuss our start-up, he said yes. I asked him to review and critique our idea, he did – and instantly made it much better. Then he offered to join the Board himself. He made a huge difference to how quickly we refined the product, how credibly and effectively we could sell it, and how confident I felt in my own ability to lead the business. He took a punt on an unproven idea and a new team, and to this day he is a great mentor to me.
What is your favourite quote?
‘Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass but about learning to dance in the rain.’ Vivian Greene
If you could invite two people to dinner (dead or alive!) who would they be and why?
Hugh Jackman. My godparents Doreen and Alan, now in their late 80s, have taken me to hundreds of musicals – from the highly amateur to the West End best! They shared their passion with me, and I’ll always be enchanted by this sentimental and joyful artform. In another life I would have been a musical theatre singer. That is, another life where I had the right talent and all that.
Mo Farah. Athletics is an area I’ve excelled in myself, but there is a whole different level of dedication and performance in Mo, and my other heroes and heroines of the track and field.
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