CORPORATE AND PERSONAL BRANDING STRATEGIST
Francine Beleyi is an award-winning Togolese, French & British digital strategist specialised in corporate and personal branding. She shows purpose-driven entrepreneurs & professionals a powerful pathway to become thought-leaders in their field, attract their ideal clients and impact millions of people globally.
She went from being a frustrated and unfulfilled corporate employee to living a globetrotting life doing what she loves, speaking across the world, and been featured in top media publications. She has received an award in Marrakech for her work and named in the top 500 most influential Africans in the world in 2021.
She is the author of the book Personal branding in the digital age: how to become a known expert, thrive and make a difference in a connected world, where she reveals a powerful framework to build a great visibility and succeed in business and career.
Francine is on a mission to help a million entrepreneurs and professionals make a bigger impact by leveraging the power of personal branding.
Francine is a sought-after international speaker and has delivered addresses at top industry events such as UNIDO in Vienna, Les Imperiales in Casablanca, AITEX in Rabat, Women in Manufacturing 4.0 in Montreal, GSBN/CGE event in New York, ESCP-Europe Alumni in London, Africa Union summit in Pretoria as well as other private events internationally. Her work has been featured in numerous media such as Computer Weekly, Tech Target, Femmes du Maroc, 2M, Le Matin, TVT, Canal+ Afrique and more.
She speaks about corporate and personal branding, employee branding, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, innovation, and opportunities for women in the digital economy. She delivers her talks in French and English worldwide.
ADVOCATE OF DIGITAL LITERACY & WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
Francine is an advocate of digital literacy and enabling entrepreneurship ecosystems to support economic and social progress, especially in Africa. She also supports women empowerment and has played a key role in executive committees of leading charities like Professional Women Network (London).
Francine is the chief editor of the African Diaspora Professional Women in Europe (ADIPWE). Each year on international women’s day, she releases the top 20 women in Africa diaspora who are advancing the future of the continent.
She is a key founding member of African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC), a one-of-a-kind training program that builds a pan-African community of aspiring and established women entrepreneurs.
Francine is also of The Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life Podcast, where she interviews thought leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to share their journey, experience and insights to live a meaningful live.
A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BACKGROUND
Francine started her career in IT becoming Head of Information Systems at 25 in a multinational firm. She then held various positions in the corporate world in investment banking, consulting and non-profit organisations before founding nucleus of change to help entrepreneurs, corporate executives and individuals to adapt and thrive in the digital age. She also created mydigitalpal.com to equip people to acquire the digital skills they need to take advantage of the digital economy.
She holds a Master in Organisational Consulting and Change Management, a Bachelor in Finance and Accountancy and an HND in Computer Science applied to Management. She also holds the NCTJ diploma in Multimedia Journalism.
The Power of the Font Row | IT Girls Book launch
The Future of Start-ups – Keynote speech
Quel Entrepreneur es-tu? | SuperEntrepreneur Telerealite
How to Gain Confidence and Maximize Your Impact
Digitalisation – Women Leadership Forum: UNIDO | Brand Institute
Interview Femme & Pouvoir
WOMEN SUMMIT 4.0, MONTREAL
African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASENTI)
How Personal Branding can be a Powerful Economic Tool for Women?
AFRICANITY SUMMIT, ONLINE
Développer Sa Marque Personnelle: les Clés de la Réussite
Global Attraction Secrets: 3 Keys to Attract Ideal Clients & Impact Thousands
WORLD FORUM DIGITAL, ONLINE
Brand & Tech: How to Leverage Personal Branding in Corporate
AITEX – Digital for Africa
The Role of Women in the Industry 4.0
What Does it Take to Become an Authority in Your Field?
LONDON TECH ADVOCATE 5TH ANNIVERSARY
Francine Receives The Africanity Awards
Francine Speaks at the Chamber of Commerce Marakech
The 9 Steps to Build a Smart Business Model
ESCP EUROPE ALUMNI
Will the Next Industrialisation Come from Africa?
Digital Economy Opportunities for Women
TOGO DIASPORA UK
Francine Speaker’s Profile
ENERGETIC, POSITIVE, AND INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER
The content of her presentations is customised to suit clients’ needs and learning objectives of specific groups. From her own experience and helping hundreds of people, she understands what it takes to adapt and succeed in a fast-moving environment. Spend more than a moment with Francine, and you will never forget her! Her high content speeches are energetic, positive, and inspirational and quick start quality conversations and quality decision making. When she speaks, Francine increases your understanding and insights dramatically, gives you the tools to boost your effectiveness and leverage your efforts.
Francine’s honest and refreshing approach, her bubbly personality and ’tell-it-as-it-is’ manner are welcomed by audiences who are tired of being lectured by the book. She provides practical and easy steps to implement immediately to create lasting change.
Francine’s transformational programs have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, senior executives, and government officials to accelerate their results at critical moments in their organisations and life, to become more innovative and to adapt to the new economy.
A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY AND HOLISTIC APPROACH
Thanks to her multidisciplinary and international background, Francine provides a holistic view of what businesses and individuals need to succeed in the digital age. She is able to connect seemingly unrelated subjects to build a coherent thread and create a compelling story with a unique perspective and positioning.
She holds a Master in Organisational Consulting and Change Management, a Bachelor in Finance and Accountancy and an HND in Computer Science applied to Management. She also possesses an NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism.
Francine is passionate about women empowerment. She has served on the steering committee of Professional Women Network-London, as Head of Leadership & Programming for ‘High Potential’. She has mentored women in business to get to the next level for the Billionaire Ladies’ Club and created ADIPWE, an online forum for African Diaspora Professional Women in Europe to share inspiring and untold stories. She was also a member of the Executive Committee of Women in Diplomatic Services (WDS) in London.
She is a founding team member of African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC), a one-of-a-kind training program that builds a pan-African community of aspiring and established women entrepreneurs.
- Why and How to Create a Meaningful Personal Brand in a Digital Age
- Why Should Women Build a Personal Brand Equity
- How to Find Your Unique Position in Today’s Marketplace
- How to Create a Unique Mission Statement for Success
- How to Reinvent Company Brand by Leveraging Personal Branding
- The 5-Step to Build a Profitable Online Presence
- Opportunities for Women in the Digital Economy
Who Benefits from Francine’s Talks?
Conferences and Events Organisers
If you are a conference organiser in the UK, France, Africa or elsewhere, Francine will bring to your event, cutting edge and inspiring content for an unforgettable event with her passionate and fresh delivery style.
Business Clubs & Membership Associations
Inspire and provide thought provoking events to your members to grow their personal and professional life. If you are looking for a transformational event, Francine can provide you just what you need.
Small businesses, Entrepreneurs Hubs, Business schools
Francine understands the stages entrepreneurs go through from starting their businesses to growing and scaling it. She has mentored many business owners and will inspire your audience to go for the moon.
With her corporate background, Francine understands the challenges face by people in a big organisation especially during period of change. Francine will quick start conversation and enable people to build winning strategies for the future.
Francine has the passion to develop and mentor women to a achieve higher level of performance and become more visible. If you want a powerful and inspiring speaker for your women’s event then you are in the right place.
Francine facilitates workshops and training sessions that introduce cutting-edge concepts, tools and techniques, with practical examples and interactive exercises to ensure participants can apply the learning.
What Events Organisers who Hire Francine Say?
“As the associate that brings together professionals in the fields of marketing, communication, media, advertising and digital in Morocco, we organize an annual event to bring the best scientific content possible to our sector, in order to improve its knowledge and get inspired by worldwide best practices. We chose to work with Francine because of her expertise and learned a lot about personal branding. If you didn’t attend Les Imperiales 2020, you should definitely get her book.”
“Francine is very reactive and focused on her client’s needs. The result was great! The conference was a success and the participants asked for more! We definitely would like to keep working with Francine and offer this conference on a regular basis. She has a very warm character, open to comments and ready to adapt to different requests. She provided all material on time and perfectly managed all phases of the project: from the construction of the conference, to the logistics and facilitation of it. Her good humour and enthusiasm are real assets that make people want to work with Francine. Francine is pleasant, fun, reliable and very efficient. I am very grateful to Francine for collaborating to the ESCP Europe Alumni Association and I wish that our partnership will continue for many years.”
IoD City has been organising an IWD celebration event each year for a number of years. Francine made very relevant points to the IWD discussion in a very engaging. confident and interesting way. We were very pleased with her presentation which undoubtedly contributed to the success of the event. Great to work with her.”
What Attendees to Francine Talks Say?
‘Thoroughly thought provoking session filled with lots of little tips that can easily be put into practise’. Angela Brivett, Diverse Associates Ltd
‘The best seminar I have attended and very thought provoking’. Ralph Key, Entrees-ontrays.com
‘The seminary was fantastic, it was a great opportunity to discover that the other participants were in the exact same situation of expecting some change: we were not alone in this quest. It was quite surprising as when I first stepped into the room, I didn’t know that I would get so close to the other participants within just 3 hours: some kind of great adventure within just three hours. The delivery was fantastic and the speaker managed to challenge us, surprise us, teach us new things and make us question our habits and our thinking system.’ Mat Hourteillan
‘The workshop altogether was very useful to understand the changes necessary for a firm to become successful’. Deputy MD Commercial Bank
‘Good job as very difficult task given unique and very difficult situation we find ourselves in’. Manager Commercial Bank
‘Very good delivery, was engaging and thought provoking. Interesting insights into strategic partnerships’. Luke Gee, Teleleads
‘I am very happy with the delivery that Francine has provided. We are all very blessed to have access to this information. Francine is an extremely charismatic and knowledgeable speaker. She provided many helpful tips throughout the seminar. A clear structure and a plan for action on completion of course’. Chantel Daniel, Flux Model management
‘Excellent workshop. Francine was wonderful in explaining the benefits of partnership. She is a great speaker and very motivating’. Quyen Phan
‘It was good to hear about Francine’s own partnership stories and the pair work was very helpful. Got good contact. I am pre-start up and found this workshop very helpful as I firmly believe that I have to start with end in mind’. Caroline Obonyo, pre-start up
‘Very useful and inspiring. Loved everything about the seminar. The confidence exhumed by Francine is very inspiring’. Ferguson Rapu
‘Thank you so much for your invaluable talk this Saturday, you have a lot of priceless ideas and information and I thank you so much. I have just started a new business and its a blessing for me to have you pointing me in the right direction’. Georgina D.
‘It was a true pleasure meeting you. Thank you so very much for inspiring me and giving me the push to make some phone calls. Many many thanks, Melanie R
‘It was spiritual & gave me a chance to think about my current and future life. Thank you very much’
‘It was an inspiring workshop. It gave me an opportunity to be realistic about how I am doing and look into my strengths & weaknesses to move forward.’