About the authors

The book Stepping Into Your Power gives voice to some incredible women who bravely step out of the shadows to let themselves be seen. They each share honest and often moving accounts of how they have reclaimed themselves as women and now embody a strong leadership presence. These stories weave together to inspire, provoke and empower. 

Individual and collective transformation are interdependent and inseparable. When women come together and support one another it is possible to transcend the norms and social forces and shift the prevailing culture. We can create more inclusive cultures where everyone, women and men, can participate and contribute to the benefit of all. It’s time to rewrite our interpretation of power, it’s time to make a difference.

Eunice Aquilina 

Eunice is a business psychologist, consultant and coach, and the founder of eaconsult, a leadership and organisation development consultancy. In her work with women, she draws from three decades of working with global organisations. Her first book, Embodying Authenticity, was published in 2017.

Fernanda Lopes Larsen 

Fernanda is a 46 year old Brazilian-British executive, with a career in procurement and supply chain spanning more than 18 years.
She has coached and mentored several women in business and believes that holding space and lifting each other up is the best way to resolve diversity issues in companies.

Carrie Birmingham

Carrie has more than 25 years of experience enabling change with individuals, teams and organisations.  As a consultant, Carrie specialises clients in supporting clients to resolve complex and messy problems.

Alison Lazerwitz 

Alison has more than 25 years’ experience with international legal issues, including leading compliance functions, and the development of international corporate integrity initiatives.
She joined Swarovski as executive vice president and general counsel.
Alison is a member of the board of directors of the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future. 

Lucia Adams 

Lucia is a consultant and executive coach who specialises in business transformation.  Her clients span a diverse range of industries; her clients include Google, Twitter, The Times, and the i newspaper.
Lucia has been driving businesses transformation for over 20 years.  At The Times she helped a 250 year old institution navigate the most seismic disruption in media history to become a highly successful operation fit for the digital age.

Amy Castoro

Amy is the president and chief executive officer of The Williams Group, a family wealth coaching and consulting firm.
Her experience with The Walt Disney Company, Adecco Corporation and Grant Thornton Management Consulting provide Amy with a strong foundation of leadership in organizations, creating cultures that work, and developing succession plans.