Lynne Franks

by Radiyah Shakur

Lynne Franks dropped out of school at sixteen, became a journalist for the UK’s first weekly young woman’s magazine Petticoat at age eighteen, and at age twenty-one decided to start her own public relations firm, Lynne Franks PR. The business, which began from Frank’s kitchen table, gained world-wide recognition by advising and guiding multi-national corporations, brands and non-profits.

Lynne FranksIn 1992, after twenty-years of public relations and a desire to branch out in other directions, Lynne Franks left her agency to become an international spokesperson and teacher on the ever changing world of business, and to promote a better relationship between industry and society. Lynne is responsible for creating the UK event, What Women Want, to draw attention to the changing positions of women in society. In 1994, she chaired the UK’s first women’s radio station, and presented her own radio show, Frankly Speaking. In 1995 she attended the UN Women’s Conference in Beijing.

Lynne is currently a columnist in the financial pages of the Sunday London Express. She has written four books, and has created SEED (Sustainable Enterprise and Economic Dynamics), which is a provider of women's learning programmes on economic empowerment, sustainable business practices and community leadership. She is also the founder of Globalfusion, a communications consultancy specializing in sustainable business.

Lynne Franks, who remains dedicated to contemporary issues affecting women, has two daughters and lives between New York, California and London.

Plant Seeds and Pick the Blooms: 36 Affirmations for a Life of Balance, Creativity, and Fulfillment, by Lynne Franks, Ann Field
(Published in 2005)

GROW: The Modern Woman's Handbook: How to Connect with Self, Lovers, and Others
Lynne Franks
(Published in 2004)

The SEED Handbook: The Feminine Way to Create Business, by Lynne Franks
(Published in 2000)

Absolutely Now!: A Futurist's Journey to Her Inner Truth, by Lynne Franks
(Published in 1997)


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