Continuing our series of pen portraits of our 2020/2021 finalists, this week we introduce you to:

Claire-Marie Boggiano.

One of Claire-Marie’s many mantras is ‘there’s more than one way to skin a cat!’ which gives you a bit of an insight into how she works – problem solving; getting you to look at challenges in a pragmatic way; out of the box thinking; and through a different lens.

Claire-Marie Boggiano was born in Belfast and first came to Manchester to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester in 1988 finding herself the only girl in the 100 strong all male engineering class.

As a Chartered Engineer she worked for almost 10 years in corporate life always based in Manchester, though she did undertake several secondments to London and also worked internationally.

In 2002, Claire-Marie enrolled in an MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School and set up her own independent consultancy business, Lurig Ltd – specialising in the Change Management and People Development.

She has recently been appointed as a Lecturer in Leadership at the University of Salford, which complements her work at the Alliance Manchester Business School, where she hosts their “Women leading in Business” series.

She was the main driver in bringing the global WIN (Women’s International Network) conference to Manchester in 2018, now an annual event.

Claire-Marie has always worked for equality and equity for women, both in the workplace and in the wider community.  She is an Ambassador for Women on Boards and sits on the steering committee of Queen Bee Coaching, which is a Pankhurst Trust service providing free coaching to women in leadership in Greater Manchester.

This remarkable woman will be sharing her experiences and ambitions with the us on 14th May 2021 at the Inspiring Women Awards lunch.

To book your ‘front row seat’ at this event and be present whilst these inspiring women share their stories, visit book online.  


Photo courtesy of @ZebraCarol.