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Leah Chowdhry

Leah Chowdhry is a trailblazing British Asian woman, celebrated for her historic English Channel swim and philanthropic efforts, raising £250,000 for charity. As the CEO of Pop up Party and Play, she champions working families and nurtures startups, raising over £10 million. An author and motivational speaker, Leah inspires with resilience and determination, earning prestigious awards including The British Citizenship Medal for her community contributions.


About Leah Chowdhry

Leah Chowdhry is a trailblazing woman known for her remarkable achievements and contributions across various fields. She made history as the first British Asian woman to successfully swim the challenging English Channel. Battling darkness, seasickness and jellyfish on her 14 hour 44 minute non-stop swim showcasing her determination and perseverance.

Leah’s philanthropic spirit has shone throughout her lifetime single-handedly raising an impressive £250,000 for charitable causes, showcasing her commitment to giving back to the community.

In addition, Leah is the visionary CEO of the award-winning mobile childcare company, Pop up Party and Play. Through her leadership, she has not only built a successful business but also demonstrated her passion for supporting working parents, children and the community.

With a passion for nurturing innovation, Leah extends her expertise to early-stage startup tech companies, providing invaluable consultancy, advice, and support in their operations department. Her guidance plays a pivotal role in helping raise over £10 million in finances, taking companies through pre-seed, seed and Series A investment rounds, become more operational efficient post raise, hire and retain incredible talent and make their mark in the tech industry.

Leah is also an accomplished author, having penned “Making A Splash,” a children’s book designed to empower the next generation by instilling mental resilience and a positive outlook on life.

Her influence and inspirational character were recognised by prestigious awards, including being named Women of the Year 2019 and Most Inspirational Young Person in 2019. This recognition reflects her dedication to breaking barriers and inspiring others. In recent times, Leah was honoured with The British Citizenship Medal, for her contributions and dedication to the community. This esteemed recognition placed her among an exclusive group of only 400 individuals throughout the UK.

Leah has transitioned her remarkable journey into a platform for inspiration and motivation. Today, she dedicates her time to engaging audiences through keynote speaking at corporate events, where her insights and experiences captivate and motivate. In addition, Leah actively hosts and participates in panel discussions, offering her unique perspective on a range of topics. Her presence enriches these discussions, bringing a blend of expertise, passion, and authentic storytelling that resonates with diverse audiences.

Leah’s motivational speaking is a true testament to her ability to uplift and empower individuals, encouraging them to embrace resilience, determination, and a positive mindset. Through her words and experiences, she instils the belief that anyone can overcome
challenges and achieve their goals.

To book motivational speaker Leah Chowdhry,  contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics
  • Creating an unshakeable mindset
  • How your diversity is really your superpower
  • Overcoming fear and daring greatly
  • Dealing with setbacks
  • Using Imposter Syndrome to your advantage
  • Living a life with confidence & courage
  • FAIL = First attempt in learning
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"Leah is an extraordinary and inspiring speaker who captivated and motivated my entire team with her insightful talks on mindset and motivation. She serves as a remarkable role model, particularly for the aspiring women in our organization, demonstrating resilience and achievement. I wholeheartedly recommend her; she left a lasting impact on our team and contributed greatly to our collective inspiration and growth."

Rita CEO of Savran

"Leah Chowdhry is a charismatic and inspirational speaker, and her motivational talks are accessible for all ages. Pupils at our school listened in awe as she told us about her challenges in swimming the English Channel, and learned the importance of perseverance, resilience and teamwork. I thoroughly recommend Leah to any school searching for a stimulating and thought-provoking speaker."

Chris - Head Teacher at Aldro Primary

"I had the privilege of booking and hearing Leah speak at Inspirefest, and her story of swimming the English Channel was truly inspiring. Her determination, resilience, and passion for achieving her goals are remarkable. Leah's achievements left a lasting impression on our audience and reminded us of the power of setting and pursuing ambitious dreams. She is not only a skilled swimmer but also a captivating storyteller, and I highly recommend her as a speaker to inspire any audience. Thank you, Leah, for sharing your incredible journey with us!"

Rupinder Kaur - Founder of Asian Women Mean Business

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