Erika's story

About Erika Brodnock

My Biography


Erika Brodnock is an award-winning entrepreneur (including Female Entrepreneur of the Year and Intel’s Global Business Challenge), philanthropist, angel investor, and keynote speaker. She is also an MBA, the Head of Research at Extend Ventures, a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London and a PhD candidate in the Inclusion Initiative at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, where she is researching how the power of big data and machine learning can be used to diversify access to funding and investment for diverse entrepreneurs and innovators.

Through her work at the intersection of technology, wellbeing, and product development, Erika has built products and services in the ed-tech, child, and parental wellbeing markets that disrupt and spearhead a path out of outdated systems. Her forte is bridging the digital and real world by teaching life skills through play. Her first TEDx talk has been viewed more than 200,000 times and can be found here.

Erika is Sky News’ resident parenting expert and her corporate webinars and seminars cover most areas of family life. Her webinars and in-person lunchtime seminars have been successfully delivered to thousands of working parents over the last 7 years. 

Erika is also the founder of software companies Karisma Kidz and Kami; a Non-Executive Director of The Good Play Guide; and she serves on the advisory board of the APPG for Entrepreneurship.