Celebrating Swindon and Wiltshire’s most inspiring women – 2023

By Nick Batten on 1 March, 2023

To mark International Women’s Day 2023, which this year takes place on Wednesday 8th March , we’re celebrating some of Swindon and Wiltshire’s most inspiring women. 

Through our social media channels, we asked our readers which women in our community inspire them and created a list of 20. The list is printed in our Feb/March magazine and from Wednesday 1st March, each weekday throughout the month we are profiling and championing each of these fantastic women online and via our social feeds.

Today we put the spotlight on Sara Harrod, Founder of No Name. Extra Brain – Brand and Marketing Consultancy…

The Founder of Malmesbury-based No Name. Extra Brain, Sara passionately supports small businesses across Wiltshire and the South West to harness the power of their brand. 

When choosing a name for her business, Sara was keen to demonstrate to customers that their brand was at the heart of everything she does, and not her own name and so called the business ‘No Name.’ Instead, she offers her customers the Extra Brain power to define, develop, grow and succeed with effective brand and marketing strategies. 

With broad experience from a cross-section of industries she has worked on everything from credit cards to care home cottage pies, delivering successful campaigns both on and offline from TV to digital content. Her aim for 2023 is to use her vast experience to help small businesses to bridge the marketing skills gap that has become so prevalent, with the ever-changing digital landscape. 

Over the last 12 months Sara has successfully grown her business, written a book on how to write your own brand strategy and gone on to be shortlisted for the South West Business Awards for best new start up, all whilst raising a young family. 

Sara is an active networker locally and loves to make new connections. You can get in touch with her here.

For more information about International Women’s Day visit: internationalwomensday.com This year’s theme is Embrace Equity.

Follow the conversation on social using the hashtag #EmbraceEquity

Pictured above: Sara Harrod, Founder of No Name. Extra Brain – Brand and Marketing Consultancy