4. Rebekah Lloyd, Founder / Director at This Independent Life

Name: Rebekah Lloyd

Position: Founder / Director

Company: This Independent Life

Website: https://www.thisindependentlife.co/


This Independent Life


About Rebekah Lloyd and This Independent Life


I’m 32 and a women’s health and careers advocate, speaker and consultant, event and podcast host, and founder of This Independent Life. After experiencing burnout and chronic pain, a 10-year delayed endometriosis diagnosis, and the resulting career and financial challenges, I started This Independent Life to advance the future of women’s health and careers and help all women to achieve health, wealth and fulfilment in life. I deliver talks, events and consulting for workplaces and universities, research institutes and startups, and communities.

I was 30, running the London office of a global healthcare communications consultancy, and had just bought my first home. On the face of it I was successful and happy, and then I had a breakdown. In reality, I was in denial. I had been slowly falling into a dark pit of despair, my mental and physical health deteriorating, refusing to listen to my gut. Refusing to accept that I needed a change, needed to take a risk, put myself first, and try something new.

I’m a UN Women UK delegate and I’m dedicated to using business as a force for good, with clients including global organisations such as Barclays, UNiDAYS, Whistles, Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and Imperial College London. I host an annual patient-centred first-of-its-kind conference on the Future of Endometriosis, and I was recently invited to advise the UK Parliament Women and Equalities Committee on the Government Women’s Health Inquiry as a result of my work that was broadcast globally via the BBC.

This year I will once again host a non-profit, community conference, as well as other smaller events across all things women’s health and careers, in person and online.

In 2023, I hosted my inaugural conference, Future of Endometriosis, and after popular demand, I’m excited to be hosting it again on Saturday 9th March. There were no other patient-centred events that existed in the UK that brought together different stakeholders from across the space in a collaborative, inspiring and fun environment.

At this, and our smaller events, we provide a safe space to hear from leading experts including patient advocates, healthcare professionals, academic researchers, startup founders, and more, to learn about the latest advancements in research, diagnostic and treatment options, and support for people affected by endometriosis and women’s health conditions.

I also regularly host workshops on Building a Career in Women’s Health that helps people looking to build or pivot into the women’s health space, and expert sessions spanning different women’s health topics such as a Managing Mental Health with Endometriosis workshop.




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