Lynne Parker

Lynne Parker

Lynne Parker is the founder and chief executive of Funny Women. She is also a performance coach, facilitator and speaker and writes for leading newspapers, magazines and trade journals including Huffington Post and The Guardian.  Visit to find out more.

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From the Funny Women Team

Bite Size Planning

When you start out in comedy, you are asked to perform your ‘best five minutes’. So, why don’t we tackle lockdown life in the same way?

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More than a competition

I’ve been watching the next stage of London Hughes’s career take flight on Netflix over the Christmas period, and reflecting on what success looks like in the world of comedy.

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Christmas Feelings

I’ve heard a lot of people in the entertainment and special events industry, describe how they feel about not being able to work as a form of bereavement.

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The Elephant in the Zoom

Last week I was asked to speak at the Digital Growth 2020 virtual conference on the topic of ‘selling yourself short’. As a passionate advocate of women having the confidence to promote themselves professionally and personally, I know how important it is for us to get our voices heard.

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The ‘Be’ Team

Are you a team player or a leader? I was one of those kids who always got left to last when the sporty captains were picking their teams. Honestly, I didn’t mind as it meant that I could either sit out hockey practice on the bench and avoid getting my shins hacked…

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The Joy of Winning

I have spent rather too much time thinking about awards over the last seven months. Mainly of the Funny Women variety, as rather amazingly we have completed a very unusual 2020 Awards season, and because I was nominated for a couple of business awards.

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