Author, entrepreneur and PR guru, Lynne Franks worked in her father's butcher shop at the age of twelve, left school at sixteen, worked as a young journalist on <u>Petticoat</u>, the UK's first weekly young woman's magazine, when she was eighteen, and started her own public relations firm from her kitchen table at the age of twenty- one. Her business, <i>Lynne Franks PR</i>, grew to become one of the best-known public relations firms in the world, advising and guiding multi-national businesses and brands as well as non-profit organizations around the globe.<br>
The agency created London Fashion Week, 'Swatched' the nation, introduced the British public to designer jeans and created awareness for Green Consumer Week. <i>Lynne Franks PR</i> also represented Amnesty International's Human Rights Tour with Sting, Peter Gabrielle and Bruce Springsteen; helped create Fashion Aid with Bob Geldof; promoted Katharine Hamnett's attitude changing 'Choose Life' message T-shirts; and co-created and promoted various HIV/Aids awareness campaigns, including the internationally successful Fashion Cares.<br>
After twenty years in public relations and wanting to branch out into new directions, Lynne sold and left <i>Lynne Franks PR</i> in 1992. She became an international spokesperson and teacher on the changes in todayâ€™s and tomorrowâ€™s worldâ€”both for the individual as well as the society at large. Dedicated to contemporary womenâ€™s issues, Lynne presently wears several hatsâ€”she is a highly respected newspaper columnist, author, speaker, and authority on women in business, sustainability, and consumer lifestyles.