Justine Roberts CBE is Founder and CEO of Mumsnet, an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations. Over the last 18 years it has grown into the UK’s busiest and most influential network for parents, with over 14 million unique users per month.
Mumsnet hosts a network of around 10,000 influencers, and regularly campaigns on issues including support for families with special educational needs, improvements in miscarriage care and freedom of speech on the Internet.
In 2011, Justine launched Gransnet, a website for the original baby boomer generation to discuss relationships, news, culture – and not least, grandparenting.
Justine is a non-executive director of FTSE100 insurance firm Admiral and of the Open Data Institute. She is also a member of the London Stock Exchange’s ELITE programme. In the past she has contributed to the DWP’s Expert Steering Group on Family Support Services; EE’s External Advisory Board; Tesco’s Independent Supply Chain Advisory Panel; EON’s Customer Council the Consultative Council and Britain Thinks Advisory Board.
Mumsnet was awarded the Online Comment Site of the Year (Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards) 2011 and 2014. Justine was the Institute of Internal Communication Communicator of the Year in 2014 and EY Entrepreneur of the Year London and South Winner in 2016. Justine was one of EU-Startup’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Startups and VC in 2017.
Justine was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the economy.
Before Mumsnet, Justine wrote about football and cricket for the Daily Telegraph and the Times and before that she was an economist and strategist for SG Warburg.
Justine read PPE at New College, Oxford and is a mother of four (and two dogs).
Follow Justine on Twitter @justine_roberts.