SEED – The empowerment tool for the advancement of the 21st century woman


Lynne Franks OBE created the SEED Women’s Empowerment Programmes, Events and Networks based on her book THE SEED Handbook, the feminine way to create business in 2000. Thousands of women and girls have had their lives transformed through their SEED experiences, from women’s prisons to corporate boardrooms to rural African villages.

SEED is the recognised authority on the feminine way to do business. SEED enables women to live and work according to the feminine principles of community, connection and collaboration.

Since 2000, Lynne’s books, workshops, retreats, talks and events have had a positive impact on thousands of women all over the world.  Together with her BLOOM Retreats and B.Hive, the women’s business clubs she ran for three years from 2010 in partnership with Regus, Lynne has given women from many backgrounds and cultures opportunities for leadership in their lives, businesses and communities.

The SEED Café in Wincanton is now the home of the global SEED Network which continues to support women’s empowerment throughout the world.

“Women from all walks of life come together to live and work by the feminine principles of sustainable co-operation and mutual empowerment supporting each other within a dynamic and friendly community giving them the opportunity to attain their highest potential”
— Lynne Franks OBE