Justine Roberts is Founder and CEO of Mumsnet, an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations. Over the last 15 years it has grown into the UK’s busiest and most influential network for parents with over 85 million page views and over 18 million visits per month. In 2011, Justine launched Gransnet, a website for the original baby boomer generation to discuss relationships, news, culture - and not least, grandparenting.
Between 2011-2012, Justine sat on the Expert Steering Group on Family Support Services at the invitation of Maria Miller MP. Since 2011, Justine has sat on the Consultative Council of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and, since her appointment in 2013, on the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement. Justine currently sits on EE’s External Advisory Board. Between 2013-2014, she sat on Tesco’s Independent Supply Chain Advisory Panel, and she also sat on EON’s Customer Council between 2012-2013.
In March 2016, Justine was recognised as one of the fifty most inspirational women in the European technology sector, by Inspiring Fifty. In 2015, she was named as one of Debrett’s 500 most influential people in Britain. Justine was awarded the IoIC’s Business Communicator of the Year (2014); was listed at number 7 on the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Power List of the 100 most powerful women in the UK today (2013); and included in the Guardian’s list of the 100 most powerful people in the media (2010, 2013, 2014 & 2015).
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.