WeAreTheCity https://wearethecity.com Business Women's Network, Careers and Events Portal Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:00:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wearethecity.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/W-55631a18v1_site_icon-32x32.png WeAreTheCity https://wearethecity.com 32 32 32928427 21/10/19 – 30/10/19: Free Video Training Series for Corporate Career Women | Kay White https://wearethecity.com/21-10-19-30-10-19-free-video-training-series-for-corporate-career-women-kay-white/ https://wearethecity.com/21-10-19-30-10-19-free-video-training-series-for-corporate-career-women-kay-white/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:00:18 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=205983 Do you struggle to come out and as for what it is you want at work – especially when you want more recognition, money or opportunities? Kay White, Smart Moves Mentor for Corporate Career Women, is hosting a 4-part Video Series ‘Earn More Recognition AND More Money in 2020’ which is LIVE now (and closes […]

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Kay white video training series for corporate career women

Do you struggle to come out and as for what it is you want at work – especially when you want more recognition, money or opportunities?

Kay White, Smart Moves Mentor for Corporate Career Women, is hosting a 4-part Video Series ‘Earn More Recognition AND More Money in 2020’ which is LIVE now (and closes on 30th October) and Kay’s showing you how to get clear about what you want to ask for AND to persuasively make your case for what you want for 2020 (and how to ask for it in a confident, compelling way).

Find out more

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Collective Intelligence = Human + Artificial Intelligence https://wearethecity.com/collective-intelligence-human-artificial-intelligence/ https://wearethecity.com/collective-intelligence-human-artificial-intelligence/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:39:27 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=205971 In our last blog post, we talked about the power of bringing people together to multiply intelligence, creating smarter teams and smarter organisations. What were your thoughts on that? Have you found ways where you can create opportunities for being smarter together at work, and beyond? If so, please practice collective intelligence by sharing your […]

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Collective Artificial Intelligence

In our last blog post, we talked about the power of bringing people together to multiply intelligence, creating smarter teams and smarter organisations.

What were your thoughts on that? Have you found ways where you can create opportunities for being smarter together at work, and beyond? If so, please practice collective intelligence by sharing your comments below as it can help trigger ideas for others too. Thank you!

You see, what every organisation and every leader need to ask themselves is this:

How can we unlock more of our collective intelligence?

And with that in mind, let’s continue our exploration of Collective Intelligence by turning to the subject of Artificial Intelligence.

Pretty much everyone talks about AI now.

What’s going on where you work, has your organisation started their AI journey?

Are you talking about it, are you exploring how AI can work for you?

It’s certainly true that AI is here to stay and that we all need to embrace AI or be left behind.

And we definitely think there are many exciting opportunities that come with AI – to be able to automate repetitive work, to free up people’s time to do more enjoyable tasks, to create solutions in all industries that we could previously only dream of.

As you probably know, artificial intelligence doesn’t mean that machines can think (not yet at least), it just means that they are doing something that seems intelligent – like recognizing patterns in data and predicting outcomes.

There are of course also big question marks around AI, such as how to ensure ethical practices through the creation of ethical and non-biased algorithms. These discussions will continue to evolve as AI evolves. But that’s not what we wanted to talk about today (we’ll come back to that in a future blog post).


“Some people call this artificial intelligence,

but the reality is this technology will enhance us.

So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we’ll augment our intelligence.”

Ginni Rometty


Just as Collective Intelligence is human + human (as discussed in the previous post), it’s also human + artificial. Intelligence is multiplied when the two forms of intelligence are brought together, contributing through their unique intelligence strengths.

Sometime in the (distant) future, machines are expected to be able to do anything humans do, but we are still a long way away from that scenario. There are still things that humans are better at than machines, and there are things that machines are better at than machines. And this gives us food for thought on how the two forms of intelligence can contribute to great outcomes – together.

HUMANS are currently better at

  • Emotion and empathy
  • Creative thinking
  • Planning and executing a plan
  • Consciousness

MACHINES are currently better at

  • Storing large amounts of data
  • Processing and analysing large amounts of data
  • Pattern recognition (if there is enough data)

Looking at those two lists of human and artificial strengths, what does that tell us?

Well, for example, that if we can use machines to process and analyse large amounts of data, we can free up time and get on with the creative thinking process, in collaboration with other people. We are getting the best of two worlds; we are making use of unique human and artificial strengths. We can be smarter together, creating more intelligent organisations.

Where have you seen examples of human + artificial intelligence creating more intelligent organisation? And what other opportunities do you think there could be for smarter teams and organisations, keeping in mind that the human to human interactions are crucial and set the tone for everything we do?

Mandy Flint & Elisabet Hearn featuredAbout the authors

Mandy Flint & Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, multi-award-winning authors of “Leading Teams – 10 Challenges: 10 Solutions” and ”The Team Formula”.

Their latest book “The Leader’s Guide to Impact” published April 2019 by Financial Times International is an in-depth practical guide to creating the impact you want. 

You can download a free chapter of the book at www.2020visionleader.com

Praise for “The Leader’s Guide to Impact” – “If there is one book you read on leadership, this is it. It’s jam-packed with practical tips, stories and frameworks to help you to be the best leader you can possibly be by taking control of your impact on those around you. Elisabet and Mandy hit the leadership nail on the head every time! I wish this book was around 20 years ago!”  Vanessa Vallely, OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity, author, “Heels of Steel”

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Inspirational Woman: Kelly Brawn | Breast Cancer Awareness Month https://wearethecity.com/inspirational-woman-kelly-brawn-breast-cancer-awareness-month/ https://wearethecity.com/inspirational-woman-kelly-brawn-breast-cancer-awareness-month/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:00:35 +0000 https://www.wearethecity.com/?p=168547 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to commemorate it, WeAreTheCity will be profiling a variety of different women who all carry the BRCA1 or 2 gene mutation. These mutations give the carrier a 75 per cent chance of developing breast or ovarian cancers. It is a hereditary gene, which can be passed down through […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to commemorate it, WeAreTheCity will be profiling a variety of different women who all carry the BRCA1 or 2 gene mutation.

These mutations give the carrier a 75 per cent chance of developing breast or ovarian cancers. It is a hereditary gene, which can be passed down through the male line, as well as the female.

Angelina Jolie famously had this surgery a couple of years ago but the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline say that the message still hasn’t really filtered down to the public yet.

One in 200 people carry a fault in a high risk gene that predisposes them to an increased risk of developing breast, ovarian or prostate cancer.

The hope from these articles is to give a spotlight to these incredible women and to raise awareness of the BRCA gene mutations.


Kelly Brawn, 38, is married to Chris and has two beautiful sons, Xander, 4, and Charlie, 2.

She currently works as a reprographic assistant at a school in Uppingham.

She was a season ticket holder at Man Utd for 19 years with her dad, up until the year Xander was born. She has a 15-year-old half-sister called Alice. She has completed many fund-raising challenges including the New York Marathon, Silverstone half marathon, Great North Run, Run to the beat and two moonwalks and a half moon.

How did you find out that you had the BRAC gene?

I never knew anything about the BRCA gene until I received a letter in the post in 2004 from Addenbrookes Hospital telling me that my mum had given her blood before she died and they had finally got around to testing it. They found she was a BRCA1 carrier and would I like to go in to speak to a counsellor and then look at getting tested.

I met Anna, who was my counsellor – she was wonderful (unfortunately no longer at Addenbrookes) and was a strong support.

I had a couple of counselling sessions about how it would affect me and my life and did I want to have the test. I think I always knew I was a carrier, so I went ahead and had the test.

It came back positive to be a BRCA carrier. I still remember looking at Anna’s face and saying ‘I haven’t got it?’ and she said, ‘no you have’.

I coped quite well at the time, but I can remember how upset my dad was though and I visited him that night with my now ex-partner. He was so upset I hadn’t got his stronger genes.

How have you coped with the challenges that you’ve faced since?

Everyone is different – I have coped when others haven’t and I have completely broken down when others are strong.

Because I found out when I was 24, I took the option of just being monitored and Anna was amazing and arranged for me to have MRI scans every year to check my boobs.

One of the first challenges I faced, was when a scan came back and they could see a mass. I had an ultrasound, mammogram and biopsy.

I was quite fine with it all until I had a call saying the doctor wanted to see me urgently with my test results. I cried so much thinking this is it. Turns out the white mass was just tissue and when I have my periods it caused a change in my boobs and the way they looked on a scan and the doctor was going on holiday and wanted to see me before she did.

From that point on, I was only allowed to go during a certain point in my cycle.

When I found out about BRCA, there was not much about or really anyone to talk to. I just threw myself into life, then when I had to go for my scans it came back to the forefront of my mind.

I did a lot of work for Race for Life and Cancer Research where I was interviewed and discussed the subject on local TV and in the papers.

The biggest challenge was when I first started seeing Chris. I gave him the option to leave our relationship and walk away because of the BRCA gene. I didn’t want him to have to watch me go through surgery unless he was really sure that he wanted to be with me. Whenever I think about struggling, I think of my mum giving me this gift of knowledge that I can do something about.

When it came to my double mastectomy and reconstruction, though, I felt very different.

It all happened so fast with a cancellation appointment that I didn’t really get to think about what was happening, but after I felt anger, hurt, every emotion under the sun. I coped by vlogging on Facebook, with my friends in a group I had set up and it has taken six months to get to a really good place in my head.

What support have you received? Do you have a strong support network of friends, family etc. or have you been supported by other networks?

After my operation, you could not fault the support network, which I put in place.

I was very different – I never wanted my husband to be a part of it all. I needed him to focus on the kids and keeping them in a routine. I had left presents for when they missed me and we Facetimed every day.

My personal support was from my dad, step-mum, sister, Alice, mother-in-law Pauline and various friends and family, who took the time to visit and send cards.

I spent six days in hospital and my dad and step-mum where there the whole way. The following weeks were split between my mum-in-law staying one week, then my step-mum, then Chris having a week off and then repeated.

My step-mum, Trish, took me to all my appointments during the week and when everyone had to return to work, my uncle Vic, began to help me with the boys in the morning, as I was still not meant to lift them.

My sister Alice, though for a 15-year-old, 14 at the time, was so wise beyond her years. She helped me wash and change and do my hair and she spent days with me just watching movies. She seemed to just understand and missed time with her friends to help me.

On down days, Wendy and Becky would be in touch to see how I was from posts I had written on Facebook.

Now I cannot write all this without mentioning Xander and Charlie, who where my strongest strength. It was not easy for a three and a one-year old to realise that mummy couldn’t lift them.

However, they adapted; they cuddled me gently; they asked questions about my bandages, about my scars, about the healing. The more they adapted, the more it helped me gain strength and stick to the rules set out by my plastic surgeon. Without following the rules, I would not be able to pick my boys up in the time frame she had given and be ready to go to Disneyland Paris in the December.

I was also very much supported by the people on my Facebook group, MY BRCA1 BOOBIE JOURNEY. I documented most days, from the first shower without a cleavage, to not having the feeling of an elephant on my chest anymore.

But behind all the help that I was given was an even bigger network, Trish’s daughters, her work, Pauline’s work, Philip, my father-in-law – they all were unselfish enough to allow Trish and Pauline to look after me at the expense of them seeing them. Words of thanks will never be enough.

I also started seeing a private counsellor, which helped enormously.

How did you become involved with the campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

NHBCH were looking for volunteers to help put together a journal for people going through or about to go through the surgery I had. I know how much writing my feelings down and vlogging helped me, so I applied along with my friend Louise and we were very lucky to be accepted.

Angelina Jolie famously had risk-reducing surgery – how important was it that she told the world?

I was very, very mixed on this!

There are quite a few celebrities out there who have this gene fault and made the decision to go public.

Sometimes when you know you have something, then you don’t want to hear about it constantly on the radio, as it just brings worries and concerns to the forefront of your mind again.

However, the more I move on with my journey, the more I think she did the right thing.

Unfortunately, some people then started having the procedure without the need to, without all the facts but she has raised awareness for millions of people and if that then gathers momentum for people to think, ‘stop I need to be tested’, then it was a brilliant thing.

How important is it for people to see women who’ve had mastectomies in the public domain?

Oh, my this is just so important!

I had some photos taken before my journey of my boobs and I have documented them during and after the process, with some new ones being taken for me for my year anniversary.

I wish I had seen others with the before, after and during it makes all the difference.

I didn’t keep my nipples, so I am very proud of my scars and I am very happy to show them to people to say there isn’t anything to be frightened off.

I think to see a difference in all ages as well makes a big difference.

What do you hope to achieve from the campaign?

I am looking for two things; one to make one person aware of the BRCA1 and 2 genes and hopefully get them to ask themselves the questions and look for any links in their families, to get tested and use the knowledge to make decisions in their lives.

My second thing is some type of closure for myself and my eldest son Xander, who still to this day, a year on, worries when I go to the doctors for my boobs. Before I flew to Austria, he woke to tell me that my boobies where all better I didn’t need to go now. I want him to be proud of mummy and proud of how my body looks and know in time I did all this for my family.

What else do you think could be done to raise awareness of the BRCA genes? Should the government/NHS be doing more?

The government should always be doing more in supporting medical breakthroughs and learning more about different types of genes.

The NHS, in the 17 years since my mum passed away, has achieved so much in gaining knowledge of how BRCA genes all work.

I would say it would be nice for more doctor’s surgeries to know about the gene fault and not dismiss people, but I think that will only happen over time and with exposure in the media and people challenging them. I am very lucky my surgery has a few BRCA carriers and there are some of the doctors there who are very clued up on it all.

How can other people worried about the BRCA genes get the help and support they need?

Find some groups online – there are many of them out there if you just want to try and gather information. The main place is the helpline through Wendy, Becky and the team are amazing.

Sometimes ,it’s just that little reassurance you need to know you are doing the right thing or to answer the question that may seem like the silliest one, but it is in fact the one that gives you the knowledge you were looking for.

Do you have any advice for anyone going through a similar thing?

I have advised some friends in the past. If you are worried, get a pen and write down the family links you have, were you are worried.

If you can see a link then go and seek advice from either the helpline or your GP.

Your GP can refer you to genetic specialist and then they will be able to guide you through everything.

If you don’t get the answer from your GP, contact the helpline and they can advise on the next steps.

Always remember though, you are not alone out there and there is always someone logged on who’s willing to talk.

For those about to go through surgery, I won’t say it’s easy – it isn’t – but allow yourself to feel all the emotions to cry, to be angry, to be sad and follow everything to the letter – it will make your healing quicker.

The elephant on your chest will eventually leave you and when you look at yourself, try not to be sad – you are still you.

You are still beautiful and wonderful.


Anita Care have sponsored the National Hereditary Breast Cancer helpline to produce a journal featuring twelve real women who have had risk reducing mastectomies. The journal will be on sale from 1 October 2017, priced at £9.99 with all proceeds going to the helpline.

You can purchase the journal here.

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02/12/19: City Christmas Fair | Wellbeing of Women https://wearethecity.com/02-12-19-city-christmas-fair-wellbeing-of-women/ https://wearethecity.com/02-12-19-city-christmas-fair-wellbeing-of-women/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:36:22 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=205957 You are warmly invited to the City Christmas Fair in aid of Wellbeing of Women Get into the holiday spirit by enjoying a festive shopping experience with presents for everyone, including yourself! Amongst some of the usual favourites, there will be many new and exciting stalls, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for exquisite jewellery, […]

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City Christmas Fair Wellbeing of Women

You are warmly invited to the City Christmas Fair in aid of Wellbeing of Women

Get into the holiday spirit by enjoying a festive shopping experience with presents for everyone, including yourself!

Amongst some of the usual favourites, there will be many new and exciting stalls, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for exquisite jewellery, delicious goodies or unique gifts.

After buying your gifts, unwind with a glass of fizz at the Champagne Bar. You can place a bid in the very popular silent auction throughout the day or buy some raffle tickets for a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes.

BOOK NOW

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WeAreTheCity’s Fourth & Final Gender Networks Event of 2019 at MUFG | In Pictures https://wearethecity.com/wearethecitys-gender-networks-event-at-mufg-in-pictures/ https://wearethecity.com/wearethecitys-gender-networks-event-at-mufg-in-pictures/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:10:45 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=205922 The Q4 2019 Gender Networks meeting was kindly hosted by MUFG on 17 October 2019, where we were joined by representatives from over 50 member companies. The meeting kicked off with a network update from Vanessa Vallely OBE, Founder/Chair of Gender Networks and WeAreTheCity, welcoming our guests and new networks and talking about the ways […]

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The Q4 2019 Gender Networks meeting was kindly hosted by MUFG on 17 October 2019, where we were joined by representatives from over 50 member companies.

The meeting kicked off with a network update from Vanessa Vallely OBE, Founder/Chair of Gender Networks and WeAreTheCity, welcoming our guests and new networks and talking about the ways Gender Networks have helped various members over the last few months by matching them up to speakers and partnering organisations to co-run various events and initiatives.

‘In the news’ was presented by Harriet Minter, TV Gender Commentator, Ex Guardian Women in Leadership, Gender Networks Advisory Board.  We then heard from the amazing Gina Miller, Co-Founder – SCM Direct, Transparency Campaigner and Founder of Endthechaos.co.uk. We were also joined by Birgit Neu, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, HSBC who spoke about the new narrative for engaging men, Fiona Freund, Photographer, Art Director and Founder of #MotherWorks – Motherworks Exhibition and Jennifer Liston-Smith and Emma Willars, from Bright Horizons, Work+Family Solutions.

View the gallery below for all of the images from the day:

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How to get mentoring sessions started https://wearethecity.com/how-to-get-mentoring-sessions-started/ https://wearethecity.com/how-to-get-mentoring-sessions-started/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:00:29 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=198967 By Emma Sayle, CEO & Founder of Killing Kittens, SafeDate, Sistr and The Sisterhood I’m a firm believer in having a strong network of female role models and mentors around me. There are far too few women in top positions in corporations, not enough women serving as politicians and only one fifth of businesses are […]

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By Emma Sayle, CEO & Founder of Killing Kittens, SafeDate, Sistr and The Sisterhood

I’m a firm believer in having a strong network of female role models and mentors around me.

There are far too few women in top positions in corporations, not enough women serving as politicians and only one fifth of businesses are founded by women and women get shockingly less funding from investors than men.

The way we can smash these inequalities is to support each other. Women coaching other women who have been through similar challenges is a powerful force. Many of our struggles are not unique and sharing our experiences is not only a good way to learn but gives us confidence that it isn’t just us fighting a battle alone.

I run a mentoring platform aimed specifically at career minded women and have been a mentor myself to younger talented women. Here I share tips on getting a mentoring programme underway:

Find a suitable mentor

It sounds obvious but you need women who want to share their wisdom. They should be enthusiastic about helping others avoid some of the hurdles and difficulties they may have faced, rather than guarding their knowledge for themselves but enjoying the glory of being labelled a mentor.

Genuine mentors are aware that it is only through helping and nurturing other women that we will be able to break the cycle of male dominated senior positions. When a mentor arrives with this attitude, they usually quickly build a rapport with their mentee.

Use a networking platform to find one who is genuinely invested in the art of mentoring.

Define your goal

Many people like the idea of having a mentor but can’t articulate what they need from their sessions.

Simply saying that you’re unhappy in your career isn’t enough for a mentor to work with. Identify the problem. Do you want a career change but need a confidence boost to do it? Do you keep coming into conflict with your boss over the same issue but don’t know how to resolve it? Do you simply need support in organizing a busy schedule – an important skill that is under taught!

Focus on one issue for each session

A common reason women seek a mentor is because they want to leave their job and start a business. If that’s the case, narrow the focus. Do you want help with a marketing plan? Raising funds? And when do you need answers to these questions by?

Apply the SMART approach to what you want from each session: Make it Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely.

Prepare, prepare

The mentee is as much responsible for the outcome of a session as the mentor.

As with all time-limited meetings, come prepared with an agenda so you don’t drift off into a tangent. Don’t be tempted togossip or use the time to moan about your industry. And remember to stick to professional issues, not personal ones.

You are here to solve problems not identify them. Given that a mentor is likely to be in a senior role or running a business themselves, respect that they are giving time for you so use it well.

Drive the pace

If you have several questions, keep an eye on the time so you can speed things up if you have loads of unanswered questions and you’re only halfway through. The mentor won’t know what questions you have up your sleeve or what you already know and don’t know, so feel free to guide them and move on if they are covering something which isn’t quite what you need help on.

Follow-up

Decide how you will follow up after your first session. Set a time for a call, or a date when you’ll contact them with questions or a report on progress. Keep a written record of what you discussed and if it’s in note form fill in the gaps while it’s fresh and identify the to-do’s and transfer those to whatever to-do system you use.

If you feel you aren’t getting what you want from your mentor, express that and suggest how you could restructure the next session. They will be figuring you out and they can only identify the issues you need help with if you can articulate them clearly.

Seek advice from others before you begin

Ask other people who have gone through mentoring what they got out of it and what they would have done differently. People who have experienced mentoring will know things that you won’t have thought of. They may even have some materials you could use such as templates for goal setting or tools for tracking progress.

Be open

Speaking from the heart, don’t be afraid to show vulnerability. A good mentor will recognize that the biggest leaps in learning come from setbacks and challenges. A mentor may seem like an expert in their field, but they, like everyone, will have got to where they are as a result of learning their mistakes.

Women in business have a common understanding that the challenges we confront are different to those of our male peers, but this affords us a unique experience from a mentoring relationship.

Emma Sayle is founder of https://www.sistrapp.com/, a networking and mentoring app for women

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The women in leadership myth | Sam Gordon, Gordon & Eden https://wearethecity.com/the-women-in-leadership-myth-sam-gordon-gordon-eden/ https://wearethecity.com/the-women-in-leadership-myth-sam-gordon-gordon-eden/#respond Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:00:37 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=205077 Recent findings from the British Business Bank suggest that only one penny in the pound goes to businesses founded by two women, whereas 87 pence in the pound goes to businesses founded by two men. Whilst the case for diversity and specifically for gender diversity has been proven time and time again, the general business […]

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Recent findings from the British Business Bank suggest that only one penny in the pound goes to businesses founded by two women, whereas 87 pence in the pound goes to businesses founded by two men.

Whilst the case for diversity and specifically for gender diversity has been proven time and time again, the general business ecosystem still has a long way to go to really move the needle.

We may have shifted beyond diversity as a box ticking exercise however we are still on the cusp of women either shaping tech or being shaped by it. Yet as we become increasingly reliant on algorithms to determine social outcomes, the more software development teams need to include a mix of men and women with different life experiences to spot when data biases are skewing the decisions.

Our digital future still shows signs of a strong male bias. We need more women coders, investors and innovators to identify and amplify the pockets of industry that are still woefully neglected. Take the $50bn global femtech market, which, up until recently, had no products catering for it.

I feel we have reached a critical point where the business ecosystem should consistently expect genuinely diverse leadership teams. This was recently brought home when we placed four amazing women into c-level roles.

Of these hires, one is a CEO of a unicorn tech business, there is a Chief Data Officer for a major corporate, an SVP Technology for a major media firm and a senior executive for a $20bn + Fintech firm. Whilst all four sectors are traditionally male-dominated I believe this should now be seen as ordinary rather than extraordinary.

None of the searches were easy. If we are asked to find a world-leading technologist we may, at first, struggle as only 22 per cent of AI professionals globally are female, but they are still out there and worth finding. Whether the search takes a bit longer, is more complex or less profitable for the firm delivering the work feels less important than the impact these hires can make. It is not just the positive contribution to the business but the role models we are presenting to other women in the industry.

Equality advocates may voice frustration at the lack of women who are working in tech-related fields. In fact many still seem to buy into the myth that women with tech and leadership skills are near on impossible to find. By showing a bit of flexibility in the hiring criteria, and holding your search partner to account,  I believe the right women can always be identified.

It will no doubt take some time for business leaders to undo society’s gender biases, but we can all take mitigating steps to break through the barriers. As we stand tech organisations recruit fewer women than men and they lose them at a faster rate. Globally women make up 25 per cent of STEM workers, according to Boston Consulting Group, but only nine per cent of women are leaders in those fields. We all still have some way to go to redress the balance.

Sam Gordon Eden 2018About the author

Sam Gordon is co-founder of Executive Search firm Gordon & Eden. He has over 20 years experience sourcing world-class digital and technology talent for some of the world’s most innovative companies. Clients include Facebook, Ovo, Stripe and Monzo. Gordon is an active angel investor and mentor to tech founders.

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Vacancy Spotlight: Real Returns™ UK 2020 | Restart Your Career at Credit Suisse https://wearethecity.com/vacancy-spotlight-credit-suisse-real-returns/ https://wearethecity.com/vacancy-spotlight-credit-suisse-real-returns/#respond Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:21:33 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=205817 For the seventh successive year, Credit Suisse is running the Real ReturnsTM program which is designed to re-engage experienced, talented professionals who have taken a career break. Real Returns is a paid employment program helping to facilitate a transition back into financial services. The program will run for 16 weeks, starting on March 23, 2020 […]

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Returners Programme

For the seventh successive year, Credit Suisse is running the Real ReturnsTM program which is designed to re-engage experienced, talented professionals who have taken a career break. Real Returns is a paid employment program helping to facilitate a transition back into financial services.

The program will run for 16 weeks, starting on March 23, 2020 and finishing July 10, 2020.

Real Returns™ Provides

  • The opportunity to explore a return to financial services and discover what you want next from your career. Credit Suisse focus on transferable skill sets as well as your expertise, interests and skills gained during your career break.
  • The environment to make a real impact, working on important project work with clearly defined objectives, measurable goals and the framework for regular feedback.
  • Opportunities across their businesses in London, from within revenue generating areas, corporate functions and technical projects in IT.
  • A series of orientation/ training sessions to acclimate you back into the business environment.  You will learn about strategic business and regulatory changes in the financial services industry and undergo executive training.
  • Support and mentorship throughout the program to ensure that you have a successful experience.
  • The possibility to broaden your professional network. In addition to your peers on the program through a variety of networking events and speaker sessions.

You Offer:

  • A consistent track record of professional achievements gained within the financial and/or professional services sector are essential for this program
  • Career break for two or more years
  • You will have been at VP+ level (or equivalent) before your career break
  • Experience gained within any of the following areas: Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Sales, Trading, Research, Private Banking, Wealth Management and Asset Management, Finance, Operations, Legal and Compliance, Audit, Risk, Chief Operating Office, Project Management, IT (technical experience – developers/engineers etc.)

UK Program Information:

Program Dates: March 23, 2020 – July 10, 2020
Participating Office: London
Application Deadline: November 8, 2019

Apply Here


Virtual Information session

Credit Suisse are hosting a virtual event where you can hear first-hand from program alum and senior management about their experiences of Real Returns. The program team will also share key 2020 program information, details about their recruitment process and their views on how to successfully re-integrate back into the workforce. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the team by submitting any questions during the live session.

This can be viewed from your computer or phone, you just need to register for the event using the below link.

Date: Wednesday 30th October 

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Register for the event here


Credit Suisse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Welcoming diversity gives them a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives their success.

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Real Returns™ UK 2020 | Restart Your Career at Credit Suisse https://wearethecity.com/credit-suisse-real-returns-applications-open-until-november-8th/ https://wearethecity.com/credit-suisse-real-returns-applications-open-until-november-8th/#respond Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:25:11 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=205801 For the seventh successive year, Credit Suisse is running the Real ReturnsTM program which is designed to re-engage experienced, talented professionals who have taken a career break. Real Returns is a paid employment program helping to facilitate a transition back into financial services. The program will run for 16 weeks, starting on March 23, 2020 […]

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Credit Suisse Real Return

For the seventh successive year, Credit Suisse is running the Real ReturnsTM program which is designed to re-engage experienced, talented professionals who have taken a career break. Real Returns is a paid employment program helping to facilitate a transition back into financial services.

The program will run for 16 weeks, starting on March 23, 2020 and finishing July 10, 2020.

Real Returns™ Provides

  • The opportunity to explore a return to financial services and discover what you want next from your career. Credit Suisse focus on transferable skill sets as well as your expertise, interests and skills gained during your career break.
  • The environment to make a real impact, working on important project work with clearly defined objectives, measurable goals and the framework for regular feedback.
  • Opportunities across their businesses in London, from within revenue generating areas, corporate functions and technical projects in IT.
  • A series of orientation/ training sessions to acclimate you back into the business environment.  You will learn about strategic business and regulatory changes in the financial services industry and undergo executive training.
  • Support and mentorship throughout the program to ensure that you have a successful experience.
  • The possibility to broaden your professional network. In addition to your peers on the program through a variety of networking events and speaker sessions.

Interested in learning more?

On 30th October 2019 at 11:00am Credit Suisse are hosting a virtual event where you can hear first-hand from program alum and senior management about their experiences of Real Returns. The program team will also share key 2020 program information, details about their recruitment process and their views on how to successfully re-integrate back into the workforce. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the team by submitting any questions during the live session.

This can be viewed from your computer or phone, you just need to register for the event using the below link.

Virtual Information session

Date: Wednesday 30th October 

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Register for the event here


You Offer:

  • A consistent track record of professional achievements gained within the financial and/or professional services sector are essential for this program
  • Career break for two or more years
  • You will have been at VP+ level (or equivalent) before your career break
  • Experience gained within any of the following areas: Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Sales, Trading, Research, Private Banking, Wealth Management and Asset Management, Finance, Operations, Legal and Compliance, Audit, Risk, Chief Operating Office, Project Management, IT (technical experience – developers/engineers etc.)

UK Program Information:

Program Dates: March 23, 2020 – July 10, 2020
Participating Office: London
Application Deadline: November 8, 2019
Where to apply: Credit Suisse Real Returns™ UK 2020

For further information please visit: www.credit-suisse.com/realreturns

With any enquiries, please email: ukreal.returns@credit-suisse.com

Credit Suisse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Welcoming diversity gives them a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives their success.

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Inspirational Woman: Lucinda Parish | Breast Cancer Awareness Month https://wearethecity.com/inspirational-woman-lucinda-parish-breast-cancer-awareness-month/ https://wearethecity.com/inspirational-woman-lucinda-parish-breast-cancer-awareness-month/#respond Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:59 +0000 https://www.wearethecity.com/?p=168538 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to commemorate it, WeAreTheCity will be profiling a variety of different women who all carry the BRCA1 or 2 gene mutation. These mutations give the carrier a 75 per cent chance of developing breast or ovarian cancers. It is a hereditary gene, which can be passed down through […]

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ANITA DAY 10175 Lucinda Parish

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to commemorate it, WeAreTheCity will be profiling a variety of different women who all carry the BRCA1 or 2 gene mutation.

These mutations give the carrier a 75 per cent chance of developing breast or ovarian cancers. It is a hereditary gene, which can be passed down through the male line, as well as the female.

Angelina Jolie famously had this surgery a couple of years ago but the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline say that the message still hasn’t really filtered down to the public yet.

One in 200 people carry a fault in a high risk gene that predisposes them to an increased risk of developing breast, ovarian or prostate cancer.

The hope from these articles is to give a spotlight to these incredible women and to raise awareness of the BRCA gene mutations.


Lucinda Parish, from Milton Keynes, is married with two gorgeous, little girls.

She works in marketing and is a marathon runner.

How did you find out that you had the BRAC gene?

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and amazingly she made a full recovery.

As a result, she was tested for the BRCA gene fault and it appeared she had the BRCA1 gene mutation. I have two sisters, so all three of us were tested. My sisters got the all clear, which is the best thing ever, but I too have the BRCA1 gene mutation.

How have you coped with the challenges that you’ve faced since?

When you receive the news, it is a horrible, horrible shock and puts you in a very low place for quite a while.

It was 18 months after I was diagnosed that I had the surgery, due to a combination of finding the right option, right surgeon and plucking up the courage!

What support have you received? Do you have a strong support network of friends, family etc. or have you been supported by other networks?

The support I’ve received has been amazing and I truly couldn’t have got through it without it. My husband and little girls were brilliant, as were my colleagues and I had so much support from my company to take the time off work that I need before, during and after my operations.

The support from the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline was the most important thing of all. To be able to talk to someone who had pioneered the way for women like me to have the surgery, and who understood all my worries and concerns was a great help, and the social media sites the charity runs gave me access to so many women out there that I never even knew existed who were going through the same thing as me! The value of social media networks cannot be underestimated.

I also had huge support from people at my running club. They were amazing in a way I never expected. I thought we were a group of people who just run together but no, we really have each other’s backs!

Ten weeks after my surgery I ran my first park run again, and they all ran with me in tutus! It was the toughest run I’ve ever done, but it helped me realise I was on the road to recovery, with great people by my side.

How did you become involved with the campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

Having had the support I did from the NHBCH, I wanted to give something back so I became an active fundraiser for the charity.

In 2015, four months before my operation I ran my first marathon in London raising over £7,000. I had a goal that to prove to myself I was completely back to full fitness, and over all my surgery I would run the London marathon again.

Sure enough, four months after my last operation in 2017, I ran it again raising £5,000 for the charity.

I cried at the finish line as I ran it the same time as two years before. It meant I was back to who I was before (although I feel mentally and physically even stronger!)

The surgery was all behind me and had had no long-term effect on my body.

I have stayed in touch with Wendy and have always had the charity’s best interests at heart. In July 2017, I became a trustee for the charity.

So when I heard there was an opportunity to raise even more awareness for the charity and hereditary genes, I was the first to raise my hand!

Despite having run two marathons, for me to pose in my underwear at the age of 43, having had a double mastectomy and two further reconstruction operations, was the scariest thing ever! But I knew it would make me feel so strong and powerful if I could pluck up the courage to do it. After all I’ve been through, sometimes these days I think I am wonder woman! I have to remind myself I am just Lucinda from Milton Keynes!

Angelina Jolie famously had risk-reducing surgery – how important was it that she told the world?

It was a wonderful thing for her to do. For a woman in a public eye as much as she is to reveal what she had done to her body to reduce the risk of cancer was very powerful. Anything that raises awareness of hereditary genes is always going to get my vote!

What do you hope to achieve from the campaign?

Awareness and to help women build the confidence to go and be tested for a gene mutation if they have a history of breast or ovarian cancer in their families. The awareness of hereditary genes has really increased over the past few years, but if women knew that actually if it’s okay if you do have the gene, they would be more confident about being tested. It’s a very, very scary thing to do, and I know I certainly buried my head in the sand for quite a while…

What else do you think could be done to raise awareness of the BRCA genes? Should the government/NHS be doing more?

I think it would be great to see a national campaign about the importance of knowing your family history, which is why we are driving forward with the ‘make one person aware’ campaign through the charity.

How can other people worried about the BRCA genes get the help and support they need? And do you have any advice for anyone going through a similar thing?

 These days, us women who have been through preventative surgery are everywhere! You can find us through the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline, or Googling ‘BRCA support’.

Talking to peers, and medical experts, is the most important thing you can do to help get to the decision that is right for you. And also to see how strong you are when you come out the other side – just look the power of the women in underwear, after all they have been through, in this campaign!


Anita Care have sponsored the National Hereditary Breast Cancer helpline to produce a journal featuring twelve real women who have had risk reducing mastectomies. The journal will be on sale from 1 October 2017, priced at £9.99 with all proceeds going to the helpline.

You can purchase the journal here.

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22/11/2019 – WeAreTechWomen Conference – The Future World of Work https://wearethecity.com/wearetechwomen-announces-its-2019-conference-the-future-world-of-work-22-november/ https://wearethecity.com/wearetechwomen-announces-its-2019-conference-the-future-world-of-work-22-november/#respond Sun, 20 Oct 2019 07:30:22 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=190931 WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity is hosting its fourth full day conference for female technologists on 22 November 2019 in central London. This conference is aimed at women working in the tech sector who are looking to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks. The theme for this year’s […]

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Techwomen conference 2019WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity is hosting its fourth full day conference for female technologists on 22 November 2019 in central London.

This conference is aimed at women working in the tech sector who are looking to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks. The theme for this year’s conference is The Future World of Work and how innovation and disruption is driving change within the tech industry.

Our aim is to inspire attendees by delivering bitesize learning sessions for our audience. With the help of our amazing speakers and panellists, we will provide the opportunity for our delegates to learn about a broad range of technology topics as well as interact through panels, hands-on activities and workshops.

The conference will be attended by over 600+ women working in tech and is a ‘must-attend’ if you wish to drive your career, learn, network with your peers and be inspired.

Topics on our conference agenda include AI, cyber, data, ethics, innovation, digital, health tech, regulation, innovation, payments, cloud, transformation, tech mental health, learn to code in Python, robotics, plus more topics to be added.

Panels include innovation and AI, cyber, data and ethics, next generation disruptors as well as a panel with C-suite leaders who will be sharing their tips for career success.

There will be opportunities for delegates to network with other attendees and connect via Blendology’s state of the art tap and connect technology. Delegates will have the opportunity to shape their learning by choosing from 12 different electives sessions with leading experts and speakers. These electives cover all bases from technical, generalist, career and engineering.

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The Future World of Work is kindly sponsored and supported by Amazon, BAE Systems, Barclays, EY, J.P. Morgan, Lloyds, PwC, Oliver Wyman, Santander Technology, and Worldpay.

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Speakers

Caroline Criado Perez
Image: Rachel Louise Brown

We are proud to be joined by Caroline Criado Perez OBE, Writer, Broadcaster and award winning feminist campaigner, Author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men.

Caroline Criado Perez is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner. She is published across the major national media, and appears in both print and broadcast as a commentator on a wide range of topics.

Her first book, Do it Like a Woman, was published by Portobello in 2015. It was described as “a must-read” by the Sunday Independent and “rousing and immensely readable” by Good Housekeeping who selected it as their “best non-fiction”. Eleanor Marx hailed it in the New Statesman as “an extended and immersive piece of investigative journalism,” while Bridget Christie chose it as one of her books of the year in the Guardian, declaring that “young girls and women everywhere should have a copy.” Her second book, INVISIBLE WOMEN: exposing data bias in a world designed for men, is published in March 2019 by Chatto in the UK & Abrams in the US.

Caroline lives in London with her small excitable dog, Poppy, has a degree in English language and literature from the University of Oxford, and studied behavioural and feminist economics at the LSE. She was the 2013 recipient of the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year award, and was named OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015.

Other inspirational speakers include:

  • Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President, techUK, Chair, Digital Leaders board, Non-exec director at Rightmove, Costain and AO
  • Deborah O’Neill, Partner and UK Head of Digital, Oliver Wyman
  • Rob McCargow, Director of AI, PwC
  • Pippa Malmgrem, Founder, H Robotics, Chief Economist and former special assistant to US President, George.W.Bush
  • Dr Ian Levy, Technical Director, NCSC
  • Phillipa Winter, Chief Informatics Officer, Bolton NHS
  • Rachel Dunscombe, CEO, NHS Digital Academy /Visiting Professor Imperial College
  • Dr Jess Wade, Physicist, Imperial College, London
  • Megan Caywood, Global Head of Digital Strategy, Barclays
  • Sheridan Ash, Partner, TechSheCan lead, PwC
  • Meri Williams, CTO, Monzo Bank

Look out for more inspirational speakers being announced over the coming weeks.


We are also delighted to welcome back Kate Russell, Journalist, Tech Reporter and Author, BBC Click, as our conference host and facilitator.

WeAreTechWomen are proud to welcome a number of not for profit tech organisations and campaigners as conference partners. A full list of our supporting partners will be announced shortly.

 

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Discover what happened at last year’s WeAreTechWomen Conferehttps://wearetechwomen.com/conference/nce below:

For corporate/education/charity ticket discounts, exhibition space or sponsorship opportunities, please email Info@WeAreTheCity.com.

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14/11/19: #SheInspiresMe Lunch | Women for Women International https://wearethecity.com/14-11-19-sheinspiresme-lunch-women-for-women-international-2/ https://wearethecity.com/14-11-19-sheinspiresme-lunch-women-for-women-international-2/#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:49:26 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=205630 Women for Women International is delighted to invite you to the #SheInspiresMe Lunch on Thursday 14th November 2019, hosted by Quaglino’s in Central London and kindly supported by Monica Vinader. The #SheInspiresMe Lunch celebrates the inspirational power of women to change their worlds. Over 200 guests joined our most recent #SheInspiresMe Lunch, in 2017, to […]

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#SheInspiresMe

Women for Women International is delighted to invite you to the #SheInspiresMe Lunch on Thursday 14th November 2019, hosted by Quaglino’s in Central London and kindly supported by Monica Vinader.

The #SheInspiresMe Lunch celebrates the inspirational power of women to change their worlds.

Over 200 guests joined our most recent #SheInspiresMe Lunch, in 2017, to hear guest speaker Clarissa Ward, multi award-winning Senior International Correspondent for CNN in conversation with Women for Women International Ambassador MyAnna Buring.

She spoke movingly about her experiences in Syria and Bangladesh meeting women survivors of conflict and sexual violence, and the importance of creating a sense of sisterhood between women around the world. Past speakers have also included journalist Christina Lamb OBE and award-winning photographer Lynsey Addario, and we are excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker soon!

The #SheInspiresMe Lunch enables guests to hear incredible stories of real women celebrating their talents and achievements, whilst raising vital funds needed to support more women in conflict zones around the world. Focusing both on the successes and barriers facing women in the UK and internationally, the Lunch is a unique opportunity to debate and consider the current global position of women.

We are excited to continue this tradition with our 2019 #SheInspiresMe Lunch and we hope you can join us to be part of the conversation! When women support each other, incredible things do happen.

Individual tickets and tables are available to purchase. Please note that individual tickets are £150. Tables seat 12 and are available for £1500.

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04/12/19: Women in the Law UK celebrate 100 years of women in law https://wearethecity.com/04-12-19-women-in-the-law-uk-celebrate-100-years-of-women-in-law/ https://wearethecity.com/04-12-19-women-in-the-law-uk-celebrate-100-years-of-women-in-law/#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:45:10 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=205628 As we continue to celebrate 100 years of women in the law, we would like to invite you to continue the celebrations with a Women in the Law UK networking event. Kindly hosted by Irwin Mitchell, Manchester and overlooking the Emmeline Pankhurst Statue, there will be an inspirational speaker followed by a Q&A panel with […]

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As we continue to celebrate 100 years of women in the law, we would like to invite you to continue the celebrations with a Women in the Law UK networking event.

Kindly hosted by Irwin Mitchell, Manchester and overlooking the Emmeline Pankhurst Statue, there will be an inspirational speaker followed by a Q&A panel with key women in the law.

The event is being chaired by Sally Penni, Barrister at Law Kenworthys Chambers and Founder of Women in the Law UK.

As well as drinks and canapes, we will be taking the opportunity to fundraise for one of our #manchester #womeninthelawuk charitable causes.

Women in the Law UK and Irwin Mitchell look forward to welcoming you to an evening of celebration.

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19/11/19 – 20/11/19: International Europe Conference 2019 | WEConnect https://wearethecity.com/19-11-19-20-11-19-international-europe-conference-2019-weconnect/ https://wearethecity.com/19-11-19-20-11-19-international-europe-conference-2019-weconnect/#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:40:57 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=205625 Please join us for this year’s WEConnect International Europe Conference which is taking place in London on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th November 2019. This year’s flagship event for WEConnect International in Europe is being hosted at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington situated in the in the heart of London’s museum district with sites […]

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WEConnect Conference

Please join us for this year’s WEConnect International Europe Conference which is taking place in London on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th November 2019.

This year’s flagship event for WEConnect International in Europe is being hosted at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington situated in the in the heart of London’s museum district with sites such as the Natural History Museum and Kensington Palace just around the corner.

The two-day conference will be packed full with networking opportunities, presentations, interactive discussions and breakout sessions based on the conference theme of ‘Driving Business Growth Through Inclusive Value Chains’ which is at the core of the work of WEConnect International.

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13/11/19: The ‘Happy Mum, Happy Tums’ Event https://wearethecity.com/13-11-19-the-happy-mum-happy-tums-event/ https://wearethecity.com/13-11-19-the-happy-mum-happy-tums-event/#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:36:37 +0000 https://wearethecity.com/?p=205622 Let’s celebrate and support mums worldwide! Hosted by a well-known ‘mummy social media influencer’s’ and a YouTube phenomena, guests will be treated to: Yummy canapes from a MasterChef finalist Complimentary drinks A goodie bag full of fabulous gifts A chance to meet some of the UK’s most followed social media influencer’s Stalls to speak to […]

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Happy Mums, Happy Tums

Let’s celebrate and support mums worldwide!

Hosted by a well-known ‘mummy social media influencer’s’ and a YouTube phenomena, guests will be treated to:

  • Yummy canapes from a MasterChef finalist
  • Complimentary drinks
  • A goodie bag full of fabulous gifts
  • A chance to meet some of the UK’s most followed social media influencer’s
  • Stalls to speak to and try products from a selection of the UK’s top baby brands
  • Opportunity to listen to a panel of parent experts

100 per cent of proceeds raised on the night will be donated to charity. What’s more every donation made will be doubled by the UK Government. This is because if you give before 31st December and all public donations to the Happy Mums, Happy Tums appeal will be doubled by the UK government up to £2 million.

With your support we can support double the number of mums we can reach and make double the impact to families, just like yours, in Sierra Leone.

By joining our event, we can raise money to train community health workers and equip health clinics in rural Sierra Leone to give new mums the nutritional information and support they need to give their babies the best start in life.

Because healthy mothers lead to healthy families.

Examples of how the money will be spent:

  • £6 will provide a family with a pair of chickens, to supply eggs and chicks to share with other vulnerable families.
  • £18 will provide 10 undernourished children with the emergency food needed to improve their health.
  • £54 will provide one community health worker with the training and resources needed to promote nutrition in their communities.

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