29/09/11 – A WeAreTheCity Event – Power of the Profile


A big thank you go to all of the staff and speakers from Chicago Booth Business School and Navigant.  The evening was a roaring success and we all enjoyed it immensely.  Photos and WATC TV footage to follow soon.

Nowadays you need a little bit more to get ahead than the experience you have obtained through your employment or the qualifications you studied so hard for at School or University.  In a world where competition is high and opportunities are scarce, we all need to do a little more than our day jobs to get noticed and obtain the recognition we deserve.  You may well have a myriad of skills to offer, but if no one else knows they are there, opportunities to demonstrate your true capability will rarely come your way.

Raising awareness of your skills through Profile building is probably one of the most powerful tools in your career armoury, however, you have to know what tools and techniques to build it, protect it and use it for success.    There is also an element of fear to overcome in relation to shouting about your own success or achievements.

If you are interested in building your profile and finding out more, WeAreTheCity.Com & flagship consultancy Navigant would like to invite you to their  “Power of Profile” event at the re-knowned Chicago Booth Business School at Woolgate Exchange, London, from 6.00pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 29th of September.


Throughout the session you will hear from WeAreTheCity’s founder about her own career journey from Analyst to Chief Operating Officer.  She will also share with you what she has learnt about the importance of profile and the tools & techniques she has used to raise her own profile both inside and outside her Corporate environment.   We will talk about Pro’s and Con’s of social media and hear an abundance of ideas and tips you can use to grow your own profile and brand.  We will also be joined by leading Networking expert, Heather White, who will explain how Networking can also help you to build your profile.  The evening will start and end with the opportunity to network with other WeAreTheCity members over drinks and canapés.

At this event, not only will you learn a myriad of new tools and techniques to raise your own profile, but for a small fee, you will also get the opportunity to visit our photo booth where Chris Montgomery, photographer to the stars will be in attendance to capture that all important professional photo for your linked profiles.  Don’t worry if you are coming straight from work, we have a professional make up artist from Butterfly on hand to ensure you look your best.

About your speakers

Founder of WeAreTheCityVanessa Vallely, is founder of WATC, Co founder of a citywide Diversity Forum, The Network of Networks, founder of TheProfileCoach.co.uk and probably one of the most well networked Women across the City.  She is also a Financial News Top 100 Rising Star and most recently Winner of the Women’s Champion Award for Women in Banking and Finance.  Vanessa has spent the past 23 years in Financial Services and currently holds a senior post at Aviva Investors.  Vanessa is also a trustee for 2 charities, a school Governor and a working mum.

Heather White is the CEO and Founder of Smarter Networking and is a highly popular speaker, sought after coach and trainer.  She is the author of Networking for Business Success which has sold over 7000 copies and her new book is being published later this year. Working with corporations, teams and individuals she helps them unlock the hidden gems within their organisations for both talent and sales. Challenges are a day-to-day occurrence in business, but you just have to get on with it.  Knowing who to create connections with in order to exchange ideas, build recognition and respect can get you past those challenges.  When these connections really work, it’s so powerful.  The White’s Way of Networking is fast becoming known as the leading model for effective and long-term networking for careers and business development in the UK.  Her direct style of delivery gets people thinking outside their comfort zones, and she’s confident that she can make an effective and authentic networker out of everyone!  www.smarter-networking.com

Tickets cost £20 and are available through the link below.

Please note all ticket proceeds are going to the Angelus Foundation.  The Angelus Foundation is charity that raises awareness about the dangers of legal high and party drugs.  To find out more about The Angelus Foundation, please visit their website http://angelusfoundation.com/

This event is brought to you with thanks to our sponsors Navigant Consulting & Chicago Booth Business School and our speakers from Smarter Networking, WeAreTheCity.com and TheProfileCoach.co.uk.

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