Event Type Career Enhancing
Kindly hosted by Simmons & Simmons Join First 100 Years for our flagship event, the SPARK21 conference, on 7th
Kindly hosted by Simmons & Simmons
Join First 100 Years for our flagship event, the SPARK21 conference, on 7th November 2018.
The conference is a one-day event with four keynote speakers, a selection of insightful panel discussions and a drinks reception to finish.
09.00 – 09:20 Registration and Coffee
09:20 – 09:30 Welcome
09:30 – 10.00 Keynote Speech followed by Q&A: Lord Chancellor, David Gauke
10:00 – 11:00 Views from Outside the Law Panel
- Anjali Pindoria, Project Surveyor, Avi Contracts
- Sarah Langford, Barrister turned author, In Your Defence
- Leonora Saunders, Photographer
- Dr Helen McCarthy, Historian, University of Cambridge
- Dr Jess Wade, Physics Research Associate, Imperial College London
11:00 –11:30 Tea Break
11:30 – 12:00 Keynote Speech followed by Q&A: Dany Cotton, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade
12:00 – 12:30 Keynote Speech: Rowena Collins Rice, Director General of the Attorney General’s Office
12:30 – 13:10 Lunch
13:10 – 14:10 Networking Panel
- Caroline Kenny, Facebook
- Laura Matthews, Debenhams
- Lara Oyesanya, Klarna
- Jemilla Olufeko, ROLI Group
- Lucy Barbet, 11KBW
14:10 – 14:25 Networking Tips
14:25 – 15:25 Leadership and Pay Panel
- Dr Shola Mos-Stogbamimu, Women in Leadership Magazine
- Harini Iyengar, 11KBW, Women’s Equality Party
- John Van Der Luit-Drummond, Legal 500
15:25 – 15:45 Tea Break
15:45 – 16:45 Accessibility Panel
- Mary Bonsor, F-LEX
- Katrin Nikolova, Amazon
- Rachel Lipscomb OBE, Magistrates’ Association
- Karen Whyte, CILEx
- Marjana Uddin, BBC
16:45 – 17:30 ‘In Conversation’ with Christina Blacklaws and Amanda Pinto QC
17:30 – 17:50 Closing speech: Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Legal Officer to the Equality and Human Rights Commission
17:50 – 19:00 Drinks Reception with These Four Walls Exhibition
Tickets include refreshments throughout the day, access to the full day of panel discussions, interviews and speeches and the drinks reception to finish.
The prices above are recommended donation amounts. Buying a ticket helps us to tell the stories of inspirational women who have made an impact in the law in the last 100 years, to ensure we inspire women for the next 100 years.
Testimonials from last year’s conference:
– “Invigorating and inspirational”
– “Reminded me that I have a responsibility to be a role model”
– “Extremely inspirational and reminded me to ‘pass on the baton'”
(Wednesday) 09:00 - 17:30
Simmons & Simmons
1 Ropemaker Street
Join us for a day of practical business training and inspiration to help you get
Join us for a day of practical business training and inspiration to help you get the momentum going and keep it going! We will be talking pricing, social media, marketing, tech, taming your inner critic and much more.
This will be a full day event with guest speakers plus networking time, a delicious lunch and a fabulous goody bag.
Speakers include Hannah Martin from Talented Ladies Club, Sara Tatenofrom Happity – Find baby and toddler groups. Fast., Glenda Shawley from The Training Pack, Shelley Henderson from Ealing Mums in Business, Jess Baker, Katherine Baldwin and Tara Vachell from Iceni Wellbeing
Space is limited so book today to guarantee your place at this not-to-be-missed event of the year!
WHAT WE WILL BE COVERING
Own Your Own PR: Create a Buzz Around Your Business Without Breaking the Bank – Katherine Baldwin
Getting your business or brand featured in the media isn’t as difficult as you think. You just need to know how journalists, editors and producers think. You need to know what they want, how and when they want it, and how to deliver it to them in a way that’ll make them sit up and listen. In this session, Katherine will share some key tools of the journalism and PR trades that can help you attract great publicity for yourself, your product or your organisation. These tools include: effective storytelling; finding a hook or peg for your story; locating journalists’ contact details; and writing concise email pitches that will get you noticed. You’ll also hear why most press releases end up in the trash. If you would like to be featured in the local or national media, this session will show you how.
How to price for profit – Hannah Martin, Talented Ladies Club
Are you making common pricing and sales mistakes that mean you’re working too cheaply – and putting off your ideal customers? Hannah reveals the secrets of pricing for profit, and how to get that all-important Profit Mindset.
Fireside Chat with Sara Tateno, Founder of Happity
How do you start a tech start-up when you’re a mum with no technical experience? Sara had an idea for an app when she was 7 month’s pregnant and being made redundant from work. At the time she didn’t have the first clue on how to buy a domain name and had never started a business before, but she didn’t let that stop her! Join Erin and Sara in conversation to find out how she managed to code the site from scratch, raise funding and launch it to over 60,000 users – all whilst working flexibly from home.
Taming Your Inner Critic with Jess Baker
We all experience negative self-talk or self-doubt at some point in our life. It’s particularly dominant when you are stepping outside your comfort zone, taking on a new challenge, or trying something for the first time. Some of us are more susceptible to it than others, but the harder you try to turn it off, the louder and more dominant it becomes.
In this interactive session you’ll discover the psychology and neuroscience of how your mind is constantly holding you back. You’ll learn how to reclaim your headspace to allow you to focus on things you deserve to have in your life, business, and your relationships.
Winning ways with content – Glenda Shawley, The Training Pack
It was Bill Gates who coined the term ‘Content is King’ back in 1996 and he wasn’t wrong. But what content, where and how do you keep up without content creation taking over your life? In this talk I’ll share some practical ideas for making content work for you and your business. We’ll discuss fitting content into your marketing plan and to your diary, finding content ideas and creating engagement so that your content creation really works for you.
How to manage your time in a world of 24/7 social media – Shelley Henderson
Shelley will be sharing time management strategies to help you to overcome overwhelm when you’re trying to juggle many plates as a small business owner
Full Price – £89.00
TICKETS END 2 NOV
This event has been kindly sponsored by Laceys Solicitors, CashPlus and Ugenie.
(Friday) 09:30 - 17:00
The Doubletree Hilton
2-8 Hanger Ln, London W5 3HN
An interactive one day workshop run by not just one professional, but two! Shola Kaye, an award winning professional speaker and coach, AND Arantxa De Dios a
An interactive one day workshop run by not just one professional, but two!
Shola Kaye, an award winning professional speaker and coach, AND Arantxa De Dios a multi-lingual hypnotherapist and NLP coach, will be your hosts for the day. The workshop will be limited to only 16 people so booking a place early is advisable.
Presentation skills are extremely valuable in today’s society and whether you want to get ahead at work, be more assertive during conversations or deliver your personal message to the world, you owe it to yourself to be a good and effective communicator. Many people suffer from a debilitating fear of public speaking but that shouldn’t hold you back! This workshop will teach you fear-busting strategies and practical ways to ace the stage!
During this highly experiential and interactive day you will discover the courage to speak up and be you. You will leave with the tools to reduce anxiety, frameworks and structures to help you speak with ease and, of course, the experience to know you can present with confidence again and again.
(Sunday) 12:30 - 18:00
96 Ladbroke Grove
Careers Club & WeAreTheCity would like to invite you to join them for an evening of learning and networking, Your
Careers Club & WeAreTheCity would like to invite you to join them for an evening of learning and networking, Your Year to Thrive – Planning and Goals with Vanessa Vallely OBE, MD, WeAreTheCity
Tuesday 12 February 2019, 5.45pm – 8.45pm at Deloitte, 2 New St Square London, EC4A 3BZ
Are you determined to start 2019 with a robust career plan?
Is this your year to really drive your career forward?
Are you a little unsure where to start?
If the answer is yes, then this session is an absolute must to attend
Join Vanessa Vallely OBE, Founder of WeAreTheCity & Careers Club for this interactive session where you will:
- Reflect on your 2018 achievements/lessons learnt
- Understand the importance of career planning
- Write your career strategy and associated plan
- Review your network, who can help you?
- Learn about tools and techniques that will enable you to keep yourself on track
17.45 – Registration & pre-networking
18.30 – Welcome and Speed Networking with Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity
18.40 – Keynote session: Your Year to Thrive – Planning and Goals with Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity
19.40 – Q+A
19.50 – Networking and canapes
20.45 – Event close
This session is free for individual Careers Club members, corporate members of Careers Club and WATC Rising Star and TechWomen50 winners.
About our speaker
Vanessa is one of the UK’s most well-networked women and has provided keynotes on a variety of career related topics for over 500 companies worldwide. Vanessa is also one of the UK’s most prominent figures in gender equality and often provides guidance and consultancy to both government and corporate organisations who are seeking to attract, develop and retain their female talent. Vanessa was awarded her OBE in June 2018 for her services to women and the economy.
At the height of her successful 25 year career in the financial services, Vanessa launched the award winning WeAreTheCity.com in 2008 as a vehicle to help women progress in their careers. WeAreTheCity.com now has over 120,000 members and provides resources/conferences/awards/jobs to women across the UK. Vanessa is the also the -founder of UK wide diversity forum Gender Networks. Gender Networks (formerly The Network of Networks) brings together diversity leaders from 85 cross sector firms to share best practice on a quarterly basis.
Vanessa is also the author of the book “Heels of Steel: Surviving and Thriving in the Corporate World” which tracks her career and shares 13 chapters of tips to succeed in the workplace.
Over the past ten years, she has been named Women in Banking & Finance’s Champion for Women, Financial News Top 100 Rising Star, The International Alliance for Women Top 100 Women globally & Brummells Top 30 London Entrepreneurs. In 2015 Vanessa was in GQ UK’s Top 100 Connected Women and the Evening Standard’s 1000 Most Influential Londoners. Vanessa is a regular guest on TV and radio and also sits on the Government Digital Services advisory board.
Vanessa is also the Pearly Queen of The City of London, a tradition that has been in her family for over 100 years. She is an avid charity worker and sits on the board for Cancer Research UK as one of its Women of Influence. Vanessa also sits on the Cententary Action Group founded by Dr Helen Pankhurst.
(Tuesday) 17:45 - 20:45
2 New Street Square, EC4A 3BZ