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Calling all Black women who want to dismantle the harm that white “privileged” (need to rename it), chronic stress and racialised trauma has inflicted upon us. Black London Women’s Voices is a monthly circle where Black women lend their voices to various issues ranging from colonisation to the significance of our hair. This circle was designed as a safe space for Black women to build a community of people interested in stimulating conversation. Furthermore, it serves as a place where voices often silenced can be heard and validated.
(Friday) 19:00 - 20:30
Women in Travel cic Presents… Find Your Menopause Mojo , with expert guest Pat Duckworth
FIND YOUR MENOPAUSE MOJO is an event for all women who want to understand, deal with and enjoy a new stage in their life!
This event is part of Women in Travel cic’s ‘Women Taking Charge’ brand new LUNCH ‘N’ LEARN SERIES for 2021 delivered by women, for ALL women.
Our aim is to provide you with intimate and interactive events that will recharge your confidence and boost your business and career. Join one or join them all – it is entirely up to you!
What we will cover
Even though all women go through menopause, most enter that stage of life with limited knowledge about what to expect or how to deal with it.
In this workshop you will learn about:
– Menopause Essentials: hormones, timing and symptoms
– Effects on personal life and career
– Options for treatment
– Lifestyle changes
Our guest speaker is a recognised expert, best selling author and practitioner and will provide you with practical tips that you will be able to take away and implement immediately to enjoy life to the full and with greater appreciation of the challenges and opportunities that menopause brings.
Prepare for an interactive session in a supportive, no-judgement environment!
(Monday) 12:30 - 13:30
We are living in extraordinary times of great change. Our usual working patterns have been disrupted into a new normal of Zoom meetings, reduced time in offices,
The importance of timely, accurate information is higher than ever, but the leaders’ and employees’ ability to access it may be greatly compromised. This concerns information for the work that must be done, but also to strategically understand where the organisation is and where your own career might go.
Building on her 2015 paper in MIT Sloan Management Review (‘Staying in the Know’), and extensive expertise closely observing top management teams and CEOs, Dr Maja Korica outlines how leaders can stay meaningfully informed in the emerging reality of the COVID workplace. She covers:
How to accurately diagnose your current practices
How to avoid catastrophic blind spots
How to create new ways of staying in the know that fit your needs and our times
Join her to learn practical tips to help you stay on top of what you need to know – now and for the future.
Dr. Maja Korica is an Associate Professor of Organisation and Management at Warwick Business School. She specializes in executive management and leadership in practice, as well as corporate governance, accountability and responsibility. In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Radar Award, which aims to identify management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are led and managed. A frequent media commentator, her latest insights can be found on Twitter (@DrKorica).
(Monday) 13:00 - 14:00
Women’s health expert and bestselling author of Period Power, Maisie Hill, talks to health journalist and author of the Hysterical Women blog, Sarah Graham, about her new publication
Three quarters of women experience significant symptoms during the perimenopause, and yet there is little in the way of evidence-based information available. Comical depictions of symptoms including hot flushes and mood swings are widespread and prevent essential details on the myriad other symptoms and signs of the perimenopause being heard, ultimately getting in the way of women receiving the advice and treatment they deserve.
Maisie will talk to us about how we can better understand the physiological changes the body goes through, helping women to recognise and find solutions to symptoms, helping us to embrace the power and positivity of this natural life stage.
(Tuesday) 13:00 - 14:00
With research suggesting that more than a quarter of 18-34 year old women are likely to refuse the Covid vaccine, Professors Lesley
With research suggesting that more than a quarter of 18-34 year old women are likely to refuse the Covid vaccine, Professors Lesley Regan, Lucy Chappell and Marian Knight will explore the facts and fiction around vaccines, fertility and pregnancy.
(Wednesday) 13:00 - 13:40
Are you feeling like nothing you do right now is good enough? That *you’re* not good enough? We all feel like that from time to time, but
We all feel like that from time to time, but when things are hard it can seem like our inner critic literally won’t pipe down. While sometimes achieving the blissful state of self-love and acceptance can seem impossible when we feel like this, we can start to change our belief and work to change the critic to a cheerleader (Even if she’s chilling on the sofa rather than jumping in ecstasy!).
In this session, we’ll use Tapping (aka EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique) to help release some of the old programming that has caused us to feel like we’re not good enough, and start to replace it with a new belief that we’re enough just as we are.
EFT works to settle our nervous system and release emotional blocks that we’re holding onto. During a tapping sequence, we tap with our fingers on our energy meridians. It helps to activate a feeling of calm and release old patterns and limiting beliefs. If you’ve done any tapping before you’ll know that it’s very powerful, and you can expect to feel a release and a shift in your energy in just one session.
In this session, I’ll take you through the principles of the tapping technique and you’ll follow along with me as we work specifically on working through some of the layers to our feelings of not being good enough.
What tapping is
How it can help feeling like you’re not enough
How to tap
A group tapping session on replacing not enough with good enough
It’s useful to have a notebook or journal handy to jot down anything that comes up during the session.
Lauren is the founder of Unleashed Coaching, which brings a powerful combination of coaching, mentoring and energy therapy together with her own brand of spiritually-minded straight-talking support to help women clear the blocks to unlimited confidence. She bring her years of professional, mentoring and life experience to coaching women through creating a high-performance business, thriving in high-pressure environments, or finding their purpose for the next stage of their lives. She’s a firm believer that if we unleash ourselves from the blocks in our past, we can create a happier and more successful future.
Offering three-month and half-day VIP programmes, as well as session-by-session options for private clients and businesses, Lauren helps women find their inner confidence, break through their limiting beliefs and internal blocks, learn how to priorities their needs and build effective self-care habits.
(Thursday) 12:00 - 13:00
Are you struggling to find your creativity? Unsure how to develop it in others? Tamara will address some of the myths about creativity and who creative people
Tamara will address some of the myths about creativity and who creative people are (you might be surprised!). She’ll discuss tips and techniques for developing creative thinking skills and building creative capacity within your teams and your wider organisation.
Join this taster lecture and gain:
– Evidence-based practices to implement in your own life to foster your creativity
– Teamwork techniques that make it more likely your team will come up with creative solutions
– Considerations to make at higher levels of leadership for how your organisation might create an environment that enables individuals and teams to achieve their creative potential.
(Thursday) 13:00 - 14:00
Dr Nancy Doyle is a Chartered Psychologist, in organisational and occupational psychology and the founder and owner of Genius Within C.I.C., a social enterprise dedicated to facilitating neurodiversity
Nancy works with customers in finance, technology, defence towards a future where all neurominorities are able to maximise their potential and work to their strengths.
A session focused on all things mentoring. Maya will share stories about her experiences with mentoring, including having her first mentor at 17 and the life-changing
Maya will share stories about her experiences with mentoring, including having her first mentor at 17 and the life-changing impacts mentoring can have, as well as her experiences actually setting up her own mentoring programme. The session will cover: what mentoring is, why it’s so important, and how to find a mentor (including in the virtual environment). Attendees will leave feeling inspired to seek out mentoring opportunities, to further their personal and/or professional development.
After graduating from King’s College London in 2018 with a First Class BSc Psychology degree, where she received the Desmond Tutu Award for her commitment towards serving society, Maya joined Barclays on their Human Resources Graduate programme. Maya has made a positive impact both through her day role at Barclays as well as through extra-curricular endeavours. Within her first 6 months at Barclays, Maya received a Barclays Values Recognition Award in recognition of her commitment to the Barclays values. In September 2020, Maya was promoted to Global Wellbeing Manager at Barclays.
Beyond her day role and as part of her engagement with Win, Barclays’ Gender Network, Maya founded the Charity Mentoring Programme, which connects Win members with staff at charities aligned to driving the cause of gender equality. From 43 mentor/mentee matches in 2019 to over 200 in 2020, and from partnering with 6 charities in 2019 to 20 in 2020, the programme has gone from strength to strength. In 2015, Maya completed a mental health placement in Sri Lanka where she supported individuals with mental health issues in clinical and community based settings. Maya currently volunteers for non-profit, Like Minded Females, and leads their Social Mobility efforts. Furthermore, she recently joined The Early Careers Foundation as an Advisory Group member. Maya additionally mentors young individuals to raise their aspirations.
Alongside employment and given her hunger for continuous self-development, Maya recently completed a Master’s degree in Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Birkbeck, University of London, for which she achieved a Distinction. Maya’s dissertation research investigated bias within AI and the opportunities and threats of AI within the gender and ethnicity pay gap space, using qualitative and quantitative research methods.
(Thursday) 12:00 - 13:00
Diane Lightfoot is C.E.O. of Business Disability Forum, a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports businesses to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers. Business
Business Disability Forum’s 350+ members employ c.20% of the UK workforce and range from FTSE 100 companies and central Government departments to technology, transport and construction companies, retailers, higher education and other public services.
Organisations are facing a prolonged period of uncertainty, challenging economic conditions, seismic geopolitical shifts, climate change, and societal fragility, much of which has been exacerbated by the coronavirus
Yet some – particularly those operating in ecosystems – have prospered, creating stronger competitors.
In this context, reinvention – of purpose, strategy, business model and culture – will be a necessity for many. While it’s tempting to want to stabilise your organisation at this point, this ongoing phase of the crisis presents an opportunity to take a fresh look at your company and take steps to make it more resilient. It prompts some important questions, including: How do we rethink how we design strategy and put it into practice (given most strategies fail)? How do we effect change when many of our people are exhausted? Where do we start, and how do we manage the tensions, trade-offs and paradoxes along the way?
David will share some practical strategies you can use, along with stories and case studies to illustrate the points he makes.
(Monday) 13:00 - 14:00
We’ve had lots of questions about The Confidence Community, our programme The Confidence Collective and how to develop the skills to increase confidence – so we’re hosting another event! On Tuesday
On Tuesday 27th April, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, we’ll be hearing from members of The Confidence Community and previous participants of The Confidence Collective about their experience and how the programme impacted their career and confidence
PLUS we’ve brought together your questions on confidence which we’ll share with our panel!
We will also be sharing information on our upcoming April cohort of The Confidence Collective PLUS some exciting news for May 2021.
All Day (Tuesday)
The only way is UP as women embrace their power around the world. From the new Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris, to the brilliant
From the new Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris, to the brilliant young activist, Greta Thunberg, women from all backgrounds are exercising their right to step up, speak out and lead.
Yet a snapshot of the world shows that the UK is in 38th position for the proportion of women in government. There are 220 women MPs in the House of Commons with just five female ministers serving at Cabinet level. Rwanda has over 61% and Cuba has a female majority in parliament. Women in the UK Public Sector are more prominent. Recent data shows that 44% of public appointments were women across all sectors from judges, police officers to teachers.
Women are by nature practical, strong, creative and nurturing and have proven to be the backbone of family and business life during the global pandemic. It’s time to celebrate these achievements and recognise the power of strong female leadership.
Funny Women is on a mission to bring its brand of feminine creativity and fun to the workplace and public life. This is the second event in our 2021 HERlarious programme with an online format that maintains our unique blend of workshops, networking, discussion, entertainment and inspiration. Designed to reboot your inner creativity, boost your confidence and discover your voice.
This event is open to anybody of any gender who would like to express their ideas more confidently and freely using some of the tricks of the comedy trade.
If you are a first-jobber, intern, returner to the workplace, furloughed, made redundant or simply in need of a change of direction then a comedy fix is guaranteed to boost your confidence, whatever your level!
We can promise you a fun interactive online event with comedy professionals where you can get valuable advice on how to ‘perform’, work independently, bring your ideas to life and develop techniques to communicate more effectively. We will cover creating your own material, interpreting body language, storytelling, developing a strong narrative and finding your unique voice in an increasingly competitive business environment.
You will be able to take part in two workshops to boost your skills and confidence levels. Choose from four options:
Stand Up to Stand Out – Lynne Parker
Imposter Syndrome Vaccine Clinic – Lauren Allpress
Working Alone and the Power of Collaboration – Jo Carnegie
Body confidence and stage presence – Ivy Paige
Each 30 minute workshop will be run by a facilitator with first-hand experience of the entertainment and events industry.
Followed by speed networking sessions run by inspirational performers and leaders, including Paula Hamilton, Funke Akiboye, Roshni Beeharry, Mara Joy and Pauline Eyre.
Plus, headline speaker Harriet Minter to leave you on a high!
Full price tickets £15 plus VAT and booking fee, use discount code ‘Partner_PU’ for £5 off.
Two lightning talks that will get you thinking – because it’s time for different thinking. Join us for a thought-provoking hour and hear from our leading experts. You will: Discover
Join us for a thought-provoking hour and hear from our leading experts.
Reading Between the Lines – Contextual Intelligence and the Successful Leadership of Change
Contextual intelligence is one of the core competencies of leaders in uncertain times and key to successful organisational change. Too often leaders rely on tried and tested approaches that have succeeded for them in the past, rather than accurately diagnosing their context and using that diagnosis to craft a change strategy that will work in a new setting. This talk will identify the key elements of contextual intelligence, including the factors that often hinder our ability to think and act in this way. It will also identify the dynamic variables that typically combine to shape the change context.
By Director of Executive Education, Professor of Practice, Tim Wray
How to really build a failure tolerant orgnaisation
Much is said about the need to tolerate failure if you are to develop an entrepreneurial organization which can explore and exploit new opportunities using agile strategy and lean startup techniques. What is necessary is a true understanding of who must tolerate failure and what that really involves. Drawing on extensive research, we identify the who, what and how, of building a failure tolerant organization from the ground up. We identify the key roles of leaders, of innovators, and champions, and the ways to overcome individual and collective fears of failure to boldly pursue new opportunities within established organizations.
By Dean, External Affairs and Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, James Hayton
Host and facilitator: Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Tina Kiefer
Professors Tim Wray, James Hayton and Tina Kiefer teach on the Warwick Executive Diplomas.
(Thursday) 13:00 - 14:00
Debra Ruh is a Global Disability Inclusion Strategist, Market Influencer, internationally recognized keynote speaker, published author, branding expert, successful entrepreneur, and an exceptional mother. Debra is host
Debra is host of a popular program: Human Potential at Work (Audience in 92 countries and 113 Regions).
She is also an author of three books, Inclusion Branding (available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Voice via Audible), Tapping into Hidden Human Capital and Finding Your Voice Using Social
Communicating effectively with peers, colleagues and clients is more challenging than ever as we work remotely and have less face to face interactions.
With over 15 years of experience as a personal impact and communications consultant Mairi has designed and delivered bespoke people development and talent initiatives globally across the sectors and across commercial brands, international law firms, banking and financial institutions and the UK central government. She specialises in Embracing Change, Presentation Skills, Managing Crucial Conversations and Influencing Skills – enabling learners to credentialise themselves and confidently position themselves as a trusted advisor.
As a trained professional actor and BBC TV presenter Mairi combines her theatrical training with results driven social psychology systems.
She has been a judge for the BBC Apprentice Final and for the prestigious WeAreTheCity Rising Stars Awards. She is the mother of two young boys and occasionally dabbles in stand-up comedy.
(Friday) 12:00 - 13:00
Susan Scott-Parker O.B.E. is an internationally recognised creative thought leader on how to mobilize business leadership worldwide behind the economic and social inclusion of people with disabilities.
She works where the aspirations of persons with disabilities and the needs of business coincide.
She founded the world’s first business disability network, now Business Disability Forum (U.K.) and its Technology Taskforce. Under her leadership B.D.F. launched the first benchmarking tool to measure a corporation’s disability related performance across the business – and the world’s first leadership development programme for persons with disabilities. In 2016 she established business disability international with Barclays, G.S.K. and Infosys, and leads its Global Procurement Taskforce.
ONE TECH WORLD – VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021 BOOK YOUR TICKET ASAP – THE FIRST 1000 TICKET HOLDERS WILL GAIN ACCESS TO
We have been hosting our women in tech conference for over five years. In fact, we have welcomed over 5,000 women through our doors since 2015. We are not a large media company, we are an organisation that has been championing women in tech for the past 13 years. To us, its personal. 17 per cent of women in the industry is not just not enough, it needs to change.
Each year, we work with our community at WeAreTechWomen to identify what tech innovations and topics you would like us to cover as part of our annual conference. We build our agenda around that feedback – giving you what you want to not just accelerate your careers, but to understand about the wider work of tech, and how this will affect the future world of work. This year, we are going to be bringing you the very best global virtual learning experience. Our conference will provide ample opportunities to learn about emerging technologies and what is innovating and disrupting the industry. We are blessed to be given time from some of the world’s finest speakers who will be joining us to share their wisdom and knowledge. We will deliver innovative sessions on over 50 different areas of tech, with a side order of career development and ample networking opportunities. By attending you will also be helping others. For every ticket bought, we will gift a ticket to an individual out of work, a returner to the industry or a youngster studying for a tech career. We hope you will join us.
Future World of Work, Technology Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, The Future of Data, The Wonder of Wearables, Data Science, The Future of Drones, FinTech, Internet of Senses/ Touch, The Future of Robotics, Cloud Technologies, Quantum Computing, Coding, Innovation in Health Tech, Prop Tech, Legal Tech, Transformation & Change, Food Tech, Property Tech, Home Tech, Education Tech, Ethics in Tech, Green Tech, Cloud Native, DevOps, Agile, Blockchain, CryptoAssets, Tokenisation, De-Si, Collaboration Tools, plus much more. SEE FULL AGENDA HERE
How To Get Into AI, Challenging Your Inner Imposter, Fireside Chats With Leading CEOs, CTOs & Founders, Harnessing Your Resilience, How to Make Yourself Heard, The Art of Public Speaking, Leading With Empathy, How can we Remove the Barriers for Women in Tech, How to Ace Your Career, Working from Home, How to Accelerate Your Career, Has Anyone Seen My Confidence, How To Transition In To The Tech Industry, The Importance of Mentors and Sponsor, The Legal Journey for Female Founders, Start-Up Stories
The Tech Talent Charter, Unleashing the Power of Disability In Tech, How Do We Encourage More Girls into The Industry, Black Tech, LGBTQ+ Tech, Tech Returnships, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Mindfulness, How We Accelerated D&I Initiatives During the Pandemic, Understanding Your Bias, How Do We Foster More Diversity in Tech, How can Companies be Inclusive to Attract Diverse Talent
For every ticket bought, we will gift a ticket to an individual out of work, a returner to the industry or a youngster studying for a tech career. If you would like to apply for one of these tickets, please email email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE: Once purchased, tickets can be transferred to another delegate, but cannot be refunded or returned. Please see our full Terms and Conditions here.
may 11 (Tuesday) - 13 (Thursday)
WeAreTechWomenThe technology sister to WeAreTheCity
Are you looking for smart ways to stay ahead of disruption? Execution that knocks the ball out of court? The solution isn’t to hire smarter leaders or
The solution isn’t to hire smarter leaders or engage expensive consultants. It’s to reinvent how you plan for the future. Leading-edge companies have pioneered a whole new way of doing strategy, one tailor-made to today’s faster, more volatile business environment. Rather than limiting strategic deliberations to small executive teams, these organisations involve a wider group of people – front line employees, experts, suppliers, customers, entrepreneurs, and even competitors. They ‘open up’ strategy just like firms have opened up other areas of the enterprise, like innovation and marketing. The results have been spectacular.
In this talk Professor Christian Stadler will cover his forthcoming book Open Strategy. Mastering Disruption From Outside The C-suite. “Leaders told me and my coauthors that although only 30 percent of their strategic initiatives are open, those initiatives generate 50 percent of the revenue and profits. Strategic ideas developed via open discussions are fresher, more diverse, more accessible to front-line workers, and more easily executed. In this talk I will reveals the secrets of this path-breaking approach to strategy-making, giving you a glimpse at a range of tools deployed by global players like Barclays and Ericsson, hidden champions like Saxonia Systems and BPW, and government agencies like NATO and the US Navy.”
(Wednesday) 13:00 - 14:00
Jenny Lay-Flurrie is chief accessibility officer at Microsoft, leading the company’s efforts to drive great products, services and websites that empower people and organizations to achieve more.
Her team is at the forefront of creating positive experiences that apply technology to make a difference in the world and the lives of individuals, from how we hire and support people with disabilities in employment to innovative technology that aims to revolutionize what’s possible for people with disabilities.
In the complex world in which we all now operate, the promise of ‘Agile’ and the myriad new ways of working… aren’t quite working. New ways of working need new ways of thinking. Iterative decision
New ways of working need new ways of thinking. Iterative decision making, plans with optionality, critical thinking and deliberate disruption are not only key enablers, but essential to survive in this VUCA world.
Learn about all this and more with the tools and techniques of Red Team Thinking®.
Red Team Thinking is the world’s leading provider of decision support red teaming for business. Their military-trained red team leaders and experienced business strategists help companies of all sizes make better decisions, create a culture of innovation, and better understand the future.
By showing you how to think differently about your business, they can help you become a disruptor in your industry – rather than one of the disrupted.
Join us in this live session for:
(Wednesday) 13:00 - 14:00
The PA Show is the largest gathering of Executive Support Professionals in the UK, bringing together 1,000s+ of the community under one roof on the NEW dates 22-23
Whether you’re a PA, Executive Assistant, Office Manager, Virtual Assistant or involved in office support in any way, The PA Show offers you the chance to enhance your skills and knowledge, grow your network of contacts, and source premium global suppliers to support you in your role.
The PA Show offers unique access to a wealth of CPD accredited training designed to help support function professionals excel at every stage of their career.
june 22 (Tuesday) - 23 (Wednesday)
Royal Victoria Dock 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL