Join the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and Jo Cox Foundation to discuss violence against women in politics, whether it is increasing and what we can do about
Rutgers University Professor of Political Science Mona Lena Krook will present findings from her new book on the subject, followed by a discussion with the following panel:
• Maria Miller, former UK Women and Equalities Minister and MP for Basingstoke
• Rosalee Keech, League of Women Voters Observer to the United Nations
• Catherine Anderson, CEO of the Jo Cox Foundation (chair)
(Wednesday) 13:00 - 14:00
SheTravel will bring you our final webinar of the year, to mark the International Day for the
On the 25th November, during our ‘Women & Safety: Home, Travel, Abroad’ in partnership with Girls on Travel webinar, we will discuss the place of violence and safety for women at home, on the road and abroad. A confident business woman might still face concerns when travelling, or have a situation at home they are not talking about. And the society you are visiting, might have different social norms and culture to yours.
We will be joined by expert speakers discussing their experience, both personal and professional, at home, during travel and exploration. We will also talk about what abuse is, and how it may manifest both verbally and physically. We will provide information about charities and organisations to contact for support.
During this pandemic, UN Women has alerted countries worldwide that the violence against women has been on the rise, causing a widespread shadow pandemic, affecting girls and women worldwide. We wish to raise awareness and come together as a group to share the knowledge we have.
The UN System’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence activities, from 25 November to 10 December, will take place under UN Women 2020 global theme: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”
“As the world retreated inside homes due to the lockdown measures introduced to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, reports showed an alarming increase in the already existing pandemic of violence against women.”
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
(Wednesday) 17:00 - 18:15
Personal profile can be one of the most powerful elements in your business armoury, but you have to know what tools and techniques will help you build it, protect it
Culturally, many of us are brought up not to “toot our own horns” or “shout about our successes”, but in today’s highly competitive world if you don’t stand out, you’re likely to watch those with a higher profile pass you by on their way to the top.
Throughout this interactive and practical session Vanessa Vallely will share stories from her career; starting in Banking in the City at 16 and her rise to the C-suite.
Vanessa will provide the top tips she’s picked up in corporates, as an entrepreneur and as a network leader, and encourage you to become comfortable with raising your profile:
• How to stop feeling like an imposter
• How to focus on your personal brand and exhibit leadership behaviours
• The importance of networking and building relationships for the future
• Speed networking – Getting to know your fellow guests
• Optimising your digital footprint
• Coach, Mentor, Sponsor – who can help you drive your career
• The importance of giving back.
Vanessa will provide guidance on a wide array of profile-raising opportunities that are easy to implement straight away. She’ll help you take the next steps towards raising your profile and attracting opportunities to progress in your career and help others too.
(Wednesday) 18:00 - 19:00
How to attract prospective clients, leads and impressive potential employers from social media. The session will cover Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and also go into the 'less popular'
The session will cover Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and also go into the ‘less popular’ social platforms which, actually, generate more organic traffic and conversions to linked websites than people think. We will also go over the best type of content to feature on social feeds, how to go about interacting with employers/employees you want to impress, and how to stand out as a strong candidate (if looking for a job), or client (if self-employed).
Unsah is a leading Social Media Expert who has spent the past 7+ years leading social media (creative, analytical and influncer) for some of the biggest publications, broadcasters and brands across a range of industries: Entertainment, Beauty, Travel, Fashion and TV. Her motto is to think like a publisher, act like a brand and to shift perceptions by never following the norm.
Unsah is also the founder and author of @SLASHED.IT, an online community, and best-selling social media and influencer marketing e-book (500 copies sold in the first 10 hours of launch and credited as ‘better than a degree’) used by all level agencies, brands, consultants, university students and influencers. It serves as a non-BS educational resource to grow long-term on social media while cutting the gimmicks, ‘hacks’ and inauthentic methods.
The e-book is backed with 10 years worth of case studies, experience and findings and notably includes her self-developed, never-published-elsewhere 6SS Rule, Attention Loop and the Rate Equation which can be applied to any social platform at any given time.
(Thursday) 12:00 - 13:00
In this webinar, we are joined by Marie Hannan-Meads FCMI, founder of Professional Development Training Ltd. She will be discussing what
She will be discussing what skills are important for women who are pursuing leadership and management roles and what are the key skills that should be included in Personal Development Plans (PDP).
Join us to find out her top tips for finding new roles and how to approach skills and career development outside of work.
As usual we will be encouraging live interaction with the audience and answering questions, we hope you can join us.
Want to know how to create a Personal Development Plan? Click here to find out more
Click here to find out more about Personal Development Planning.
(Thursday) 14:00 - 15:00
Changing careers may sound daunting but with the St. James’s Place Academy, we’ve supported hundreds of people just like you to make the smooth transition to becoming a
At this event, you will have the opportunity to hear what it’s like to be a financial planner from people who have been in exactly your position. They will describe their day-to-day role, and how the St. James’s Place Academy helped them establish their new career. We will explain the flexible options available to support those seeking to start their own financial planning business, as well as opportunities for those who want to explore becoming a professional Adviser for an established St. James’s Place Practice.
You’ll have the chance to meet the St. James’s Place Academy team and alumni virtually, and we’ll seek to answer any questions you have around retraining with the Academy.
This event is suitable for people looking to join our Academy and therefore reside in and around Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and the Midlands.
(Thursday) 18:30 - 19:30
This is the 2nd annual "Above and Beyond" Thoughtful
Are you a business leader or business owner? Do you ever feel like you should be doing more, making a bigger impact, enjoying life and business a bit more?
Thought leadership is a starting point, but sometimes it is not enough. Your clients are looking for truly innovative, exciting, original and bold ideas to shift things in their business and life.
During these challenging times, more than ever before, people are looking for clarity and direction. So much is uncertain, but the real leaders – THOUGHTFUL LEADERS – will be leading the way and showing the way to
Great news if you are a leader or want to develop more leaders in your organisation! The “Above and Beyond” Thoughtful Leadership Conference is coming back to London and beyond, on November 30th 2020!
In our innovative virtual space, you will have an experience you will never forget, and leave fully inspired to go above and beyond in your life and work.
* Inspiration to try new things in business and life
* Discover how to be a Thoughtful Leader
* New insights about your business, organisation and leadership
* Top speakers and authors to connect with and learn from
* Experts and business leaders to meet and network with
(Monday) 09:30 - 18:30
In this provocative session for International Mens Day, mental health campaigner and tech start-up CEO, Rob Stephenson, will ask the question "Who cares about Men's Mental Health?".
He will answer it by sharing his own story of living and working with bipolar and details of his work as a campaigner. Rob will also consider why, despite all of the privilege men enjoy in the workplace and society, suicide is the biggest killer of middle aged men. He will give a few ideas how we can all better look out for each other during these challenging times and discuss how the pandemic has the potential to help create a more empathetic world where mental health is concerned. This talk is aimed at both men and women and how we can all change the way we think and act about mental health.
Rob Stephenson is an international keynote speaker, campaigner and wellbeing consultant who is on a mission to help create happier, healthier and higher performing workplaces. He experiences bipolar disorder personally.
Rob is the founder of InsideOut LeaderBoard, a social enterprise with the mission of smashing the stigma of mental ill-health in the workplace by showcasing senior leader role models with lived experiences of mental ill-health. This is done by virtue of a published annual list – The InsideOut LeaderBoard. As a consultant, Rob works with Boards and senior leadership teams on the design and implementation of an integrated wellbeing strategy.
Rob is the CEO of FormScore, a revolutionary technology start up helping people to monitor their mental health using a score out of ten with a mobile app to help friends, family and colleagues support each other.
(Monday) 12:00 - 13:00
Join us to find out about the top tips for managers recruiting virtually
Most managers consider their recruitment practices to be fair but CMI research (2018) suggests that many businesses have not adopted recognised practices for ensuring a fair and gender-balanced recruitment process. As the first step in the employment cycle, recruitment is critically important for employers aiming at a gender-balanced workforce.
Recently, CMI published a new, practical guide: Moving the Dial on Race. It combines personal stories from the CMI community with steps proven to significantly improve workplace inclusion. One of the six steps we ask of all managers includes re-examining recruitment and promotion processes to ensure they are free from unconscious bias and that shortlists are balanced.
In this webinar, Kate Grussing CMgr CCMI, Managing Director, Sapphire Partners, will discuss ways of supporting managers to focus on inclusive recruitment amid the current Covid crisis and also ways in which organisations can attract and recruit more diverse talent.
Click here to find out more about planning recruitment process. As usual we will be encouraging live interaction with the audience and answering questions, we hope you can join us.
(Tuesday) 12:00 - 13:00
Discovering what your branding should be for your business can be really stressful when you have no idea where to begin. People can get so caught
People can get so caught up in the worry of getting it perfect first time round that they get paralysed with fear of even beginning. In this talk talk Elizabeth guides you through her 3 step formula to creating an authentic brand for your business. She’ll guide you from how to pick out your colour palette, to the overall look and feel of your business. Finally once you have a clear idea of the visuals, she’ll be ending the talk with where to source your artworks. *with a bonus section on how best to relay this information to third party graphic/website designers so they get the job done right, first time for you.
Elizabeth Ellery is a photographer, website designer and fashion industry insider who’s launched two successful businesses and now uses her skills to help entrepreneurs build the perfect personal brand online.
(Tuesday) 12:00 - 13:00
Join us for this year's virtual Festival of Carols on Thursday 10th December at 7:30pm.
We are delighted to welcome you to this exclusive online festive event to celebrate and remember all those affected by gynaecological cancers.
The event will be streamed to your computer for us to join together in an evening of live and pre-recorded readings, stories and songs.
The evening will feature readings from actors Helen Lederer and Nigel Havers, personal stories from women affected by gynaecological cancers and some beautiful carols by choirs including the wonderful Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS choir.
This promises to be a memorable and special evening, and we very much hope you can join us as we see out the year.
We understand that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted so many lives, in many different ways. We have therefore decided not to have a fixed price to attend. We suggest a minimum donation of £5 per person, but please donate what you feel you can.
Any donations we receive will help ensure we can continue to be there for women facing a gynaecological cancer diagnosis and their loved ones, and fund research into earlier detection and prevention of these cancers.
(Thursday) 19:30 - 20:30
In this webinar, Amy will give an introduction to women's health and mental health and offer insight into how we are different and why we need
Amy is an award-winning Mental Health, Health & Wellbeing and Women’s Health consultant with more than 20 years of unparalleled experience. She coaches organisations of all sizes, putting into place evidence based, measurable and sustainable strategies which are as innovative as they are effective.
Amy’s niche is that she has the ability to design strategic programmes as well as the skills and experience to implement them. Her mission is to work collaboratively and creatively with organisations to create programmes which truly make a difference to the wellbeing of employees on the ground or ‘shop floor’.
Amy is an avid supporter of Women’s Health and passionate about women’s issues; menstruality, motherhood (and all its associated topics) and gender equality – to name but a few. In addition to supporting individual women, Amy is increasingly helping organisations to implement programmes specifically designed to help female employees. This can be done either through wider Health & Mental Health strategies, or as a standalone body of work. An early adaptor to trends, Amy envisions a “boom” in popularity in Women’s Health, similar to the one that Mental Health is currently experiencing.
(Tuesday) 12:00 - 13:00
We are delighted to announce that the Ethnic Diversity in the City and Corporate UK Summit will take place on the 21 January 2021. The Black Lives
The Black Lives Matter movement has heightened awareness of the stark lack of racial diversity in the City and across Corporate UK. The FCA’s policy to encourage firms to hire more ethnic minority candidates in senior roles is just a part of wider efforts to tackle a widespread problem.
This timely conference will provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of the most effective measures and approaches to promote equality and diversity in the City and Corporate UK.
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