There are 1000’s of different events that you can attend to broaden your network and learn new skills. We encourage all our members and visitors to attend at least one networking event per month. We have included the events below that we recommend from a multitude of different women’s networks and organisations across the UK. Go network and enjoy!
Come and meet the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP at a special networking event to celebrate women in politics at the
Come and meet the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP at a special networking event to celebrate women in politics at the brilliant Museum of Brands in Notting Hill.
This is a Kensington, Chelsea & Fulham Conservative Association event in conjunction with Women 2 Win (W2W) and the Conservative Women’s Association.
Tickets are £30 to include Prosecco, canapes and free access to the museum (normally £9). Why not bring a friend?
We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday 10th January 7pm – 9pm
(Thursday) 19:00 - 21:00
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
111-117 Lancaster Road, W11 1QT
Do you aspire to be the best version of you? Do you have big dreams and goals? Do you want
Do you aspire to be the best version of you? Do you have big dreams and goals? Do you want to create success on your terms? Do you want to have high impact? Do you desire to live a life you absolutely love? Do you want to be part of a tribe of empowered, aspirational and inspirational like-minded women? If so, this is for you!
She Almighty: Women’s Coaching & Empowerment is a monthly meetup group for women that are committed to all of the above-mentioned things, to their personal development and progress, to making their dreams become a reality and supporting other women to do the same.
(Tuesday) 18:30 - 21:00
11 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HR
Reminiscent of the 1912 Bread & Roses protests which revolutionised workers’ rightsfor women,
It is the common denominator in the rise of economic oppression, violence against women, gender pay gap, racism, fascism, institutional sexual harassment, hostile environment and Brexit. Mostly impacting marginalised groups of people in the United Kingdom who are the many not the few.
With the imminence of Brexit, we want austerity to end and are demanding specific assurances from the UK government. It is time to eliminate the dividing line betweenthe ‘Haves’ and ‘Have Nots’. Equality demands that we all get to thrive and not justsurvive. We demand Prosperity not Austerity.
Protesters will join the #WeAreChange call for action which is (i) a PLEDGE to protect and serve each other with love, unity and solidarity; (ii) a PROMISE to exercise our civic duty to vote in every circumstance that will shape a progressive society; and (iii) a CONVICTION to call out any racism or form of phobia we see online and offline.
The Bread & Roses Jan 19 rally will replicate the defiance and celebration of previousmarches and rallies by Women’s March London, which led to thousands of people taking to the streets of central London. It will see people from diverse communities, faiths, sex, race, political affiliations and backgrounds stand up and show up to speak with one voice #WeAreChange.
(Saturday) 10:00 - 13:00
Access MBA, the global leader in One-to-One MBA events, will visit London on January 22nd, offering you the opportunity to meet the world’s top business schools in person!
To maximise the benefit you can derive from the face-to-face meetings, experienced MBA consultants evaluate your profile so that you can talk to the representatives of the programmes that correspond to your preferences and potential for growth.
The event will be attended by some of the world’s top business schools:
Cambridge, Duke, Imperial College London, ESADE, Manchester Business School, IESE, Cass Business School, Bocconi and many more!
Places are limited for One-to-One meetings and early registration is recommended.
(Tuesday) 16:30 - 21:30
Le Méridien Piccadilly
21 Piccadilly, Mayfair
Tired of feeling like a fraud? Constantly worried you will be 'found out'? Come along to Red Arbre's
Tired of feeling like a fraud? Constantly worried you will be ‘found out’?
Come along to Red Arbre’s evening workshop for women working in law. We will go through some practical ways to manage the effects of Imposter Syndrome and start to overcome it.
“I just wanted to say, your stuff really works, and I wanted you to know it, and to say thank you so much!”
Do any of these sound like you?
We know that Imposter Syndrome can make you feel anxious and alone at work. Relax in a friendly, safe environment of like-minded professionals at this seminar and let us help you explore being happier at work.
More about the evening
In this seminar you will increase your understanding of Imposter Syndrome and learn some key strategies and tools to help you start to feel more in control and begin to overcome it.
The seminar is focussed on female lawyers but everyone is welcome.
Unit 8 Hampstead West
The venue is a minute’s walk from West Hampstead underground and overground stations. Access is via the black gates directly opposite West Hampstead Thameslink station.
18.30 – 18.45 arrival. Starts at 18.45 and finishes by 21.15.
Limited spaces – booking required. (We strongly recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.)
What have attendees at past Red Arbre seminars said?
“Some elements have clearly improved just by attending your seminar.”
“Time flew by – definitely the sign of a great workshop! It was full of practical tips and tools for me to use. I would highly recommend this to everybody.”
“Excellent! The whole evening was relaxed, engaging and informative…and fun! The tips really helped me to reflect and take control and I feel like I can now actually start taking some actions.”
More about the organiser
Nazish Bhaiwala, Founder and Career Coach at Red Arbre, is a former employment lawyer who coaches lawyers and other professionals on being happier at work.
In 2018 Nazish carried out a series of interviews of female international human rights lawyers from all over the world about their experiences of Imposter Syndrome. Combining this global scale learning with her own coaching experience means she has an in-depth and unique understanding of Imposter Syndrome and the coaching tools and strategies that can help to overcome it.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email [email protected] with any questions or if you would like to register your interest in attending future seminars.
(Tuesday) 18:45 - 21:00
Unit 8 Hampstead West
224 Iverson Road, NW6 2HL
If you are an entrepreneur, influencer, blogger, freelancer or just a lone
Which is why we decided to start this inspiring, supportive, and informative working group.
Come and join us, be it just popping in for a coffee, or sitting with us for the whole day. Let’s build a community where you can work on your solo projects, while also having the chance to chat with like-minded women who are in the same boat as you. Sharing a space together with friendly faces, a proactive attitude and similar mindsets has got to help create focus, creativity and productivity, no? As a collective, there’s no doubt we’ll all have a varied skill set and all kinds of different expertise, so what better way to network and maybe even ask for new ideas!
We will start the day at 11am and finish at around 4pm. You can also book a one-to-one session, between the hours of 12.00- 14.00 with Social Media Expert, Jennifer Corcoran who will help you strengthen your LinkedIn profile.
You can register for the session with Jennifer below as well, or you can come only for the Coworking Day too. Please note places are allocated on a first come first serve basis for the clinic.
During the day feel free to dip in and out, bring your laptop with you, and sit with us for a relaxed and informal work day. What you work on is up to you, but our aim is to co-create a work culture based on productivity, collaboration and growth with you. You will also get to see and hear what our team is working on, share tips with each other, discuss the latest digital strategies and maybe even get advice on how to tackle your immediate working concerns.
Life seems that little bit easier when we can discuss and explore its many complications together.
You don’t have to be a member to join us on the day and we encourage you to bring your friend, colleague or your team and let’s grow this community together!
Please note this event is for ladies only, unless otherwise agreed by The Merit Club
Date: Thursday 23rd January 2018
Workshop Schedule: Join us for our Coworking day from 11 am. The one-to-one sessions with Jennifer will take place between 12.00pm – 2.00pm. Networking and chat can be continued on our Coworking, which finishes at 4 pm.
Investment: Coworking day is FREE, Talk is FREE for Members and Non-members.
(Wednesday) 11:00 - 16:00
112 St Martin's Lane,
We are so excited to invite you to our talk series hosted during our bi-weekly Coworking Days, where we invite
These events aim to give you tips to help with your work concerns and issues you may face as a business owner, freelancer or professional.
If you ever wondered how to attract your ideal client to your LinkedIn profile and wished you had a a fully completed Incredible LinkedIn Profile that oozes credibility, or you simply want to make it as professional as possible but not sure how, then Jennifer will be able to tell you exactly what you need to do during your 10-15 minute one to one session.
With a career built and spent in the corporate world, Jennifer is now committed to helping others to flourish on their own business terms. She is currently an accredited Facebook Trainer and part of their She Means Business campaign with Enterprise Nation. Jennifer is also the founder of LinkedIn Local Croydon and an ambassador for Pitman Training’s Press For Progress campaign.
You will be able to book your place for a one to one consultation with Jennifer, where together you will be reviewing your Linkedin profile and Jennifer will give you tips on how you can maximise on it to reach its full potential. You will be allocated your exact slot on the day so make sure you arrive early to avoid disappointment (Coworking day starts at 11am, Clinic is from 12pm) and to make sure you get a slot. Places are very limited.
Please note, this event is for ladies only. Sorry gentlemen!
Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Timings: Join us for our Coworking day from 11 am, clinic starts 12.00pm – 2pm, networking and chat can be continued on our Coworking, which finishes at 4 pm.
Investment: FREE for Members and for Non-members.
(Wednesday) 12:00 - 14:00
You are cordially invited to Deloitte’s Codename: MAXINE launch event. So, what is Codename: MAXINE? This is a community of technical practitioners, both women and men, who
So, what is Codename: MAXINE? This is a community of technical practitioners, both women and men, who specialise in MuleSoft both within Deloitte and externally. The community is open to all, but it provides an opportunity for women in tech to come together.
The event will provide an opportunity to network, knowledge share, and get up to speed on the latest technology developments in the integration space. Our guest speakers will provide unique insight into the latest from MuleSoft, Deloitte’s internal Women’s Network, plus a whole host more!
We are pleased to have Melissa van der Hecht, Lead Solution Engineer and Office of the CTO, MuleSoft, as one of our guest speakers of the night. Further speakers will be revealed closer to the date.
Deloitte Digital Workspace Showcase
Kahoot Game with secret prizes
Speakers from MuleSoft & Deloitte
MuleSoft Technology Demo
Networking over food & drink
Date: 24th January
Location: Deloitte Offices
If you would like to attend please reach out to the Maxine team and we will provide further information and directions.
This is our inaugural event, and we look forward to welcoming you to the community. We hope that we can continue to grow this community over the coming year, and shape this initiative together.
(Thursday) 18:00 - 21:00
Still dreaming about starting your own business? Stop dreaming and start doing with this live one-day workshop designed to help you push through procrastination and get
Stop dreaming and start doing with this live one-day workshop designed to help you push through procrastination and get crystal clear on your business idea.
Hosted by The BOSS MINDSET Coach and founder of the Savvy Startup Club Irene Moore.
10am – 10.30am = Welcome + Business Introductions
10.30am – 12.30am= Defining Your Core Offerings + Finding Your USP
12.30am – 1.15pm = Lunch Break
1.30pm – 3.15pm= Attracting Your Dream Customer
3.15pm – 4.15pm= Finances + Funding Options
4.15pm – 4.30pm= Coffee Break
4.30pm – 5.30pm = Building Brand YOU
5.30pm – 6.00pm= Releasing Your Fears + Guided Visualisation
6.00pm – 6.30pm= Mixer (optional)
WHO THIS IS FOR:
– If you’re a female leader ready to be your own boss then don’t let another year pass you by without taking action.
– You should have an idea of what you want to do and hungry to launch your business in the next 3 -6 months (even if it alongside your 9-to-5)
– You may want to start an eCommerce or service based business, such as consulting or coaching and crave the freedom and flexibility that online business offers
– Everything shared during the 1-day workshop will be in strictest confidence. To make the most of the experience please be prepared to talk openly about your business idea, your challenges and your aspirations.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
– This is a highly practical and interactive workshop so please bring a laptop (fully charged!), notepad, pens and an open mind!
– Expect to leave with greater clarity on how to kick-start your business and logical next steps on how to take action.
– There will be free water, tea, coffee and biscuits provided all day.
– Please bring your own lunch and there are plenty of lunch options nearby (Sainsbury’s, Itsu, Tossed etc.)
We look forward to helpng you get clear on you business idea!
(Saturday) 10:00 - 18:00
2 Eastbourne Terrace, W2 6LG
You are specially invited to the 2019 Arise Women's Summit in Reading, UK. Our intention is to continue the conversations that drive women's advancement
You are specially invited to the 2019 Arise Women’s Summit in Reading, UK.
Our intention is to continue the conversations that drive women’s advancement and inspire action in key areas of life such as business, career and philanthropy.
The Summit is one focal point for the like-minded community we call the Sister Sister Network.
Featuring inspiring keynote talks, panel discussions, and breakout sessions, Arise 2019 will bring together the voices of a diverse range of female and male luminaries from the worlds of business, industry and politics to discuss leadership, entrepreneurship, confidence, work-life balance, networking and building relationships and many more.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Arise Summit is for women in business, career, and women interested in leadership and entrepreneurship at different levels.
We are eager to welcome you in January.
Tickets are still on sale but going fast, book now to secure your place at ARISE 2019.
Yvonne Greeves – Head of Women in Business Natwest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank
As Head of Women in Business for NatWest, The Royal Bank of Scotland & Ulster Bank, Yvonne is responsible for designing and implementing the Women in Business Strategy working with key stakeholders both internally and externally across the UK.
Yvonne actively mentors and provides training to Women in Business across the country and is keen to inspire women to set up and scale their business. Yvonne is Chair of MsMissMrs, a Community Interest Company seeking to empower women and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds and is a trustee of Changing the Chemistry, an organisation seeking Diversity of thought on boards.
Tunji Akintokun MBE – Senior Vice President, NSC Global
Our first ever male speaker, from living in a hostel to carrying the Olympic torch, Tunji Akintokun’s story is one of overcoming adversity. Now he’s focusing on helping others to do the same.
Tunji is multi-award-winning leader and Senior Vice President of sales at NSC Global, a professional and managed services organisation operating in over 100 countries. He previously held several senior leadership positions at tech giant Cisco during his 18-year career at the company.
Passionate about diversity in the workplace, science & technology (STEM) and social mobility, Tunji resides on the boards and councils of several organisations including Grant Thornton, techUK, Teach First and Regital.
In the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours List, Tunji received an MBE for services to young people from ethnic minorities in Science & Technology.
Vanessa Pine – Director Atlas Patners
As a former special adviser to the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson and Vince Cable she helped push for the 2010 Equality Act and therefore has intricate knowledge on and is a strong advocate for the gender pay gap.
During the 2010 and 2015 general elections, she managed more than 30 campaign events for the former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg. Co-ordinating the needs of national TV and print journalists, local MPs and site owners to deliver both media coverage and positive stakeholder outcomes.
In recent months, Vanessa has led work on internal pay gap communications for international pharmaceutical Merck Europe. She has a unique understanding of gender pay gap issues from a policy and corporate perspective and would be an engaging and humorous addition to the event.
Also featuring inspirational panelists:
Riffi Khan – Creative Director, Rochay TV
Canon Yemi Adedeji- Strategy and Leadership Coach
Tamsin Napier-Munn- The Business Magazine
And high impact breakout sessions with:
Roger Harrop- Author and Business Coach
Mark Terrell- The Reluctant Leader
Tabitha Beaven – Founder, Light Mind.
**** 10% of all ticket sales will be donated to The Elizabeth Fry Charity, our 2019 official charity partner.
The Elizabeth Fry Charity provides support to women, mostly on licence from prison, who have a range of complex needs. Through their work, they help women to begin to address the issues they face, to improve their lives and reduce the likelihood of further offending.
(Saturday) 12:00 - 18:00
The Meadow Suite
Reading RG6 6UA
Women in Innovation: What can be done to extend collaboration & increase female participation? Women and men are equally creative but women remain
Women in Innovation: What can be done to extend collaboration & increase female participation?
Women and men are equally creative but women remain under-represented in many areas of innovation. What can be done to foster more inclusive innovation ecosystems in which both men and women thrive?
You will hear from WISE members with ideas on what they have done to encourage innovation in corporate research environments. The keynote talks will be followed by a round table discussion following World Café Rules. This event will conclude with a unique tour of the 3M Innovation Centre.
The following WISE members will be sharing their best practices and insights:
3M – Sarah Chapman, Technical Manager: Innovation Essentials: Curiosity and Collaboration
AWE – Jonathan Griffiths, Strategy Adviser: Innovation: Creating the Culture
Arm – Dr Daryl Bradley, Head of Patents: De-mystifying patents and recognising innovation beyond tech
University of Strathclyde – Dr Marisa Smith, Lecturer in Strategy and Innovation: The advantages of open-innovation and collaborative research
Kindly hosted by 3M, this knowledge sharing event is for Core level and above WISE members.Places are limited to two places per WISE member company/organisation, subject to availability.
Registration is at 9.30am for a 10am start. Lunch will be provided.
The nearest train station is Bracknell Station and is approximately 6-7 minutes drive by taxi. Free parking is available at the venue.
Please note: Your name, job title and company/organisation will be made available to the event host/venue for security purposes. With your consent, we will share your name, job title and company/organisation with the event speakers and attendees.
(Thursday) 09:30 - 15:00
3M Innovation Centre
Cain Road, RG12 8HT
WeAreTechWomen are delighted to invite you to celebrate your TechWomen100 Award at our prestigious ceremony, hosted at etc. venues County Hall London on 31 January 2019 from 6pm –
The award’s celebration will give you the opportunity to meet and network with winners, sponsors and judges; enjoy a three-course meal, wine and champagne reception to toast your achievements.
The evening will be facilitated by Kate Russell, BBC Click, Journalist, Tech Reporter and Author. Our special guest speaker will be Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central and Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation. You can find out more about our speakers below.
The dress attire for this event is cocktail/black tie.
Kate Russell | Journalist, Tech Reporter, Author, BBC Click
Kate Russell has been writing about technology, gaming and the Internet since 1995 and now appears weekly on BBC2 and BBC World News, reporting for technology programme Click. A regular expert on the sofa at ITV’s Daybreak and various other TV and radio stations, she writes columns for National Geographic Traveller magazine and Web User magazine. Her first book ‘Working the Cloud’ and companion website workingthecloud.biz is the ultimate collection of online tips, tricks and resources for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs who want to get ahead online. Published in March 2013 you can order it here, or just come along to http://workingthecloud.biz to read the latest news and features.
In 2014 Kate published her first fiction novel – a science fiction based (under official license) in the game world of Elite: Dangerous that was funded 400% of its goal on Kickstarter. You can order Elite: Mostly Harmless on Amazon or at the Fantastic Books Publishing online store. The video on the right here is the trailer that was originally made to run the Kickstarter campaign.
Chi Onwurah | Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation
Chi Onwurah is a British Member of Parliament representing Newcastle upon Tyne Central and is also Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy Science & Innovation.
From Sept 2015-October 2016 Chi was Shadow Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy. From Jan 2013 – Sept 2015 Chi was Shadow Cabinet Office Minister leading on cyber security, social entrepreneurship, civil contingency, open government and transparency. From Oct 2010 – Jan 2013 Chi was Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science & Digital Infrastructure working closely with the Science and business community, with industry on Broadband issues, and on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. Chi continues to encourage women in STEM.
Prior to Chi’s election to Parliament in May 2010 she worked as Head of Telecom’s Technology at the UK regulator Ofcom focussing on the implications for competition and regulation of the services and technologies associated with Next Generation Networks.
6pm – 11pm
31 January 2019
etc. venues County Hall, Riverside Building, Belvedere Road, Lambeth London, SE1 7PB
Individual guest tickets are available for £250 + VAT, or purchase a table of ten for £2,200 + VAT.
(Thursday) 18:00 - 23:00
County Hall, Riverside Building, Belvedere Road,
Exclusive Executive MBA event for highly executive people! At this Premier EMBA event you will network with fellow business executives, business school alumni, and Admissions Directors from the Top
At this Premier EMBA event you will network with fellow business executives, business school alumni, and Admissions Directors from the Top 30 Executive MBA programmes in the world including IE Business School, IESE Global Executive MBA, ESADE Business School, Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business and more.
The event is free of charge, but early registration is mandatory in order to receive an invitation to the conference and networking cocktail.
Tuesday, February 5th
One Alfred Place
1 Alfred Pl, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7EB, UK
(Tuesday) 18:00 - 22:00
1 Alfred Place
As part of Innovate UK’s second Women in Innovation programme, KTN will be running four Building Success events in Cardiff, Glasgow, London and
As part of Innovate UK’s second Women in Innovation programme, KTN will be running four Building Success events in Cardiff, Glasgow, London and Belfast. Take the opportunity to network with like-minded women, learn from experts and hear from successful female entrepreneurs at these free to attend events. We’d encourage female founders and women working within innovation from all industries to attend.
Starting at 8.30am with a networking breakfast the Building Success events will be an all-day event.
The morning session will include an overview of the funding and finance landscape, including regional support, and upcoming opportunities from Innovate UK. After this there will be four masterclasses; two before lunch and two after.
The masterclasses available are:
After an afternoon coffee and networking break, the final part of the day will involve a panel session with successful female entrepreneurs in your region, and talks from previous Women in Innovation award winners.
The event will conclude with a cheese and wine networking session finishing at 6.30pm.
Join the conversation on social media using #WomenInnovate
(Wednesday) 08:30 - 18:30
1 Siemens Brothers Way London E16 1GB
‘Be inspired’ and make great connections… We need inspiration now more than ever and women hold the key to the UK
‘Be inspired’ and make great connections…
We need inspiration now more than ever and women hold the key to the UK economy, adding an extra £1.1 billion.
Join us for drinks and canapes and a stimulating and inspiring evening in the company of Women in Business Award winners 2018, plus a special guest speaker.
Hear about their journeys and you may discover the ‘power of you’.
“A powerful and inspirational experience” (2018 launch)
(Thursday) 17:30 - 19:30
Fora - Reading
Station Road, RG1 1LX
Join us For an Exclusive Event on Time to Talk Day 2019! Working in Partnership with We
Join us For an Exclusive Event on Time to Talk Day 2019!
Working in Partnership with We Work Well, the Essex PA Network are thrilled to bring you an exclusive event as part of Time To Talk Day 2019. Proudly hosted by The Warren Golf and Country Club, the evening promises an exceptional opportunity to build awareness around mental health, raise money for charity and network with other PAs, EAs, Virtual Assistants and Administrators from around Essex.
Our Guest speakers are:
Time to Talk Day is an annual charity awareness day organised by Mental Health charity Time to Change. Find out more here.
Who is this for? These events are for creative, intelligent, ambitious women (i.e. iconic women!) who are self-employed and run, or want to run, their
Who is this for?
These events are for creative, intelligent, ambitious women (i.e. iconic women!) who are self-employed and run, or want to run, their own businesses, either full-time or as a side hustle. Does this sound like you?
What is it all about?
It’s a meeting of up to 20 likeminded ladies and a space to share expertise, ask questions, grow in confidence and widen your social circle in a relaxed and positive setting. There will be at least one inspiring woman sharing her journey and top tips for success with us each month – it could even be you!
Why did it start?
Simply because I couldn’t find a networking event in central London like this and with women like me. I knew there must be more of us adventurers out there and I wanted to meet them. I also got a bit fed up of explaining what a portfolio career is and why I was leaving a well-paid, stable job to be my own boss, with no guaranteed income.
When are meetings?
Meetings take place on the first Thursday evening of each month at 7-9pm.
Where do we meet?
We meet in the Dining Room upstairs at The Plumber’s Arms, just a few minutes from Victoria Station.
What are the costs?
There is no joining fee and and you even get a free glass of wine or a soft drink thrown in for good measure.
(Thursday) 19:00 - 21:00
14 Lower Belgrave Street, SW1W OLN
The Women in Business events offer a relaxed atmosphere to network and build relationships with other local business women. Join us for
The Women in Business events offer a relaxed atmosphere to network and build relationships with other local business women.
Join us for a two course lunch, glass of wine and networking in the delightful Hawkers Bar & Brasserie on the ground floor.
Spaced are limited so do book early to avoid disappointment.
Offered as part of the Annual Event Pass. To guarantee your place please book online by the closing date using your Annual Pass code.
Kingston Pound Payment also taken. Enter code KPound in the promotional code area on the Eventbrite page to access a special Kingston Pound ticket option. After completing the business details here, please make your K£ payment via your PC, App or Text (K£ username: kingstonchamber). Eventbrite bookings will be cancelled if no payment is received.
(Friday) 12:30 - 14:30
DoubleTree by Hilton
Skerne Road, Kingston Upon Thames
Women In Surgery: Breaking Barriers is a conference to inspire students to consider a career in surgery. With a particular focus
Come ready to network, ask questions and breakdown barriers for women in surgery!
NB: Speakers’ names to be released closer to the date!
(Saturday) 09:00 - 12:00
Michael Heron Lecture Theatre
St George's, University of London Cranmer Terrace, SW17 0RE
AIn this talk on the oratorical skills of a variety of brilliant women from Michelle Obama to Virginia Woolf, Viv
From Michelle Obama’s position of ‘happy high status’ and Hillary Clinton’s stillness, to Joan Rivers’s wild gesticulations and Virginia Woolf’s melodic storytelling, there’ll be so much to take away from Viv’s analysis of how these great women have captured our attention when they speak. And lots of achievable tips and exercises.
As a stand-up, a critic and an executive performance coach Viv is perfectly placed to give this talk.
“There are now so many different ways for women to own the room and command an audience, whether it’s at work or on social media. And yet still the stereotype persists that public performance is scary and intimidating, especially for women. I’m passionate about overturning that for others in the same way I did for myself” writes Viv.
(Monday) 18:45 - 20:00
Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design
16-17 Greek Street, W1D 4DR
Careers Club & WeAreTheCity would like to invite you to join them for an evening of learning and networking, Your
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:
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
Join NSPCC for an evening in the company of Clare Balding and inspirational women from Sport, Media and Business.
Trailblazers will be an exclusive experience for guests to attend an evening celebrating female talent in the Sporting, Media and Business worlds.
The evening will start with a Q&A hosted by Clare in conversation with three outstanding individuals, each sharing inspiring and insightful stories from their careers to date:
The evening will also be a fantastic opportunity to network, bringing together female professionals from across Sport, Media and Business. Your ticket includes complimentary drinks at the beginning of the evening and food, as well as music and entertainment from the London Cabaret Club until late.
It’s also a platform to empower the future generation of women and young people, as all money raised by the event will go towards supporting Childline, a life-changing NSPCC service.
Young people contact Childine about any number of issues but in 2017/18 almost two in five sessions related to mental and emotional health and wellbeing issues. Within this, over 5,000 counselling sessions with girls were on eating/body image disorders.
By attending this event you will be helping us support young people and empower future generations who feel they have nowhere else to turn. This is an unforgettable evening raising funds for the NSPCC’s Childline service to help keep more children safe.
*Speakers confirmed, may be subject to change
Venue: London Cabaret Club
Time: 7pm (DJ and music until late)
Tickets: £49 + booking fee
With thanks to London Cabaret Club, Odgers Berndtson, Afiniti and Lidl our sponsors for the evening.
(Tuesday) 19:00 - 23:00
The London Cabaret Club
The INSPIRE Conference & Awards is an annual event happening on International Women’s Day, 8th March every year. The theme
The event will be a full day event held in Maidenhead, Berkshire from 0915 to 1700. The Business Girl Awards will finish the day off from 1600 to 1700. As well as an incredible line-up of speakers and sessions, the event also presents opportunities to network and connect with delegates, exhibitors and speakers.
WHAT THE 2018 ATTENDEES SAY
“In terms of time, it fell on International Women’s Day which made it’s relevance even more authentic, the contact with all of the present delegates was better than any other business move the money invested would give me and what I gained most from the conference was the confidence to carry on with my project, why? because the conference felt perfect for naturing talent, which also happens to be one of Amanda’s and her brand’s best qualities.”
“Magical, nurturing, engaging from the get go and I would encourage any business woman who needs a community to thrive and not feel alone to attend the conference. It will be one of those things in life that you will be so glad you did.. The conference will help you make serious decisions about life and work.”
“It was definitely worth it – the speakers were brilliant. The opportunity to network was great, there was a buzz in the room that really drives your motivation and the ticket price was very reasonable.”
“What a fantastic day. From start to finish it was organised, engaging and invaluable. Next year is an event not to be missed!”
“The day was jam-packed with training, inspiration and moments for networking. For me, what I gained most, was just being surrounded by other women all working towards success and forging their own future. It was magical.”
“The Business Girls Network Inspire Conference 2018 was a truly incredible experience. From the moment I set foot in the room I knew it wasn’t going to be your usual conference. From the stunning decor in the room, to the buzz from the other women I immediately felt cocooned in an environment of anticipation, friendliness, joy, and success. The whole day was a wonderful experience, I loved meeting new people and making friends. Hearing stories from other successful and inspirational business women left me feeling encouraged and motivated. I can’t wait for next year!”
“Jam-packed day with lots of educational and heartfelt presentations mixed in with fun activities. I left feeling very upbeat, full of ideas and ready to try out some new challenges. I also met some amazing women, who I intend to link up with, in the near future.”
“If you want inspiration to start and lead your own business this is the event to go to. There are people who will give their time and expertise to point you in the right direction and also be a cybe support going forward. No business journey is easy or a breeze and by knowing you arent alone helps so much – thank you.”
“I thought the conference was great, a real genuine opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women from all walks of life. The content was very authentic and the speakers all had genuinely inspiring stories that made us laugh, cry, relate to, learn from and aspire to. The awards section was very heart lifting, to see ladies so genuinely moved by their nominations and ultimately winning. If you are a woman who either already has or is thinking of starting up your own business, and wants to be part of a very special group of uplifting and supportive ladies, then becoming a member of the Business Girls Network and attending the Inspire Conference should definitely be part of your business plan.”
(Friday) 09:15 - 17:00
An exclusive chance to hear from successful women in STEAM as they share their journey in the business world and
Lunch will be provided.
Open to young people (14-25) who live, work or study in Westminster.
Westminster Council delivers Westminster STEAM Week each year as part of British Science Week. Working with the business community we support young people to raise aspiration, develop an appetite for success, broaden their horizons and explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
We are running a series of events throughout the week (11th – 15th March) that will inspire and engage young people in STEAM.
All events are free of charge.
(Wednesday) 13:00 - 15:00
2 Kingdom Street, W2 6BD
Booking is now live for the 2019 WES Centenary Conference - Celebrating the Past, Transforming the Future on Friday 15 March 2019, 09:30 - 16:00 (followed by a
Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the Women’s Engineering Society whilst boosting your Continued Professional Development. Get involved in the debate about how we can face the challenges for the next 100 years and be part of the solution. If you are an early career professional, we even have a Poster Competition where you can present your work on the theme of Transforming the Future to our multidisciplinary audience.
To view the full programme agenda and details of the Poster Competition, please click here.
Book before 15 January 2019 to receive an Early Bird WES Member discount rate. Successful entries in the Poster Competition also receive a significantly discounted ticket rate.
(Friday) 09:30 - 16:00
The fourth Northern Power Women Awards will take place on 18 March 2019 in a glittering evening ceremony at Manchester
The Northern Power Women Awards showcase role models and celebrate the many different ways women contribute to a thriving Northern Powerhouse. The inaugural awards started in March 2016, attracting 440 organisation leaders, change agents, and inspiring male and female role models, in 2017 520 celebrated success across the North and in 2018 580 attended receiving a record 950+ nominations.
Northern Power Women Awards are moving to Manchester Central in 2019, which guarantees to bring an evening bigger and better.
The awards celebrate the women and men working towards creating gender balance in organisations across the entire Northern Powerhouse. Winners are profiled and their stories shared to encourage other individuals and organisations to step up and take action. The awards also feature a Power list and a Future list, which showcase future leaders and influencers.
(Monday) 00:00 - 00:00
The Inclusive Tech Alliance (ITA) was launched at the House of Commons on November 2018. ITA is a membership
The Inclusive Tech Alliance (ITA) was launched at the House of Commons on November 2018. ITA is a membership body focused on supporting efforts to improve diversity within the UK Tech sector. It is a collaboration with Inclusive Boards and the Financial Times, who produced a special report into ethnic diversity in tech on the same day of the launch.
The Women in Tech Leadership conference will be taking place in Central London on March 29th 2019. Attendees will be senior leaders from the top 4000 tech firms by income. It will be the central International Women’s Day activity for the sector. We will also be releasing exclusive deep dive research into the current progression routes of the sectors most senior women. Topics being covered on the day will include:
How technology can be used to improve gender outcomes
Diversity initiatives within tech organisations: What works, and what more needs to be done?
Inspirational gender leadership
Strengthening the pipeline
The full agenda and speakers will be released in January 2019
29 (Friday) 10:00 - 30 (Saturday) 16:00
Are you a professional woman interested in returning to work after a long career break? Join
The conference will be relevant to you whether your background is in finance, law, tech, engineering, marketing, retail, HR or any other professional area: whether your career break has been 2, 5 or 10+ years; and whether you’re at the first stage of your return-to-work journey or actively applying for roles.
Alongside workshops, panels and support sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet informally with a like-minded peer group and with our returner employer sponsors.
Our previous Conferences sold out well in advance.
Book now to get our Super Early Bird price of £80 (standard price £100), available until 27 January 2019, and to secure a 1:1 coaching session (limited availability).
“Brilliant, a belief shifting event. I arrived feeling a lot of too – too old, too out of touch, too long a gap, too unwanted and left with all of those reversed, brimming with possibilities.”
Expert Return to Work Support Workshops
Inspiration and advice from Returners and Speakers
Opportunities to connect with leading Returner Employers
Personalised or small group support break-out session (subject to availability; ONE pre-booked choice only)
What is the timing?
The Conference will start with coffee at 9:00 and will end at 17:30. Lunch is provided. Note: your break-out session option may be scheduled during Lunch (12:30-13:45) or End of Day (16:30-17:30)
How can I get more information?
For further details on workshops, speakers, employers attending and support, including a full programme of the day, and to see highlights from our 2017 Conference, visit the Women Returners Conference webpage.
If you have any questions about the conference email Sue at [email protected]
Who is the target audience?
The event is for women with a professional/managerial background who have taken a long career break (typically over one year). It is not targeted at employers, coaches, recruiters or HR professionals – the limited number of tickets are reserved for returning professionals, so please do not buy a ticket if you are within one of these groups.
Can I update my registration information?
If you would like to update your registration information, please contact Sue on [email protected]
What is the refund policy?
Full refunds will be provided up to 30 days before the event. No refunds after this date.
(Monday) 09:00 - 17:30
Rooms on Regents Park
27 Sussex Place, NW1 4RG
The Next Generation Women Leaders event in Paris is an exclusive three-day workshop that explores the importance of women in leadership.
Event attendees will work with facilitators to further shape their leadership style, helping them to become trailblazers in their personal and professional lives. They will walk away with an understanding of the McKinsey problem solving approach which can be used to address challenges they may encounter in life.
Lastly, as attendees explore the world of consulting, they will create genuine connections with peers, as well as McKinsey colleagues and alumni.
Participants’ travel costs from within the EMEA region will be covered by McKinsey. Accommodations will be provided at the event venue—a chateau located outside of Paris. Participants are expected to be available for the full program: May 24-26, 2019.
Female students and professionals (with fewer than eight years of work experience) based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
An exclusive McKinsey event designed to inspire you and help shape your personal leadership style.
may 24 (Friday) - 26 (Sunday)