Identify what YOUR value is, how to use YOUR value to positively affect your career in a
To own your career path and your definition of success you need to be clear on the value you bring.
Are you unsure what value you bring in your career and want to get clear on and own YOUR value?
Do you want to feel more confident in your career and move forward in a direction that fits you?
Do you want to be able to communicate and assert that value clearly, confidently and honestly?
If the answer is YES to any of the above, then book your place on this workshop.
(Monday) 18:00 - 21:00
Join us for an hour of activism. Together we will make our voices heard to end Violence
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.
It has never been more important that this year, which has seen the case of Sarah Everard, an alarming rise in domestic violence through lockdown, and the deaths of countless other women at the hands of men.
As part of 16 Days 2021, we will be holding an Empower Hour of collective activism. We will gather together to take action to a tackle a key local issue in the field. Participants will be supported in developing messages and sharing them with key decision makers and influencers. This is an online event, so for example we might all email, tweet or write to our councillors, MPs or the head of a service.
By acting jointly and together, sharing similar messages within a short time we can make our voices heard and make a difference.
(Monday) 19:30 - 20:30
Join us during #16DaysOfActivism for an insightful discussion about young black women’s leadership and ability to thrive as
FORWARD, Diasporic Development and the African Diaspora Women’s Network are inviting you to our second global conversation during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV). We will be discussing young black women leaders’ journeys toward leadership and the strategies they have used to, not just survive, but thrive in tackling GBV and other forms of social injustice and systemic issues.
This event will:
These conversations will especially benefit women, particularly young Black women.
FORWARD is an African women-led organisation working to end multiple forms of violence against women and girls. From female genital mutilation and child marriage to domestic and sexual violence, we tackle abuse, discrimination and vulnerability – enabling African women and girls to have the dignity, health and equality they deserve.
Diasporic Development is a platform for Black professionals interested in or working in the charity and international development sector. Founded by five Black women, Diasporic Development is an organic community with a desire to bridge the gap between the sector, recognising the crucial role the Black diaspora should play in shaping international development and charity in the UK.
ADWN is an African women-led collective of individuals and organisations working to increase visibility of diaspora African women in policy spaces and conversations on gender equality, migration and international development.
This event provides a space to share and discuss ideas and experiences in a completely safe space.
(Wednesday) 18:30 - 20:30
This year, to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, West Sussex County Council, East Sussex County Council
Ryan Hart: Ryan Hart, and his brother Luke Hart, share their family’s story of coercive control and domestic homicide. In 2017 they released their book, Remembered Forever, and set up their organisation, CoCoAwareness, to increase the awareness of coercive control. They are White Ribbon Ambassadors and Refuge Champions speaking out against male violence towards women and children.
Christabel Yeboah: Founder & CVO of Hersana, which was founded in 2016 by survivor and Black feminist, Christabel Yeboah, to raise awareness around rape culture and advocate for survivors of sexual violence. Hersana provide Black survivors of all forms of gendered violence with support, access to justice and counselling.
Survivors Network: Survivors Network provide help, support, advice and counselling to anyone who has experience sexual violence.
More speakers to be confirmed.
This event is suitable for and open to all and will held via Microsoft Teams. We actively encourage attendance from men to participate in this webinar.
Should the event be sold out, we encourage you to sign up to our waitlist where we will send the recording and/or presentations from the webinar to those who were unable to attend.
(Thursday) 10:00 - 13:00
How good are you at networking? Do you get into a cold-sweat at the thought of having to explain what you do to senior leaders? Do
Do you get into a cold-sweat at the thought of having to explain what you do to senior leaders?
Do you hope that your work will be recognised if you work hard enough?
Have you seen others recognised for work you have done?
All of these are symptoms of not networking.
As a professional in a connected world, you need to be comfortable with networking and sharing your unique skills in a confident and concise way.
It’s taken 30 years of leading successful organisational transformation for Mary to be able to distil her learning into focused, relevant and engaging material for women on the edge of a career breakthrough.
Using her skills and expertise, gained through working with global corporations and high performing executives, she has distilled her learning into easily applied techniques and processes summarised in her second book The Female Edge. She firmly believes that women can find authentic success without compromising their values or ideals.
Helping women to find success in their career has become Mary’s deep passion and she has created several programmes to help women to find their authentic path to success.
In addition to being a published author, a Chartered Fellow of CIPD (UK) and holding an MSc and MBA, Mary is a regular contributor to performance management, a visiting lecturer and has qualifications in Emotional Intelligence Assessment (UK) and Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). She lives in Oxfordshire with her loving partner, Joy, and when she is not writing, coaching and advising, will be found in a corner reading a book.
(Thursday) 12:00 - 13:00
What does violence against women and girls mean to you? We ask this to women from different
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is not a country-specific issue – it crosses all borders and can affect women and girls of any age, nationality or background. Different cultural experience may, however, inform a woman’s confidence in reporting domestic abuse and sexual violence, and access to services and support.
On the final day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2021, Safer Cornwall asks women from different nationalities and cultures to help us all understand a range of experiences and collaborate to ensure VAWG becomes a universally unacceptable act.
Susie Brown, Community Engagement Manager at the Women’s Centre Cornwall will provide an introduction to a series of filmed responses and invite discussion following viewing.
(Friday) 14:00 - 15:30
Use style to successfully reach your career goals – plan your Career Style Strategy First impressions count. Find out how you can elevate your personal brand through the right style choices. Position
First impressions count. Find out how you can elevate your personal brand through the right style choices. Position yourself as the expert and move forward whether you’re starting, changing or developing your career.
In this 2-hour interactive workshop we will teach you how to create a wardrobe that will not only fit your Personality, Body and Lifestyle but also give you the confidence to step out and get visible, showing your PERSONAL BRAND.
Just imagine putting on a well-fitting, structured suit, before entering the room to hold a presentation in front of 100 people. If you can say ‘That fits!’ – you can go into meetings with confidence, feeling empowered and ready to talk without hesitation.
Melanie Potro has creating corsets for the Bolshoi, worked for Goldman Sachs and ran my own Bridal Couture Business from the London Oxo Tower. With over 25 years of experience in Couture, Corporate & Fashion, she understands how to create a wardrobe that feels empowering and promotes your Personal Brand.
Liz Duarte, her business partner, has lived, worked and studied in London, New York and Milan. She is a Certified Personal Fashion Stylist from the London College of Fashion and holds a Masters degree in Fashion Marketing. An expert in her field, she is currently teaching Personal Branding at the University of Bogota.
CMI Women invites you to join this event on the topic of menopause in the workplace.
CMI Women is a network for both women and men committed to advancing gender equality by supporting women to thrive in management. Research shows that menopause can impact women’s progression into senior and leadership roles.
This CMI Women event will be hosted by Heather Melville OBE CMgr CCMI, Chair, CMI Women. Claire Tunley, CEO, Financial Services Skills Commission and Tanuj Kapilashrami, Head of Global HR, Standard Chartered Bank will be joining to share some findings from their report: Menopause in the Workplace- Impact on Women in Financial Services. The research explores how the menopause transition affects the progression of women into senior roles in the Financial Services Industry.
Join us on Monday 13th December, for an interesting and informed discussion providing insight on the topic of menopause in the workplace. Our guest speakers will highlight how menopause impacts women’s progression into management and leadership roles depending on type of position, organisation or sector and how managers and leaders can best support their staff throughout this experience.
(Monday) 13:00 - 14:00
Understanding your WHY in your career, what the purpose is that drives your motivation, is key to
Understanding your WHY in your career, what the purpose and beliefs are which drive your motivation and perseverance in your professional life are, is key to getting clear on your definition of success. And getting clear on your definition of success for your career is the road map to a career that will light you up, motivate you, make you feel proud and happy.
Do you want to fall in love with your career?
Would you like to feel more connected, energised and purposeful in your daily work?
Would you like to understand what the true driving force is for you to bring meaning and purpose to the longevity of your career journey?
If the answer is YES to any of the above, then book your place on this workshop.
(Monday) 18:00 - 19:00
Personal branding is not just for celebrities! In this interactive session, brand specialist Kubi Springer will outline how to build your personal brand so you
In this interactive session, brand specialist Kubi Springer will outline how to build your personal brand so you can gain more recognition in the workplace and beyond.
Kubi Springer is an award winning Brand Specialist and Media Personality with 25 years brand marketing experience. Starting her career in 1996 she has worked with brands such as Nike, L’Oreal, Blackberry, MTV, MOBO Awards, P.Diddy, Justin Timberlake, Rolls Royce Motor Cars and Aston Martin. In 2018 she won the BWB ‘Best Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award and in 2019, she secured a book deal with Bloomsbury Publishers (the same publishers as J.K.Rowling – Harry Potter). Kubi is the author of two books: I am My Brand, published through Bloomsbury, and Crisis Made My Brand, which was released in October 2021.
(Tuesday) 12:00 - 13:00
Alzheimer’s Society’s much-loved Carols at Christmas event is back on Wednesday 15 December, and this year they are doing something very special. You can sign up for
You can sign up for virtual tickets and watch the show snuggled up on the sofa or you can join them in person in the beautiful and atmospheric Southwark Cathedral … the choice is yours! If you can’t make it on the night, the concert will be available online until after Christmas so you can watch at your convenience with friends and family. What better way to spend Christmas Eve than snuggled up on your sofa watching their candlelit concert?
You are invited to join hosts Grace Dent and Arielle Free for a festive evening of carols and celebration. You’ll enjoy very special readings from Sir Jonathan Pryce CBE, Lesley Manville CBE and Ed Balls with musical performances from singer-songwriter Bea Anderson, identical twin sopranos Classical Reflection and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists gospel choir Shalom Chorale.
Get your tickets at alzheimers.org.uk/carolstickets or by calling 0330 333 0804.
Southward Cathedral or Virtual
WeAreTheCity would like to invite you our 2021 Virtual Holiday Party! Join us in our virtual networking world for a drink at the bar, a dance on the dance floor, and
Join us in our virtual networking world for a drink at the bar, a dance on the dance floor, and a catch-up in the lounge.
We hope you can join us to catch up with friends and colleagues, and also make new connections. There is no awkwardness of breaking in to a conversation in our virtual world, you can just rock up to anyone on the platform and say hello.
Our final virtual networking session of 2021 takes place on 16 December from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
(Thursday) 12:30 - 13:30
In this webinar, Felicity Lerouge, Leadership Development Consultant and Founder of Phenomenal People, will discuss why stress and uncertainty fuels unconscious bias and how to
– Detrimental effects of stress that you may not be aware of
– How your head could be making things worse
– Simple tools to quickly, effectively restore balance and improve collaboration
– The next steps
Felicity Lerouge is a Leadership Development Consultant, specialising in personal effectiveness, communication, company culture and employee engagement. Since she founded her company, Phenomenal People Ltd, in 2010, she has supported her clients through consultancy, programme design, facilitation and executive coaching. She has worked with clients such as corporate giant BA as well as start-ups and not for profit organisations.
She is known for her insightful, engaging style, which inspires leaders to reconnect with their passion for their roles, develop their skill sets and empower their teams.
Her leadership insights come from a melange of unconventional environments, where collaborative, self-leadership is more effective than bureaucratic models. She understands what makes teams thrive in rapidly changing environments.
(Tuesday) 12:00 - 13:00
“Three in every five women are negatively affected at work as a result of the menopause. Excluding menopausal women from the workplace is detrimental to our economy, our
Join Westminster Insight’s timely Menopause in the Workplace Digital Conference to learn how to support women and destigmatise the menopause in the workplace. Find out how to implement a menopause policy in your workplace that will empower line managers, create inclusive communications and enact cultural change. Implement a strategic approach to address menopause-related discrimination.Understand your legal responsibilities as an employer and get an update on the latest guidance for when and how to make reasonable adjustments.
The keynote address will be delivered by Caroline Nokes MP, Chair, Women and Equalities Committee who will share the latest updates from the menopause and workplace inquiry, including national legislation and workplace guidelines.
You’ll hear insights from leading public and private sector employers – Santander UK, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust and Ministry of Justice – they will share how they successfully implemented menopause policies and the positive impacts on workplace culture, support and productivity.
This half-day event will be broadcast live from our studio in London via an interactive digital platform.
All Day (Wednesday)