Join us for our #March4Women International Women’s Day event in London! It will be an uplifting afternoon of speeches, entertainment, solidarity and
It will be an uplifting afternoon of speeches, entertainment, solidarity and action suitable for the whole family – and it’s indoors so this year you won’t get wet or cold!
We are really excited that we will be joined on the day by inspirational speakers including: Annie Lennox, David Tenannt and Helen Pankhurst.
We will hear from gender equality champions who have challenged the law to change the world: lawyer and women’s rights activist, Shola Mos-Shogbamimu; FGM campaigner, Leyla Hussein, Gina Martin, the activist who made upskirting illegal; and Lady Brenda Hale, the first woman President of the UK Supreme Court.
The amazing Beverley Knight, Bond Quartet, Urban Voices Collective and the legendary composer David Arnold will all be performing!
Westminster Central Hall was used by the suffragettes 100 years ago to hold rallies and jamborees. We’ll be following in their footsteps by celebrating the progress we’ve made towards gender equality. And we’ll be taking forward the global fight for gender equality by asking you to join us in calling for a worldwide treaty to protect women everywhere from violence and harassment in the workplace.
Please join us to help make 2019 another #March4Women step forward for gender equality! You will have the opportunity to lend your voice to our campaign. Our aim is to ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised women and girls, including garment workers, domestic workers and those living in extreme poverty, have protection.
Tickets to the event are limited, so please make sure you book ahead to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £5, but if you feel that you could help contribute towards the cost of running the event, you can also donate when you buy your ticket.
(Sunday) 14:15 - 16:15
Central Hall Westminster
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY WITH US This year’s IWD theme, #BalanceforBetter, is a call to action to improve gender balance in our
This year’s IWD theme, #BalanceforBetter, is a call to action to improve gender balance in our boardrooms, governments, media and sports coverage, in attainment of wealth and more. Yet many of us are looking to company leaders, government officials and policy makers to bring gender balance to our world. Of course, we all know that, in order to achieve a change in societal norms, the change must start with us. So, instead of asking others to drive gender balance, each one of us can take small steps that will lead us to a better balance in life and work.
Let’s explore what steps each one of us can take to facilitate a more gender-balanced world. Join Rina Goldenberg Lynch, CEO of Voice At The Table, for this LIVE webinar and learn how you can make a difference and become an agent of change.
march 5 (Tuesday) - 6 (Wednesday)
Join The Telegraph for their Diversity & Inclusion Conference, taking place on 05 March 2019 in London. Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith will open with key insights on racial inequality and
Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith will open with key insights on racial inequality and how businesses can prepare and improve the ethnicity pay gap. With other key discussions on the day covering:
The full day event will ignite discussion on how business can benefit from having belonging in the workplace and allow attendees to hear from industry experts and businesses currently leading the way.
To view the full agenda click here
(Tuesday) 08:00 - 17:00
Hilton London Bankside Hotel
Voice At The Table and K&L Gates are delighted to invite you to our celebration in honour of International Women’s Day 2019. This year,
This year, as well as celebrating, we’ll endeavour to empower you with robust tools to deal with challenging situations.
At this lively and interactive event, our expert speaker Jayne Constantinis will show you how to respond better when you’re put on the spot and to anticipate difficult discussions with added skills. This session will give you the practical tools to prepare what you’re going to say, adapt your tone and refine your non-verbal communication. By exploring real life scenarios and acquiring a set of simple techniques, you’ll be inspired to speak out, speak up, to be more persuasive, and achieve the outcome you desire.
Join us not just to learn a few practical and valuable tips on how to respond, but also to enjoy drinks and canapes with friends and colleagues, new and old.
Tickets are now on sale for £42.00 (incl. VAT). We anticipate that tickets will go fast due to limited capacity, so if you would like to join us, please reserve yours now
(Tuesday) 18:00 - 21:00
In the run up to this year’s International Women’s Day, we are hosting an exclusive ticketed dinner and panel discussion with influential women in business. Hosted on
Hosted on Tuesday, 5 March from 6.30pm to 9.00pm, the evening will touch upon the countless achievements of women in business as well as cover a range of topical issues.
Our panel will be introduced by our General Manager, Gosia Gillard and is hosted by three remarkable women from a range of backgrounds. Vanessa Vallely OBE is the Managing Director for WeAreTheCity (founded in 2008 to help women progress in their careers), whilst Eleanor Mills is the respected Editorial Director for The Sunday Times and Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine who writes extensively on subjects such as equality. Our third panellist is 26 year old Abisola Barber who works as Trading Business Manager at Barclays International and who was listed in Brummell Magazine’s 30 Inspirational Women in the City for 2018.
They will talk candidly about subjects including men vs women in the workplace, advise on how to digitally disconnect in the age of anxiety, and how to better your financial future.
On the night, guests will also enjoy a glass of Champagne on arrival, as well as a delicious two-course dinner of roast salmon fillet and crème brûlée. Tickets are priced at £52 per person, and includes one glass of Champagne, a two-course meal, half bottle of wine per person, water, teas and coffees.
5 (Tuesday) 18:30 - 6 (Wednesday) 21:00
The Ivy in the Park
To kick start the International Women’s day celebration this year we are putting on an evening of panel discussions, an empowerment workshop and networking. Come and hang
Come and hang out with our inspirational panelists and supportive network for advice and practical tips to push forward with your goals and aspirations while living your best lifestyle.
Anyone is free to attend (Men are welcome).This event is particularly great for anyone who wants to start their own business, entrepreneurs, self-employed , creatives, bloggers and anyone who wants to meet other like-minded people while acquiring further knowledge and confidence to achieve success in their fields.
Goody bag worth over £50 avialable free to attendees!
(Tuesday) 18:30 - 20:30
244 Brixton Road
244 Brixton Road
The University of Oxford and the National Trust are delighted to announce that booking is now live for the upcoming Women & Power: Redressing the Balance conference being
The centenary anniversary in 2018 of the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time, saw a diverse range of activity as heritage, cultural and academic institutions initiated new projects and programmes to explore, celebrate and share women’s histories. Many of those who responded to the centenary not only explored the stories of 100 years ago but openly questioned the representation of women’s lives in the histories inherited by curators and researchers, and experienced in public life, today.
Women & Power: Redressing the Balance is a two-day conference bringing together researchers and heritage professionals to reflect on previous practice, explore the delivery of and response to events of 2018, and look forward to the future of representing women’s histories.
The conference will take place in Oxford on the 6 and 7 March 2019. This conference is supported by the National Trust, TORCH: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, and TORCH’s Women in Humanities research programme through Oxford’s National Trust Partnership.
march 6 (Wednesday) - 7 (Thursday)
University of Oxford
St Hugh's College, St Margaret's Road
This event was created in partnership between charity Plan International UK and the Niru Foundation. The mission is two-fold one to help women find "the courageous
The mission is two-fold one to help women find “the courageous leader in themselves” and 2. help fund an education project for girls in Africa.
The one-day conference gives you an opportunity to listen and learn from twelve international leaders. Meet women and men who have negotiated, navigated, and emerged as courageous leaders. Amongst the line-up, you will hear from CEOs, entrepreneur founders, mentors and coaches. We want you to invest in yourself, take the learning to propel your career. Feel good by attending as 100% of your entry fee (a voluntary donation of #£70) will go to fund an education project for girls run by Plan International UK charity. The project helps girls in Africa back into full-time secondary education. You will help fund the next generation of women leaders. First 10 delegates will qualify for an online negotiation course – run by MakeYourAsk.
For more details please visit www.courageousleadersevent.com
(Wednesday) 09:00 - 17:00
Offices of Simmons & Simmons
CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street
IoD City, ING, State Street and WIBF are delighted to invite you to mark International Women’s Day and celebrate this year’s theme #BalanceforBetter. Gunjan Chauhan, Senior MD
Gunjan Chauhan, Senior MD and member of SSGA’s Diversity Committee will be giving highlights of State Street Global Advisor’s recent research published by Dr Amlan Roy on “Why Gender Equality Matters? Better for Growth, Debt, Inequality & Sustainability” to prompt discussions on aspects of gender balance including the gender pension gap.
Panel speakers include:
Also featuring special guest, Fearless Girl.
This will be followed by discussion and Q&A, with panellists from each organisation giving their take on, as well as networking with like-minded women and men.
(Wednesday) 18:00 - 20:30
An evening with modern power couple - Annette Picardo (MD, UK Etsy) and Leonard Picardo
Ambition is not a dirty word.
As part of this year’s International Women’s Day coverage, we will be celebrating ambitious women and championing the women (and men) who support them.
“Women flourish in all aspects of their life when they are supported in their ambitions”, states Polly McMaster, Founder and CEO of The Fold.
Annette and Leonard Picardo balance ambitious, high profile careers with their parental responsibilities. They’ll be in the Fold’s store talking about how they support one another as equals in parenting (taking shared parental leave), pursuing fulfilling careers, breaking down barriers and advocating change.
Join the conversation and put your questions to the pair.
(Wednesday) 18:30 - 20:30
28 Cadogan Place
PwC Gender Balance Network & LEAP are delighted to invite you to our International Women’s Day event on Thursday, 7th of March 5pm.
The IWD event will bring together our clients and staff to hear inspirational stories from those who champion women and their achievements in different industries.
The event will explore ways of inspiring change by hearing stories from our speakers:
Further panelists will be confirmed and we’ll also be sharing what we have done at PwC to move towards being inclusive by default, and how we are inspiring change both with clients and internally at the firm.
Thursday 7th March 2019
ETC Westminster Bridge County Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB
17.00 – Registration, drinks and canapes
17.45 – Speakers
18.30 – Panel Discussion and Q&A
19.00 – Networking
To RSVP for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . You will receive a calendar invite as a confirmation of your place.
(Thursday) 17:00 - 19:00
etc.venues County Hall
Join us for an exciting debate to celebrate
About this Event
Celebrate International Women’s Day!
‘FLEXIBLE WORKING REINFORCES GENDER STEREOTYPES’ – a Debate – in aid of the Young Women’s Trust brought to you by Artemis Coaching.
Are you interested in the 21st century workplace?
The debate will discuss such questions as:
Chair: Dr Carole Easton OBE, Chief Executive of Young Women’s Trust
Harini Iyengar, Practising Barrister, Expert in Equality law and Spokesperson on Equal Representation for the Women’s Equality Party
Tara Leathers, Deputy CEO of The Prince’s Trust
Will McDonald, Group Sustainability and Public Policy Director at Aviva plc (job share) and Chair of Trustees of the Fatherhood Institute. Part of the most senior all-male job share in the UK.
Asif Sadiq MBE, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at The Telegraph
Celebrate International Women’s Day with this fascinating debate.
Artemis Coaching (Nicola Pitt and Kirsten Goodwin) was set up to help busy professionals transform their careers, through coaching, workshops, retreats and events – both hosted by us and offered within organisations.
All proceeds go to the Young Women’s Trust.
Many thanks to City of London School for Girls for hosting the event.
(Thursday) 18:30 - 20:30
Main Hall, City of London School for Girls
St Giles' Terrace
‘The most courageous act is still to think for yourself,’ declared Coco Chanel; and the visionary designer never failed to live up to her own dictum, building an
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Bazaar At Work is delighted to be partnering with Chanel for an exclusive gala evening in the company of inspirational speakers, hosted by Bazaar’s editor-in-chief Justine Picardie.
The event will take place from 6:30pm-10:00pm on 7 March at The Connaught Hotel, Carlos Place, London, W1.
Tickets cost £125 plus fees, which includes a Laurent-Perrier Champagne reception with canapés, and a three-course dinner with wine plus an exclusive gift bag.
(Thursday) 18:30 - 22:00
The Connaught Hotel
In 2019, WOW presents an incredible line-up of events to mark the launch of The WOW Foundation and
The programme includes two very special conversations, including on Friday 8 March – International Women’s Day – with Angela Davis, and with Naomi Klein on Saturday 9 March, as well as two full afternoons: WOW: What Now? and WOW: What Next? led by Jude Kelly – and more.
WOW has held 65 festivals in 5 continents over 30 locations in over 15 countries from Baltimore to Brazil, Cardiff to Karachi, and further across the UK, Australia and the USA, reaching over 2 million girls and women, and men and boys too.
The WOW Foundation is an independent organisation working to build, convene and sustain a global movement that believes a gender equal world is possible and desirable through WOW festivals and empowering women and girls.
WOW festivals are presented by arrangement with Southbank Centre.
march 8 (Friday) - 9 (Saturday)
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
Celebrate International Women's Day with us on Friday March 8th with an evening of fireside chats with phenomenal role models from
Celebrate International Women’s Day with us on Friday March 8th with an evening of fireside chats with phenomenal role models from Accenture Digital, the European Space Agency, Google, Guardian Newspaper and Leeds City Council.
We will get to hear the stories of how these role models got to where they are today. People often don’t start out where they end up, and the story of how they got there is fascinating.
Tickets are free and open to all (m/f/gn).
We’re so grateful to our event partners Accenture Digital and Leeds City Council for generously supporting this event.
*Ana Jakimovska. Director of Product Management, Guardian News & Media
*Milena Nikolic, Director of Software Engineering at Google
*Niamh McKenna, Managing Director at Accenture Health, UK
*Vinita Marwaha Madill, Space Operations Engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA)
*Eve Roodhouse, Chief Officer Economic Development at Leeds City Council
*Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults at Leeds City Council.
The speakers will be interviewed by Natasha Sayce-Zelem, Head of Technology for Digital Service at Sky and founder of Empowering Women with Tech.
Who are we?
Empowering Women with Tech (@empowerwithtech) is a Leeds based group that works to elevate, educate and empower more women into digital, tech and science careers. Annoyingly only 17% of the Tech workforce are female, with less than 10% are in leadership positions. With the significant role Digital/Technology plays in all of our lives, we need more of us to be active creators, not passive consumers and help shape what the tech products will look like in the future to ensure they meet all our needs.
Empowering Women with Tech run a Leeds based mentoring scheme and host events with inspirational role models working across all levels of science/digital/tech (from fashion bloggers to computer scientists/inventors to website entrepreneurs) to show just how varied and exciting the careers paths are, and to break the stigma that tech isn’t creative.
(Friday) 17:00 - 21:00
Howard Assembly Room
46 New Briggate
JOIN over 1800+ WOMEN in TECH and WOMEN-LED STARTUPS on SATURDAY, MARCH 9, from 9am to 5pm for a special
TECH(K)NOW DAY has been organised to provide a place and venue for anyone who identifies as a woman to go and learn new tech skills (see details below). This is in keeping with the past few years’ International Women’s Day themes – #BeBoldforChange #PressforProgress #BalanceforBetter
Also, if you are a woman founder or woman co-founder of a startup, you can apply for a free exhibition space here >> http://www.bit.ly/techknowdayspace. If you are at a stage where you are looking to form a startup – then attend and get access to startup advice from some of the companies and organisations that will be present.
ARE YOU AN ALLY?
If you do not fit the profile of the target attendees for this International Women’s Day event, will you be an ally and help us spread the word about this event, by forwarding a link to this page to someone in your organisation or your circle of friends/influence who might benefit from attending? (Or if you do fit the profile but can not make it on the day and know someone who might be interested in attending, please pass the link on.) Thank you very much! Here’s the link to share >> http://www.techknowday.com.
HOW WAS IT THE LAST FEW YEARS?
Below is a feedback from one of the attendees at the March 2017 event. We love the way she perfectly summarised what happened on the day! From 400+ attendees, we have been growing and are looking to welcome 1800+ women in tech (or women wanting to get into tech) to the event. Make sure you don’t miss out!
WHAT’S IN STORE?
Throughout the day, there will be a whole range of hands-on workshopsavailable for both –
– complete beginners (for you to explore what’s out there that you could be learning and find out for yourself if coding is for you)
– experienced developers (for you to explore other technologies/languages you might currently not be familiar with, for example – machine learning, AI, graph databases, AngularJS, messaging bots and a whole range of other topics).
NOTE: In order to receive information on the workshops (topics, details, schedule, prerequisites), you need to have a valid conference ticket – they will go quite fast!
Past workshops on offer were –
For more experienced developers
AGAIN NOTE: In order to receive information on the workshops (topics, details, schedule, prerequisites), you need to have a valid conference ticket
There will also be a separate track for talks, so if you are not in one of the workshops above, you can listen to interesting talks and speakers about
We particularly want to highlight the talk on Career Development (don’t miss it!), where you’ll learn about
CAREER HUB / CAREER FAIR
There will be a career hub where experts will be on had to help you – if you want to have one-to-one conversations about the above career development-related topics.
Sign up for a ticket so we can send you more information along with the schedule of the hands-on workshops, talks and other activities happening on Saturday, March 9!
It will be a wonderful day out for women in tech and women-led startups!
(Saturday) 09:00 - 17:00
ExCeL Exhibition Centre (ICC Capital Suite), E16 1XL
Come and celebrate International Women's Day at with the Mulberry School's Trust by trying something new! We have an amazing range of workshops for you to choose
We have an amazing range of workshops for you to choose from – and all are.
Drop in, take some photos, enjoy some food and music, and learn a new skill! We have activities for men, women, children, and babies.
(Wednesday) 10:00 - 16:00
Mulberry & Bigland Green Centre
15 Richard Street
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
Imagine the future. Your future. Your invite to a “Women in Engineering” evening, hosted by Deloitte Digital. At Deloitte, we’re in the future business. We’re focused
Your invite to a “Women in Engineering” evening, hosted by Deloitte Digital.
At Deloitte, we’re in the future business. We’re focused on delivering the positive impact of technology to our clients’ business. And it’s our people who make this happen.
This is an opportunity for experienced female technology professionals to learn more about the work we do, the impact we make and the people who make it happen.
Date: 13th March
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Location: Deloitte Digital Studio, Buckley Building, 49 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0EB
(Wednesday) 18:00 - 21:00
Deloitte Digital Studio
Buckley Building, 49 Clerkenwell Green,
Are you interested in a career in tech and not sure where to start? Join us for an evening of practical and
Join us for an evening of practical and actionable career guidance on how to get your first technical job.
In this workshop, we’ll give you a comprehensive overview of the technology industry today from what’s happening in mobile, games, VR & AR, fintech, and machine learning.
We’ll walk you through potential career paths and help you decide where you’d like to fit within the industry and will tell you about the tools, websites, and resources that we value and find helpful when looking for a job.
Those with some knowledge of programming and are ready to start working in tech.
We charge a minimum fee to cover the cost of refreshments and our teacher’s expenses.
*Please note this is an event for those who identify as women and non binary people.
We are a trans-friendly organisation. The building has wheelchair accessibility.
Please do speak to us if you have specific needs.
(Wednesday) 19:30 - 21:00
23 Code Street
138 Cambridge Heath Road
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
How do you build higher levels of resilience as a leader (when you are already
Discover how to become a more resilient and successful leader in this highly practical, half day masterclass from our partner Potential Project, the global leader in organisational mindfulness, leadership and resilience, drawing on their latest research from The Mind of The Leader (HBR Press, 2018) with over 35,000 leaders.
This highly practical and interactive half day leadership masterclass will share a rich array of proven tools and techniques which can be implemented immediately to:
‘Thank you for such a great leadership workshop this morning. Very inspiring, motivating and practical. I’ll be sharing my experience with colleagues to explore possible in-house avenues for us.’
“I am more at ease. I can better handle situations at work which were previously very energy consuming. I make more active choices, have increased my focus and I am happier.“
‘Thank you for your inspiring workshop yesterday. I really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it both personally and professionally.”
“I experience less stress and more enjoyment of everyday life. Less irritation with everyday problems beyond my control. Generally speaking, a much more thoughtful approach to life and my surroundings.”
Delivered by Daniel Stane, mindful leadership expert and consultant to numerous FTSE 250 companies and Tamzin Muir, Potential Project’s Head of Wellbeing and an expert in the neuro-science of resilience.
£145+VAT for members and early bird bookings by the end of February; £195+VAT for non-members; 20% discount for joint bookings of two or more colleagues from the same organisation.
* This event is not open to independent consultants or coaches – this is a unique opportunity for leaders and professionals within organisations to experience our work and get a taster of what we can deliver ‘in-house’. If you have attended one of our leadership masterclasses in the past, this masterclass will have new content we have not shared before and is also open to anyone attending for the first time.
(Wednesday) 08:30 - 12:00
Why do so many of us feel like frauds? A panel of experts will discuss why about 70 per cent of men and women suffer from Imposter
A panel of experts will discuss why about 70 per cent of men and women suffer from Imposter Syndrome and lack of self-confidence.
Please come along to join the discussion and get some tips and advice on how to challenge this perception and build our confidence:
Please arrive promptly to get the most value from the evening: to network and meet our panellists.
18.30: Drinks, canapes and networking
19.00: Tackling Imposter Syndrome: Panellists discussion with Q&A
Having trained as a High Performance Coach to propel her own high tech career, Susie now helps women in STEM to get what they want in a way that they feel good about. Her style ensures her clients develop deeper relationships, and a balanced family life alongside a thriving career. She regularly speaks on stages, has appeared on BBC radio, and writes a popular parenting column for Families Magazine. Susie Ramroop wants to transform your thinking so you stop tolerating the life you have and start creating the one you want! Right NOW!
Joy uses the science of psychology to help find the best fit between people and work. She works globally with senior leaders and professionals in a range of industries, assessing people for roles, coaching, training and teambuilding. An active member of her profession, she speaks at conferences, reviews papers and has been a chartership supervisor and visiting lecturer. Having felt inadequate as a parent and musician as well as in work, Joy can share personal stories, professional experience and psychological insights on what’s behind Imposter Syndrome and how to succeed anyway.
Phin Mpofu is a really authentic, passionate evangelist who works with Entrepreneurs across the world though his work with Startup Grind. He finds Imposter Syndrome a fascinating topic and can talk about his experience of finding out what lies behind the “profiles” of some of the most famous entrepreneurs. In his own words, he had this to say, “I view Imposter Syndrome as that intersection between how we view ourselves in the eyes of society”. Phin is a Fellow of the Centre for Entrepreneurs.
Over the last 25 years Kally has held various senior HR and line management roles at Xerox, American Express and Yellow Pages Sales Ltd (BT). Since joining Zebra in 2006 Kally has had the opportunity to work on a number of key projects in these roles from country expansion, talent acquisition, organisational design and number of change management projects. Her recent focus has been as a facilitator for leadership in Action bringing our cultures together. After 11 years as VP EMEA HR she moved into current role to focus on HR transformation and driving key strategic projects globally on Employee Value Proposition, Inclusion & Diversity and overall talent development and management.
Parking is available in Dukes Meadow or outside on Millbaord Road, Use postcode SL8 5XF from M40 or M4
Local stations: Bourne End (10 mins walk) or Maidenhead (20 mins cab ride) or High Wycombe (20 mins cab ride)
Any questions please respond to the email with your ticket or contact [email protected]
No, we will have your name on our list so as long as you can prove who you are, we will let you in without your ticket.
No, for security reasons we need you to have registered for the event prior to the evening. Thank you for your consideration.
There will be canapes and drinks available but not very substantial so please do eat before or after the event. We will ensure that all food is nut free. If you have any specific allergies please contact the organiser
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(Wednesday) 18:30 - 20:30
Join the Pride at Accenture network to commemorate International Transgender Day of Visibility, with a thought-provoking panel event featuring inspirational leaders from the LGBT+ community. Our speakers
Our speakers will share their personal journeys, experiences they have had in the workplace and will answer questions you may have to help you be a better trans ally.
17:30 Registration, Drinks & Networking
18:00 Welcome/Opening (Accenture Leadership)
18:15 Panel Discussion
19:30 Closing & Networking Drinks + Food
Food and drinks will be provided!
Spaces are limited, so reserve your place ASAP!
(Thursday) 17:30 - 21:00
30 Fenchurch Street
To launch her new book, Energetic Selling and Marketing, Lenka Lutonska will be holding an event to explore gender bias, challenge the preconceptions and blocks that women face and propose
As one of Europe’s leading business coaches, Lenka is helping women to turn their passion for making a difference into thriving, multiple six and seven figure businesses and this book is an essential read for any female entrepreneur who wants to open their minds to the possibility of extraordinary growth and create lasting and aligned business success.
Date: Friday 22 March 2019
Time: 09:30 to 11:30 (GMT)
Where: The Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, London
(Friday) 09:30 - 11:30
The Waldorf Hilton
#BalanceforBetter - UN Theme for 2019 6 pm to 8 pm Monday, 25th March 2019 House of Lords Committee Room 4A Kindly hosted by Baroness
6 pm to 8 pm Monday, 25th March 2019
House of Lords Committee Room 4A
Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece
Baroness Anne Jenkin: Women2Win (tbc)
Gill Barham: Author, Broadcaster and Balancing Life Specialist
The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) – UK would like to invite you to our annual commemoration of the United Nations International Women’s Day highlighting the UN 2019 campaign #BalanceforBetter as the theme.
Balance is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue. The race is on for the gender-balance in key areas etc. the boardroom, government, media coverage, employees, wealth, sports coverage and so on. Therefore, gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive. Everyone has a part to play: all the time and everywhere. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence.
Balance drives a better working world. Let’s all help create a #BalanceforBetter.
With women and men joining forces, each one of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies all over the world.
Since Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, despite having there been achievements, serious gaps still remain in gender parity. There is a call for action to address the issues of gender PARITY, the call to make it happen.
So we can’t be complacent. Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. A strong call to #BalanceforBetter. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.
Imagine a world where a female, no matter her age, can participate in politics, receive an education, have her own income, and dress and speak with no fear of discrimination or violence. Imagine a world of equality and acceptance. The greatest achievements, accomplishments, studies, movements, amongst others all began with the start of an idea. It was the dedication and free will of the individual and/or groups to spread their ideas that make it into reality. They made it happen. Collectively we can all play a part.
Collective action and shared responsibility for driving gender parity is what makes International Women’s Day successful. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained, “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”
Universal Peace Federation honours International Women’s Day by holding an annual event to address the inclusion and equality of females in the modern world. UPF is led by a woman, Dr Hak Ja Han Moon. Topics that have been covered in the past include increasing the number of women in the boardroom, highlighting women’s political and economic participation and a discussion of UN Resolution 1325 mandating equal numbers of men and women in peacemaking activities. This is the opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate, honour, and take action.
Kindly RSVP to reserve your space. Places are limited. We are looking forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a very meaningful event.
(Monday) 18:00 - 20:00
House of Lords
If anyone knows what it means to work full-time, it’s a mom. Child-rearing women are the perfect fit for the mompreneur club
Child-rearing women are the perfect fit for the mompreneur club since they already possess the basic skills needed to kick butt in the business world.
Time-management, creativity and working well under pressure are all essential skills for both motherhood and business. In the past, women were either full-time stay-at-home moms or they worked outside the home, not both. But now, stay-at-home moms are finding ways to pursue their passions: motherhood and entrepreneurship! This is a combined (and whopping!) 80+ hours a week dedicated to caring for the little ones and for a business.
So how can you manage it all? There are some moms who have learned the art of being successful. By successful, we mean moms who are truly enjoying rocking their little ones while rocking their business goals too. Yes, success is an art, and some mompreneurs have mastered this art by finding the perfect balance between juggling diaper bags and laptop cases.
In order to raise awareness and to celebrate women who are both mothers and entrepreneurs and to celebrate March – International Women’s Month and International Women’s Day, Women of Wearables are bringing together five incredible women who will share stories about their entrepreneurial journeys and how to balance motherhood and running a business.
Speakers include Colleen Wong, founder and CEO of TechSixtyFour, Lisa Seagroatt, founder and CEO of HR Fit For Purpose, Pragya Agarwal, social and creative entrepreneur, writer and a TEDx speaker and Zeleka Nadine Sutherland, founder and CEO of Zeleka Nadine Events. Moderated by – Marija Butkovic, founder and CEO of Women of Wearables.
6.00 – 6.30 – Registration and networking
6.30 – 6.35 – Women of Wearables – 5 minute presentation
6:35 – 6:50 – Sponsors – 15 min presentation
6.50 – 7.50 – Panel discussion + Q&A
7.50 – 8.00 – Giveaway
8.00 – 9.00 – Food, refreshments and networking
Many thanks to our sponsors MHP Communications for providing us with the venue and refreshments for the evening.
*Be advised that we will be taking photographs at the event, which we will be using in the future to promote Women of Wearables’ activities. By registering for the event you are giving Women of Wearables permission to take your picture and post them on our website and social media channels as well as use them in other promotional materials.
*Image courtesy of dreamanddo.com
(Wednesday) 18:00 - 21:00
6 Agar Street
We are so excited to invite you to our Socials! A new addition to your Merit Club calendar is our fun monthly social,
A new addition to your Merit Club calendar is our fun monthly social, where we get together to connect, network, welcome new members and non-members and have a great time with a glass of bubbly in hand.
JOIN US every month for a great opportunity to expand your social circle, find new friends and business partners, whether it will be for listening to an inspiring talk, a stimulating workshop or a simple after-work social drinks at a beautiful venue, we want to ensure that through each event you can explore exciting new places in your city, broaden your horizons, and make invaluable and real connections with women that isn’t for just business.
Let’s celebrate the end of the month of Women with a glass of champagne or elderflower-fizz, the choice is yours! Doors will open at 6pm for a casual after-work mingling on the second floor of the beautiful Kadie’s Club, a private club in the heart of Mayfair. Free drink on arrival and plenty of chatting and networking opportunity!
You don’t have to be a member to join us on the day and we encourage you to bring your friend or colleague and let’s grow this community together!
Please note this event is for ladies only, unless otherwise agreed by The Merit Club
(Thursday) 18:30 - 21:00
9 Swallow Street
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