This ARTconnects workshop will explore Migration, Women and Brexit. The workshop will be led by award-winning International
The workshop will be led by award-winning International Artist and Activist Salma Zulfiqar who will also deliver a spoken word performance on women and migration.
Participants will be invited to take part in a creative session looking at the issues surrounding women, migration and Brexit. Participants will be asked to create a picture representing their thoughts on the issue. The session will culminate in a debate on the issue using creativity as the talking point. This session is taking place at Palazzo Bembo, European Cultural Centre, in the heart of Venice as part of the artists’ Exhibition of the Migration Blanket which is on display in the ‘Personal Structures’ show during the Venice Biennale.
Refreshments will be served after the workshop where participants will also be able to see the artwork and network. All materials provided for workshop, no experience required.
(Saturday) 15:00 - 17:00
European Cultural Centre - Palazzo Bembo
4793 Riva del Carbon
The Single Mums Business Network was founded by award winning single mum and entrepreneur Julie Hawkins to help women gain more exposure to their business for minimal financial
The SMBN is committed to tackling these issues whilst supporting its members to succeed in self-employment. You never know as a woman in business when you will lose the support of a partner and so it is important that your business allows you to cover the cost of living as an independent woman, and joining a business network is the best way to go.
Following sustaining her company against adversity as a single parent Julie knew that it was merely lack of exposure (aka PR budget!) holding her back. Julie created the SMBN to enable women to collaborate, to support business growth.
The SMBN Conference brings together women from all over the UK who are experts in their field and they are coming together on this occassion to help mums who may need a little inspiration and advice to take them to the next level. Whether a seasoned business woman or a new single mum who doesn’t feel like a business woman at all the SMBN conference will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.
(Wednesday) 11:00 - 14:00
The Gateway Cinema Venue
Labels Shopping Centre
Introducing Black Investor 360, an event dedicated to the
Coming to London on Thursday 12th September 2019, Black Investor 360 is the UKʼs first ever business investment show catering to black businesses. Addressing black professionals, graduates and entrepreneurs, informing them of the creative and innovative wealth management and investment opportunities available within the Black Business Network.
Join our full day conference to learn more about taking your business and personal finances to the next level!
For further information or enquiries visit www.blackinvestor360.com
*Please note all Young Entrepreneur/Student tickets will require ID and you must be over 18 to attend the Closing reception.
(Thursday) 09:00 - 18:00
Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX
Challenge The Imposter Syndrome & Your Inner Critic AND Get Out of Your Own Way At Work. Who is this One-Day Event for? This is
This is for you if you’re an experienced career woman who…
Well, if you’ve said ‘Yes’ to any, if not all, of the above, let’s get together for a day and change that.
“I’m committed to showing up and showing YOU how to and why to stop sabotaging your success and challenge the imposter syndrome – all while being comfortable, confident and true to yourself. Are you?” –Kay White
(Thursday) 09:30 - 18:00
Royal Automobile Club
Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HS
A great fun evening with Kiehls teaching us all sorts, including all sorts of goodies. Past events have included: nibbles and drinks lots of instore
Please bring business cards for the business card draw
This evening ALWAYS proves to be very popular and places are limited so book early.
Ticket prices go to charity.
(Thursday) 17:30 - 19:30
Kiehl's Boutique Manchester
60 King Street
Come and join us for an evening of fun and fashion as we celebrate the work that Smart Works Greater Manchester do to support women of the region
Our work is critical in raising the confidence levels of women that need a hand up to re-establish a path back into work. In partnership with Careaux, a new inspiring fashion brand and Manchester Hall you can expect to hear some exciting new announcements from Smart Works and enjoy a night of great food, drinks and inspirational women.
For more information about Smart Works Greater Manchester visit: https://smartworks.org.uk/manc…
(Thursday) 18:00 - 22:30
Sistr invites you to a Sistr social where
This panel series will look at why and how some of our trailblazing Sistr founder members chose to ‘turn left’ in industries where everyone else turns right. What was their lightbulb moment for founding their business, their failures and successes, the lessons they’ve learnt along the way and what keeps the fires in their business bellies burning.
Champagne, Noughty cocktails and canapes sponsored by Tramp and Thomson & Scott. With energy drinks from Botanic Lab and BrainFud
Upgrade your ticket to a dinner ticket where you can enjoy a 2 course dinner with the panelists seated amongst you. Spaces are limited to 50 people.
7pm Fizz and Canapes Reception.
7.30pm panel discussion
9pm delicious 2-course dinner with the Sistrs
Emma Sayle will be chairing the panel, founded Sistr in June 2019- a dedicated platform for women to connect, share and learn from one another. She is best known for being one of the UK’s leading ‘sex-entrepreneurs’. She made her name launching the elite global party brand Killing Kittens in 2005, she has gone on to become a leading spokesperson for the female-first movement. Her passion for female empowerment is the driving force behind the KK Group, which inspires women to make connections socially, sexually, romantically and professionally. She also runs the Sisterhood Group taking on ultra races all over the world in aid of various women and children’s charities.
Emma Kenny is a psychologist, TV presenter, writer and expert media commentator, and is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading TV psychological experts. She is perhaps best known for her role as resident psychologist on ITV’s This Morning where, during the viewer phone-in segment of the show, she provides expert advice on a whole range of sensitive issues. Emma has also emerged as a fan favourite for her presenting roles on true crime programmes – most notably Britain’s Darkest Taboos on the Crime & Investigation Channel.
Erika Brodnock is a multi-award winning entrepreneur (including female entrepreneur of the year 2015), philanthropist, life coach, Executive MBA, inspirational speaker and creator of digital resources covering emotional and social learning, digital safety, and digital parenting. She is Sky News’ resident parenting and child wellbeing expert; the founder of software companies Karisma Kidz and Kami; and her corporate seminars cover most areas of family life. Erika is passionate about making sure that every child has the opportunity to reach their potential! Her forte is bridging the digital and real world by teaching life skills through play. Her first Tedx talk has been viewed more than 100,000 times and can be found here.
Amanda Thomson is the CEO and Founder of Thomson & Scott, winner of the EY Winning Women 2017, Le Cordon Bleu Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 and DIT Export Champion 2019. The creator of Skinny Champagne and Skinny Prosecco, she is leading the global transparency in wine movement by creating a company that asks consumers to demand what’s in their bottles. By example, Thomson & Scott produces top quality Champagne and Prosecco with as little intervention as possible in the production process and highlights its vegan and organic credentials. This Summer, Thomson launches Noughty, the first organic, vegan alcohol-free sparkling wine with almost half the sugar content of traditional alcohol-free sparkling wines, revolutionising the way in which consumers enjoy alcohol free options.
Rebekah Hall, CEO and Founder of Botanic Lab, the award-winning and female-led innovative drinks brand disrupting the UK market with its “drinks that do something”. Renowned for its cold-pressed Performance Juices, non-dairy Grown Up Milkshakes, first-to-market adaptogenic Hotshots and the UK’s first Cannabidiol (CBD) drink Dutch Courage by Botanic Lab. The products are unapologetically taking over the shelves of Waitrose, Selfridges, Holland&Barrett, Ocado, Co-Op and EAT. Since 2014, Rebekah’s strategic vision and business acumen have been the driving force behind Botanic Lab, rewriting the rulebook on stereotypical ‘health drinks’ and catapulting the business to success in a very competitive landscape. Rebekah is a regular speaker at female focused and entrepreneurship events, providing an honest and refreshing insight into the process of launching and building a brand. Like her drinks, what you see is what you get.
(Thursday) 19:00 - 23:00
40 Jermyn Street
Summer Slay London, is our next stop on our tour! Join our founder, Coleen Otero, who has been diligent in her assignment to build global relationships
Join our founder, Coleen Otero, who has been diligent in her assignment to build global relationships to further the vision and mission of the CEO Chick Organisation. With the assistance from our International Ambassadors, we are officially hosting our second London event.
Our motto at CEO Chicks, is to collaborate, create and dominate! Come out and meet some women who are changing the world with grace and wisdom. Looking forward to connecting!
(Saturday) 11:00 - 14:00
The Library at Covent Garden
112 St. Martin's Lane
Join us for a whole day of Women in the Law UK topics to help reinvirate you. WITH World Class Guest speakers and topics including
Followed by drinks reception
Members, Non Members and male colleagues very welcome.
(Sunday) 10:00 - 13:00
DLA Piper UK LLP
1 Saint Peter's Square
After the success of their last Sales Transformation workshop, Waypoint Partners are hosting another one on 18th September in central London. This event is for
This event is for growing and ambitious agency owners who are keen to understand more about driving accelerated revenue growth and creating a repeatable and efficient sales process.
Selling efficiently has a direct impact on growth and therefore, valuation. Using real examples, they will be exploring what you need to be, do and have to build an effective focused sales model.
Waypoint Partners has worked with over 200 companies and will share the methodology and process changes that brought a digital business a 300 per cent uplift in new logo sales (£800k to £2.4m tcv) and an 8x uplift in up-sells and cross-sells (£79k to £888k across six months).
Come and learn how to create a value sales proposition to ensure customer longevity and long-term value. Coffee, questions and networking to follow.
1 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1RD
Wednesday 18th September
(Wednesday) 09:30 - 11:00
Marie Stopes published her controversial sex manual, Married Love, in 1918, revolutionising how the world understood desire, sexuality and sexual health. A century on, this new chamber
A century on, this new chamber opera by Alex Mills explores a fascinating snapshot of society’s sex life using extracts from thousands of emotionally-charged letters Stopes received in response to her book, which feel just as powerful and relevant now as they were 100 years ago.
The opera was first performed at Wellcome Collection museum as part of the Tête à Tête opera festival in 2018. This production brings together the original team with new staging conceived specially for Kings Place.
(Saturday) 16:00 - 20:00
90 York Way
The Access MBA and EMBA Tour is visiting London to guide the most ambitious business professionals to their dream MBA or EMBA degree and professional fulfillment. Sign
Sign up for the Access MBA & EMBA One-to-One event to benefit from:
Date: September 24th, 2019
Place: Royal Garden Hotel, London
Places are limited for One-to-One meetings and early registration is recommended.
(Tuesday) 16:30 - 21:30
Royal Garden Hotel
Careers Club & WeAreTheCity would like to invite you to join them for an evening of learning and networking, Accelerate Your Earning Potential - Add value, gain recognition,
Smart Career Moves Mentor Kay White knows how frustrating it can be when your career priorities fly out of the window (or you don’t have a clue what they are in the first place) and you find yourself at the mercy of everyone else’s career goals instead. This has serious implications on your success at work and at home and your overall sense of well-being.
It means it’s time to take the steering wheel and Drive Your Own Career Bus.
Drawing from her recently-released book “It’s Always Your Move – Purposeful Progress for Corporate Career Women”, during her interactive talk, Kay will share tips, strategies, mind-sets and exact words and phrases for you to use straight away, all designed to enable you to naturally steer and navigate the choppy waters of your own career path.
Tuesday 24 September 2019, 5.45pm – 8.30pm at Man Group, 1 Angel Lane, London, EC4R 3AB
17.45 Registration & pre-networking
18.30 Welcome and Speed Networking with Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity
18.40 Keynote session – Accelerate Your Earning Potential – Add value, gain recognition, reap rewards with Kay White, Coach, Author, Mentor – Way Forward Solutions
19.50 Networking and canapes
20.30 Event close
Kay White is known as The Smart Career Moves Mentor for Corporate Women and is the Author of two Number 1 best-selling books (The A to Z of Being Understood AND It’s Always Your Move). Kay shows experienced corporate career women how to own and leverage their skills and experience so they more confidently navigate their career paths towards promotion, more recognition and more rewards (all without losing themselves along the way).
Drawing upon the highs and lows of her own +20-year corporate experience in insurance broking at Willis, London (starting as a Secretary and leaving as a Divisional Director) Kay brings her passion and experience for the energy of language, the art of influence and persuasion and making strategic, considered career moves to her clients.
Kay and her husband live close to London with 3 rescue Lurchers and much of Kay’s inspiration comes from walking the hounds, early in the mornings, in the local countryside. Playing the drums (occasionally guest-spotting in a heavy rock band) and Water-skiing, Kay keeps herself flexible with Yoga and Pilates.
This session is free for individual Careers Club members, corporate members of Careers Club and WATC Rising Star and TechWomen winners.
(Tuesday) 17:45 - 20:30
5th Floor, 1 Angel Lane,
Our third annual Talking Taboos event is taking place on the 24th of September. This year our theme is sex education and how to educate the next
This Gynae Cancer Awareness Month, #TeamEve are out to make noise about the need to educate everyone about their bodies. That means sex education – but not just for children and certainly not just at school. We’re here to end the culture of shame and stigma surrounding the vagina and vulva once and for all – starting in the classroom but including your mum, your grandma, your colleague and your friends.
Our Talking Taboos event, of which we have opened up a limited number of extra tickets, is a rare opportunity for thought-leaders, influencers, journalists, educators, campaigners and medical practitioners who are interested in women’s health to get together and discuss the issues so we can go away with improved insight, inspiration and – most importantly – key action points.
Our panel will be kicking off the conversation about sex education for ALL generations, and we will then invite the audience to contribute to the discussion.
(Tuesday) 18:00 - 20:30
4 Playhouse Yard, London, EC4V 5EX
Join our team of legal walkers 10K walk in Manchester rasing money for much needed Charities local. In association of NWLT and Manchester Law Society
(Wednesday) 17:00 - 20:00
Currently the country's BAME employee population are experiencing an annual pay penalty of £3.2 billion.
Some of that £3.2 billion pay penalty stretches to BAME employees working in the insurance industry.
Dame McGregor-Smith’s Review highlighted how inequality in the pay is affecting the Country’s BAME workforce and ultimately impacting the wider economy. Her Review was followed by the Government’s recent Consultation on the need for ethnicity pay gap reporting by Companies (including those in the market). This means that Companies need to start not only preparing now for how they will meet future reporting requirements but also how they can use the data obtained to drive change and cultivate a culture of transparency within their own organisations.
Join us to hear Baroness McGregor-Smith’s discuss what progress has been made on the recommendations outlined in her report as well as senior decision makers from across the insurance market on what their organisations are doing to redress the imbalance.
Come and join the conversation in what we hope will be an interactive and insightful event.
(Wednesday) 17:30 - 19:30
The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall St, London EC3V 4AN
Britain has had two female heads of government and women make up a third of the total number in the House of Commons, a number that has been
Women, some say, will soon have equal political power in the UK. But many would beg to disagree. Britain sits 39th in the world rankings for the proportion of women sitting in the national legislature, and it was not until 2016 that the total number of women ever elected to the Commons surpassed the number of male MPs in a single parliament.
Women MPs have passionately fought for and won many of the gains we take for granted today – equal pay, better childcare provision and child benefit. But the fight for laws that benefit women has often been made in the face of fierce opposition from male MPs. And today, women parliamentarians face a new challenge – increasing levels of abuse and threats of violence on social media. Labour MP Diane Abbott, the first black woman elected to parliament, receives so many racist and misogynistic threats every day that her office sends them in weekly batches to the police. This revolution, many women say, is far from finished.
On September 26 the MPs Rachel Reeves and Priti Patel join celebrated classicist and broadcaster Mary Beard on the Intelligence Squared stage to discuss how women negotiate political power in what remains in many ways a man’s world. Reeves will talk about some of the pioneers who feature in her acclaimed book Women in Westminster, including Eleanor Rathbone, Barbara Castle, Harriet Harman and Tessa Jowell, who all battled for change despite the sometimes misogynistic atmosphere in the House of Commons. Nancy Astor, the first sitting woman MP, was physically obstructed by some male MPs from taking her seat on the green benches, while Shirley Williams used to have her rear routinely pinched by male colleagues in the division lobby.
Our speakers will also discuss the very nature of power and how even women often conceive it as male. As lifelong feminist Beard acknowledges, ‘What do even I see when I shut my eyes and try to imagine a prime minister? Answer: a white man in a suit.’ When, our speakers will ask, will there be a female prime minister of colour? Or a woman chancellor of the exchequer, a job Reeves has said she aspires to? When and how will the revolution be finally won?
(Thursday) 19:00 - 20:30
9-23 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 3DW
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made
People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. We are counting up the pennies and pounds for this year’s event as we speak, and hope to raise over £27 million again this year, to help everyone living with cancer to live life as fully as they can.
The first ever Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. It was a rather small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It was so effective, we did it again the next year – only this time nationally. Since then, Coffee Morning has raised over £200 million for Macmillan.
Having a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious for a great cause.
One in two of us will face cancer, and the money you raise at your Coffee Morning will help everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can.
(Friday) 00:00 - 00:00
A location of your choice
Join women’s cancer research charity, The Eve Appeal, as we Go Red and trek 25km (approx. 15.5 miles) on Saturday 28th September through the stunning Cotswolds to mark
Every day in the UK 58 women are diagnosed with one of the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal – and 21 will die. That’s 21 mothers, daughters, sisters and partners every day. The Eve Appeal is determined to change these shocking statistics but they need your help.
By taking part in this incredible challenge you can help to raise funds for The Eve Appeal’s ground-breaking research which is focused on developing effective methods of risk prediction, earlier detection and screening for these women-only cancers – whilst also taking in this truly beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the charming villages, stunning countryside and breath-taking views at every step.
Athena Lamnisos, Chief Executive of The Eve Appeal said: “The Go Red Trek is a charity hike that’s both a stretch and a joy. Walking through glorious countryside, sharing stories and raising life-saving funds. It’s a brilliant event to take part in with friends, family and colleagues and also brilliant if you come along on your own. Raising sponsorship when you’re taking on a 25km challenge with a fair few hills along the way is great fun too!”
Go Red and sign up today: https://www.globaladventurechallenges.com/challenge/go-red-trek
This trek brings together the charity’s supporters, employees, people who have had cancer and their families, and anyone who likes to take on a new challenge and raise money in the process. The Eve Appeal’s Specialist Gynaecological Cancer Nurse Tracie Miles, who runs our Ask Eve service, will also be taking part this year – so it is the perfect opportunity to walk, talk and learn about gynae health.
We will meet in the early morning on Saturday 28th September in the beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water, also known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ – a truly beautiful location to start our challenge. Here you will register, receive your bespoke t-shirt and have an event briefing.
The trek then heads out onto the Monarch’s Way where we will walk alongside the River Windrush, passing Clapton-on-the-Hill and Farmington before reaching Northleach.
After passing through Northleach, we join the Macmillan Way passing through small villages of Hampnett and Turkdean, continuing our trek to the Cold Aston. The final leg of our trek will join the Gloucestershire Way before moving onto the Windrush Way and then heading back into Bourton-on-the-Water for a triumphant finish – where you can enjoy some fizz and a hot snack!
Sign up today by visiting https://www.globaladventurechallenges.com/challenge/go-red-trek or if you would like more information contact the Eve Team: email [email protected] or phone 020 7605 0109.
All Day (Saturday)
An Amazon Stept Out is a one-off evening with one of history’s unsung heroes: the pioneering rebel, Mary Wollstonecraft. Anita Rani and Jude Kelly and a star-studded
Anita Rani and Jude Kelly and a star-studded cast will bring to life the inspirational story of the ‘original suffragette.’
Wollstonecraft was an Enlightenment icon and human rights champion. She reported from the front lines of Revolutionary Paris, and travelled to Scandinavia in search of lost silver, toddler in tow. Why were her life and legacy considered so dangerous? This unique production is your chance to experience her world-changing words as they’ve never been heard before.
An Amazon Stept Out is written by Bee Rowlatt, directed by Honor Borwick with musical contributions assembled by Harriet Houghton Slade.
“I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves”
For one night only and in aid of the human rights education charity The Wollstonecraft Society.
The Lyric Theatre