An evening of inspiration and practical career strategies led by Award Winning coach and author Jenny Garrett - One off talk in Birmingham. Ever wondered how some
Ever wondered how some people:
These are the Happenista’s and Happenmista’s they make things happen in their own unique way.
In this engaging and interactive session Jenny will share with you her findings from research with over 2700 women, her over a decade of coaching, and her experience of what works.
6.00 – 6.10pm Introductions
6.10 -7.10pm Talk from Jenny
7.10pm – 7.30pm Q & A
Jenny Garrett is an Award Winning Coach, Speaker and Trainer with over 13 years’ experience of running a Global Business. She is a Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs – City of London and was listed in Brummell Magazines Top 30 City Innovators 2016.
Jenny works with individuals and organisations, using her unique combination of skills around gender balance, leadership and self improvement to inspire and empower, achieving career and life changing results beyond expectation.
She is best known for her work empowering working women, particularly female breadwinners, through her Amazon Bestselling Book Rocking Your Role. Her expertise in self improvement and personal development for leaders, and her work equipping teens with the skills that leaders of the future will need through her social enterprise Rocking Ur Teens.
She has reached an audience of over 30,000 through her speaking engagements, including two TEDx Talks, and coached individuals all over the globe from Australia, to Botswana, the US, Mexico, Spain and the UK, with over 4,000 coaching hours under her belt.
Her most recent clients include MasterCard, Ernst & Young, the NHS and the National Union of Students (NUS).
Jenny is a regular commentator on Sky News and LBC radio, and has been featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio London & The Telegraph amongst many others.
June 1 (Monday) 18:00 - July 1 (Wednesday) 19:30
Our Martinhal Entrepreneurship Event takes place annually at Martinhal Cascais and brings together interesting women in business, leadership activists and women in tech from all around the globe.
Given these new Post Covid World, we are unable to organise the event in the usual format but we are happy to bring you an online session. This 2020 online edition will present some amazing stories of women making social impact through their entrepreneurship and businesses and women in tech, with Ayumi Moore Aoki, the Founder and President of Women in Tech® leading the Women in Tech panel, and Susanne Haefeli-Hestvik and Harsha Chanrai, CEO of SAIRA Hospitality as part of the Social Impact panel. There will be 4 one-hour sessions that will also include a conversation about women entrepreneurs and their challenges.
(Thursday) 10:00 - 17:00
In this session Jennifer will help you quickly understand the power of raising your visibility on LinkedIn. You will understand the importance of taking action and being
You will understand the importance of taking action and being visible if you want to move forward and elevate your career.
Jennifer will concentrate on:
As an award-winning social media influencer, Jennifer Corcoran knows a thing or two about leaving her comfort zone behind. She uses her experience to help others achieve sustained visibility and success.
Too many of us feel lost when it comes to selling ourselves or our businesses online. Jennifer’s mission is to help entrepreneurs, individuals and businesses stand out on LinkedIn. Her business, My Super Connector, proves that you don’t need to be the loudest person in the room to get noticed.
While working in The City as an executive PA, Jennifer used social media to elevate her reputation. This helped her win regional, national and global awards. A back injury cut her City career short but led Jennifer to find her true calling – as a LinkedIn trainer and networking adviser.
Jennifer is more than a skilled social media scheduler or self-pronounced “Expert”. Her talent and hard work are evident in her list of qualifications and awards, making her one of the UK’s most successful LinkedIn trainers. As a Pitman-accredited LinkedIn trainer, she has qualified in LinkedIn and Social media for business. Her expertise is evident in her list of prestigious awards such as Social Media Influencer of the Year in the Venus Awards. She has also been spotlighted in national campaigns such as F-Entrepreneur and holds 3rd place on the #LinkedInRockstars list.
Jennifer’s clients include London South Bank University, London Chamber of Commerce, Exeter College, the FSB and Enterprise Nation. Her work has been featured in many publications and websites including The Guardian, BrightTALK, Grow Exeter and LBC.
Learn more about Jennifer and her work at MySuperConnector.co.uk.
(Thursday) 12:00 - 12:45
If we're really honest we have observed great things in other leaders and some not so great. We wish they would step up and have a greater
We wish they would step up and have a greater impact, as we watch from the sidelines. What if we did something to make a difference? What if we have to be that leader, for our own fulfillment, and for all those people waiting to see a leader that they want to be like? Doing so doesn’t require you to have a specific job title already, just a belief in yourself that can be developed over time.
In this webinar, Susie will show you what to do in order to make this step. Her approach is to make changes so small that they create greater confidence in you, but remain unnoticeable to judging eyes. When added together these changes will perfectly position you to have the career you were meant for.
Susie Ramroop qualified as a Performance Coach in 2006, whilst Directing transformation teams in the tech sector. Her training helped her to realise that capability and joy were not the same thing – on reaching the top of her game, she felt flat, and so she redirected her efforts and crafted a career that focuses on making a difference to leaders of the future. She empowers people to take the time to know themselves, show true leadership before they get the title, and unlock the path to bigger, more impactful work.
Nothing gets past Susie – she sees all of your brilliance and will call out your limiting behaviour so that you surrender chuckling. Susie is an articulate and empowering Coach, who brings laser focus and an enormous heart to lasting business and personal growth.
As the UK’s thought leader on imposter syndrome, Susie is an exciting and, occasionally, hilarious speaker that will have you raring to take action (that makes a difference) as you leave the room.
Susie works privately with individuals, with Mastermind groups in business, and runs the utterly transformational Reset Retreat, which will restart in September 2020.
(Tuesday) 12:00 - 12:45
Distilling your career down to just two sides can seem challenging enough. But we
But we know a good Board CV has value beyond a simple document. It can prove invaluable in your networking, on LinkedIn and in deciding which boards to target and how.
Join our free lunchtime webinar session to understand why investing time in developing your Board CV can be the ‘game changer’ in building a board career.
The webinar will be led by Alison Thorne, Women on Boards Ambassador, NED, mentor and former recruiter. Alison runs our Board CV Masterclass and has reviewed many of our members’ draft Board CVs.
(Wednesday) 13:00 - 13:30
In these strange times, you have an extraordinary opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills, to be the calm in the storm and to be seen in a whole
This session will focus on showing you how to:
Hunted down to speak for audiences including Microsoft, Sky and Barclays, Harriet Waley-Cohen has empowered thousands of people over the last 16 years to believe in themselves and their potential. She has been through multiple transformations herself and knows what it takes to make deep rooted changes that stick, to get through tough times and emerge stronger and wiser, and not loose your sense of humour!
Harriet empowers people to leave behind self-doubt, disempowering patterns and overwhelm in favour of new ways of thinking, feeling and acting that create confidence, wellbeing and success. She is described by Vanessa Vallely OBE, MD of WeAreThe City as “a real superwoman who empowers others wherever she goes.”
Harriet won Best Storyteller and Most Memorable Speaker at the 2019 UK Annual Female Speakers Conference, plus was given an award for Leadership in the World by The Network for Transformational Leaders at the end of 2019.
(Thursday) 12:00 - 12:45
For most of us, our stress levels are at an all-time high. In the short-term, stress may appear to get things done but in the long term
So, stop the stress. If you can’t, then stress less and relax more. Because relaxation isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity if you want to stay healthy and effective.
This is a free live online 45-minute seminar. Voluntary donations are welcome.
(Thursday) 18:00 - 19:00
Join us to celebrate the launch of My
My Mentor Finder is a multi-industry mentoring platform to match mentors with mentees at all stages of their careers. The platform will make mentoring accessible to everyone regardless of background, lack of industry contacts role models, or geographical location.
(Sunday) 17:00 - 19:00
So many things to do, not enough time! Now, time can’t be controlled but you can get more organised and make better decisions on how you use your time. This
This session includes tips on how to:
This is a free live online 45-minute seminar. Voluntary donations are welcome.
(Tuesday) 18:00 - 19:00
The cloud revolution is real, and it’s great to see that more organisations are seeing the value in multi-cloud IT environments, but are businesses truly maximising its benefits?
The latest research commissioned by Dell Technologies suggests the majority are not. That’s despite the fact that the number of enterprises leveraging public cloud services has more than tripled since 2011. Uncovering today’s cloud challenges and reaping the rewards of multi-cloud environments is essential for success – so, what’s holding them back?
Stephen is a Senior Director for the UK Presales organisation at Dell Technologies, leading a team of highly passionate technologists who are helping customers realise digital transformation. Stephen is deeply engaged in supporting customers exploit their data assets to drive exciting opportunities that Artificial Indigence, Machine Learning, 5G Networks, and Edge computing promise – while ensuring we meet our ambitious corporate social responsibility objectives.
(Wednesday) 12:00 - 13:00
WeAreTechWomenThe technology sister to WeAreTheCity
Carrying on our road of self-love and self-evolution
This women’s circle is for any woman interested in joining a welcoming, safe feminist space to talk about dealing with sexism in our professional, personal and digital lives but especially welcomes victim/survivors for peer support.
Join this longer women’s circle of sharing, journaling and meditation. For this session, we will be focusing on where we can find joy in our lives as women and as feminists, and commitments to a future of healing and freedom. As lockdown lifts and we dramatically readjust to new environments and challenges – which significantly affect the lives of women – we will fold inwards for just a little while of re-connecting and re-centring as the world externally shifts.
Participants are welcome to come on with their camera and microphone on or off. You do not have to be loud, confident or sure about your experiences to join a women’s circle.
Trans women, intersex people, sex worker women, women of colour and women with disabilities and women who have not studied feminism are welcome – Circle is not just for certain women. Any questions, learning needs, safety concerns/contacts or disability adjustments please email me on [email protected] – you will also receive an email from me after signing up requesting these details.
Identity verification will take place prior to attendance and the meeting will be password-protected and locked. Support contacts and signposting will be provided after the meeting.
(Wednesday) 17:30 - 19:30
London business community networking, supporting your business to survive
In a time of uncertainty, it has been inspiring and uplifting to see businesses use their skills and resources to respond and help the community by taking action and transforming their usual way of working to assist in the response to Covid-19, spreading positive messages of hope and determination along the way.
This Networking event including our Survive and Thrive trainer led session, will connect you with businesses in London to talk about challenges and opportunities that can help your business whilst also helping you to explore new ways to interact with your customers.
(Thursday) 10:15 - 12:30
In this workshop I will introduce Hacking as a Creative Superpower and how it can be used to solve problems and open up new opportunities. It’s a
It’s a methodology that helps you take big problems and break them down into smaller bits which you can fix individually. At its core is the idea is that we operate in complex systems and the best way to instigate change is to make lots and lots and lots of small changes to make a meaningful difference. I will give examples of how hacking has been used to accelerate inclusion and diversity in organisations such as Coca-Cola European partners while at an individual level tackling issues such as fear, leadership and loneliness.
Daniele is co-founder of Utopia, a culture change business that creates more purposeful, inclusive and entrepreneurial cultures for clients. Utopia’s top-to-bottom, boardroom to factory floor approach has clinched household names including Coca-Cola European Partners, Google, Schneider Electric, Spotify and Universal Music.
He also co-founded Token Man in 2014, an initiative that gives men a better understanding of gender inequality in the workplace and inspire them to become change-makers. He was named one of Management Today’s Top 30 Male Agents of Change, and in 2019 was on the Advisory Board for Inclusion Matters. He continues to nurture a number of communities he co-founded, including Culture Social, a community for anyone who wants to build better work cultures, and has co-authored a number of books including Creative Superpowers: Equip Yourself for the Age of Creativity.Daniele is co-founder of Utopia, a culture change business that creates more purposeful, inclusive and entrepreneurial cultures for clients. Utopia’s top-to-bottom, boardroom to factory floor approach has clinched household names including Coca-Cola European Partners, Google, Schneider Electric, Spotify and Universal Music.
He also co-founded Token Man in 2014, an initiative that gives men a better understanding of gender inequality in the workplace and inspire them to become change-makers. He was named one of Management Today’s Top 30 Male Agents of Change, and in 2019 was on the Advisory Board for Inclusion Matters. He continues to nurture a number of communities he co-founded, including Culture Social, a community for anyone who wants to build better work cultures, and has co-authored a number of books including Creative Superpowers: Equip Yourself for the Age of Creativity.
(Thursday) 12:00 - 12:45
Smashing the stigma and navigating your way through the wet-knickered wilderness. Incontinence is one of the final taboos in women's health, and it's about time we
Incontinence is one of the final taboos in women’s health, and it’s about time we spoke up about it.
So, at the next Wellbeing of Women health webinar, author and journalist Luce Brett and Elaine Miller, a physiotherapist specialising in pelvic health, are going to tackle this life-changing problem that affects so many women.
Luce was 30 when she gave birth to her first son and found herself incontinent. She felt scared, upset, embarrassed and ashamed – despite the fact that this is a reality for a staggering 1 in 3 women.
In her heartfelt, raw and funny memoir: PMSL Or How I Literally Pissed Myself Laughing and Survived the Last Taboo to Tell the Tale, Luce provides a razor-sharp perspective on this widespread medical issue which, despite how common it is, still carries such a stigma.
With the expertise of Elaine Miller, who is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and a founding member of Pelvic Roar, together they will discuss an unspoken, gruelling reality of living with incontinence and why it’s simply not good enough for women to be told that, post birth, they should expect their lives and pelvic floor function to be diminished.
PMSL Or How I Literally Pissed Myself Laughing and Survived the Last Taboo to Tell the Tale is available as a Kindle, hardback and Audiobook:
(Thursday) 13:00 - 14:00
Join Faith Ruto for an exclusive virtual book
In this 60 minute zoom meeting, Faith will talk about how she transitioned from working for Shell to setting up her own company. www.transformation21st.com.
Faith will share the process of writing the book and give you key strategies to help you move from surviving to thriving. Faith will share some of the success stories from reader’s whose careers and lives has been transformed by the book.
This is a informal celebration.
“This book is for anyone who knows they have more in them, but needs guidance to unlock their true potential, discover and live their true purpose. Each chapter of the book challenges you to dare to dream bigger than you ever imagined.”
Akwasi Frimpong, Olympian (Ghana’s first skeleton athlete), Motivational Speaker & Entrepreneur
“I found Faith’s book extremely inspiring. It has challenged me to examine my life and to determine whether I am living life to the fullest and making the most of the gifts I have been entrusted with.”
Jonathan Pinto, Associate Professor, Organizational Behaviour and Negotiations at Imperial College Business School
“In the tumult of today’s world, many people are searching for a greater sense of purpose. In her book, Faith writes with integrity as someone who has repeatedly faced her own fears, transformed herself and is, therefore, able to o er authentic, practical advice. Her inspiring story provides guidance to others embarking on a transformation journey.”
Susan Goldsworthy, Co-author of award-winning books Care to Dare and Choosing Change
About the Speaker
Faith is a global speaker, a coach (expert on resilience, confidence and career) and published. Faith works with high achievers, entrepreneurs and leaders to build resilience and confidence to thrive during uncertain times.
Faith is the author of 5 stars book:
Transform Within – 7 Practical Strategies for Resilience and Growth.
Book available on Amazon and all major online book stores:
Attendees who purchase the book (paperback or ebook) will have the opportunity to reserve a 1:1 laser coaching session with Faith. * A free 30 minute online coaching session *worth over £100 (totally FREE), available post event.
(Friday) 12:00 - 13:00
Our one-week fast-track Comedy Crash Course featuring some
If you want to perform and write comedy with a focus on creating characters and exploring diversity, we’ve created a one-week online comedy course, one hour a day, to start your journey.
Facilitated by four of the industry’s experts in their online field, this course will provide tailored tips and advice to help you refine your style and enhance your performing, writing, and the development of your online comedic skills.
Lynne Parker is the award-winning producer who created Funny Women In 2002. Lynne will begin the week with a workshop that connects you, builds your confidence and kick starts your creative brain into action.
Logan Murray the Comedy Guru, acknowledged as one of the best Comedy tutors in the country, will spot us through some comedy exercises to help us let off a little steam.
Anna Morris, an award-winning character comedian, writer and actress, who’s written five one-woman character comedy shows which have received critical acclaim, will lead you through exercises to help you find comical characters, and shape them into monologues and sketches.
Sajeela Kershi is a multi-award winning comedian, compere, writer, actor and activist. She has performed across the UK and internationally. Themes of Feminism, culture, race, religion, identity are the cornerstones of her work for which she has won numerous awards. Sajeela will help you explore and develop your performance.
The week culminates in a live online showcase split into two parts with an hours interval on Friday 24th. Please allow time for this – you will receive invaluable feedback on your performance.
Full price £75 (+ VAT) plus booking fee, Funny Friends rate £50 (+VAT) plus booking fee.
20 (Monday) 12:00 - 24 (Friday) 14:00
For business leaders, entrepreneurs and executives with businesses which need to grow and evolve, I find it useful to dig into Incremental vs. Exponential Thinking and how a
It’s usually helpful to focus on when each of these approaches are appropriate and how to spend more time focused on the latter. The practical steps and watch-outs I cover provide tangible next steps for the audience. I’m positioned provide a powerful perspective on this thanks to my career in tech, where I’ve been focused on helping leaders within some of the largest and most traditional organizations to adopt technology to transform their businesses.
Joy Poole is an entrepreneur, tech enthusiast, mum and Founding Partner leading the Executive Education and Coaching Practice at Emergence Partners. Joy engages and demystifies the potential of the latest technology innovations for leaders, creating impact in their respective industries. Joy’s ‘possibilist’ mindset coupled with her extensive experience from Facebook, Capgemini, and Arthur Andersen have enabled her to build a strong track record in business development, and strategic and operational excellence. Joy holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and Executive degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford.
(Tuesday) 12:00 - 12:45
One thing is clear about the COVID-19 pandemic, as stock markets tumble, schools and universities close, people stockpile supplies and home becomes a different and crowded space: this
On issues from domestic violence to insecure work, women, and other diverse groups, are bearing the brunt of these challenges. Governments, businesses and activists must come together to respond to this emergency – and build a lasting, gender equal future.
This webinar is free, and if you can, please do support UN Women’s COVID-19 response by making one pledge today. Just £15 can provide a week’s worth of hygiene essentials and food for a woman and her children in quarantine. If you donate, please do let Simon know at [email protected] so he can thank you personally, and let you know how you can get involved in this global movement.
Simon Gallow is an Advocate for UN Women UK, having been Development Director, and a Policy Analyst in the UN Women Economic Empowerment Division in New York. He is also a Strategist for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), and holds a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) from Cambridge University.
(Thursday) 16:00 - 16:45
The Baton Awards Panel Discussion on Visibility, Voice and Validation There’s been significant accomplishments achieved throughout history to
There’s been significant accomplishments achieved throughout history to present day, and much honour and recognition given toward those achievements, from breakthrough inventions, courageous self-determination overcoming tragedy to community mindedness and more.
But how important is visibility and recognition of contribution? Is there equal and fair acknowledgement of contribution from women make?
In 2020 the gap in representation of women across all sectors still exist and when we delve deeper the gap is wider when it comes to women from racial diverse groups.
We will be discussing the important question on visibility, being heard and validation on July 23rd 2020, 6:30pm, we have an excellent panel of speakers who will share their views on this very topical subject.
This event will be facilitator by, Michelle Moore, International Speaker, Consultant, Award-Wining Leadership Coach and former Athlete.
Join us online – Thursday 23rd July 6:30pm
For an interesting and dynamic panel discussion with Vanessa Vallely OBE, Dr Diahanne Rhiney BCAe, and facilitator Michelle Moore, where they will discuss this pertinent topic and how we can all help to make a difference that has a positive impact.
(Thursday) 18:30 - 19:30
Want to have a slice of the PIE
Are you looking for support finding your career calling and accelerating your career growth?
The Now You’re Talking Network are glad to invite you to the Thrive career workshops. The Thrive career workshops are a 3-part series guiding early to mid-career professionals in their career development journey. The workshop series follows the PIE methodology evaluating the role of Performance, Image and Exposure for the benefit of your career.
This tasty PIE encompasses how we show up, contribute and shout about the great work we do in the workplace.
Attendees will learn interesting and exciting theory and practical content related to the importance of going beyond performance, and understanding how vital your image and exposure is if you want to climb the ladder in your organisation.
So let’s have a seat at the table and bite into this PIE.
Session agenda – all sessions take place on Thursday evenings (7.00- 8.15pm GMT) and attendees have a two-week break between them to complete take-home tasks and put into action their learnings – all session will be recorded and sent to your mailbox incase you’ve missed a session!
Date & time: Thursday 23rd July 2020, from 7pm prompt
What you will learn: Intro from your hosts (Lola and Mary), background to PIE methodology and take part in a career review exercise. Then we will delve into the first topic, Performance. Performance is about what you were hired to do, in this session we are going to deep-dive into how to evaluate and improve your workplace Performance.
Date & time: Thursday 6th August 2020, from 7pm prompt
What you will learn: Recap of lessons learnt from previous session and reflect on take-home tasks. We will then learn how to differentiate ourselves at work whether through our image or personal brand. This is what will distinguish you from your peers in the workplace.
Date & time: Thursday 20th August 2020, from 7pm prompt
What you will learn: Recap of lessons learnt from previous session and reflect on take-home tasks. Who knows you? Who has seen you in action? Who speaks about you when you’re not in the room? In this session, we will work through advice and tips on becoming a name in your industry and in your workplace.
What will I gain from this 3 part series?
You’ll be able to go away and OWN your PIE – Performance, Image and Exposure in the workplace. You will have learnt how to:
Time: For each session be online from 6:45 pm to kick start your Thrive Journey
Location: Online (link will be shared prior to the online workshops)
Cost for the 3-part series:
July 23 (Thursday) 19:00 - August 20 (Thursday) 21:00
Feeling stuck? Stuck in problems, worries, resentment, confusion…. Stuck in unhealthy habits or relationships…. Stuck in the mud, snow or in life. And especially right now, when
And especially right now, when life has been put on hold, many of us are starting to feel stagnant and stuck, unable to move forward.
Stuck happens. But if you do nothing, nothing changes. So, join us to find easy ways to:
(Friday) 18:30 - 19:15
Preethi will share her incredible story and tools on how to create an inspired future. In this webinar, you will: Demonstrate how the stories we
In this webinar, you will:
Preethi Nair left her job as a management consultant to publish her first novel Gypsy Masala. Not having the resources to rent an office, she established an ‘international PR agency’ in her bedroom and appointed feisty director ‘Pru Menon’ (an alter ego) to energetically hype her book. Nobody else knew of her plan. Working as several different people and with a frenetic double life, Preethi gained substantial press coverage. After two years and an amazing journey, she signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins.
Preethi won the Asian Woman of Achievement award.
‘Pru’ Menon’ (her alter ego) was short-listed for PPC Publicist of the Year.
Preethi went on to set up Kiss the Frog, a company that takes storytelling to organisations and is a professor at various business schools, promoting creativity as a key skill for leadership.
Most recently, she has written, acted and produced her first West End stage play “Sari: The Whole Five Yards”, (currently in development for television). Preethi has also just completed her fourth novel.
(Tuesday) 11:00 - 12:00
Learn ways in which you can protect your
Brought to you in collaboration between the Lloyds Bank Academy and the Lloyds Bank Business Hub and Events Team, this course will tell you all about how to keep your business or charity safe from fraud. You will learn about topics such as:
• CEO Fraud
• Invoice Fraud
• Fraud prevention
We will provide you with some real life examples of how the fraudsters target businesses and charities like yours. The course will also tell you where you can get more information and support.
This will be an interactive online trainer led session where you will have the opportunity to chat to other attendees and ask questions throughout.
(Thursday) 10:15 - 12:30
Even though we communicate so much, and even with so many communication platforms, expressing ourselves clearly and listening actively is still a challenge for most of us.
But if you want to deepen your relationships, make meaningful connections and increase your impact, with friends, loved ones, and those we live and work with, join us for strategies on how to:
This is a free live online 45-minute seminar. Voluntary donations are welcome.
(Thursday) 18:00 - 18:45
BPIC Network is proud to present a virtual Women in Construction Question Time event to be held on the 30th
It will be a topical debate in which our panel from within the construction industry and other affiliated industries answer questions posed by members of the public, centred around Women in the industry, industry culture and how we can increase more women in the industry
So we NEED YOU! Please DM us any questions centred around the construction industry & workplace culture or email them to us on [email protected]
(Thursday) 18:30 - 20:30