Events for Women
There are 1000’s of different events that you can attend to broaden your network and learn new skills. We encourage all our members and visitors to attend at least one networking event per month. We have included the events below that we recommend from a multitude of different women’s networks and organisations across the UK. Go network and enjoy!
WeAreTheCity would like to invite you to join them for an evening of learning and networking.
From Survive to Thrive – how to optimise your potential by bringing greater resilience, focus and clarity to work and beyond with Louise Chester, founder of corporate advisors Mindfulness at Work, and UK Director of Potential Project.
A WeAreTheCity Careers Club Event
Tuesday 30 January 2018 – 5.45pm – 8.45pm at
RBS, 250 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4AA
Louise Chester is one of the world’s most sought-after advisor to organisations on how to leverage corporate-based mindfulness training to enable sustainable personal and organisational excellence . Louise first started practising mindfulness on a daily basis in 1994, when a Director at UBS Ltd. She found it helped her have the wisdom and balance in her life to sustain a pressured career in investment analysis and fund management, ultimately as Head of Research and then Global Head of Telecoms and Media for Dresdner RCM. In 2010 she founded Mindfulness at Work, which as introduced over 100k people to mindfulness in the UK alone. In 2015 MaW became the UK partner of Potential Project, the world’s leading provider of corporate-based mindfulness training for teams and leaders.
This workshop will introduce you to the practical skills that can help you develop and sustain a flourishing career, while retaining balance in your life.
You will hear what clients from McKinsey and Accenture to Google and Microsoft find to be the key determinant of business success in these fast-paced, ever-changing times. You will also learn a range of practical strategies and tools that you too can deploy straight away to optimise your professional and personal success. Ahead of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to complete an assessment ‘How Mindful are You?’ which Potential Project has developed in association with Accenture and Harvard Business Press. You will also hear the latest findings from Louise’s collaboration on ‘The Mind of the Leader’ which is published by Harvard Business Press in March 2018.
- 17.45 Registration & pre-networking
- 18.30 Welcome and Speed Networking with Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity
- 18.40 Keynote session: From Survive to Thrive – how to optimise your potential by bringing greater resilience, focus and clarity to work and beyond.
- 19.40 Q+A
- 19.50 Networking and canapes
- 20.45 Event close
This session is free for Careers Club individuals, corporate members of Careers Club and WATC Rising Star winners. Please book your spaces via the Careers Club portal.
About our speaker
Louise Chester, founder of corporate advisors Mindfulness at Work, and UK Director of Potential Project
Louise first started practising mindfulness on a daily basis in 1994 when she was a Director at UBS Ltd. She found it helped her have the wisdom and balance in her life to sustain a pressured career in investment analysis and fund management, ultimately as Head of Research and then Global Head of Telecoms and Media for Dresdner RCM. Louise left the City in 2001 to establish a consultancy practice offering financial and strategic advice to business leaders both in the workplace and at Witherdens Hall, her highly acclaimed, holistic Retreat in Kent.
In 2010, she founded Mindfulness at Work Ltd. This award-winning business advisory service, enables people to easily access highly-effective evidence-based mindfulness training, to help them to create value and thrive not just in the workplace, but in all areas of their life. In 2015, Louise also became the UK Partner for Potential Project International, so that senior teams and leaders in the UK could access the world’s leading organisational effectiveness programs based on mindfulness.
Louise delivers workshops, keynote speeches and hosts panel discussions for clients ranging from Ashurst LLP and EY to JP Morgan and the BBC. She works closely with various research organisations and recently co-designed, with Cranfield Praxis School of Management, a randomised, controlled global study which proved a measurable uplift in resilience for participants of Mindfulness at Work’s training.
Having introduced more than 100,000 people to mindfulness in over 200 organisations, Louise and her team are uniquely placed to deliver their award-winning programmes into a wide range of businesses and third sector organisations.
Louise has also contributed to two forthcoming books, ‘Potential Project, Mind of a Leader’ and ‘Conscious Capitalism – the Workbook’. Both to be published by Harvard Business Press early in 2018.
Do you have questions about From Survive to Thrive – how to optimise your potential by bringing greater resilience, focus and clarity to work and beyond | A WeAreTheCity Careers Club Event? Contact WeAreTheCity
The world needs YOUR voice and YOUR story more than ever. Are you ready to take the next step to becoming a published author?
1 Book Journey Mentor, 5 Experts, 10 Aspiring Authors, 3 weeks. Do you have a powerful story to share with the world?
Do you want to get published but don’t know how?
Do you have a story inside waiting to get out?
This dynamic 3 week workshop takes you through your book journey from A-Z and help you to gain clarity and structure along the way!
* Discover your unique “Why” and message
*Create a clear vision for your book
*Uncover the secrets to self-publishing and tips to becoming a Bestseller
*Learn how to get your book in the press
*Experience the power of livestreaming!
*Set powerful intentions and goals for your book.
* Mix and brainstorm with like-minded individuals with powerful stories and messages to share
* Enroll in our FREE 90 Day Accountability Package to keep you committed throughout your book journey
For Working Ladies will launch it’s first set of offline events on Wednesday 31, January 2018.
Are you as excited, as we are?
The launch event will focus on a panel discussion titled “Changing Lanes” with advice from London’s top female entrepreneurs and career women.
Are you considering a career change but you’re not sure how to go about? Do you want to be a full-time entrepreneur but you are scared you might fail?
Many ladies have been in your shoes and have succeeded, so can you. Join us at Devonshire private members club where we will be networking and discussing the following with our amazing panel:
- How to change careers in a competitive environment
- How to move from paid employment to full-time entrepreneurship without failing
- How mentorship can help your career transition and your entrepreneurial journey
Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao, Founder, Malee
Lola Hoad, founder, One Girl Band
Vicky Simmons, Founder, Mean Mail
This event is in partnership with Mentor MatcHER, the UK’s leading mentoring initiative that connects females with high profile mentors. On the night you’ll be given the opportunity to be matched with a mentor in your field whether you’re a female entrepreneur, career girl or just need some guidance on your life decision.
Buy your tickets today to guarantee a seat to listen to advice from London’s successful female entrepreneurs and career women.
Let’s create a successful 2018. Make things happen!
Dreams don’t come true because it’s difficult to stick to our own plans.
DrivenWoman is a network for women with ideas and ambition who want to achieve their goals.
But imagine if you actually achieved what you always wanted. Launched that business, wrote that novel, made that career change, lived a bigger life – how amazing would that be?
DrivenWoman is a members’ network that helps women define their own success, become accountable to their goals and make dreams happen. We get together once a month to create positive habits and put plans into action, one small step at a time.
This is where networking meets life coaching, but this time your coaches are other women sharing their journey. The really powerful thing about going through the shared experience of ‘LifeWorking’ is that it impacts directly on your positivity and belief in your own potential. Instead of the sense of isolation you may have felt before, you will be inspired by the stories of other participants and will soon notice that the obstacles you thought were unique to you are universal to most women.
There aren’t any other forums like this where women support each other in such a safe and honest environment. It’s a community that encourages women to believe anything is possible if you are ready to put work into it!
Join our Introduction evening where you will
– Articulate what you want to achieve – what does your ‘bigger life’ look like?
– Set your long-term goal and short-term tasks, and break them down into tangible, achievable action points you can tackle
– Share and hear stories of other like-minded women. Be inspired by the stories of other participants and notice that the obstacles you thought were unique to you are universal to most women.
– Get a sense of clarity of your journey ahead, be it to start your own business, take your career to the next level or simply to become more comfortable in your own skin.
There is no commitment to join DrivenWoman afterwards. Just come along.
That’s what DrivenWoman is all about. Encouraging everyone to make things happen!
This display forms part of the national commemorations marking the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote for the first time.
Dedicated to those who campaigned tirelessly for over 50 years to achieve votes for women, the exhibition features iconic objects from the Museum’s vast Suffragette collection, including Emmeline Pankhurst’s hunger strike medal.
At the heart of the display is a powerful, newly commissioned film that highlights the personal story of lesser known Suffragettes and reflects on the contemporary relevance of the militant campaign that continues to inspire, shock and divide opinion.
Invitation to 2017 TechWomen50 Award Celebration
Since September 2017, WeAreTechWomen has been searching the UK for the best female tech talent in the country. The TechWomen50 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and to also recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way for the future generations of tech talent.
In its inaugural year, the awards received over 500 nominations from across the UK and Northern Ireland. The awards were judged by a panel of 20 leading industry figures. Over 15,000 public votes of support were received for the 100 shortlisted nominees. In October, the shortlist was judged once more to help us identify our TechWomen50 winners.
We are delighted to invite you to celebrate the achievements of these remarkable women who are not only role models for the industry, but who are our future leaders of tomorrow. We do hope you can join us to celebrate their success and toast their achievements.
Alongside the individual TechWomen50 category, we are also pleased to announce the winners of the TechWomen50 Champions, Company of the Year and Network of the Year.
- Champagne & canapé reception
- Welcome from Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity
- Welcome from Sponsors, Worldpay
- Opening address from Jacqueline de Rojas, President, techUK
- Awards presentations, keynote from special guest
- Closing speeches
- Celebration reception and networking
This event will be facilitated by Julia Streets, Streets Consulting.
About our Speakers
Julia Streets, Founder & CEO of Streets Consulting
Julia is CEO of Streets Consulting, the UK and US business development, marketing and communications FinTech consultancy. Prior to founding Streets Consulting in 2008, Julia was global head of communications at NYSE Technologies and European head of marketing and sales development at Instinet. In 2013, Brummell Magazine named Julia one of their 30 Inspirational Women on Boards and in 2014 one of their 30 Inspirational Women Entrepreneurs.
Last year Innovate Finance listed Julia one of their 100 Women in FinTech and SWIFT named her one of their Power Women in FinTech. Julia is proud to serve as a trustee of the charity ‘Children in Crisis’ and is a Fellow of the British American Project.
Jacqueline de Rojas, President techUK, NED Rightmove plc, Board Advisor Digital Leaders
An inspirational leader, Jacqueline is passionate about the UK, the technology industry and championing business.
Jacqueline’s techUK presidency focuses on the UK leveraging its digital opportunity and skills, and embracing diversity to help the UK’s technology industry to reach its potential. She believes that to achieve this all geographies and demographics across the UK must be included and we must strive to equip our country with the very best infrastructure and supportive business legislation possible. Above all, none of the above can be achieved unless the UK tech industry demonstrates that it is open for business to global markets.
Prior to her presidency, Jacqueline held the role of deputy president techUK and board champion for women. She has used this role to leverage resources in the technology industry to support her manifesto to increase diversity of skills and talent in the tech industry. This has gathered increasing momentum through techUK’s Women in Tech Council, which continues to bring industry together to drive for inclusion, diversity & gender equality.
Jacqueline has been employed throughout her career by global blue-chip software companies to accelerate growth by pulling amazing teams together who can operate under pressure and extend their reach through smart partnerships.
Jacqueline is also: a Non-Executive Director of Rightmove plc, the UK’s number one property website, from 30 December 2016; was previously a Non-Executive Director at Home Retail Group plc; is a board advisor at Digital Leaders; and lends her support to everywoman and the technology group of the 30% Club.
Jacqueline is recognised as a leading figure in the UK’s tech industry. In 2016 she entered the @Computerweekly Hall of Fame as the most influential woman in UK IT; she was voted Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Woman in IT 2015; and was listed on Debretts 2016 500 People of Influence – Digital.
We sincerely hope you will join us and look forward to celebrating the success of our TechWomen50 winners.
When: Monday, 05 February 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 (GMT)
10 South Place
Please note: Dress code is cocktail
Entry to the event will not be permitted without a ticket and photo ID
Do you have questions about TechWomen50 Awards Celebration – Guest Ticket? Contact WeAreTheCity
Moorgate Women in Business Network
Are you a busy female professional who loves to network? Would you like to connect with successful women in a busy, focused forum? Are you interested in growing your business – and helping others do the same? Then visiting WIBN could be the answer.
I run eight of the London groups, which take place in top locations around the City and West End, and I’d like to invite you to come and see for yourself how powerful it can be when WIBN women get together, at our next Moorgate WIBN meeting.
Our members aren’t latte loungers or ladies who lunch, but inspirational career women who really put the work into a working lunch. Every meeting sees us doing some serious business, making connections and providing referrals – though we make sure we have some fun along the way.
Over 120 business-minded women attend one of my groups each month, and we’d love you to join us. You can find out why they love being members here– or just come along and see for yourself.
One Profession Rule:
We run a one person per profession rule, so if you’d like to visit a WIBN meeting, or chat through which group might be the right one for you, please drop me a line or call me on 07816 781199.
A little more details about the group:
This group has a great selection of business owners and corporates, who meet in the heart of the city of London. We usually have 18 professional women in the room networking each month.