Today saw hundreds of women (and a few brave men) converge on the Marriott Hotel in London’s Grosvenor Square for the third annual Women 1st conference. The theme of the conference was ‘Unlock Your Potential’ and the itinerary included a mix of Q&A sessions, panel discussions, interactive workshops, networking opportunities and fabulous food (nourishing the body is just as important as nourishing the mind, of course).
As you might have gathered by now, I am something of serial attendee of networking events. I am inspired by the opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals, to engage with those within or outside of my industry, and to take away at least one idea to try and use towards improving myself and to continue learning. So when the opportunity to attend a Q&A session with Arianna Huffington arose, I was quick off the mark to book my place.
When you’re a man who stands over six feet four inches tall it’s fair to say there are a lot of things in life you take for granted.
Being able to see the stage at music festivals and walking home alone at night through Seven Sisters are just two benefits of height and gender to which I’ve given little thought.
Five months ago I married a Kiwi. Now that may seem like a random and arbitrary fact (except of course when – given that I’m South African –the All Blacks face the Springboks and an undiminishing rivalry of epic proportions rears its head) but I recently attended two different professional events where the guest speakers […]
Following on from the successful Women Work conference in Birmingham last week, we continue with our series of interviews. Helga Swidenbank is our next female colleague who took time to talk to students about her role…
Yesterday, Women Work members from across the UK and Ireland descended on the conference centre at Aston University in Birmingham for the annual Women Work conference. Coinciding with International Women’s Day last weekend, the theme for the conference was ‘Balance’ and there were a range of talks and workshops to give great tips on how to achieve a great work/life balance.
Following on from the previous post, our next colleague involved in giving talks to schools as part of Sodexo’s International Women’s Day programme is Susan McNeill, Global quality and compliance manager for Corporate Services. She answers our questions here
In my last blog post I mentioned that some of our female colleagues are going in to schools to talk to the students about their careers. One of these women is Yvonne Mason, a waste and environment manager in corporate services. Let’s find out more about her….
So here we are! International Women’s Day 2014 is upon us, and all next week there’s loads of things happening across the business, including (of course!) the Women Work Conference on Thursday. International Women’s Day is a global celebration of economic, political and social achievements past and present. On a personal level, I can see […]