• INSPIRING BRIGHT, AMBITIOUS WOMEN TO DO AMAZING THINGS

     

    BroadMinded is a community of talented and passionate women from a wide range of sectors. No two 'Broads' are alike; but what we have in common is a love of what we do, a desire to support each other's successes and an infectious spirit of fun.

     

    Our events offer inspiring talks, practical advice and an environment where women can encourage and learn from each other.

     

     

    Find out more below.

     

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    Keep checking back for future events

    Financial new year resolutions - starting 2017 on the right foot

    WeWork, Holburn, Tuesday Feb 7th

    Wealth is a state of mind. No matter how much - or how little – cash you have, how you manage it is what really counts. Dealing with our own finances is something that we often classify as too difficult, too depressing or too boring. But what are the simple steps we can all resolve to take to get more on top of our finances in 2017?

    Claer Barrett, the FT's award-winning personal finance editor, is renowned for cutting through the finance world's expensively produced crap and telling you how it is. Join us for a full and frank discussion that will cover: an idiot's guide to pensions and investments; why the new Lifetime Isa for the under-40s is worth considering; the best savings strategy in a low interest rate environment; how to get a pay rise and promotion in 2017; and whether anyone under 30 will ever be able to buy a property.

    We'll also hear from Vestpod, an exciting new start up designed to help women get smart about money.

    Tickets are £15 each (includes wine and nibbles)

    Inspiring Girls to Dream High

    Save the Date: Wednesday March 22nd

    Miriam is founder and chairwoman of Inspiring Women, a UK mentoring
    campaign which now has a global focus on raising the aspirations of
    young girls around the world by connecting girls and female role
    models. We are delighted she has agreed to speak to us in March.

     

    More details of this event to follow.

  • PAST EVENTS

    To read more about the below, and the many more events we've held in more detail, click here

    Communicating and Debating Confidently

    A 5 week course with Debate Mate

    12 Hay Hill, from Nov 1st 2016

     

    Have you ever wished you said something in a meeting but were too scared to do so? Have you ever let other people dominate conversations even though you know you have better ideas? Are these problems more acute because you're a woman?

     

    Due to the success of our first course in the spring, and the demand from our members, BroadMinded once again partnered with Debate Mate to bring a unique communication, advocacy and leadership training programme which is designed to empower women to take control of their own professional lives. The course develops skills that enable you to influence with confidence, to make an impact in meetings, and to challenge others intelligently and respectively

    Brave New World of Technology

    With IBM's Harriet Greenustry.

    KPMG, Mayfair, Nov 30th, 7pm

     

    Whatever industry you work in, technology, artificial intelligence and data will play an increasingly pivotal role, but women continue to lag men in the skills necessary to manage this changing landscape.

     

    BroadMinded joined Harriet Green, global head of Watson Internet of Things, education and commerce, former Thomas Cook CEO and 2013 winner of Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the year, to hear her talk about her own personal journey, the implications of technological progress for women’s careers, and the importance of relearning to adapt to this new world.

    Self Mastery: keys to leading a life you love

    An evening with life coach Sam Wigan

    WeWork, Holborn, Oct 11th 2016

     

    One of the biggest challenges in modern life is finding the time. Finding the time on a Sunday evening to start that online course you registered for three months ago, or finding the time to master the crow pose in yoga, visit the new Tate Modern wing, read that analysis on why we voted Brexit… if only there was more time.

     

    Or perhaps we’re just trying to cram too much in. It doesn't matter if you're President Obama, Sheryl Sandberg or Mo Farah - we all have 24 hours in the day. It's just a question of how you use them. Life coach Sam Wigan joined us to offer some tips on navigating through these demands on our time, learning how to prioritise and how to find balance in our busy lives.

    The 100 Year Life: Living & Working in the Age of Longevity

    An evening with LBS Professor Lynda Gratton

    12 Hay Hill, July 26th 2016

     

    Living to 100 years. A terrifying or exciting thought? 50% of those aged 20 today are expected to reach 100, and this shift in life expectancy will affect us all.

     

    Professor Lynda Gratton from London Business School came to tell us what to expect from this elongated life, a subject explored in her new book ‘The 100 Year Life’. Beyond the thought-provoking talk Lynda gave us over dinner at the beautiful 12 Hay Hill, Lynda’s own achievements are incredibly inspiring. Lynda was named amongst the 15 top thought leaders in the Thinkers50 ranking and has had a fascinating and varied career: a wonderful role model for us all

     

    Read on for the 10 things we learned last night that
    this increased longevity means for young women today...

  • BM ICONS

    Quick fire interviews with some of the inspiring women we meet. To read more from a wide range of BroadMinded Icons, click here

    Ariane Daguise

    Founder of Colombia Executive Coaching

     

    What advice would you give to your 30 year old self?
    Believe in yourself, and more importantly believe that every new
    endeavour you take on will be a success - either directly or via the
    learning you will have from its challenges.

     

    What has been the biggest learning curve in your career?
    Realising that what got me to be a successful woman in business was
    not going to keep me there, unless I remembered who I was and who I
    wanted to be as a human being.

     

    Describe yourself in 3 words?
    Perceptive, direct and caring

     

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    Lynda Gratton

    Professor of management practice at London Business School, and co-author of The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

     

    What has been the biggest learning curve in your career?

    Every time I've changed direction it's been a big learning curve. So I had to really learn how to focus when I studied for my doctorate, and then once I worked for a large company I had to learn how power networks work, and when I joined London Business School I needed to learn how to teach a class of MBA students. Since then I've had to learn how to write a book, and that's something that I constantly try to do better.

     

    What advice would you give to your 30 year old self?

    Just trust the world, try and become the person that you are, continue to work hard.

     

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    Cecile Reinaud

    Founder of Seraphine, a maternity clothing designer

     

    Do you believe in quotas?

    In an ideal world, there’d be no need for quotas. I’ve never used them for hiring at Seraphine, and over 80% of my employees are women! I’m a strong believer in hiring the best person for the job, and as a result, I have a fabulously diverse workforce of all ages, races, and backgrounds – we have representatives from over 15 nationalities at head office alone.

     

    What matters more, ambition or talent?

    I’d say that a healthy mix of the two is a recipe for success. But the most important factor is the hard work and dedication that you’re willing to put in to turn your dreams into a reality.

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    Anita Nassar

    Founder of Teach For Lebanon UK and former managing director of hedge fund Citadel.

     

    How would you change government policy to help women in the workplace?

    I would impose on employers to provide career coaching for women. What holds most of us women back is ourselves as we lack self belief and lose sight of our objective and the ability to move on. In finance we are competing with men who never fail to take credit for their performance. Women in general wait to be recognised rather than being proactive. This needs to change in order to encourage more women to have a career in finance. Success is about believing in your career so completely that there is no other possible outcome.

     

    Do you believe in quotas?

    Yes, boardrooms are a men's private club.

     

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  • WHO WE ARE 

    Georgina Parker

    Head of Sales & Bus Dev at Virgin Pure

     Avid reader of current affairs, and keen for a debate on most subjects! Always trying to learn new things - current projects are swing dancing and website building.

    Clare Pelly

    Head of Astronaut Relations at Virgin Galactic

    Loves working on exciting endeavours, and fitting in as much backpacking as possible. Big fan of a good fact. Did you know that only 10% of people who have been to space are women?!

    Harriet Agnew

    City Correspondent at the FT

     

    Journalist, traveller, bookworm. Intrigued by psychology and behavioural economics. Favourite literary heroines are Lyra from Northern Lights, Cathy from Wuthering Heights and Linda from the Pursuit of Love.

    Cat Graham

    Director of Co-curriculum at Francis Holland School

    Teacher, philosopher, feminist. Passionate about developing confidence and compassion in young women. Learning to play the ukulele.

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