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Webinar: How to Communicate Virtually with Power and Impact
Wednesday 20th May, 18:00-19:00
Pitching to new clients over Zoom, trying to project gravitas on a Google hangout, negotiating online to get the result we need - all of us are facing new challenges as we work from home.
Join us for a workshop with The Pitch Process, in which we will look at the challenges online mediums pose and how to navigate them, as well as the potential opportunities this kind of communication offers. A different type of connection, a more focused approach, more time for preparation and perhaps even the possibility to really make an impact. We will focus on how to use our energy most effectively, how to look after our vocal health and how to retain some of the principles of good communication - connection, clarity and confidence. Trained and working actors as well as experienced coaches in communication and presentation skills, Laura and Peta, The Pitch Process's founders, will help us master this #newnormal.
All proceeds from this event will go to the charity Women's Aid, who are doing the vital work of supporting victims of domestic abuse across the UK
To read more about the below, and the many more events we've held in more detail, click here
Webinar: What are your rights as a female employee during this period of disruption?
Thursday 7th May 2020
We're in a period of unparalleled uncertainty, and with this comes some difficult decisions at companies about how to keep employees. We realise the uncertainty this creates, and we want to help you find answers to any questions you have about your employment rights, whether it be about returning from, or starting, maternity leave, redundancy packages, or bonus claims.
We enlisted the help of Elizabeth Cowper, an HR consultant from the Ludo Partnership & founder of the WoMo Network supporting working mothers, as well as Yvonne Cooper, a partner and employment lawyer from law firm Harbottle, to outline the major challenges and changes faced by many.
Webinar: To buy or not to buy? Investment during a pandemic
Tuesday 28th April 2020
Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing. --J. Paul Getty
One moment the markets are crashing and the world is ending, and the next we read that stock markets are rebounding in record-breaking fashion. In all of this noise, what should we be thinking about and how should we be making our own investment decisions? Now that the world looks totally different than it did two months ago, should we be making changes?
After our fantastic investment event with Fidelity back in February when the world seemed a little more straight forward, we brought back Investment Director Maike Currie to answer any questions you have about what to do with your money now.
Webinar: Managing difficult conversations at work (and while online)
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Are you someone who avoids confrontation - endlessly putting off that chat you need to have with your unproductive team-member / difficult boss? You're not alone and unsurprisingly, challenging conversations is an issue that has come up for many of us over the last few weeks. Uncertainty has proliferated and people are facing conversations they haven't previously had to deal with, all with the added challenge of being unable to meet in person.
We were joined by business coach Ranti Williams, who helped to guide us through these challenges and equip us for that conversation we need to have, and come away with the outcome we want.
Taking control of your finances - sponsored by Fidelity
Tuesday 25th February 2020
Fidelity, 4 Cannon St, EC4M 6YH
Following the publication of their report on the Financial Power of Women, we were delighted to work in partnership with Fidelity International to bring you an exclusive workshop tol equip you with the knowledge you need to take control of your personal finances.
During this two-hour workshop we covered a full and frank discussion covering: making your money work harder for you; why you need to invest and how; an idiot’s guide to pensions and investments and the best career advice no-one ever gave you. In the second half of the session, attendees were given the chance to work one on one with our experts to take the first steps in each of these areas.
Balancing kids and your career as a parental team
Tuesday 28th January 2020
The AllBright, 11 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HR
When it comes to parenting, women still take on the bulk of the load. But many couples are keen to share this more evenly. How does that play out in practice and what are the essential elements to make it work for both of you?
We were joined for a frank discussion and practical advice from two couples who have successfully found a balance. Timewise Power 50 award winner Trevor Greetham works four days a week to spend more time with his children; his wife Alice is an author and teacher. They were joined by Cat and Henry Hoare, both in asset management, who shared parental leave for their two sons (read more about their experience in this blog post).
Dealing with Conflict – Navigating Conflict and Building Better Relationships at Work
Wednesday 2nd October 2019
The Allbright Mayfair, 24-26 Maddox Street, London W1S 1QH
How can you deal with disagreements in a professional and productive way that builds relationships instead of breaking them? Amy Gallo, contributing editor at Harvard Business Review and author of their Guide to Dealing with Conflict, combines the latest management research with practical insights to deliver evidence-based advice on difficult conversations, collaborative relationships and negotiations for women at work
How Science Got Women Wrong
Tuesday 9th July 2019
AllBright Mayfair. 24-26 Maddox Street, Mayfair W1S 1QH
From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story. Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, we are delighted to welcome science journalist Angela Saini who will take us on an eye-opening journey to uncover how women are being rediscovered. She will explore what these revelations mean for us as individuals and as a society, and reveal an alternative view of science in which women are included, rather than excluded.
A view from the Top: The Future of Women in the City with Peter Harrison
Tuesday 2nd July 2019
1 London Wall Place , London, EC2Y 5AU
Peter Harrison is one of the asset management industry’s most active proponents of women in business.
We were delighted that Peter joined BroadMinded for a wide-ranging discussion on the challenges of trying to bring diversity into the City of London.
The interview was led by Sarah Gordon who had just stepped down as the Financial Times’ business editor and an associate editor with overall responsibility for covering business developments across the UK and Europe.
Why Incompetent Leaders Rise to the Top, and How to Fix it
11th June 2019
The AllBright, 11 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HR
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic outlines our tendency to equate leadership potential with certain personality traits statistically more likely to be found in men. He explains how overconfidence, extraversion and charisma are qualities that can later backfire once the person has the job. As a result, organizations suffer for promoting the wrong people, and highly competent women, and men, are overlooked. The result is a flawed system that can reward arrogance rather than humility, and loudness rather than wisdom.
Flex: a flexible approach to work, life and everything
Thursday 7th March 2019
The AllBright, 11 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HR
Do you ever feel trapped by the culture of the nine to five routine or by the expectation of women bearing the ‘emotional load’ at home? We think it’s time for a rebellion – we need to bend these rules and reshape them so that we can all live, earn money and be happy in a way that fits us and our lives. But how?
Following the success of her earlier BroadMinded event on the power of unconscious bias, we were delighted to welcome back Annie Auerbach to talk about “Flex: a flexible approach to work, life and everything”. She covered how to make a more flexible life work for you, your career and your family.
To learn how you can reinvent the rules and live smarter, happier lives read more about the event here
WHO WE ARE
Head of Sustainability at Quaero Capital
Avid reader of current affairs, and keen for a debate on most subjects! Passionate about encouraging greater diversity across organisations, as well as sustainability.
Head of the Astronaut Office 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?!
Head of Philosophy & Religion
at St Paul's Girls School
Teacher, philosopher, feminist. Passionate about developing confidence and compassion in young women. Learning to play the ukulele.
Members and their stories
Quick-fire interviews with some of the inspiring women we meet. To read more click here
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
wanted to be as a human being.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Perceptive, direct and caring
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.
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.
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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