Partnership

Women business leaders – Building effective networks

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Partnership

Women business leaders – Building effective networks

London

Business & IP Centre, 1st Floor British Library, Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Wednesday, 08 May 2019

Closing date for application:
Monday, 29 Apr 2019

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London

Business & IP Centre, 1st Floor British Library, Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Wednesday, 08 May 2019

Closing date for application:
Monday, 29 Apr 2019

Tickets available

Overview

Most women business leaders cite building effective networks as an influential factor towards the success of their business throughout all stages of their business growth, whilst acknowledging an utter dislike for networking. This event will discuss what building effective networks means to women business leaders from a variety of backgrounds. They’ll also share information on the tools and techniques they employ to ensure they get the best for themselves, their allies and their business out of their networks.

Networking, creating a foundation of personal contacts who will provide support, feedback, insight, resources, and information, is essential if aspirational leaders want to offer more, have more impact and deliver on their personal, operational and strategic goals. However, it is often cited as the thing that most women business leaders face with dread.

This event will explore tools and techniques to enable you to network and build effective connections in a way that is unique and authentic to you.
This will include a session delivered by Ellen Ross, Neuroscience Negotiator and Consultant at Company Cortex:

"The brain makes up 2% of our body weight, but consumes 20% of its energy"

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, already running a growing business or dreaming of starting a business, networking is key on your journey to success. During this session, Ellen will be exploring the gender differences when it comes to networking and why you should be using your innate biological skill set as a women business leader to help you build your effective network.

This will be followed by a panel made up of some of our women business leader customers to discuss the challenges and opportunities they’ve faced in building their own effective networks.

We’ll explore how to:
• Challenge the misconception that effective networking is a predominately male trait
• Understand the value that you bring to your network
• Prioritise your time and resources to invest in a few activities that will enhance your network

There will be an opportunity to network with your counterparts throughout this event to help build your local network.

Speaker and Panel

The keynote will be delivered by Ellen Ross, a Neuroscience consultant and researcher as well as trained facilitator for a global negotiation company. Company Cortex focuses on understanding the science behind your everyday interaction, using pioneering neuroscience research to support all our training.

Izzy Obeng is the Founding Director of Foundervine - an inclusive startup community helping women and minority entrepreneurs grow. A professional speaker, business coach, social entrepreneur and proud champion of diversity in the digital tech ecosystem, Izzy has been featured on the BBC, Sunday Times and in 2018 was awarded the Maserati 100. Izzy will chair our panel.

John Ramsay is CEO and Founder of Shift 8 Ltd, a socially responsible company whose goal it is to improve the lives of those living with dementia having introduced the ‘Magic Table’ to nearly 600 care homes, hospitals and community centres in the UK & Ireland. John is a mentor on the Santander Breakthrough women business leaders’ mentoring programme.

Emma Hammett is a qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience. Founder of three multi-award-winning businesses; First Aid for Life, Onlinefirstaid.com, First Aid for Pets and her social cause StaySafe.support, Emma has published multiple books, is an acknowledged first aid expert and authority on accident prevention, regularly featuring in the press. An alumnus of the British Library BIPC’s Innovating for Growth, Emma is a business mentor for the BIPC.

The British Library’s Business & IP Centre at St Pancras, London, can help you start, run and grow your business. They support small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors just like you. Their team are on hand all day, six days a week, to help you take the right steps to start up, protect and grow your business.

Agenda

18:00
Arrival, registration and networking
18:30
Keynote session on building effective networks
18:50
Panel Session
19:30
Drinks and Networking
20:00
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