WACL Speaker breakfast with Kate Philp
We are delighted that Kate Philp, a brave and inspiring woman who refuses to allow herself to be depicted as a hero, is coming to speak to us on 1 November 2016 at the Century Club.
Kate joined the Royal Artillery after leaving university and was deployed on operations to some of the most dangerous places in the world, a lone female officer amongst more than 120 men. In 2008, whilst commanding an armoured vehicle in Afghanistan, an explosion caused by the vehicle hitting an IED resulted in injuries which led to the amputation of Kate’s left leg below the knee. She was Britain’s first woman soldier to lose a leg in combat.
After a lengthy rehabilitation, Kate returned to duty, was promoted and, following yet further surgery in 2012, decided to set herself a personal rehabilitation challenge in the hope of motivating others to test their limits. Inspired by the ‘Walking with the Wounded’ initiative, Kate joined their team as the only British female on the 200-mile Antarctic ski-trek to the South Pole.
She has since built a leadership consultancy business where she lives her passion for developing people to be the best they can be in both their personal and professional lives.
This will be an inspiring and highly motivating morning for us so do book your places at the breakfast as soon as you can. Please feel free to also invite a guest to accompany you (tickets are limited to two per member). A booking form is attached and you will also find it on the WACL website wacl.flywheelsites.com.
Please send your completed booking forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, our sincere thanks must go to Caroline Plumb who has kindly arranged for Kate to speak to us.