Upcoming Workshops

#MeToo for #UsToo: a WACL Gathering on sexual harassment in the advertising and marketing industry

Monday 27th November 2017
Sea Containers (18 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD)

Dear WACL members,

Our next WACL Gathering event is taking place very soon on Monday 27th November at 6:15 pm, tickets are now on sale, so please do invite and share with anyone in the industry, as this event is open to all. The topic of discussion is:

#MeToo for #UsToo: a WACL Gathering on sexual harassment in the advertising and marketing industry.

The event will be chaired by Tess Alps, Chair, Thinkbox who will be joined by:

  • Graham Bednash, Marketing Director, Google
  • Ali Hanan, Founder & Chief Executive, Creative Equals
  • Xavier Rees, CEO, Havas London
  • Lorraine Jennings, Director of Services and Talent, NABS – and previous winner of the WACL Future Leaders Award

Background

The Weinstein case is shedding a light on the sheer scale of sexual harassment in all sorts of industries. The fallout has fired debate about abuse of power and how sexual harassment is still being enabled by others. Although women are the main victims, it’s important to acknowledge that men are sometimes also targeted. The involvement of both men and women is key to making things better in the workplace for everyone.

At this Gathering, we’d like to invite men and women of all levels in the industry to join us to discuss this highly charged subject. How do we create healthy workplace cultures where everyone can enjoy coming to work? How do you encourage the right kind of behaviour and stamp out the bad? We’ll hear about what the legal situation is, what your rights are, how to deal with it and who to talk to if it happens to you or if you see someone else being abused.

We hope that the output of the event will be:

  1. some practical advice to help individuals speak up without fear
  2. some immediate and longer-term reforms for our industry to build better workplace environments for everyone.

The evening is taking place at Sea Containers (18 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD), Monday 27th November, 6:15pm-8:15 pm

Tickets are £50 each which includes drinks and you can buy them here.

All funds raised from this event will go towards the Future Leaders Award, so I hope you can all please share internally and via social channels, as we’ll need your help in selling tickets. We’re aware that it is quite late in the day to be holding an event, but we wanted to make this happen quickly as it’s such a hot topic in the industry right now.

Huge thanks to Tess for stepping in to chair this event, it’s going to be a good one, so we hope to see some of you or your teams there!

Huge thanks
Hattie (Hannah M)

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WACL Gathering: Everything you wanted to ask a woman in leadership, but were too afraid to ask

Monday 25th September 2017
63 Turnmills Street, London, EC1M 5RR

Tickets are now on sale for our next WACL Gathering event, so please do invite along your teams, or anyone in the industry who would enjoy joining us and benefit from this fantastic session.

The event will be an honest discussion around leadership with four female leaders, hearing about their career paths and how they made it to a leadership position, what challenges they had to overcome and sharing advice about learnings along the way.

The panel will be chaired by Tracy De Groose, Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network UK who will be joined by:

  • Claire Valoti, General Manager UK, Snapchat
  • Karen Flavard-Jones, General Manager, L’Oreal
  • Laura Jordan Bambach, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Mr President
  • Christina Loaiza, Brand Strategy Manager, Sainsbury’s – and previous winner of the WACL Future Leaders Award

The evening is taking place at StarCom Mediavest (63 Turnmills Street, London, EC1M 5RR)

Tickets are £50 each which includes drinks and you can buy them here.

All funds raised from this event will go towards the Future Leaders Award, so I hope you can all please share internally and via social channels, as we’ll need your help in selling tickets.

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WACL Gathering: Negotiating – Asking the tough questions

Monday 27th March 2017
Ogilvy Sea Containers 18 Upper Ground London SE1 9RQ

This will be an open and honest debate about the secrets of negotiating. Often seen as a male skill – we blow the whistle on that urban myth with our panel of expert negotiators. Amongst other things, we will cover: are some times better than others to negotiate? what happens if you think your back is against the wall? can you use the same negotiating techniques on everyone (the toddler, your teammates, your boss and your mother)?

The panel will be chaired by Tracy De Groose, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network UK and she will be joined by:
Kate Waters – Founding Partner/ Chief Strategy Officer
Catherine Becker – CEO, VCCP Media
Roisin Donnelly – Non-Executive Director, Bourne Leisure
Therese Baggas – Marketing Director, Judopay and previous winner of FLA

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Parenthood and Work - are they a good mix?

Monday 30th January 2017
Havas Media, 60 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2 N 4JS

“Parenthood and Work – are they a good mix? Everything you ever wanted to ask about Parenthood but were afraid to ask”

The truth is we all do parenthood and work in different ways – but until you have done it, and even in the midst of it, there are endless questions to ask.

Our panel of three mums and a dad are all juggling parenthood and work, from new babies to teenagers.  They will share their experiences of what makes it work and what doesn’t, and will answer your difficult questions. How do you cope with returning from maternity leave? What’s the best approach – walk away or stay involved? What about flexible working – how do you negotiate that? Once back how do you manage to juggle the two? Can you be good at both? Can you push your career forward and have a family at the same time?

The panel will be chaired by Claire Hilton, Marketing Director of Barclays, and she will be joined by:

Jo Coombs – CEO, Ogilvy One

Caroline Marshall – Founder of Caroline Marshall & Partners

Simon Peck – Managing Director, Engine

Nikki Wilkinson – Digital Strategy Director, St Luke’s and previous winner of the FLA.

Date: Monday 30th January

Timings: 6.15 for drinks with kick off at 6.45. Over by 8pm.

Venue: Havas Media, 60 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2 N 4JS

I hope very much you will support this event. Remember all the funds we raise go to the funds for Future Leaders Award.

How to project your Personal Brand

Monday 14th November 2016
Ogilvy & Mather, Sea Container, 18 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9RQ

WACL are delighted to announce the latest in the Gathering training series “How to project your Personal Brand”

You are a brand – you may not realise this but you are! And as anyone in charge of a brand knows, you need to have a plan and know how to project it. But how do you decide what makes up your brand – and thus what you can leverage? People that view themselves as a brand stand out – their careers have their own momentum and they have a higher profile.

So what’s holding you back? Come to the Gathering and learn what you need to do to really project your personal brand from a panel who truly understand this.

The event will be held on 14th November 6.15pm (over by 8pm) at Ogilvy & Mather’s office at Sea ContainersThe Chair of the session is Anna Jones, CEO Hearst

The Chair of the session is Anna Jones, CEO Hearst and her panel will be:

  • Syl Saller – Chief Marketing Officer, Diageo
  • Nina Jasinski – CMO, Ogilvy & Mather Group UK
  • Lindsay Pattison – Global CEO Maxus
  • Gina Hood – Account Director Karmarama and previous Future Leaders Award winner.

 

What is the secret of confidence – how can I feel more like joining in?

Monday 10th October 2016
Ogilvy & Mather, Sea Container, 18 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9RQ

Tickets are now on sale for our first Gathering of the 2016/2017 WACL year! And the topic is the epic ‘What is the secret of confidence – how can I feel more like joining in?’ [Tweet this]

As you know our overall theme this year is “Speak Up – Join In” – so all our Gatherings will be linked to this in some way. For this session we will unravel some of the secrets of being more confident. We all know that there are times you need a bit of a push to get yourself to join in or sometimes some of your team might just need some top tips on confidence. The elusive nature of confidence has always been intriguing and our panelist will tackle this topic and share their top tips of how to feel more confident about joining in. After all, success is frequently correlated just as closely to confidence as it is to competence – and in order to progress you really do need to join in!

We’ve pulled together a brilliant (and confident!) panel of WACLers – all of whom will give very different opinions and approaches to the topic – and a previous FLA winner, Charlotte Ryder from Good Relations.

 

The panel will be chaired by:

  • Jackie Stevenson – Founding Partner, The Brooklyn Brothers

On the panel will be:

  • Sophie Maunder – CEO, VCCPMe
  • Vicky Bullen – CEO, Coley Porter Bell
  • Tammy Einav – Managing Director, adam&eveDDB
  • Charlotte Ryder – previous FLA winner 2016, Account Director Good Relations.

Tickers are £50 – which is great value for some brilliant training.

So here are the details you need to know

  • Date: Monday 10th October
  • Time: 6:15pm arrival for drinks, 6.45pm panel starts, ends at 8:00pm
  • Venue: Ogilvy & Mather, Sea Container, 18 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9RQ

Please find the booking form attached, and of course please go tweet, tell your teams, and spread the word in general! At fifty quid this is a good way to get lots of people (men and women) to join in – literally! Tickets do go quickly mind – so don’t hang about with the form.

Please send the completed booking forms to [email protected]

Gathering: Building a more balanced you 'Resilience and work life balanced myths and tips'

Wednesday 6th April 2016
Ogilvy & Mather, Sea Container, 18 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9RQ

Tickets are now on sale for our amazing next Gathering. All details below and it would be great to see as many of your teams there.

 WACL Gathering – Wednesday 6th April 2016

 Our topic is Building a more balanced you ‘Resilience and work life balanced myths and tips’.  We’ve pulled together a brilliant panel – all of whom will give very different opinions and approaches to the topic and include a previous FLA winner, Caitlin O’Keeffe from JWT– the addition to our WACLers of a previous FLA winner is working really well and gives a great Millennial view on our topics.  Anyway – all details are below and also gives your teams a chance to visit our brand new building Sea Containers on the South Bank.

 Cost is only £50 a ticket – which is great value for some brilliant training.

 Our panel is:

  • Claire Harrison-Church – VP Marketing, ASDA
  • Tracy De Groose – CEO, Aegis Media UK
  • Hannah Matthews – Managing Partner, Karmarma
  • Caitlin O’Keeffe – previous FLA winner 2015 JWT
  •  Chair: Nina Jasinski – CMO, Ogilvy & Mather

 Date: Wednesday 6th April 2016

Time: 6:15pm arrival for drinks, 6:45pm panel starts, ends at 8:00pm

Venue: Ogilvy & Mather, Sea Container, 18 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9RQ

 

Send the completed booking forms to [email protected]

 

SPEED MENTORING GATHERING - 22 February 2016

Monday 22nd February 2016
StarcomMediavest Group, Turnmill, 63 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5RR

We’re delighted to announce another Speed Mentoring Gathering where you will get the chance, in small group sessions, to talk to and ask advice from some of the most successful, talented and fabulous women in our industry today.  

These sessions are always popular, highly valued and a great networking opportunity, we’ve decided to price this event at only £25 including VAT per person in order to attract newer entrants to our industry to come along. So whether you’re a graduate who has just started or have been at it for years, we have no doubt you’ll value what you hear and learn something new. Drinks (soft drinks and wine) are included.

There’ll be around 15 senior female mentors from WACL. We anticipate that each delegate will get to speak with at least 6 different mentors over the course of the evening, so the experience and advice will be rich and varied.

On the night, we’ll capture your contact details should you want the opportunity to have a 1-2-1 two hour mentoring session with a WACLer over the course of the next 6 months Please note it won’t necessarily be one of the mentors who is there on the evening of the 22nd, but we’ll do our best to match you with someone suitable from the wider group of WACL which is made up of 150 fabulous senior women in the Communications industry. So whoever you get for your 1-2-1 session, you can be sure they will be committed, experience and it will  be a valuable use of your time!

Further details are beneath and the booking form is attached – we expect this event to be hugely popular so do please be sure to book places quickly for women who you think would benefit from some first-class Speed Mentoring – whether that be yourself, other women within your organisation or indeed for friends outside your company.

Please note all funds raised from Gatherings go towards WACL’s Future Leaders Fund, a training bursary offered to women within the industry to help enhance their likelihood of getting to the top ranks of their organisations and being leaders within our industry.

Further details:

Date: Monday 22nd February 2016

Timing: 6pm arrival – please arrive promptly to mingle and also as we will be explaining the format of the evening

Gathering : Making The Best Of You ‘Building Your Brand, Profile And Network’

Monday 1st February 2016
Havas Media

If you have ever wanted to understand more about why you should market yourself as a brand or network more WACL are running an evening training session – the third Gathering event from our ‘SPEAK UP’ series ‘Making The Best Of You – Building Your Brand, Profiler And Network’.

Date: Monday 1st February 2016

Time: 6:15pm arrival for drinks, 6:45pm panel starts, ends at 8:00pm

Venue: Havas Media, 60 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4JS

Cost: £50

As ever WACL have an all star panel of WACLers and a previous FLA winner to inspire and lead from the front

Our panel is

  • Syl Saller – Chief Marketing Officer, Diageo
  • Francesca Ecsery – Portfolio Non-Executive Director
  • Caroline Marshall –  Founder, Caroline Marshall & Partners
  • Laura Vipond – New Business Director, Karmarama
  • Chair: Anna Jones – CEO Hearst

Please forward this to your teams and talent management teams – and to avoid disappointment, book early! Send completed booking forms to [email protected]

All the funds from the Gatherings are used to fund the Future Leaders Award, so not only is this the chance for you to hear great gems but also the money goes to a brilliant cause.

About ‘WACL Gatherings’:

Gatherings are WACL’s workshop-style training events that take place throughout the year and serve as both precursor and follow up to the big Gather day that takes place every year in May. They are open to women at all stages of their career and across the industry, WACL-members and non-members alike, and feature speakers from both within and outside the WACL membership. We aim to host 4 Gatherings (workshops) through the year, with each tackling a different key theme affecting women throughout the communication industries.

Speed Mentoring Gathering

Tuesday 10th November 2015
Google, Central St Giles, 1-13 St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8LG

We’re delighted to announce a Speed Mentoring Gathering where you will get the chance, in small group sessions, to talk to and ask advice from some of the most successful, talented and fabulous women in our industry today.  

These sessions are always popular, highly valued and a great networking opportunity, we’ve decided to price this event at only £25 (including VAT) per person in order to attract newer entrants to our industry to come along. So whether you’re a graduate who has just started or have been at it for years, we have no doubt you’ll value what you hear and learn something new. Drinks and light snacks are included.

There’ll be around senior female 20 mentors – including Lindsey Clay, CEO of Thinkbox and President of WACL, Alison Lomax, Head of Brand Solutions at Google, Nina Jasinski, Chief Marketing Officer of Ogilvy & Mather Group and Vicki Maguire, Deputy Executive Creative Director at Grey London – to name just a few. We anticipate that each delegate will get to speak with at least 6 different mentors over the course of the evening, so the experience and advice will be rich and varied.

On the night, we’ll capture your contact details should you want the opportunity to have a 1-2-1 two hour mentoring session with a WACL woman over the course of the next year. Please note it won’t necessarily be one of the mentors who is there on the evening of the 10th, but we’ll do our best to match you with someone suitable from the wider group of WACL which is made up of 150 fabulous senior women in the communications industry. 

Further details are beneath and the booking form is attached – we expect this event to be hugely popular so do please be sure to book places quickly for women who you think would benefit from some first-class Speed Mentoring – whether that be yourself, other women within your organisation or indeed for friends outside your company.

Please note all funds raised from Gatherings go towards WACL’s Future Leaders Fund, a training bursary offered to women within the industry to help enhance their likelihood of getting to the top ranks of their organisations and being leaders within our industry.

Further details:

  • Tuesday 10th November
  • 5pm arrival – please arrive promptly as we will be explaining the format of the evening
  • 5.30pm – Speed Mentoring starts
  • 7pm – Speed Mentoring ends
  • 7 until 7.30pm  – Further drinks and networking
  • Google, Central St Giles, 1-13 St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8LG

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Getting What You Want – Practical Tips On What To Do Now For The Review Season'

Monday 2nd November 2015
Havas

Our second Gathering event from our ‘SPEAK UP’ series ‘Getting What You Want – Practical Tips On What To Do Now For The Review Season’. Basically everything you ever wanted to know about what and what you should not say in your review/360. 

  • Date: Monday 2nd November
  • Time: 6:15pm arrival for drinks, 6:45pm panel starts, ends 8:00pm
  • Venue: Havas Media, 60 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4JS
  • Cost:  £50

We have a fantastic panel of WACLers who will share their knowledge and thoughts:

  • Karen Stacey (Chair) – CEO, Digital Cinema Media
  • Sara Bennison – Marketing Director, Barclays
  • Heather AldersonHead of Strategy, Unilever Worldwide and Ogilvy & Mather Group UK.
  • Suki Thompson – Founding Partner, Oystercatchers
  • Visha Naul – Marketing Manager, Thinkbox and FLA winner

Finding The Confident You – How to build confidence for every situation

Tuesday 29th September 2015
Starcom MediaVest Group

Our first of four WACL Gathering events under the theme of : "SPEAK UP" is 'Finding The Confident You – How to build confidence for every situation’

 As ever we have an all star panel of WACLers to inspire and lead from the front on our panel: 

  • Jo Hagger – EMEA Business Partner, Learning & Development, Google
  • Kate Waters – Partner, Now
  • Tara Macleod – Deputy Director: Strategy, Engagement and Innovation, Public Health England
  • Rachel Forde – Managing Director, Starcom Mediavest Group

 So when is this great event I hear you ask? All details below – booking form attached – as you know the funds from the Gatherings are used to fund the Future Leaders Award, so not only is this the chance for your teams to hear great gems but also the money goes to a brilliant cause.

  •  Date: Tuesday 29th September
  • Time: 6:15pm arrival for drinks, 6:45pm panel starts, ends at 8:00pm
  • Venue: Starcom MediaVest Group, 63 Turnmill Street, London, EC1M 5RR
  • Cost : £50 

“WACL GATHERING: HOW MY CAREER MISTAKES MADE ME STRONGER”

Monday 8th June 2015
LBi Digitas, 146 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

We hope you can join us at the latest WACL Gathering, in which 4 amazing WACL women reveal their biggest career mistakes, and how – ultimately – they didn’t stand in their way.

Do you have to be perfect to reach the dizzy career heights? Is the road to success always smooth? Have the most senior women in our business never made a single mistake along the way?  Probably not!

On Monday 8th June at LBi Digitas in Brick Lane – hosted by WACL Gathering co-Chairs, Helen Weisinger and Karen Fraser – our latest WACL Gathering will bring some utterly brilliant WACL women together to share their best and worst career moments.

You’ll hear from them;

  • –    what mistakes they’ve made
  • –    what they learned from them along the way
  • –    how, ultimately, they didn’t stand in the way of success

We’re thrilled to have a wonderful panel of superstar WACLers including

  •          Camilla Harrisson, CEO and Partner, Anomaly
  •          Annette King, CEO Ogilvy & Mather UK  
  •          Claire Hilton, Marketing Director, Personal and Corporate, Barclays
  •          Gayle Tait, Director CPG, Google

We hope you can join us and our brilliant panellists at what promises to be a fun, feisty and frank Gathering!

Tickets: £50 per person includes drinks before the event

Remember to complete the attached booking form and RSVP to [email protected]

 

About ‘Gatherings’: 

Gatherings are WACL’s workshop-style training events that take place throughout the year and serve as both a precursor and follow up to the big Gather day that takes place every year in May. They are open to women at all stages of their career and across the industry, WACL-members and non-members alike, and feature speakers from both within and outside the WACL membership. We host between 3-4 Gatherings (workshops) through the year, with each tackling a different key theme affecting women throughout the communication industries.

Best wishes and see you soon

Helen Weisinger & Karen Fraser, Co-Chair WACL Events and Gatherings.

WACL & GOOGLE SPEED MENTORING

Monday 20th April 2015
Google, Central Saint Giles

Monday April 20th

5.30pm until 7.30pm

Google, Central Saint Giles

(£50 per ticket)

 In our second 'Gathering' event of 2015, we bring some truly inspirational women together to share their brains, wit, and considerable experience of working life at a speed mentoring session.  

The evening is a lively event where we create small groups of mentees, who move around the room in 10 minute intervals.  

Each person gets the chance to spend time with a number of expert mentors, from different walks of the advertising and communication circles.  

The only caveat – There are only a small number of spaces available for this particular Gathering, so book early to avoid disappointment. 

Mentors include:

  • Camilla Harrison/Anomaly
  • Pippa Glucklich/SMV 
  • Lisa Thomas/M&C
  • Sam Phillips/OMG
  • Katrina Lowes/Vodafone
  • Kerry Glazer – AAR
  • Caitlin Ryan/Karmarama
  • Rachel Bristow – BskyB
  • Diana Tickell – NABS
  • Fiona Parasher – Leadership Coaching
  • Helen Weisinger – HeyHuman
  • Karen Fraser – Advertising Association

 

“MANAGING MOTHERHOOD: MAKING IT WORK FOR YOU” - Gathering

Wednesday 21st January 2015
Grey London, Johnson Building, 77 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8JS

6.30pm for 7pm until 8.30pm

Grey London, Johnson Building, 77 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8JS

In our first ‘Gathering’ event of 2015, we bring some truly inspirational women together to offer you their unique and insightful perspectives on how to build a working life around family. The evening will feature talks and discussions from a fabulous panel of WACL friends and members, each of whom has an incredibly successful career and family.

  • Kathryn Jacob, CEO, Pearl & Dean
  • Jo Lyon, Managing Director, Talking Talent – market leaders in Maternity coaching
  • Tracy de Groose, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Karen Blackett, CEO, Mediacom UK
  • Sarah Douglas, Chief Client Officer, AMV BBDO
  • Nicola Wardell, Managing Partner, Grey London

Each of our speakers will share with you their personal experience, and offer insights into:

  • how they planned for their maternity leave – and their return to work
  • the challenges they encountered – and how they overcame them
  • what keeps them inspired and passionate about what they do when returning to work
  • top tips for negotiation, and how best to manage motherhood and career

Gathering : Diversity, brands and marketing - the reality and the opportunity’

Wednesday 25th June 2014
Google Townhall, 1A St. Giles High Street, London, WC2H 8AG

After a very successful ‘Speed Mentoring’ Gathering in April, booking is now open for the third WACL Gathering of the year, a Diversity Debate.

The evening promises to deliver a lively discussion about diversity, brands and marketing, both the reality and the opportunity – all brought to you via an inspiring and (naturally) diverse panel.

The UK is experiencing significant evolutions in traditional gender roles and is becoming more and more multicultural.  While it is making strides around inclusivity for those who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) and those who have a disability, it still lacks sufficient support.

The panel at this WACL Gathering will discuss the issues around diversity and what it means for brands and marketing in 2014.

Is it the role of brands to reflect and represent society? Do we do it well enough currently?  What are the opportunities and risks for businesses and brands that embrace the realities of these shifting trends?

Below is the line-up of our brilliant chair and panelists:

Further details and the booking form is attached – we anticipate this event is going to be a popular one so please be sure to book places quickly – whether that be for yourself, other women within your organisation, or indeed for friends outside your company. 

As always, all funds raised from Gatherings go towards WACL’s Future Leaders Fund, a training bursary offered to young women to help them enhance their chances of getting to the top ranks of their organisations.

Further details:

Date: Wednesday 25th June

Venue: Google Townhall, 1A St. Giles High Street, London, WC2H 8AG

Ticket cost: £50 per head

Timings: Doors open at 6.15pm.  The Diversity Debate will kick-off at 6.45pm sharp, so please arrive by 6.35pm to ensure you have time to register. Drinks and light snacks will be provided – and the evening will finish by 8.30pm.

Speed Mentoring - WACL Training Event

Tuesday 29th April 2014
Razorfish

Our second Gathering will – we’re excited to announce – be a Speed Mentoring Gathering.   Attendees will get the chance, in small group sessions, to hear from and ask questions of some of the most successful, talented and fabulous women in British business today including Penny Herriman, Global Brand Director at Boden and Priscilla Rogan, Media Director at Chanel. We anticipate that each delegate will get to speak with at least 8 mentors – each of whom is a member of WACL – over the course of the evening.

Further details are beneath and the booking form is attached – we know this event is going to be hugely popular so do please be sure to book places quickly for women who you think would benefit from some first-class speed mentoring – whether that be yourself, other women within your organisation or indeed for friends outside your company. NB funds raised from Gatherings go towards WACL’s Future Leaders Fund.

Further details:

  • Date: Tuesday 29th April.
  • Venue: Razorfish, Elsley Court, 20-22 Great Titchfield St, London, W1W 8BE.
  • Ticket cost: £50 per head.
  • Timings: Doors open at 6pm.  Speed mentoring will kick-off at 6.30pm sharp, so please arrive by 6.20pm to ensure you have time to register. Drinks and light snacks will be provided – and the evening will finish by 8.30pm. 

Further information is available at wacl.flywheelsites.com – or call Pippa Clark: 020 3037 7077. 

Wacl Gathering- FIND YOUR INSPIRATION - training event

Tuesday 28th January 2014
Havas Media, 60 St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4JS

In our first ‘Gathering’ event of 2014, we bring some truly inspirational women together to offer you their unique and insightful perspectives on how to build a working life around your passions and what really drives you. The evening will feature talks and discussions from a distinguished panel of WACL friends and members, each of whom has a rich, accomplished and often non-conventional career path behind them.

  • Merry Baskin, Independtent Consultant
  • Jo Kenrick, Marketing Director, Homebase
  • Camilla Batmanghelidjh, CBE, Founder & Director, Kids Company
  • Cilla Snowball, CBE, Group Chairman & Group CEO, AMV
  • Annabel Karmel, MBE, Business woman, entrepreneur, nutritionist

Each of our speakers will share with you their personal stories and offer insights into:

–    how they discovered what they wanted to do

–    how they found their way to the ‘path’ they took

–    what keeps them inspired and passionate about what they do

–    making key decisions and career changes along the way

–    building business and entrepreneurial success

About ‘Gatherings’: 

Gatherings are WACL’s workshop-style training events that take place throughout the year and serve as both a precursor and follow up to the big Gather day that takes place every year in May. They are open to women at all stages of their career and across the industry, WACL-members and non-members alike, and feature speakers from both within and outside the WACL membership. We aim to host between 3-5 Gatherings (workshops) through the year, with each tackling a different key theme affecting women throughout the communication industries. Our themes for 2014 will include Inspirational Women, Future Talent, Speed Mentoring and Unlocking Creativity. 

Workshop - Work/Life Blend

Monday 10th June 2013
Havas Media

“Work-life balance is dead: long live the work-life blend.”

  • The beauty of having a job in marketing communications is that your whole life is invaluable R&D, so why not make the most of a work-life blend?
  • Seeing a dichotomy between work and life pits the one against the other and trying to compartmentalise your life just adds to the stress.
  • Work/life blend is all about eliminating the artificial delineation between home and office life (not only, but especially for women)
  • It’s not about full time vs. part time but about waking hours on the business case, not just working hours.
  • Technology enables this – 15 minutes on client work, then a coffee break to welcome Ocado and on to a conference call with Brazil.  It’s a much more effective utilization of the hours and minimises the down time.
  • New technologies are making remote working seamless and ‘presenteeism’ – or the need to be seen in the office – is becoming less of an issue as people focus on deliverables.
  • Cutting out unnecessary travel and commuting could save most people a day a week, to say nothing of the cost and rush-hour angst.
  • Being able to structure your working week to be there for the three stakeholders in your life (colleagues, friends, family) will keep you and them far happier.

You will hear from a number of senior industry women who will pass on tips and advice on how they manage to blend work and life – what works, what doesn’t and how paying attention to this leads to greater professional success.

Our fantastic panel will include:

  • Caitlin Ryan, Executive Creative Director, Proximity London
  • Jo Hagger, VP Marketing, SapientNitro
  • Philippa Brown, CEO, Omnicom Media Group
  • Katrina Lowes, Vice President, Global Marketing Programs, Siemens Enterprise Communications
  • Zoe Howorth, GB Market Activation Director, Coca Cola Great Britain

 

Workshop - Managing Your Own Brand

Monday 15th April 2013
Havas Media, 60 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4JS

When Posh Spice famously said 'I want to be more famous than Persil Automatic' few understood like she instinctively did – the power of your personal brand can be key to professional success.

We work in an industry that specialises in creating, managing and harnessing famous brands, and yet when it comes to thinking about our own personal brand we tend to be a little less strategic.  

At our next WACL workshop we want to dive under the bonnet of building a personal brand and explore how we can deliver an ‘always-on’ message of consistent quality. How do we create a brand that will give ourselves the best possible chance of fulfilling our potential and achieving our goals? What messages are we sending out and are they building or damaging our brand? 

We’ll explore key principles to help you be more relevant, more credible and uniquely differentiated for your target audience.

You will hear from 4 senior industry women who will pass on tips and advice on how they built and now manage their own extraordinary personal brands – what worked, what didn’t and how paying attention to their profile and brand has led to greater professional success.

The fantastic panel will include:

  • Jane Assher, Founding Partner, 23red ( Chair)
  • Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Marketing Officer, Aviva
  • Judy Mitchem, Managing Director, CMO, Ogilvy Group
  • Priscilla Rogan, Media Director, Chanel
  • Suki Thompson , Founding Partner, OysterCatchers

 

 

Workshop - Managing the Tipping Point of Pressure

Monday 4th February 2013
Sainsbury’s, The Auditorium, 33 Holborn, EC1N 2HT.

It’s no secret that today we all live and work in a high pressure environment. In the advertising industry, pressure is a given: it’s what we sign up for, it’s the way we work, and for many of us, it’s a creative force that helps us perform at our best. But when pressure becomes unmanageable, it leads to stress – one of the biggest issues facing the British economy today, with £100bn lost every year through stress related-illness. With more awareness of the impact of stress than ever before, why is it still such a workplace taboo? And when the stakes are high, what steps can we take to manage stress before it affects our health?

For many women the dual pressures of home and work – the strain of striking a sustainable balance and the fear of seeming weak or incompetent in either sphere – stops them from talking openly about stress and seeking help for the unexpected ways it can impact on your personal and professional life. Recognising the signs early and learning practical coping strategies is the first step to addressing stress head on and even learning how to use it to our advantage.

Join us for a frank and open discussion at our next WACL workshop where we’ll hear from women at the top of their game and discuss what it takes, how they cope, and the changes we can all make to effectively manage ourselves in an increasingly demanding environment.

The panel will include:

  • Zoe Osmond, Chief Executive, NABS (Workshop chair)
  • Camilla Harrison, Chief Operating Officer, M&C Saatchi Group
  • Lee Leggett, Chief Executive, Dare
  • Stevie Spring, Chairman, BBC Children in Need

 

 

 

Workshop - Women on Boards

Monday 26th November 2012
MPG, 60 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4JS

Accelerate your journey to board level without relying on EU quotas.

The EU is planning on setting a quota of 40% of women to be on boards of listed companies by 2020.  Whilst the numbers of women on boards may be lower than desired, surely we should rely on our ability to get ourselves in top senior board positions rather than letting it become a legal obligation?

In many eyes, quotas are a form of discrimination designed to create an illusion of progress. As the 30% club argues in favour of voluntary change to achieve the right balance, we should rely on the strong business case for the benefits of diversity as women bring a different perspective to decision making and foster fresh ideas and learning.

This workshop is a unique opportunity to receive invaluable insight from some of the industry’s most senior women about their journeys to the board and their roles within it in today’s highly competitive and changing world. Find out how they have leveraged different approaches to get on to the board and get their views on how to improve the % of women in senior positions. Join us at this workshop to table your questions about the future road you face as you pursue your career goals.  

The speakers are:

  • Francesca Ecsery, Non-Executive Director, Share plc & Good Energy Group plc (Workshop chair)
  • Cilla Snowball, Group CEO & Group Chairman, AMV.BBDO
  • Clare Sheikh, former CMO, Vodafone
  • Tess Alps, Executive Chairman, Thinkbox

Workshop - The Art of Influencing & Persuasion

Monday 2nd July 2012
Fallon

The Art of Influencing & Persuasion

We all like it when things go the way we planned. Whether this be pitching an idea to colleagues or advising clients we need to ensure that our voices are heard and that we get our viewpoints across in a clear and focused way. Working in a highly creative environment, we are inevitably part of an eclectic mix of characters and ego’s and so sometimes we might feel that we’re competing to get our voices heard. Whether you’re bounding in confidence or have a more discreet disposition there are a number of considerations that will help us put points across succinctly and in a compelling way. Developing this kind of awareness will help us be in control of how our ideas are received and moved-forward. Ultimately we can help ourselves to assert or increase our authority and get the most out of the people around us to get things done.

 At the coming WACL Workshop you will hear from a distinguished group of industry experts who will impart practical, experienced based advice on what you can do to help you hold your own in meetings and manage relationships in a way that will help you gather support for your causes and also support for yourself personally. 

The speakers are:

  • Judy Mitchem – Managing Director, CMO, Ogilvy Group
  • Andrea Vidler – CEO, EMI Music UK & Ireland
  • Carrie Hindmarsh – Chief Executive, M&C Saatchi
  • Sally McCombie – Corporate Affairs Director, PepsiCo UK & Ireland (Walkers Snacks Limited)

Workshop - Managing Politics

Monday 23rd April 2012
Fallon

Managing Politics

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all be in control of our professional destiny? Unfortunately, when amongst equally ambitious and talented people all in the pursuit of career success, it's inevitable that we’ll encounter politics at some stage at work. That’s why it’s really important for us to feel sure that we’re equipped to handle ourselves when it threatens to catch us unawares.

Never has it been more important for us to be alert to politics at work. In these challenging economic times there are overwhelming pressures for organisations. Consequently, these pressures start to weigh increasingly heavily amongst their people who feel the need to outperform others to safeguard their jobs or use underhand tactics to get a promotion. It’s when this happens that we have to feel confident in how we manage the situation. There are skills we can learn that will help us navigate our way through delicate situations so we come out the other side unscathed and in the best possible position. 

At this WACL workshop you will hear from 5 women who have experienced politics in all its guises. From managing unruly egos and negative individuals to bringing infighting teams under control, this group of speakers will share a variety of experiences that will help you gather perspective on your understanding of politics. You'll receive tips on how to be alert to office politics, how to identify it before it happens so you can avoid getting involved and how you can avoid it when it does occur. Come along to this workshop to make sure that you're not a victim of office politics and to the greatest extent possible be in control of your professional destiny. 

Speakers include:

  • Avril Gallagher – Global Business Leader, OMD (Workshop chair)
  • Daryl Fielding – Vice President of Marketing, Kraft Foods, Europe
  • Ida Rezvani – Managing Director, mcgarrybowen
  • Francesca Ecsery – Non Exec Director, Share Plc & The Share Centre
  • Diane Tickell –  UK Director of Marketing and Business Change, Barnardos

Workshop - Managing your own Brand

Monday 5th March 2012
Fallon

Managing your own Brand

Effective brand building helps attract new audiences and gets them to buy more, builds loyalty and increases recommendations.  So why not learn to harness the power of branding to boost your personal brand?

In our industry, profile is key factor to personal success. To give ourselves the best possible chance to fulfill our potential and achieve our goals, we need to take a 360 degree look at how we come across. Our next workshop will explain how to build your own brand to maximise your personal impact. Wherever you make your presence known, we’ll explore key principles to help you make yourself more relevant, more credible and uniquely differentiated for your target audience. You will hear from 5 people who have established strong personal brands, and who will pass on tips and advice on how they built their brand and helped themselves to greater success.

The speakers are:

  • Nina Jasinski – The Engine Group (Chair)
  • Roisin Donnelly– Proctor & Gamble
  • Alex Cole– Sainsbury’s
  • Sam Phillips– Omnicom Media Group
  • Caitlin Ryan– Proximity London

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Workshop - Being Confidently Commercial

Monday 23rd January 2012
Fallon

Being Confidently Commercial

Most of us joined the advertising and communications sector because we were attracted to the creative and intuitive nature of the work.  Very few of us joined to become a professional accountant, but increasingly we all need to be able to talk credibly about the basic commercial fundamentals that help business to be profitable. 

Particularly in today's tough economic environment Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) is a topic we will all be expected to address whether we are in-house selling-in a campaign to the board or agency-side pitching a new account.  A basic understanding of the commercial fundamentals is essential.  It will help you answer the 'tough' questions, challenge financial targets and make the best business decision.  

The 'Being Confidently Commercial' workshop de-mystifies of the commercial fundamentals that many colleagues and clients try to bluff their way through every day.  Learn from the experience of our panel who over their careers have learnt the hard way what you must know and what you can get away with.  Packed with plenty of practical explanations, tools and tips you will gain a new found confidence to breeze through to tricky questions, impress with your understanding of the business model and even put people on the spot yourself.

Speakers include:

  • Heather Alderson – Managing Partner, BBH (Workshop chair)
  • Pippa Glucklich – Managing Director, Arena Media
  • Larissa Joy – Partner, The Assembly
  • Elizabeth Fagan – Marketing Director, Boots UK Ltd

Workshop - Embracing Change in Work and Life

Monday 28th November 2011
Fallon

Embracing Change in Work and Life

Change is continuous and unpredictable. Over the past 5 years we’ve been exposed to accelerated levels of change. The digital boom, the expansion of global markets, increased job mobility andthe recent drive for cost efficiencies/value have meant that we all encounter change more frequently and at more variable scales. Just last week we saw evidence of what change has meant for women at the opening of the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting where this year’s theme is ‘Women as Agents of Change’.

So now more than ever is a great time to take a step back and look at how we individually manage change. Are you someone who embraces change or do you resist it, seeing it as an inevitable storm that needs to be weathered? Think about the changes you might have encountered recently. Maybe you’ve recently moved job or your company has new a structure or leadership team. Have you had to adapt your approach or increase your skill set to respond to changing client needs? Perhaps there has been a change at home such as a redundancy or a new baby which has altered your approach to work-life balance. Regardless of the scale or nature of change it’s important to not only be alert to change but also alert to the opportunity that it presents.

This workshop will give you a 360 look at change and how to embrace it. You’ll hear from a variety of WACL members who have been challenged by change but have all found a strategy that works for them. Change doesn’t ever need to be a threat; it’s about making it an opportunity, that’s what this workshop is about.

Speakers:

  • Lee Leggett, CEO, Dare Digital (Workshop chair)
  • Merry Baskin, Planning Consultant, Baskin Shark
  • Zoe Osmond, CEO, Nabs
  • Wendy Proctor, Group Client Director, COI
  • Jo Hagger, Chief Integration Officer, Glue Isobar

Workshop - Risk taking - training event

Monday 13th June 2011
Cheapflights Media

What is your attitude to risk? Are you a natural risk taker who gets energised by the danger or will you do anything to avoid risk or try to reduce it as much as possible. Taking calculated risks is an important part of any business and at this workshop you will hear from a group of highly successful women who all have slightly different approaches to this topic.  They will share their own experience, the lessons they have learned along the way, including the mistakes they’ve made, and will give you the benefit of their advice to help you approach risk taking with more confidence.

 Speakers include

  • Diana Tickell, UK Director of Marketing & Business Change, Barnardo’s
  • Linda Grant, Managing Director, Metro
  • Helen Calcraft, Executive Chairman, Dare
  • Susan Clark, Managing Director CEMEA & Group Marketing Director, The Economist
  • Farah Ramzan Golant, CEO, AMV BBDO

Workshop - Presenting & public speaking - training event

Monday 18th April 2011
Cheapflights Media

Even if you are very confident and competent in most areas of your working life, standing up to speak in public or making presentations generally can present a completely different set of challenges.  Some people seem to be effortlessly comfortable with apparently minimal preparation but for others it can feel like a mountain to climb.

So, if you want to pick up some tips on any aspect of public speaking and presenting: how to control nerves, how to structure your content, how to get the audience on your side, how to alter the pitch of your voice, how to be convincing, persuasive and authoritative, how to respond to questions, how to adopt the right tone of voice for the right occasion, then this is the workshop for you.

You will hear from a variety of WACL members, some of whom find it easy and some of whom have had to work hard to overcome their own nerves.

  • Kerry Glazer, CEO AAR (workshop chair)
  • Nikki Crumpton, Exec Head of Planning, McCann Erickson
  • Kathryn Jacob, CEO, Pearl & Dean
  • Clare Salmon Sheikh, Group Director of Strategy, Marketing & Customer, RSA Insurance Group
  • Cindy Yendell, CEO Unspun

Workshop - Networking Tips - training event

Monday 28th February 2011
Cheapflights Media

Networking is sometimes erroneously presented as a selfish and egotistical pursuit.  It can bring to mind the person you meet at an industry function who constantly looks over your shoulder for someone more interesting to talk to.  But actually, it can be an incredibly useful, practical and at times even generous activity with enormous benefits for us and the organisations we work for. Most of us would grudgingly acknowledge that networking can be beneficial to our professional lives in all sorts of ways although there are very few of us who would not be a little bit daunted at the prospect of walking into a room full of strangers that we are supposed to network with.  So, if you’d like to be armed with a few more skills and techniques that you can draw on in these types of situations then this latest WACL workshop is for you. You will hear from a fantastic line-up of some of the best female networkers in the business although don’t be surprised when you hear that networking was not something that came naturally to all of them. 

Speakers include:

  • Caroline Marshall, Executive Editor, Haymarket Brand Media
  • Nicola Mendelsohn, Chairman & Partner Karmarama & IPA President Elect
  • Cilla Snowball, Group CEO & Chairman, AMV.BBDO
  • Suki Thompson, Managing Director, Oyster Catchers
  • Ali Bucknall, Planning Director, Elvis Communications

Workshop - Effective Parenting - training event

Monday 31st January 2011
Cheapflights Media

Effective Parenting

It was clear from our recent WACL workshop on Work Life Balance that working in the media industry can present specific challenges for working parents. So, we were delighted when Linda Stevens of The Parent Practice Media offered to run a workshop on this subject to contribute to the 2011 WACL workshop programme.  Melissa Hood, Founder, The Parent Practice and Elaine Halligan, UK Director, The Parent Practice will also be part of the line-up of speakers.

The Parent Practice Media is run by a team with an ex media industry professional in partnership with specially trained parenting experts. They specialize in positive parenting courses designed to improve parenting skills and to create harmony at home. Their vision is to help working parents achieve equal success at home and in the workplace and to create the work-life balance they aspire to.

What people say about The Parent Practice Media:

"Trying to juggle a full-time role with children is tough and can sometimes become an impossibility, so to have advice, insight and support from professional practitioners can only be helpful and at times a lifeline. By re-directing your energies into your daily job a commercial output will definitely be delivered to your employer" 

Linda Smith, Executive Chairwoman, Radio Advertising Bureau, former CEO Starcom and mother of three.

Workshop outline:

As a working parent you need to know that life is going smoothly at home and your children are flourishing if you are to be able to concentrate and do your best at work. You don't want be worried about your children when at work and you probably don’t want to be in the role of ‘sergeant major’, barking instructions and ending up in disputes with your kids when you’re with them. You probably want your children to be cooperative and happy and thriving and for the time spent at home to be harmonious.

An independent survey showed that 90% of working parents find balancing work and family life stressful and difficulties at home can impact on job performance and satisfaction. Results showed that a large proportion of the respondents welcomed employer supported parenting initiatives targeted at helping their staff achieve success both at home and in the workplace.  

As working parents it is common to be beset with guilt. You may worry that your child is not getting the best from you. This workshop will address really effective and practical ways that you as a working parent can help your children feel good about themselves so that their confidence, motivation and behaviour improve.  Confident, happy children are willing to do their best, are resilient and are not afraid to try new things.  They develop a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and look for solutions.  The speakers, all working parents themselves, will show you practical techniques, things to do and say, that you can use to help foster a positive, trusting bond with your children that facilitates cooperation and communication.

The workshop will cover:

  • Engaging with your child so s/he wants to listen to you
  • Motivating your child
  • Boosting your child’s self-esteem
  • Encouraging your child to try hard and to persevere
  • Setting things up so that your child is more likely to succeed

Workshop - training event

Monday 6th December 2010
Cheapflights Media, One Alfred Place, London WC1E 7EB

Work Life Balance, Monday 6 December 2010When recruiting WACL speakers for the 2010/11 workshop programme, we were flooded with volunteers to speak on this particular subject.  Getting the right balance in life is clearly an important issue and close to the heart of most of us.  But, working in the communications industry can be a challenge for anyone wanting to achieve it.  At this workshop you will hear from a variety of WACL members with lessons to share on this topic.  Please note that although this topic is often associated exclusively with the subject of family and childcare choices, it does not have to be.  We will be attempting to cover the topic in a “balanced” way and will include speakers with and without Work Life Balance, Monday 6 December 2010

When recruiting WACL speakers for the 2010/11 workshop programme, we were flooded with volunteers to speak on this particular subject.  Getting the right balance in life is clearly an important issue and close to the heart of most of us.  But, working in the communications industry can be a challenge for anyone wanting to achieve it.  At this workshop you will hear from a variety of WACL members with lessons to share on this topic.  Please note that although this topic is often associated exclusively with the subject of family and childcare choices, it does not have to be.  We will be attempting to cover the topic in a “balanced” way and will include speakers with and without children. 

  • Camilla Harrisson, Chief Operating Officer, M&C Saatchi (Workshop chair)
  • Jayne Barr, Principal, Creative Consulting
  • Jo Hagger, Managing Director, Glue London
  • Jennelle Tilling, Marketing Director, Yum! Restaurants International
  • Breffni Walsh, Marketing Director, Pets at Home 

Workshop - Training Event

Monday 25th October 2010
Cheapflights Media

Developing your commercial skills,

Have you ever been told that you need to become more “commercial”?  Or, have you heard someone complimented on their commercial skills and wondered how you can improve yours?  Have you ever felt out of your depth when people start talking about revenue and profitability but have felt too embarrassed to ask someone to clarify?  The truth is that many of the principles of sound commercial management are a lot more straightforward and easy to learn than you might think.  At this workshop we aim to help you grasp them.  You will learn from some inspirational senior women, some of whom are naturally commercially gifted and some of whom have had to work hard to develop their commercial skills. You will be able to pick up lots of tips and ask any question you like such as:

How do you manage a budget effectively when other people spend most of it?  What are the key principles of strong commercial management? Is there any room for risk taking? How can you negotiate more effectively? Is it possible to be both commercial and creative? Is it possible to be commercial and still have good professional relationships? How can you grow revenue and reduce costs at the same time? What does ROI mean? How do you go about forecasting?

Whether you feel that you are strong commercially already but would like to pick up a few more tips or whether you feel that it is a real development area for you, this workshop will be useful.

 Speakers included:

  • Francesca Ecsery, Global Sales Director, Cheapflights Media ( Workshop Chair)
  • Alison Jones, Group Marketing Director – Arcadia Group
  • Jessica Burley, CEO MCHI
  • Katrina Lowes, Marketing Consultant
  • Jane McNeil, CEO, Agency Republic

Workshop - Training Event

Monday 14th June 2010
Interbrand

Learning to Lead

Great leaders make leadership look easy but learning to lead can have its share of challenges. Many women shy away from thinking of themselves as leaders in spite of using leadership skills every day of their working lives.  This workshop will help you advance your leadership journey, whatever stage you’ve reached. Maybe you’re 2 years in to your first job and need advice about how to marshal diverse teams of people who are mostly more senior than you, or perhaps you’ve just been promoted into a leadership position for the first time and could do with some tips.  You’ll hear from a range of inspiring female leaders from the communications industry about what has worked for them (and also what hasn’t) and have the opportunity to ask them any question you like.

 The final speaker list will be confirmed shortly but so far includes:

  • Linda Smith Executive Chairman, Radio Advertising Bureau
  • Diana Tickell, UK Director of Communications, Barnardos.
  • Andria Vilder, President of EMI Music UK & Ireland
  • Carol Fisher

Workshop on Corporate Politics - Training Event

Wednesday 27th January 2010
Fallon

Politics

Appropriately enough in this election year, politics is the theme of the first WACL workshop of 2010. When the word “politics” is used in relation to business it tends to carry associations of deviousness, selfishness and manipulation. Many women therefore reject the idea of working to improve their political skills in the mistaken belief that doing so would somehow damage their integrity.

This workshop will help you to appreciate that politics is actually about how groups of people make decisions; that all organisations have formal and informal procedures for making things happen; that you need to work out how to influence these in order to achieve the result that you want and that, of course, this can be for the benefit of others as well as yourself. You will see that it is not simply about some stark choice between Machiavellian behaviour and total naivety.

Delegates will get the wisdom and advice on this fascinating subject from our expert panel and are then free to ask any question they like and participate in the subsequent discussion. The panel will share their top tips and a few personal cautionary tales. Previous delegates have found the workshops to be enormous fun, incredibly honest, great value and of immense practical help.

Final speaker line-up for this event are:

  • Miranda Kennett, Founder First Class Coach (workshop chair)
  • Francesca Ecsery, Global Sales Director, Cheapflights
  • Ros King, Managing Director American Express, Ogilvy Group
  • Wendy Proctor, Client Director, COI
  • Karina Wilsher, Managing Director, Fallon

Workshop - Training Event

Monday 23rd November 2009
Fallon

Career Management

As usual the inspiration for this workshop came from 2 speakers at Gather: Rita Clifton whose advice was “Plan the career you want or you get the one that shows up” and Farah Ramzan Golant who reminded everyone that “You are always in training for your future career”. We know that many women do not always find it easy to be proactive as far as their own development and progression is concerned. So, this workshop is designed to give you some useful and practical tips on issues such as how to take a more proactive role in your career development, how to increase your chances of being in the right place at the right time, how to capitalise on opportunities, how to network and how to ensure that your achievements are recognised and your contribution is acknowledged.

Delegates will get the wisdom and advice on all of these from an expert panel and are then free to ask any question they like and participate in the subsequent discussion. Previous delegates have found the workshops to be enormous fun, incredibly honest, great value and of immense practical help.

For this workshop we have the usual brilliant line-up of senior women speakers including:

Annette King, CEO, OgilvyOne
Alex Lewis, Marketing Director, The Times & Sunday Times
Syl Saller, Global Innovation Director, Diageo
Suki Thompson Managing Director, Oystercatchers

Workshop - Training Event

Monday 19th October 2009

Powerful Persuasion

The topic for this workshop is Powerful Persuasion. Have you ever wondered why some people are brilliant at selling things effortlessly, at always being able to bring people round to their way of thinking, at quashing reservations and at transforming sceptics into enthusiasts? At this workshop you will get some insight into the techniques they are undoubtedly using. It will give you advice from some of the best female persuaders in the business and you will learn some valuable tips on all aspects of influencing and negotiation.

Delegates will get the wisdom and advice from an expert panel and are then free to ask any question they like and participate in the subsequent discussion. Previous delegates have found the workshops to be enormous fun, incredibly honest, great value and of immense practical help.

As usual we have a fantastic panel of senior women speakers including:

Camilla Harrisson, Marketing Director M&C Saatchi (Workshop Chair)
Sara Bennison, Marketing Director, Barclays
Nicola Mendelsohn Chairman, Karmarama
Claudine Collins, Managing Partner and Joint Head of Investment, Mediacom
Daryl Fielding, ex Commercial Director, The Independent

Workshop - Training Event

Tuesday 22nd September 2009

Effective People Management

The topic for this workshop is Effective people management and will cover anything and everything you might want to know about this subject: how to get the best out of people, building effective teams, improving performance, giving feedback, avoiding classic management mistakes, overcoming motivation challenges, managing people for the first time, managing upwards, managing people that don’t report to you and even managing men! Delegates will get the wisdom and advice from an expert panel and are then free to ask any question they like and participate in the subsequent discussion. Previous delegates have found the workshops to be enormous fun, incredibly honest, great value and of immense practical help.

Senior women speakers:

Pippa Glucklich, Managing Director of Arena BLM (Workshop Chair)
Fiona Brierley, Marketing & Communications Director, Strutt & Parker
Nicki Hare, Managing Partner (and founding Director) Walker Media
Carrie Hindmarsh, Managing Director, M&C Saatchi
Kathryn Jacob, CEO, Pearl and Dean

Training Event

Tuesday 19th May 2009
RIBA

Mediacom

Wednesday 25th March 2009

Training Event

Wednesday 11th February 2009
M&C Saatchi

Training Event

Tuesday 20th May 2008
RIBA

Training Event

Thursday 10th May 2007
BAFTA

Training Event

Thursday 18th May 2006
BAFTA

Training Event

Thursday 12th May 2005
BAFTA

WACL Workshop: Non-Executive Director workshop

Thursday 3rd February 2005
J. Walter Thompson