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Changes – Transforming Women in Business

November 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

About the Event

Here at The Epicentre we want to bring together a community of women in business to share experience and fast track ‘changes’ in the beliefs we have around what is possible in our careers.  At the same time creating a safe space for like-minded individuals to open up, learn and create a network of support.

We are therefore excited to launch a 3 Part Series ‘Changes – Transforming Women in Business’

  1. Reflections
  2. The Here and Now
  3. The Way Forward

We will be joined by 3 inspirational women who will share the biggest challenges that have impacted them, how they overcame these and the overall influence this has had on their career.  The events will explore how gender and change punctuates our careers: how it can derail our ambitions and define who we are unless we learn how to confront it and activate change.

This will be punctuated by the research that very much still keeps this debate alive and demonstrate why it is important to continue the conversation and empower each other.

 

Logistics

This is an evening event for professionals to meet in an informal, relaxed space over a glass of wine, soft drink and some nibbles.

Date: Autumn 2021 Series of Event on one Thursday each month

  • Thursday 14th October – REFLECTING Looking back to look forward – What can we learn from what we have been through and what has changed?
  • Wednesday 17th November – THE HERE & NOW Where are we now? What is worrying us right now?
  • Thursday 9th December – THE WAY FORWARD Where are we going? How will the post-COVID world impact women at work?

Time: 17.30-19.30

Schedule: A brief outline of the evening;

  • 17.30 Welcome Drink
  • 18.00 The Context with Cassie McMaster
  • 18.15 In Conversation with Lucy Jung
  • 18.45 In Conversation with each other

Event tickets are complimentary for attendees and can be booked via Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/changes-transforming-women-in-business-tickets-166303473165

 

The Research – Why is this  important?

The Context with our Expert – Cassie McMaster

Cassie will add the context to each part of the series of our 3 events giving an overview of what the research tells us for women in business; in the past, the present and the future.  This will help us understand why it is important to have the conversation and why it is important to strengthen our community to build each other up.

Biography

Cassie holds a master’s degree in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge, where her research into the impact of sexual misconduct policies at institutions of higher education earned her a distinction. Prior to her education at Cambridge, Cassie worked extensively in women’s policy issues in the United States and abroad and has conducted research on gendered issues at the United States Senate, The National Women’s Law Center, and in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam. Currently, she is the co-founder of leep impact, a startup on a mission to create stronger connections between employers and jobseekers that share a common interest in diverse and sustainable workplaces.

 

Inspirational Women – What can we learn?

Our Speaker – Lucy Jung, Co-Founder of Charco Neurotech

 

THE HERE & NOW Where are we now? What is worrying us right now?

We are delighted to be joined by Lucy Jung to continue the conversation. Lucy is a young, female entrepreneur who co-founded Charco Neurotech after meeting members of the Parkinson’s community whose symptoms prevented them from smiling. We will find out from Lucy more about her background and what inspired her to set up her own business for what is already an inspiring cause, using technology to make a real and honest difference to people’s lives. This will also be punctuated with the challenges that Lucy has faced being a female founder. She has had to juggle her career and business against the back drop of being a mother to her 3 and 5 year old. She will talk about the weighting of women to men in her sector and the biases she experienced throughout the process of sourcing investment to grow her business.

Biography

Lucy Jung co-founded Charco Neurotech after meeting members of the Parkinson’s community whose symptoms prevented them from smiling. From then, it has been Charco’s goal to bring back smiles for people with long term conditions. With a background in product design, Lucy conceived of the CUE1 while studying the Innovation Design Engineering Master’s at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art. With the support of some incredible institutions, advisors, and people with Parkinson’s, this went on to become Charco Neurotech.

 

To register your place on this in-person event please use our Eventbrite link; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/changes-transforming-women-in-business-tickets-166303473165

 

Organiser

The EpiCentre

Venue

The EpiCentre, Haverhill
Enterprise Way, Haverhill Research Park
Haverhill, Cambridgeshire CB9 7LR United Kingdom
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Phone:
01440 782100
Website:
epicentrehaverhill.co.uk