A list of events at City University, London, celebrating International Women's Day.
Successful female leaders: Understanding the motivations and context
Wednesday 13th March, 6pm
Public event, all welcome
The Business School Global Women's Leadership Programme is delighted to welcome these extraordinary business leaders to the Business School.
In 2018, we conducted a survey to understand the Business School Women so that we can serve our community better and broaden the depth of our reach. We now invite you to join us on an evening where we will reflect on what we learned.
Our Coca-Cola Executive MBA Erin Walsh will moderate a discussion on the results with a panel of male and female leaders, from a range of experiences and expertise reflecting on definitions of success, personal and organisational barriers to progression of female leaders and what we can offer in the future to support the Business School Women.
- Jane Duncan – director of Jane Duncan Architects and former President of Royal Institute of British Architects
- Michael Cole-Fontayn – chairman of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment , chairman of Association of Financial Markets in Europe, founding Chairman of global programme the 30% Club
- Magda Piatkowska - Head of Data Science Solutions at BBC News
- Nathan Roberts – CEO of A Band of Brothers
- Niki Scordi - CEO of ADVANCE Charity
- Wendi Lai - Founder of Lonbrella.
International Women's Day: Successful Women in the Workplace
Friday 8th March 2019 1pm - 3pm
For students and staff only.
Event Summary: Aimed at both students and staff, International Women's Day: Successful Women in the Workplace aims to help women plan, progress and become more successful in their chosen careers. We are asking women who have achieved success in a range of workplaces to come to campus and share their thoughts on what success looks like to them.
The panel will be made up of inspirational women in senior roles from a range of industries such as IT, arts, politics and social sciences, and consultancy, who will share their insights and experience to help women achieve successful lives in the current workplace.
The event will be followed by a networking reception providing the opportunity to discuss your career or ask further questions to our panel members
Discussion points include:
- Goal identification – what do you want from a career?
- Career planning and execution
- Identifying internal and external obstacles and key solutions
- Hints and tips
- Progressing your career/career change
- Salary negotiation.
Fini Bearman (International Women's Day Concert)
Friday 8th March, 7.00pm
Public concert: All welcome
Admission Price: Free to attend; please reserve a place, since capacity is limited.
Singer/songwriter Fini Bearman explores original material in this intimate and exposed setting, featuring Fini on voice, piano, guitars and loop station, and Zosia Jagodzinska on cello.
Her music blurs the lines between songwriting and jazz, melding influences from contemporary crossover artists such as Esperanza Spalding and Becca Stevens to the songwriting canon of the 1970s: Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and David Bowie. Her songs are stories and narratives, exploring universal experiences as well as reflections on the inner-self and, as a celebration of International Women's Day 2019, this concert will include work inspired by the writers Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Rebecca Solnit, as well as settings of words by Rupi Kaur and Virginia Woolf.
Fini Bearman is a London-based singer, songwriter and composer. She has performed at venues including Ronnie Scotts, The Sage Gateshead, Kings Place, the 606 Jazz club, Pizza Express Dean Street and the Barbican, as well as at venues and festivals across Europe.
Airplay and radio performances include BBC Radio 2 with Jamie Callum, JazzFM, BBC Radio London, In Tune on BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM, Jazz Radio Berlin, BR-Klassik (München) and Hoxton Radio.
Her album Burn the Boat was released in October 2016, to acclaim from publications including Jazzwise, allaboutjazz, the Guardian and the Arts Desk.
Fini studied voice (classical and jazz) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before becoming the first vocalist/ composer to be accepted onto the Masters course at the Jazz Institute Berlin, Germany, where she studied composition with US guitarist and composer Kurt Rosenwinkel, and singing with US vocalist and improvisor Judy Niemack.
Fini is now the first professor of songwriting on the Jazz Degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and also teaches at Leeds College of Music and Kent University. Fini is a visiting lecturer at City, University of London.
Organisation Development Masterclasses for staff only
Friday 8th March 9.30am – 12.30pm
This intensive half-day programme is designed to help you gain tools to have impact and presence. Through proven techniques, you will develop the ability to convey an impression of personal credibility and confidence in a range of situations: with stakeholders whom you have to impress or convince; or within yourself as you build a strong sense of your personal brand and how to reinforce it.
The masterclass is challenging and includes plenty of interaction and activity, as well as useful insights into the social psychology of presence. You may also find it useful to attend the Assertiveness Masterclass.
By the end of the programme, you will be able to:
- identify your own personal brand and how to develop it
- use key tools and techniques to build your confidence
- project presence.
Develop your assertiveness
Friday 8th March 1.30pm – 4.30pm
This intensive half-day programme is designed to help you gain tools to have authority and handle challenging situations. Through proven techniques, you will develop the ability to be assertive, understand your rights and respect the rights of others.
The masterclass is challenging and includes plenty of interaction and activity, as well as useful insights into the social psychology of presence. You may also find it useful to attend the Personal Presence Masterclass.
- emphasis on developing rapport, and self-awareness of how you come across to others
- focus on developing authority while retaining authenticity.
By the end of the programme, you will be able to:
- identify what assertiveness is and how to develop it
- use key tools and techniques to convey authority
- retain your rights.