Jackie Gillan (Relationship Director at Barclays Corporate) – Women at the top – House of Commons – Tuesday 25th November 2014

Jackie Gillan

Relationship Director at Barclays Corporate

 

Women at the top – Inspiring Balance

Tuesday 25th November 2014

House of Commons

Barclays 14th October

 

Jackie has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector and is currently a Relationship Director in the Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics team, specialising in the coverage of Global Corporate accounts in the Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics and Aerospace and Defence sectors.  She is using her investment banking background to benefit the Clients in the sector alongside her corporate banking knowledge.   She joined Barclays in 1998 working in the Loan Syndications Team, covering Origination and Distribution of a very wide variety of transactions, from corporate loans to project finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and other structured solutions.

Prior to joining Barclays she held senior roles in Syndications and Debt Capital Markets sales at Union Bank Switzerland and JPMorgan.

She is Chairperson of the Barclays Corporate Coverage Womens Network focussing on our external reach into our Client base.

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Jackie is a wife and mother and her activities outside of the office include sitting as a Trustee on the boards of three charities.

Book your ticket: http://www.iyinspirebalance.eventbrite.co.uk

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Pamela Hutchinson – Women at the top – House of Commons – Tuesday 25th November 2014

Pamela Hutchinson

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer EMEA/APAC at Northern Trust

Women at the top – Inspiring Balance

Tuesday 25th November 2014

House of Commons

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Pamela is cited as one of the most recognised thought leaders and vocal advocates for diversity across the private sector and has 20 years’ experience in managing diversity within engineering and financial services.

 

After graduating in law, she began her career at Bechtel Ltd as an employment law and diversity specialist where as a pioneer she successfully built the business case for diversity.

 

In 1999 as one of the first diversity practitioners to the City, she joined Goldman Sachs as the Head of Diversity for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where she firmly established diversity as an imperative for financial institutions.

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Pamela joined Barclays Capital in 2001 as Director of Diversity for EMEA, where she was responsible for developing and executing the diversity strategy across the region, with oversight for Asia Pacific (APAC).

 

In November 2003, Pamela moved across to Deutsche Bank initially as a consultant and in January 2004 she joined permanently as a Director heading up Diversity for the UK responsible for translating the global strategy into local pragmatic, business specific activities.

 

In February 2011 after taking a career break, Pamela joined Northern Trust initially as Head of Diversity for EMEA and in 2013 assumed the role of Chief Diversity Officer for EMEA & APAC where she has responsibility for developing and delivering the strategic agenda for diversity & inclusion (D&I) across the region whilst integrating it into people processes and business practices.

 

Pamela is an expert advisor on the D&I board for the Department for Energy and Climate Change a Director at the London Bubble Theatre and a school governor at Malden Parochial Church of England Primary School.

 

Pamela was a finalist in the European Diversity Awards 2013 in the Inspirational Role Model of the Year category and a finalist at the inaugural Black British Business Awards 2014 in the Financial Services Leader category.

 

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Amma Asante – Women at the top – House of Commons – Tuesday 25th November 2014

Amma Asante

 

Award winning Writer / Director

Women at the top – Inspiring Balance

Tuesday 25th November 2014

House of Commons

 

Amma Asante

Credit: Hazel Thompson

 

BAFTA award winning Writer/Director Amma Asante made an unusual entry into filmmaking.  As a child, Asante attended the Barbara Speake stage school in London, where she trained as a student in dance and drama.  She began her career as a child actress, appearing as a regular in the popular British school drama Grange Hill. She fronted the “Just Say No” campaign of the 1980s and was one of nine Grange Hill children to take it to the Reagan White House. She went on to gain credits in other British television series including Desmond’s (Channel 4) and Birds of a Feather (BBC1) and was a Children’s Channel presenter for a year.

 

In her late teens, Asante left the world of acting and eventually made the move to screenwriting with development deals from Chrysalis, Channel 4 and the BBC. Two series of the urban drama Brothers and Sisters followed, which Asante wrote and produced for her production company and BBC2.

 

Asante’s 2004 feature film, A Way of Life, was her directorial debut and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. The film garnered Asante Newcomer nominations from The London Film Critics Circle and Evening Standard Film Awards, and won Asante 17 international awards for her writing and directing including Newcomer Awards for writing and directing from the BFI London Film Festival and The Times Breakthrough Artist of the Year and the prestigious South Bank Show Awards.

Amma Asante

At the BAFTA Film Awards Asante received the 2005 BAFTA Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a Writer/Director in a debut film and on the same night, she scored a double triumph at the 2005 Miami International Film Festival, winning the award for Best Dramatic Feature in World Cinema and the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) prize for Best Feature Film.

Asante’s labour of love project Belle marks her second feature film.  Asante began developing the 18th century period drama, with producer Damian Jones in 2010 after he sent her a postcard print of the infamous portrait featuring Dido Belle and her cousin Elizabeth Murray. Asante was commissioned on the project and three years of work ensued, eventually earning the movie a green light.

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Belle opened to phenomenal success across the United States, beating Spiderman 2 on its first weekend in the cinemas both opened in. It has been championed by the likes of Oprah Winfrey who threw a garden party in her own home for Amma and the cast, which aired on Entertainment Tonight. Meanwhile in the UK, Prince hosted the premiere’s after-party in celebration of the film and performed a 90-minute intimate set for the film’s cast and crew. Belle was released in June 2014.

In January 2014 Asante was announced as one of Variety‘s ‘10 Directors to Watch’ at a ceremony in Palm Springs, and in the same month, Warner Bros announced Asante as director on the psychological thriller, Unforgettable (working title).  The movie, produced by Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan, will be overseen by Lynn Harris for Warner Bros.

Additionally Asante has completed writing on her 1940’s movie Where Hands Touch.  Set in Berlin the movie is developed though the BFI and Tantrum Films, with Asante attached to direct.

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Jackie Gillan – Relationship Director at Barclays Corporate

Women at the top – Inspiring balance

House of Commons

Tuesday 25th November 2014

Jackie Gillan – Relationship Director at Barclays Corporate

Jackie

Jackie has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector and is currently a Relationship Director in the Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics team, specialising in the coverage of Global Corporate accounts in the Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics and Aerospace and Defence sectors.  She is using her investment banking background to benefit the Clients in the sector alongside her corporate banking knowledge. She joined Barclays in 1998 working in the Loan Syndications Team, covering Origination and Distribution of a very wide variety of transactions, from corporate loans to project finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and other structured solutions.

Barclays 14th October

Prior to joining Barclays she held senior roles in Syndications and Debt Capital Markets sales at Union Bank Switzerland and JPMorgan.

She is Chairperson of the Barclays Corporate Coverage Womens Network focussing on our external reach into our Client base.

Jackie is a wife and mother and her activities outside of the office include sitting as a Trustee on the boards of three charities.

Book your ticket:

http://www.iyinspirebalance.eventbrite.co.uk

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Women at the top – Inspiring Balance – Tuesday 25th November 2014

Women At The Top

House of Commons

Inspirational YOU supported by Lewisham Homes, 2 Bedford Row and Heidi Alexander MP will be holding their fourth annual Diversity Master Class event at the House of Commons.

Tuesday 25th November 2014

6.00pm – 8.30pm

6.30pm – Prompt start

Women at the Top is a celebration of outstanding female leadership and balance.

The Panel will focus on the issues affecting the career paths of women entering competitive professions, maintaining their careers, running a business, maintaining their well-being and striking a balance.

The event is open to all; under and post graduates, newly qualified and established professionals.  The event promises to provide a fantastic opportunity to meet established and respected leaders, network and gain tips, which may well give you the competitive edge.

Panel:

Senior women who lead by example and who are strong role models.

Heidi Alexander MP

 

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC – 2 Hare Court Chambers

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC has been cited on a number of occasions as a leading silk by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK and, prior to taking silk, as a leading junior. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in October 2006 following a period of 8 years as Treasury Counsel, and has since become first choice defence counsel for firms with private clients who demand an incisive advocate with a mastery of detail, and who can instil real confidence in the client. She has been described as having a “thoroughly devastating style of cross examination which is a pleasure to watch”.

In silk, she has encouraged and maintained a diverse defence practice which ranges from murder to fraud and advisory work for multinational corporations in respect of computer crime, Health and Safety and Food and Drugs. Her back catalogue of cases confirms her ability to handle the conduct of multi-handed trials, often involving ‘cut throat’ defences, in which the issues range from murder to multi-million pound money laundering.

Sallie is a mother to six children.

 

Amma Asante – Award Winning Writer and Director

BAFTA award winning Writer/Director Amma Asante made an unusual entry into filmmaking.  As a child, Asante attended the Barbara Speake stage school in London, where she trained as a student in dance and drama.  She began her career as a child actress, appearing as a regular in the popular British school drama Grange Hill. She fronted the “Just Say No” campaign of the 1980s and was one of nine Grange Hill children to take it to the Reagan White House. She went on to gain credits in other British television series including Desmond’s (Channel 4) and Birds of a Feather (BBC1) and was a Children’s Channel presenter for a year.

Asante’s labour of love project Belle marks her second feature film. Asante began developing the 18th century period drama, with producer Damian Jones in 2010 after he sent her a postcard print of the infamous portrait featuring Dido Belle and her cousin Elizabeth Murray.

Belle opened to phenomenal success across the United States, beating Spiderman 2 on its first weekend in the cinemas both opened in. It has been championed by the likes of Oprah Winfrey who threw a garden party in her own home for Amma and the cast, which aired on Entertainment Tonight.

In January this year Asante was announced as one of Variety’s ‘10 Directors to Watch’.

 

India Gary-Martin – Former CIO and CEO of Only Fingers & Toes

India Gary-Martin’s career in Financial Services spanned twenty five years and three continents; North America, Europe and Asia. She worked at some of the world’s leading financial services firms
including, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan.

During her Investment Banking career, India held a number of CIO and COO roles both regionally and globally. She has significant experience in mergers, integration and growing new businesses. In her final role at JPMorgan, India was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Bank’s 15,000 person Global Technology and Operations division. For her work regarding women on boards, India has appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Newsnight, Women’s Hour, Radio 4 and Bloomberg TV.

India is now the Chief Executive of Only Fingers and Toes (OFAT), a luxury nail lacquer brand that is sold exclusively at all Harvey Nichols stores in the UK and Ireland. In its first year of operation, India led the brand to being finalists at the Professional Beauty, Scratch and Beauty Shortlist Awards. The brand is expanding into the US and Middle Eastern markets in 2014.

India is a mother to three young children.

Pamela Hutchinson – Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer EMEA/APAC at Northern Trust

PamelaCredit: BBB Awards

Pamela’s career has been predominately in the financial sector across Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank. In her current role at Northern Trust, she has responsibility for developing and delivering the strategic agenda for diversity & inclusion across EMEA and APAC whilst integrating it into people processes and business practices.

Pamela is also an expert advisor on the diversity and inclusion board for the Department for Energy and Climate Change and a school governor.

Dr Eyman Osman – Molecular Biology and Genetics Specialist

 

Dr Eyman Osman has over 15 years experience in the scientific research arena, working alongside research scientists at University College London where she completed her PhD in the novel field of gene therapy, The Heart Institute, British Heart Foundation as well as contributing to the world renowned Human Genome Project.
Not following the traditional career path, Dr Osman recognised that the public image of scientists was not “sexy”. She knows science to be an important, vital and fundamental process of inquiry enabling the discovery and development of all sectors. Eyman means faith and she is also the author of a new exciting blog which aims to stimulate interest in science and examine the social, cultural and ethical impact of science using her passion for the arts.

 

Eyman believes innovative public engagement and research has the power to increase creativity in the arts as well as improving education, health and quality of life of people worldwide. With this at her core, she also has over a decades experience as a freelance science communicator and education officer for institutes such as the Science Museum London, British Museum, British Film Institute, Local Government Authority, Royal Festival Hall, as well as many inner-city primary/secondary schools.

Ophelia Bobari – Board Advisor at Lewisham Homes

 
Prior to becoming a Pharmacy Technician, Ophelia was in the Legal Profession for 19 years specialising in housing and Welfare Benefits law. She has worked for various solicitors firms, advice centres, a Citizens Advice bureau and the Lewisham Refugee And Migrants Network empowering refugees, asylum seekers to improve their quality of life advocating on their behalf and advising them of their rights’.

Host: Garry Green, Barrister – 2 Bedford Row

Discussion

  • Are women breaking the glass ceiling?
  • Visible women – standing up and being counted
  • How do we get more women into senior positions?
  • Women excelling in competitive industries
  • How do we balance a career, personal life and our well-being
  • Leaving your day job to follow your passion

 Tickets: http://iyinspirebalance.eventbrite.co.uk

Contact: info(at)inspirationalyou.co.uk

07545 156 111

@inspirational_u

#IYBalance

Committee Room: 14

6.00 – 6.30 Guests seated for discussion

6.30 – 8.00 Welcome, intro and panel discussion

8.00 – 8.30 Q & A

8.30 – 8.45 Close and depart

      

Apply for Postgrad study in the US – Apply for a Fulbright Scholarship

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Postgraduate Student Awards

The Fulbright Awards Programme is the only organisation that offers scholarships for academic work in any subject, at any accredited US university. In this Award category, approximately 30 scholarships are offered each year to UK citizens for the first year of postgraduate or doctoral study, or for ‘special student research’. Candidates choose and apply to US university departments directly and independently.

Benefits

Fulbright Awards are for varying amounts, intended as a contribution towards the first year of tuition fees and general maintenance costs whilst in the US. They are generally paid in instalments directly to the grantee, the first of which is typically given just prior to departure from the UK. Individual awards may have different arrangements. A number of memberships, sickness and accident benefit coverage, and visa sponsorship are also included. There is substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists Workshop (March) and a 2-day Orientation Programme (July). Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

We currently offer the following Postgraduate Awards:

Other exchange opportunities for UK citizens

 

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Fulbright Scholarship – Apply by 31st October 2014

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Scholar and Professional Awards

The Fulbright Awards Programme is the only organisation that offers scholarships for academic work in any subject, at any accredited US university. In this Award category, approximately 20 grants are offered to UK academics and professionals to undertake lecturing, research or a combination of the two for a period of three to twelve months. Candidates choose and make arrangements with US host institutions directly and independently.

Benefits

Grants in this category vary in amount and are usually paid in instalments directly to the grantee, the first of which is typically given just prior to departure from the UK. Funding is intended as a contribution towards any institutional fees, travel to/from the US, accommodation and general maintenance costs while in the US. A number of memberships, sickness and accident benefit coverage, and visa sponsorshipare also included. There is substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists Workshop (March) and a 2-day Orientation Programme (July). Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by theCouncil for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), including additional travel grant opportunities to accept guest lecturing invitations at other US institutions.

We currently offer the following Scholar Awards:

Other exchange opportunities for UK citizens

 

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Wonder Women Wednesday’s – 15th October 2014 – Sonia Meggie Founder of Inspirational YOU

PREMAE SKINCARE presents: Wonder Woman Wednesdays.

The new ‘night in’ for aspirational women.

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Multi-award winning Vogue and Forbes featured Allergy-free, Vegan beauty brand Premae Skincare, has designed a series of weekly events instore bringing together industry experts in the fields of Health, Beauty and business to share their unique and inspirational journeys with aspiring women.

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The past two years have been remarkable and unmatchable record of achievement in both the mainstream beauty and natural beauty industry for Founder, Dr Clare Eluka and Premae Skincare. Much of which has been supported and celebrated by the Wonder Women guest speakers who have been embarking on their own incredible paths to success as journalists, bloggers, networking consultants, authors and makeup artists.

On Wednesday 15th October, Sonia Meggie joins the line up of wonder women.

Sonia Meggie is an award winner and founder of Inspirational YOU; a London based social enterprise launched in March 2010. Their mission is to connect, inspire and empower young people, women and ethnic minorities.

She has networked and connected with senior leaders who all take part in their programs and events, debates, conferences, shows and training. They are focused on enterprise, self-development and well-being workshops.

Sonia is also a mentor and football coach who is driven by making a difference and seeing those around her reaching their full potential. Her aim is to leave a legacy that will see the progression of women, ethnic minorities and young people. Her mantra is

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”.

BOOK YOUR FREE ticket today.

Don’s miss this interactive and fun evening at the Premae store in London.

The format is; Guests book free tickets online and are welcomed with a glass of champagne and an opportunity to network, share business cards etc.

Sonia Meggie will present to the attendees for 20 minutes, followed by a Q&A session led by Clare and co-host Akua Gyamfi (Founder of The British Black List).

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The night will end with a beauty raffle, where guests can win upto £500 worth of products each week.

http://www.premaewww.eventbrite.co.uk

Channel 4 News Careers Day – Thursday 16th October 2014

Channel 4 News is looking for motivated, and engaged young people aged 16 – 21 to take part in a big diversity careers day on Thursday 16 October.

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All the main news broadcasters in the UK are holding an “Open Newsroom” event to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in television news.  The event is being organised by the Creative Diversity Network, which seeks to address the under-representation of BAME and other minorities within the television industry. 

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This is an all-day, interactive, event starting at 09:00 – 16 00.  You will get a behind-the-scenes look at a TV newsroom, get practical tips and advice on how to get into journalism, take part in workshops and mini-screen tests.   Lunch and refreshments provided.

 

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0900-0915:  Arrive and bring to the newsroom, overview of the day

 

0930-1000: Sit in the C4 news daily editorial meeting

 

1000-1100: “What we do” watch a shot film about what we do at C4 news, and hear from Jon Snow and Shaminder Nahal.  Tour of the newsroom

 C$ presenters

1100-1200:  Workshop, 4 in total.  Productions skills, editing, eng camera, studio

 

1200-1300: Workshop, 4 in total.  Productions skills, editing, eng camera, studio

 

1300-1400: Networking lunch

 

1400-1430: Either continue with the networking lunch, or sit in the afternoon daily editorial meeting

 

1430-1530: Workshop, 4 in total.  Productions skills, editing, eng camera, studio

 

1530-1630: Workshop, 4 in total.  Productions skills, editing, eng camera, studio

 

1630: Wrap up the day

 

If you want to attend, then please email info@inspirationalyou.co.uk by Tuesday 7th October 2014

ITV News careers day – 16th October 2014

CAREERS DAY at ITV News in London

Thursday 16th October 2014

Are you aged 18 – 24 years old?

Do you want to work in the media?

We have an opportunity for YOU!!

ITV News is looking for bright, motivated, and engaged young people to take part in a big diversity event on 16 October.

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All the main news broadcasters in the UK are holding an “Open Newsroom” event to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in television news.  The event is being organised by the Creative Diversity Network, which seeks to address the under-representation of BAME and other minorities within the television industry. 

 CDN logo

This is an all-day, interactive, event starting at 10 30 – 16 00.  You will get a behind-the-scenes look at a TV newsroom, get practical tips and advice on how to get into journalism, take part in workshops and mini-screen tests.   Lunch and refreshments provided.

 

TIMETABLE

10 30 REGISTRATION
11 00 – 11 30 WELCOME
11 30 – 12 00 TOUR ITV NEWSROOM & STUDIOS
12 00  – 13 00 CASE STUDIES / INTERACTIVE QUESTION TIME

  • Facilitated by Charlene White
13 00 – 13 15 PHOTO CALL

  • Meet ITV News Lunchtime News presenter
14 00 – 14 40 LUNCH
14 45 – 15 45 WORKSHOPS
  Want To Be A Cameraman? Camera theory and hands-on experience / editing
  Want to be a presenter? Try your hand at being in front of the camera
  Work experience prep – CV do’s & don’t; good interview techniques
  Journalism – interactive exercises, hints & tips on how to get into industry
  Studio – behind the scenes look at studio/directing
  Weather – Try your hand at weather presenting!
15 45 – 16 00 REFRESHMENTS & CLOSE

  • Don’t forget your goody bag!

Email: info@inspirationalyou.co.uk to book your place by Tuesday 7th October at 4pm.

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