Apply for a IY mentor

Mentors help you gain self-awareness, confidence, respect your colleagues and a better team player.

Benefits of having a mentor

    You want change professionally

Mentors – know how to adapt, and they’ll show you how to do the same. By learning new skills and making the right changes, you will be an asset to any employer.

    You’ll gain a confidant

This is someone you’ll share your work and personal concerns with – so transparency is key to progress.

    You’ll have someone who’s got your back

Your mentor may act as a Sponsor and sing your praises to decision-makers.

    Gain transferable skills

Your job title doesn’t define you. It doesn’t reveal all your skills, potential and passions. Your mentor learn what makes you tick and help you plan your career or business goals, spot personal development opportunities and even refer you for jobs that you are suitable.

    You’ll feel happier at work

A mentor will help you hone your craft and become more competent at your job or as a leader.

    You want to make more money

Your mentor will have the experience to help you negotiate better pay, negotiate better pay, get promoted and consider new job opportunities.

    You’ll become a better person

Your mentor is an accountability buddy who will call you out. By telling you your strengths and your weaknesses, they will help you gain self-awareness, growth and build your character.

    Get focused

Do you need direction and someone to direct you professionally? This is your space to get feedback from someone external who will increase your motivation and morale.

    You’ll keep on learning

Most senior colleagues have a mentor or coach. The benefits of coaching and mentoring don’t stop as your progress. You’re never too experienced or senior up to be mentored.

    You can become a mentor, too

It feels good to nurture talent and you can pick up mentoring skills on the job, particularly with regard to leadership and communication. A mentee, coming at a problem from a different angle, can also help you to see a new perspective on the issue.

Apply to register your interest today.

 

Sonia Meggie nominated for Stylist Magazine – Inspirational woman of the year – Remarkable Women Awards

On the 5th March 2019, Stylist is set to celebrate the trailblazing women of the moment with their inaugural Remarkable Women Awards, in partnership with philosophy.

The gala event will celebrate women from all walks of life, and they reached out to readers to do this. They seek to shed a light on the women making a meaningful difference to their communities via nominations for our Inspiration of the Year award.

They asked the public for Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes who have gone above and beyond to change the lives of women in their community and our Founder, Sonia Meggie was shortlisted.

You can read Sonia’s feature in Stylist Magazine published on 30th January 2019 or online.

To vote for Sonia

💻 Email rwa@stylist.co.uk

with the name 🗳🗳Sonia Meggie in the subject line.

Apply to be an Inspirational YOU mentor

Mentoring can take many different forms and the relationship is often cultivated uniquely between the mentor and mentee.

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.”

John Crosby

Here’s our seven steps to how this can translate in practice if you take on the role of a mentor.

As mentors you may:

  • Gain the opportunity to reflect on your own development.
  • Develop key skills such as listening, questioning, facilitation, empathising and rapport building.
  • Develop your own confidence and self-esteem from providing support to another.
  • Feel more involved and that you are giving something back.
  • Extend your own people development experience.
  • Develop your leadership skills

Apply to register your interest today.

 

Emma Dabiri – Women at the top – House of Commons on Tuesday 27th November 2018

On Tuesday 27th November we are joined by @emmadabiri at the House of Commons for ‘Women at the Top’

#EmmaDabiri is a social historian, writer and broadcaster. Her first book A History of Hair will be published by Penguin in 2018.

Emma is a teaching fellow in the Africa Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies and is currently completing her PhD in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths university.

Emma also works as a TV presenter, presenting social history films for The BBC One Show.

She presented Back in Time Brixton for BBC2 which broadcast in November 2016 as part of the BBCs Black British Season. She is currently presenting Britains Lost Masterpieces for BBC 4, Back in Time Confectioners for BBC 2 and Just Not My Type for Channel 4 all of which are scheduled to broadcast later this year.

She is a writer who has been widely published in the national press. Emma’s work is truly interdisciplinary, drawing on and contributing to; African Studies, sociology, history, film, literature, theatre, and music, with a heavy dose of popular culture. #iyhoc18

Funmi Fetto – Women at the top 2018 0 House of Commons – Tuesday 27th November 2018

Join Funmi Fetto at Inspirstional YOU in the House of Commons on Tuesday 27th November.

Funmi Fetto, a former Beauty Director at British Vogue and currently Contributing Beauty Editor at the esteemed title under Edward Enninful, is a highly experienced beauty director and creative consultant that has also worked and written for numerous publications including The Sunday Times, Harpers Bazaar, Browns Fashion, The Telegraph, South China Morning Post, Guardian, Observer, Elle, Tatler (where she covered as beauty director) and numerous international Vogue titles.

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As part of her remit at Vogue, she contributes numerous features to the magazine and website, works closely with global beauty brands on events and also writes a first-of-its-kind Vogue online beauty column that focuses specifically on women of colour.

Outside of her British Vogue commitments, Funmi Fetto also consults for and collaborates with numerous global beauty brands including Space NK, Topshop, MAC, NARS, Procter & Gamble, Estee Lauder Companies and is launching a beauty creative agency in 2018. She is a skilled panelist and interviewer (live/in front of an audience) focusing on beauty, race, culture, representation and women issues. She is currently working on her first beauty book, Palette. This will be published by Hodder and Stoughton next Autumn (2019).

http://www.womenatthetop2018.eventbrite.co.uk

Women at the top – Tuesday 27th November 2018

 Inspirational YOU

 Supported by Janet Daby MP and Vicky Foxcroft MP 

will be holding their

Annual Diversity Masterclass

Women at the Top: Progression and self care

House of Commons

Tuesday 27th November 2018 from 6.30pm-8.30pm

Doors 6.20pm (Please note – prompt start)

Women at the Top: Resilience and self care is a celebration of female leadership

The panel will focus on the issues affecting the career paths of women entering competitive professions, maintaining their careers, public profile and well-being.

Priority entry given to Inspirational YOU member’s.  Women at the top is recommended for: Post-graduates, business owners and professionals.

Inspirational YOU provides you with an opportunity to meet established and respected leaders, to network and gain tips, which may well give you the competitive edge.

Introduced by Janet Daby MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Lewisham East.

Panel:

Vicky Sandry, General Counsel – Sky UK & ROI

Dora Mitchail, MD, Commercial Growth – Telegraph Media Group

Funmi Fetto, Contributing Beauty Editor – British Vogue

Emma Dabiri, Teaching Fellow, TV Presenter and Author

Noëlla Coursaris Musunka, Founder of Malaika, Model & Global Fund Ambassador

Misan Sagay, Screenwriter and Film Producer

Moderator: Elizabeth Pears – News Editor at Buzzfeed UK

Discussion

  • Stepping outside of your comfort zone
  • Visibility and branding
  • Supporting women into senior positions
  • Self care and personal development
  • How women balance their career, personal life and well-being
  • Professional and personal growth

Housekeeping:

6.20 – Guests seated for discussion

6.30 – Welcome, introduction

6.35 – 8.00  Panel intro and discussion

8.00 – 8.30 Q&A

8.30 – 8.45 Close and depart

  • Access to the House of Commons is via Cromwell Green Visitors Entrance on St.Margaret Street
  • Please allow 30-45 minutes for airport-type security to enter the House of Commons
  • The event will take place in Committee Room 14
  • Please note that no food or drink is allowed in any of the Committee Rooms although delegates may take in bottled water
  • Please let us know of any special requirements, including any assisted access needs to the House of Commons

Contact:

Tickets: www.womenatthetop2018.eventbrite.co.uk

Join as a membership: www.inspirationalyou.co.uk

E: info (at) inspirationalyou.co.uk

T: 07772 527813

T: @inspirational_u

I: #IYHOC18

Janet Daby MP – Women at the top 2018

Janet Daby was elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Lewisham East on 14 June 2018. Janet has been a Labour Local Councillor in Lewisham East since 2010, and in 2012 was promoted to the Mayor’s Cabinet for community safety. She was appointed Lewisham’s Deputy Mayor immediately before being elected.

Janet is a Founding Director of The Whitefoot and Downham Community Food Plus Project, an organisation which combats food poverty and isolation, helps over 50 local people each week, and which received a national award in recognition for its work. Janet lives in Lewisham East with her husband and two young children.

Obama foundation – apply by 18th September 2018

We don’t want to interrupt your weekend, so we’ll be quick.

We’re searching for our next class of Obama Fellows, and the application deadline is coming up fast.

Do you know a community-minded rising star who should apply? Or have you been considering it yourself? If so, then this weekend is the time to get those applications in—it’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday!

The 2019 Obama Fellowship application deadline is 11:59 PM CDT on September 18, 2018, just three days away. Please don’t hesitate to encourage potential candidates to apply, or apply yourself.

https://www.obama.org/fellowship/

Good luck,

The Obama Foundation

Tara Smith – Protect and grow your brand – Wednesday 27th June 2018

Tara Smith will be joining Inspirational YOU on Wednesday 27th June for ‘protect and grow your brand’ masterclass.

Tara Smith

Tara is multi-award winning Hair Stylist and stylist of choice to the stars, Tara Smith, has styled some of the biggest global celebrities and film stars on the red carpet, her clients inlcude Demi Moore, Adrian Grenier, Natalie Imbruglia, Gerard Butler, Kiefer Sutherland, Nicolas Cage, Rosario Dawson and Kristen Davies, to name but a few. She was voted The Clothes Show Style Awards Celebrity Hairdresser of the Year, and is regularly tweeted celeb’s such as Demi Moore  and more.

Tara has always had an eye for the next big adventure. She has always been deeply committed to using products that not only make hair & skin look and feel great, but that are as kind to the planet as they are to the heads they are used on. Tara’s quest to source the very best ethical hair products was not always easy, so it was inevitable that she would take matters into her own hands, and create her own line.  As Founder and creator of the Tara Smith head-care brand, Tara has developed a range of award-winning natural, gluten-free, vegan-friendly head-care products, used and endorsed by her celebrity clients, whilst being within the reach of anyone who cares about their hair, head (and the planet!)

Tara is also known for her kindness, generosity and empathy, and her high profile creates opportunities for her to embrace her philanthropic side. She truly believes that businesses have a duty to give something back to society, and this belief runs through the veins of the TS brand.

Book: www.marketingandip.eventbrite.co.uk

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Protect and grow your brand – Wednesday 27th June 2018

Protect and grow your brand

 IP and global branding masterclass

DAC Beachcroft LLP

100 Fetter Lane

 Wednesday 27th June 2018

 6.00pm-8.30pm

 This evening master class features inspirational industry professionals who have over 20 years experience of protecting brands and profiling high profile professionals in the entertainment, business and travel industry.

  • Each speaker will give you industry insights.
  • Explain global IP
  • Discuss how to protect and take your brand international
  • Trends in digital and social media
  • Do’s and don’ts of branding, marketing and communications’
  • Securing investment and venture capital

Our speakers have worked with the BBC, Radio 1, Alicia Keys, Sony Music, MTV, Beyonce, Adidas, UK Premiership clubs and many international publications.

Host

Garry Green – Barrister

Speakers

Susanna Read, IP Lawyer at DAC Beachcroft LLP

Susanna Read

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Tara Smith – Celebrity Stylist and creator of Tara Smith Haircare

Tara Smith

Multi-award winning Hair Stylist and stylist of choice to the stars, Tara Smith, has styled some of the biggest global celebrities and film stars on the red carpet, her clients inlcude Demi Moore, Adrian Grenier, Natalie Imbruglia, Gerard Butler, Kiefer Sutherland, Nicolas Cage, Rosario Dawson and Kristen Davies, to name but a few. She was voted The Clothes Show Style Awards Celebrity Hairdresser of the Year, and is regularly tweeted celeb’s such as Demi Moore  and more.

Tara has always had an eye for the next big adventure. She has always been deeply committed to using products that not only make hair & skin look and feel great, but that are as kind to the planet as they are to the heads they are used on. Tara’s quest to source the very best ethical hair products was not always easy, so it was inevitable that she would take matters into her own hands, and create her own line.  As Founder and creator of the Tara Smith head-care brand, Tara has developed a range of award-winning natural, gluten-free, vegan-friendly head-care products, used and endorsed by her celebrity clients, whilst being within the reach of anyone who cares about their hair, head (and the planet!)

Tara is also known for her kindness, generosity and empathy, and her high profile creates opportunities for her to embrace her philanthropic side. She truly believes that businesses have a duty to give something back to society, and this belief runs through the veins of the TS brand.

Daren Dixon | CEO of Above and Beyond Brand Management

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Daren Dixon is a highly experienced and connected international executive who has worked in the fields of A&R, talent management and marketing for the top entertainment companies in the world.

Daren most notably discovered and signed globally successful alternative band Kasabian to RCA Records. He then further enhanced his growing reputation as a leading international talent executive by working closely with some of the worlds leading talent such as Beyonce, Miguel, Selena Gomez, Belen Rodriguez, Kelly RowlandSolange KnowlesKeri Hilson and Jennifer Lopez.

Anne-Marie Batson | Sports Presenter & CEO of Amberglass PR

 AmberGlass PR aka Anne-Marie Batson is an independent consultant providing Crisis PR and reputation management services.  Anne-Marie works on behalf of clients in the sports, politics and corporate world. Whether in the public or private sector, businesses, high-profile individuals, organisations or the public.

Anne-Marie is also a freelance multi-platform Sports Reporter and Journalist who provides expert reporting and commentary on Football (men & women), Netball and Tennis working regularlay with a variety of broadcasters.

An ethical practitioner, Anne-Marie Batson is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), and ideally qualified to be your trusted communications adviser.

Anne-Marie has an extensive PR background, with over 10 years’ experience spanning the private and public sectors. But, her true passion is the sports industry.  Prior to setting up AmberGlass PR, Anne-Marie worked in senior communications positions at Network Rail for eight years, an organisation under intense daily public, media and government scrutiny, before moving agency side.  Her experience puts Anne-Marie on good stead to offer Crisis PR and reputation management services to leagues, governing bodies, agencies, clubs, agents, individuals, and companies.

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6.00pm – 6.25pm: Doors and networking

6.30pm – 8.30pm: Discussion

8.00pm – 8.30pm: Networking

Who should attend?

  • Business owners
  • SME’s
  • Media professionals
  • Those in PR, marketing and social media
  • Those who want to raise their business or public profile

Tickets £5.00 – £10.00

https://marketingandip.eventbrite.co.uk

Info: leadership@inspirationalyou.co.uk

info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

07545 156 111  | @inspirational_u

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