Panel Discussion: How we did it
Three dynamic, Wandsworth-based female entrepreneurs reveal how their nine-to-five jobs inspired them to start their own businesses. Learn the secrets of their success, find out how they juggled setting up a business with their day job and family life, and hear about the challenges and triumphs they experienced along the way. Featuring:
• Neomi Bennett, founder and CEO, Neo Innovations
• Hilary Rowland, co-founder, Boom Cycle
• Carrie Swift, founder, Love Public Speaking
• Chair: Kate Bassett, head of content, Management Today
Guest Speaker - Thomasina Miers, Founder, Wahaca
Thomasina Miers, winner of BBC MasterChef in 2005, reveals how she turned her passion for cooking into a business. From cheese-making and running market stalls in Ireland to working with Skye Gyngell at Petersham Nurseries and co-founding the restaurant group Wahaca.
Workshop 1 : How to be a great leader - Virgin Startup
Growing your start up from your great idea into a thriving, successful business will depend, sooner or later, on your ability to assemble and build a strong team as well as to lead it.
Come along to this workshop by Virgin StartUp to learn what leadership looks like in a startup, gain a deeper understanding the attributes needed to be a successful leader, develop your skills and swap leadership tips with other female founders.
Workshop 2: Building entrepreneurial confidence and pitching your business
In this ‘golden age’ of entrepreneurship, clients and customers want to know the person behind the brand. It’s crucial to have a compelling brand story which you can communicate with confidence, charisma and passion.
In this workshop delivered by Carrie Swift, founder of Love Public Speaking, you will…
• Learn how to present yourself, your brand and your business
• Build entrepreneurial confidence and overcome imposter syndrome
• Get clear on your ‘why’ and use it to create a powerful 60-second elevator pitch
• Pick up tips on networking and learn how to present your business message with flair
9.30 - 9.35 Welcome
9.40 -11am Panel discussion and Q&A
11.15 Coffee break
11.30 -12.45 Guest speaker – Thomasina Miers
12.45 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 - 2.30 Workshop 1
2.30 - 3.30 Workshop 2
3.30 - 4.30 Golf Session (Time TBC)
The fun golfing session is on the driving range, giving you the confidence to try a new sport. Learn how to grip the club, swing and hit the ball – all the basics to get started.
Please note this is a paid for event. Ticket price includes - All talks, workshops, tea/coffee, pastries, buffet lunch with glass of wine and golfing activity* (indoor).
*dependent on ticket type.
Central London Golf Centre , Burntwood Lane, London, SDW17 0AT
Central London Golf Centre