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19/09/2022: WeAreVirtual: How to leverage LinkedIn as an introvert, empath or HSP | Jennifer Corcoran

WeAreVirtual, Jennifer Corcoran

Think that LinkedIn and online networking is only for extroverts?

During this live session LinkedIn Trainer Jen Corcoran will explore how introverts, empaths and HSPs can find their voice on LinkedIn and manage their energy.

Jen will touch on her 4-part PACT formula (Presence, Action, Connect, Thrive) and spotlight that you don’t need to be the loudest in the online space to get traction and create opportunities.

About Jen

Jennifer CorcoranAs an award-winning social media influencer, Jennifer Corcoran knows a thing or two about leaving her comfort zone behind. She uses her experience to help others achieve sustained visibility and success.

Too many of us feel lost when it comes to selling ourselves or our businesses online. Jennifer’s mission is to help entrepreneurs, individuals and businesses stand out on LinkedIn. Her business, My Super Connector, proves that you don’t need to be the loudest person in the room to get noticed.

While working in The City as an executive PA, Jennifer used social media to elevate her reputation. This helped her win regional, national and global awards. A back injury cut her City career short but led Jennifer to find her true calling – as a LinkedIn trainer and networking adviser.

Jennifer is more than a skilled social media scheduler or self-pronounced “Expert”. Her talent and hard work are evident in her list of qualifications and awards, making her one of the UK’s most successful LinkedIn trainers. As a Pitman-accredited LinkedIn trainer, she has qualified in LinkedIn and Social media for business. Her expertise is evident in her list of prestigious awards such as Social Media Influencer of the Year in the Venus Awards. She has also been spotlighted in national campaigns such as F-Entrepreneur and holds 3rd place on the #LinkedInRockstars list.

Jennifer’s clients include London South Bank University, London Chamber of Commerce, Exeter College, the FSB and Enterprise Nation. Her work has been featured in many publications and websites including The Guardian, BrightTALK, Grow Exeter and LBC.

Learn more about Jennifer and her work at MySuperConnector.co.uk.

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27/09/2022: WeAreVirtual: How to raise your personal profile and build your brand | Helen Croydon

WeAreVirtual, Helen Croydon

The session will include ideas, tips and best practices on raising your professional profile.

Helen will delve into:

  • What is the importance of having a strong personal brand/profile and what doors does it open?
  • Ways that professionals can look out for opportunities raise their profile.

They will cover four pillars:

  1. How to go about getting media coverage – including tips on finding opportunities, for example, looking at #journorequest on Twitter; coming up with a strong topical idea for an opinion article and how to find a publication which may accept contributor opinion articles.
  2. Getting onto TV, radio or podcasts – some ideas on where to find a fit.
  3. Raising your presence on social media – some do’s and don’ts of writing a bio
  4. Best practices of posting to be seen as a thought leader.

About Helen

Helen is founder of Thought Leadership PR, a former journalist and a three-time author. After a 15 year career in the media, which included working as a producer at ITN; writing for every UK newspaper from The Times to Metro; and commentating on TV and radio shows such as Sky News and Womans Hour, she switched her attention to helping others get into the media. Her business specialises in personal PR, helping c-suite executives, entrepreneurs, academics, authors and other public figures develop media-worthy ideas to become a revered commentator in their industry. She is also host of the The Media Insider Podcast, featuring interviews with editors and journalists on what makes a story.

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13/09/2022: WeAreVirtual: Positioning yourself for promotion | Carol Stewart

WeAreVirtual, Carol Stewart

If you are ready to take your career to another level and get your next promotion, positioning yourself for it will put you in the best possible place to secure it.

This session will help you to:

  • Navigate the internal and external barriers
  • Broaden your network and tap into it
  • Self promote and strategically position yourself
  • Raise your visibility and profile

If you want to get your next promotion, this session will help you to develop your plan and place yourself in the best possible position to get the role.

About Carol

carol stewart

Carol Stewart is the founder of Abounding Solutions and author of Quietly Visible: Leading With Influence and Impact as an Introverted Woman (listed as one of the 10 best self-development books written by women to read during lockdown by BeYourOwn). She is an Executive, Career and Leadership Coach, specialising in introverted women who are senior leaders. Carol coaches women to lead with confidence, influence, and impact. She also delivers workshops, webinars, and talks on career development, personal development, and leadership development to organisations who want to develop their talent.

She has been the featured expert in Women and Home magazine, Good Housekeeping magazine, the Telegraph, and other media publications. Carol is a 5 times LinkedIn Top Voice UK, including a LinkedIn Top Voice 2022 for gender equity, and has received awards for her work developing women leaders. This includes a We Are The City Rising Star Champion Award, and named one of Britain’s Top 50 Business Advisers by Enterprise Nation.

Carol hosts the Quietly Visible podcast, is a semi regular columnist for the Sheffield Telegraph, and a TEDx speaker. She gives her time to causes that support the next generation, and those that advocate social justice, and gender and racial equality.

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23/06/2022: WeAreVirtual: Return from maternity leave courageously | Verena Hefti

WeAreVirtual, Verena Hefti

Returning to work can be an incredibly difficult transition to make. In this practical session, Verena Hefti FRSA will share how to return from maternity leave courageously. 

In this webinar, Verena will share:


– practical things to prepare as you return from maternity leave
– different options on how to best settle back into work and make the transition easy
– some tips on making sure to make sure you are still able to progress your career with a young baby
– pitfalls to avoid and what I have seen work well from supporting more than 150 parents on their return to work

About Verena:


Verena Hefti is the CEO and Founder of the award winning Social Enterprise Leaders Plus. She set up Leaders Plus in order to support leaders with babies and young children to continue to progress their careers.
She believes that no one should have to choose between becoming a CEO and enjoying their young children. She stands for supporting parents to fulfil ambitious career dreams which she believes is essential to achieving gender equality at the top. Verena is a self confessed career development geek and spends a lot of her spare time reading about the science behind career progression.
She won several awards for her work with Leaders Plus including the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award.
Verena is the podcast host of the popular Leaders with Babies podcast.

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27/04/2022: WeAreVirtual: New Tax Year, New She | Vas Babeiu & Jo Dean

WeAreVirtual, Vas Babeiu and Jo Dean

What you do today will dictate your tomorrow, and that is why we as a group, our passion is to help and guide you on your journey. We want to empower you to overcome the challenges women face everyday.

In this live webinar event, we will be tackling some key financial questions and life events, such as:

  • Why do we, as women need to save
  • How does having kids affect our pension
  • Saving for our children and their future
  • The power of investing
  • Retirement and later life planning

About Jo

Jo DeanJo works hard to build trusted relationships with her clients and helps them to achieve financial security by providing a holistic and all-encompassing financial planning strategy. By sharing her wealth management and financial planning expertise, Jo focuses on offering guidance to her clients to provide them with support, optimism, and a more secure future.

Jo’s strategies are designed to ensure clients have peace of mind that their affairs are being proactively managed and restructured where appropriate, taking into account regulation, legislation, the economic environment and their circumstances.

About Vas

Vas is a dedicated and results-driven Mortgage & Protection Consultant with a successful background in on exceeding client’s expectations through world class service.

Vas has a background in financial services, for the last 14 years including banking management, trading & investment education, in addition to Mortgage and protection advice.”

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28/03/2022: WeAreVirtual: Menopause: The Business Opportunity | Sam Simister

WeAreVirtual, Sam Simister

Today in the UK there are 15.5 million women experiencing the menopause. Globally, by 2025, there will be 1 billion.

Whilst the menopause is a natural transition that half of the population will experience, it is a tragedy that it remains at best a difficult conversation and at its worst, can have life-shattering implications.

There are over 48 physical, emotional and psychological symptoms, but only three of them are well known. The landscape for solutions remains disparate and hard to navigate. But with women beginning to demand more menopause understanding and support from their employers and the brands they use, there is an imperative that needs to be met.

From personal experience coupled with compelling research, Sam Simister with her co-founder Heather Jackson, launched GenM, the menopause partner for brands, in early 2021. From a standing start, the collective is now over 50 members strong including giants such as M&S, The Royal Mail, Co-op, Clipper Logistics, Next, Boots, Holland & Barret as well as smaller organisations such as XX Equals, Hot Tea Mama and A Vogel.

GenM would like to see responsible brands and organisations represented across ALL sectors of industry. As the menopause partner for brands, Sam will highlight the opportunity for organisations to show responsible leadership by joining the Collective, normalising the conversation and driving change for millions.

In this session, Sam will discuss her work with GenM and will explore the shocking statistics on the menopause and perimenopause from GenM’s Invisibility Report that underpin their mission.

Sam will also explain why the menopause is more than a medical issue, a workplace issue, or a gender issue, but is actually a business opportunity. She will also reveal what we can all do to help normalise the conversation around the menopause.

Sam will share compelling data from her latest research along with the groundbreaking Invisibility Report, and the rationale behind the rapid success of GenM and will outline her plans and ambitions for its future.

About Sam:

Sam Simister brings competitive advantage to a business through a combination of unique core skills. Strategic business acumen, expert supply chain and scientific knowledge and a proven ability to create, negotiate and drive the blueprint for growth when big brands buy a founder-led one are examples of these.

Sam has extensive international experience with multi-national corporations, entrepreneurial companies and an own venture.

At 22 years old, Innocent is Europe’s No. 1 juice and smoothie brand (operating across EU & Asia with annual sales of £500m) and is embarking on a new chapter to drive growth in the healthy drinking sector across Europe and more widely. To enable this growth, Sam holds a newly created Board position to research, develop and deliver the in-year and future pipeline of innovation. The Future Development Role includes Global portfolio expansion for Innocent Drinks.

In addition to Sam’s Board role at Innocent she is the co-founder of GenM, the first of its kind Menopause Partner for Brands. Through Sam’s work at GenM, alongside co-founder Heather Jackson, the organisation is on course to drive real change through uniting responsible businesses who, looking to lead from the front to normalise the conversation, thereby breaking the taboo for millions of women and those experiencing the menopause, whether an employee or consumer.

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12/05/2022: WeAreVirtual: Cultivating Brand You – Own Your Career! | Emma Murray

WeAreVirtual, Emma Murray, New

To start taking ownership, you need to first take a step back and reflect.

Not all careers are linear and evolve over time. Asking yourself the hard questions and being open to opportunities around you is key to visualising your true goal.

Ready to create a roadmap for your life? It’s time to Own Your Career – no more waiting and sitting on the side-lines. This workshop will cover the following areas:

  • Who is ‘Brand You’?
  • How do you create your own personal brand?
  • What do you want your career journey to look like?
  • How can you maximise the opportunities available to you?
  • What can you do to ensure that you achieve your definition of career success?

Join this interactive workshop with Product Owner, Emma Murray from DWP Digital to learn how to cultivate your personal brand and take control of your career today.

About Emma:

Emma MurrayEmma Murray Product Owner at DWP Digital has a love for learning and exploiting new technology as well as shearing that knowledge with others to help them to embrace the changing world of digital technology. She is also a leading figure in the DWP Women in Digital Network Group, organising events, speakers and developing new ways to communicate and engage to all existing and new members.

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15/03/2022: WeAreVirtual: Impact And Gravitas For Women Part II | Cat Clancy


During this session we will further explore the influence of gender on communication and empower women to increase their impact and gravitas.

We will build on our awareness of linguistic choices which can hold women back and focus on reframing language in order to get their ideas heard. We will look at how women can capitalise on their emotional intelligence through their use of voice. We will explore how to hold your ground when faced with challenging or confrontational styles of conversation and how to handle interruptions in a positive, assertive way. We will also address the psychology of Imposter Syndrome and explore strategies that can help you to manage it effectively. We will work on the importance of articulating your value and learning the art of self-promotion, as well as how to deal with a ‘no’.

Please note – this session will give attendees the option to have their cameras and microphones on.


About Cat

Cat ClancyCat Clancy studied English at Oxford University and trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Based on the belief that Acting skills are really Life skills, she has worked as a Communication and Voice Coach for over 12 years, delivering highly-tailored training to business professionals, who seek to be more confident, and clear, while remaining authentic.

She has delivered communication courses for diverse organisations such as Shell, Time Inc, HSBC, Ernst & Young, Mott MacDonald, The BFI, Lazards, McGraw Hill, Fidelity, IFRS, MD2MD, Rothschild, Luxotica, Facebook, Publicis Sapient, Network Rail, Sodexo, Anglo-American, Prudential, Vitality, Nuffield, Santander, CMS, Brunswick Group LLP, GlaxoSmithKline, and MUFG.
Her bespoke one-to-one coaching encompasses all levels, from promising executives to Senior Directors, at companies including McGraw Hill, Credit Suisse, Fidelity, Santander, IFRS, Global Forestry Investment, The Rank Foundation and Financial Ombudsman Service.

In addition, she has spoken at forums such as DAC Beachcroft’s ‘Creating an Inclusive Workplace’ event, ‘Breakfast Business Club’ and ‘ISES Powerhour Seminars’ and co-led business seminars for HealthTech UK. She has been featured twice in The Guardian and appeared as a guest Voice Coach on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour analysing the voices of female politicians.

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16/09/2021: WeAreVirtual: Job sharing and career progression for women in tech; how to make it easy to implement for talent and managers | Jenny Varley

WeAreVirtual, Jenny Varley

In this webinar, Jenny Varley, Founder of Flink, will talk all things job sharing and will share tips on how to implement it in the workplace:

We’ll explore:

  • What is job sharing and how can it be transformative?
  • What are the barriers to job sharing?
  • The power of pairs - where to find a potential partner.
  • How can we unlock value - personal and for the business - through the power of pairs?
  • Setting up for success - as employee and manger.



About Jenny:

Jenny VarleyJenny Varley left her Head of Digital Comms job at HSBC after 10 years in 2020, to fix a problem she experience first hand: how to keep women in mid and senior level jobs. Jenny lost talent when she struggled to create effective part-time opportunities at a senior level and herself, suffered from burnout, trying to recover from miscarriages and failed IVF while in a demanding full-time role. Jenny experimented with job sharing as a way to protect the careers and wellbeing of her former team. Jenny launched Flink, an enterprise job share platform powered by machine learning, to make it easy for companies to integrate job sharing into talent strategy.

Jenny's twenty five year career spans journalism, PR and marketing and employer brand strategy. An exciting hand-break turn early on in Jenny's career, lead her into location management for the Harry Potter and Bridget Jones film franchises for several years before becoming disillusioned with the lack of women in lead production roles. Jenny has now made it her life's work to help employers design inclusive jobs at every level and make them easy to share so no one ever has to sacrifice their career and long term income potential when they need to work fewer days.

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23/03/2021: WeAreVirtual: AI and the Gender & Ethnicity Pay Gaps | Maya Welford

WeAreVirtual, Maya Welford AI

Maya completed dissertation research for her Master's degree in September 2020, which explored perceptions of AI and how it may help or hinder progress towards closing gender and ethnicity pay gaps.

This included an extensive literature review, a survey completed by members of the general public, and a series of interviews with AI professionals and AI ethicists. During this engaging session, Maya will share her research findings and cover important topics including pay gaps, cognitive bias, and bias within AI.


About Maya:

Maya WelfordAfter graduating from King’s College London in 2018 with a First Class BSc Psychology degree, where she received the Desmond Tutu Award for her commitment towards serving society, Maya joined Barclays on their Human Resources Graduate programme. Maya has made a positive impact both through her day role at Barclays as well as through extra-curricular endeavours. Within her first 6 months at Barclays, Maya received a Barclays Values Recognition Award in recognition of her commitment to the Barclays values. In September 2020, Maya was promoted to Global Wellbeing Manager at Barclays.

Beyond her day role and as part of her engagement with Win, Barclays’ Gender Network, Maya founded the Charity Mentoring Programme, which connects Win members with staff at charities aligned to driving the cause of gender equality. From 43 mentor/mentee matches in 2019 to over 200 in 2020, and from partnering with 6 charities in 2019 to 20 in 2020, the programme has gone from strength to strength. In 2015, Maya completed a mental health placement in Sri Lanka where she supported individuals with mental health issues in clinical and community based settings. Maya currently volunteers for non-profit, Like Minded Females, and leads their Social Mobility efforts. Furthermore, she recently joined The Early Careers Foundation as an Advisory Group member. Maya additionally mentors young individuals to raise their aspirations.

Alongside employment and given her hunger for continuous self-development, Maya recently completed a Master’s degree in Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Birkbeck, University of London, for which she achieved a Distinction. Maya’s dissertation research investigated bias within AI and the opportunities and threats of AI within the gender and ethnicity pay gap space, using qualitative and quantitative research methods.

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