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31/01/2023: WeAreVirtual: Be a SuperStar Communicator: Be Connected, Be Confident, Make an Impact | Susan Heaton-Wright

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Being able to make a positive impact; influence; develop credibility and have confidence when you communicate with others is an essential skill for any emerging leader.

In this virtual workshop, Susan shares tips and techniques on how achieve this.

Outcomes include:

* Understanding the purpose of your communication
* Straight forward ways to structure your communication for the maximum impact
* How your voice and non-verbal communication play a role in your positive impact


About Susan

Susan Heaton-Wright

Susan Heaton-Wright is a multi award winning impact, communications and speaking expert for emerging leaders and the creator of the Superstar Communicator™ methodology. She is an international keynote speaker; the MD of award winning music company, Viva Live Music, podcaster and a former prize winning international opera singer.

In 2020, she was named as an #ialso 100 top inspirational female entrepreneurs in UK and in 2022 Silver award winner in the Best Business Women’s Awards and Hertfordshire Business Woman of the Year. She is an IamRemarkable facilitator and ambassador for HBA.

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

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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

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

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

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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.”

Thoughtworks Technology Radar events

Recommended Events: Technology Radar | Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks Technology Radar events

For more than 10 years, Thoughtworks’ Technology Radar report has been relied on by global technology leaders to identify trends and inform investment decisions.

This year we are running in person Technology Radar events across three of our locations;

  • Manchester- 26 April at the Thoughtworks Manchester office
  • Newcastle – 28 April at The Core, Newcastle Helix
  • London – 11 May at the Thoughtworks London office

All events in person events will run from 6 pm to 8:30 pm BST.

We will also be running a webinar on 12 May, 12pm – 1pm BST for those that cannot make it in person.

Join our speakers Olivia Frost, Arpitha Patil, Ian Cartwright, Padmaja Sasidharan and James Lewis for a discussion on some of the new blips and themes that will be featured on the upcoming Technology Radar. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions to our panel.

We will be running this event in person for a limited audience, seats are on a first come, first served basis. Or you can register for the virtual Zoom event, please indicate your preference when you register.


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

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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.

One Tech World Virtual Conference 2022

01 APRIL 2022

Book your place now to what is becoming the largest virtual conference for women in technology in 2022


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.

One Tech World Virtual Conference 2022

01 APRIL 2022

Join us for keynotes, panels, fireside chats, networking opportunities and much more. Supported by 18 corporate sponsors, with over 120 sessions and 160+ speakers across 6 stages – plus watch it on-demand for 30 days!


Harriet Minter

Recommended event: 10/11/2021: The tech that makes hybrid work - webinar | Harriet Minter

Harriet Minter

A new breed of young companies offering tech solutions can actually transform the way way your business works and the results it gets.

Eighteen months of Zoom doom and feeling at the mercy of Microsoft Teams has rather taken the shine off workplace technology. But there are a new breed of young companies offering tech solutions that not only make hybrid-working easier but which can actually transform the way your business works and the results it gets.

In this one hour webinar, hosted by journalist and hybrid-work specialist, Harriet Minter, we’ll look at how tech can hinder or help our move towards hybrid-working. The panel will look at the impact hybrid-working is having on business culture, staff relationships and working practices.

Looking for more events or networking opportunities? WeAreTechWomen has a dedicated events calendar with thousands of different events to help broaden your network and learn new skills. We have also launched WeAreVirtual – a series of free webinars to help expand your learning online. 

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

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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.

Watch and learn in your own time from our previously live recorded virtual events. New recordings available weekly. Discover our webinar playbacks here

PLAYBACK: Making the most of cloud technologies in a multi-cloud era with Stephen Gilderdale

Making The Most Of Cloud Technologies In A Multi-Cloud Era

The cloud revolution is real, and it’s great to see that more organisations are seeing the value in multi-cloud IT environments, but are businesses truly maximising its benefits?

The latest research on cloud technologies commissioned by Dell Technologies suggests the majority are not. That’s despite the fact that the number of enterprises leveraging public cloud services has more than tripled since 2011. Uncovering today’s cloud challenges and reaping the rewards of multi-cloud environments is essential for success – so, what’s holding them back?


Stephen GilderdaleAbout Stephen

Stephen is a Senior Director for the UK Presales organisation at Dell Technologies, leading a team of highly passionate technologists who are helping customers realise digital transformation. Stephen is deeply engaged in supporting customers exploit their data assets to drive exciting opportunities that Artificial Indigence, Machine Learning, 5G Networks, and Edge computing promise - while ensuring we meet our ambitious corporate social responsibility objectives.