Pictured (left to right): Adrianne Cranshaw, Jan Kirkpatrick, Mary Fenwick, Rebecca Grace, Wendy Kerr, Samantha Webster
Our recent “New Year, New Career” event really did have something for everyone – a stunning MC and 5 brilliant presenters who covered the state of the NZ and UK recruitment markets, the breadth of the employment spectrum (part time, temporary through to CEO level), provided some coaching tips and some advice on how to make the most of opportunities with a current employer. All this and some good old fashioned networking with some vibrant kiwi women brightened up a rainy Monday evening.
As usual, connections were made, information exchanged and friendships begun. Slightly different to usual, was the challenge to set ourselves some career related actions and to include at least one action to be completed by the end of January. For that one, we’ll all receive a personalised reminder about on 31 January to assist with maintaining the New Year momentum.
Finally, thanks to our host on the evening for providing the lovely venue and the delicious wine and nibbles - Jan Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick Executive Search and Selection.
Our Christmas, Champagne and Creatvity event was captured by kiwi photographer Alexandra Simms. www.alexandrasimms.com
As another year starts, are you wanting to find a way to wake up each Monday morning excited by the prospect of going to work? May be you already have a job you love and would like to help others in the Network or friends and family find something they love or perhaps you want to keep up with current trends in the recruitment industry.
NZBWN would like to invite you to our first event for 2011 which will focus on change.
Join us to network with people from the recruitment industry, get valuable insights into the job market both in NZ and the UK, be involved in a question and answer session with a panel of experts, and start working on your plan to get excited by work.
New Year, New Career
Monday 10th January 2011 – 6pm to 9.30pm
23 Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2QP proudly supported by Kirkpatrick Executive Search (http://www.kirkpatricksearch.
Nearest Tube station - Bank
Tickets £16 includes a welcome drink and nibbles
There are only 50 tickets available, so be in quick to help make 2011 an exciting year for your career.
Introducing Mary Fenwick
Mary Fenwick, business coach, writer and facilitator, will MC the evening. Mary's journalism career began in radio, before moving into television (London Weekend Television) and print, including work for The Times, Good Housekeeping and as a magazine editor. She continues to write a regular online column. Her corporate and business career developed from five years in the public affairs department of GKN plc, a FTSE-100 multinational engineering company. From there, she joined the Whitehall and Industry Group (WIG) as a business director to pursue her interest in the political environment, especially how government, business and not-for-profit sectors can work together. She trained as a business coach with Meyler Campbell, with Harvard professor Carol Kauffman as her personal supervisor for coaching practice. Throughout her career, major threads have included public presentation, the art of influence, and the skills required to build enduring and genuine relationships (she hates the word networking).
Biographies of our panel of experts will be released shortly.
Can you help?
We are putting the finishing touches on this event however we are looking for our last panel member who works in Human Resources who can answer general questions relating to HR and in particular as to what employers look for when CVs are submitted. We also want to highlight network members who work in the career field by including contact details to the attendees of the event. Please contact Robyn if you can assist with either of these requests firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you all on the night!
Alas our Christmas event has sold out. If you'd still like to make the event join our waiting list by emailing us at email@example.com
To those of you who cannot make it, we at the NZ Business Women's Network wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and hope to see you in January for a rather special first up limited seats event on Monday January 10th. More Details to come.