On Tuesday 22 January, we had our kick-off event for 2018, ‘Navigating Change with Mary Fenwick’, with over 40 women in attendance. Following some drinks and delicious canapes (courtesy of Rhonda at Escense Catering), we started the evening with Bronwen sharing updates on the year ahead, new branding for the network, industry dinners, and the mentoring programme.
With the theme of the evening being around change and dealing with change, we welcomed four of our members (Anna Cowie, Tracey Parker, Rachel Alderson, Beth Sullivan) and Kate Yeaton from The Dental Surgery to share their experiences of helping women with change in their lives and their top tips for 2018 via quickfire interviews with Bronwen.
Anne Cowie is a Creative/Art Director with 10yrs + experience in the UK, Dubai & NZ. She helps women in the Network develop their personal and business brands – translating requirements into creative, high impact solutions.
Tracey Parker is a Landscape Designer and has worked on a wide range of international and UK based projects including residential, education, healthcare, hospitality, and retail. She helps women in the Network to create an aesthetic environment at home that they can enjoy with family and friends.
Beth Sullivan is a Dating and Relationship Coach. Her work has resulted so far in 7 weddings, 6 engagements, 5 couple living together and 6 babies. She helps women in the Network (and around the world) have a great love life and enjoy their relationships more.
Rachel Alderson is a qualified Nutritional Therapist. She embarked on her studies to become a Nutritional Therapist after seeing one helped her with her own health. She helps women in the Network achieve peak levels of health and wellbeing.
Kate Yeaton is a qualified dentist at the award-winning Dental Surgery Corn Exchange in the City of London, and also works as a Specialty Dentist in Oral Surgery at Guy’s Hospital. She helps women in the Network not only to achieve optimum oral health and natural-looking results through facial aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry.
Following these, our special guest speaker Mary Fenwick took the stage and gave a truly inspirational and thought-provoking talk on change in her life and her philosophies and tools for overcoming and embracing change. No stranger to change on both a personal and professional level, Mary is on a mission to empower women who are driven to make change in the world, without losing themselves in the process and she focused on this a lot during her talk.
Mary encouraged members to augment their happiness by incorporating the following elements into their daily lives:
- Keep learning
- Take notice
She also recommended for those embarking a career transition to read ‘Career Transitions’ by Herminia Ibarra.
The evening concluded with some Q&A with Mary and our highly anticipated prize draw. Overall, the event was a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and fellow network members after the Christmas/New Year holidays and take away some life lessons about empowerment and embracing change in all its forms.
Thank you to:
- Everyone who attended
- Kirsty, Bridget, and Mia for hosting us at The Dental Surgery
- Rhonda at Escense Catering for the amazing food
- All our prize donors – The Dental Surgery & Pic’s
- All our volunteers
If you would like to contact any of our speakers from the evening, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you soon!