Date(s) - Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mention the word “networking” to many people and you’ll see a physical reaction – it’s a dreaded word and a dreaded task! But it doesn’t have to be like that – and learning a few skills to help make it more manageable, less daunting and maybe even an enjoyable experience can help you in many aspects of your professional life.
Come along if you want to learn those skills, share your thoughts, and hear from others doing the same. We will hear from our expert speaker, then split into small breakout groups facilitated by an experienced networker to give you opportunity to share your own experiences and ideas, and start actively working on your next steps.
What will we cover?
- Understand what we really mean by Networking
- Hear ideas on how to overcome common challenges when networking
- Understand the benefits of your fringe network
- Develop your own personal elevator pitch
- Discuss your own experiences and understanding of networking – good and bad!
- Prepare for, and practise, networking
- Develop your own achievable, approach and strategies
- Add some new folk to your network!
We’ll be joined by Marjan van de Weg (PhD), who combines her expertise in statistics, data visualisation and climate change in her current role as a data analysis consultant at an environmental NGO. Before this position she was a university lecturer in environmental sciences, teaching statistics and research design. Changing fields from academia to the NGO sector was challenging and not straight-forward. Based on her experiences during this transition she developed a number of workshops for PhD students and postdocs on identifying skills, strategic job searches, and networking which she runs at the University of Edinburgh and University of Northumbria.
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What should you bring?
Just yourself, your enthusiasm and an openness to both listen & talk about your challenges with networking as a woman in tech.
What does it cost?
The event is free for attendees – with the help of our partners we will cover the venue and refreshment costs.
How long will it last?
Doors open at 18:00, talks will start at 18:30 and we’ll be finished by 21:00. Don’t worry if you need to leave early, or arrive a little late, you are still more than welcome to attend.
Who should come?
Our event is aimed at those in the early to mid career stage, but we know there will always be advice that can apply to anyone from new graduates to those in later stages of their career.
Whilst our events are aimed at those who identify as women and non-binary, we welcome all who want to help build a better community by listening, understanding and supporting each other.
Gentlemen, you are most welcome if you have been invited by a woman attending the event, or if you don’t know anyone going, please get in touch with the organisers before you book your ticket.
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