Inspiring Women Week
28 February to 4 March 2022
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A series of events in the lead up to International Women’s Day on 8 March focusing on the experience of women in a variety of industries.
All students of any gender are very welcome to attend Inspiring Women Week events.
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| CVs, Cover letters and Application forms |
Join this information session to find out the key things you need to include in your CV, application forms and cover letters. We will cover the do's and don'ts and ways to tailor your documents to make you stand out.
| Women breaking into tech: In conversation with Sparta Global |
Technology needs more diversity. Women are still severely under-represented in the digital sector and continue to be a minority within tech leadership. This event will introduce you to the career opportunities available in technology and how you could become the next female role model. Join Sparta Global, an award-wining tech company focussed on diversity, for an informal conversation on how to land your dream digital role.
| Study Plus -Building Resilience: How to Manage the uncomfortable by Jeffrey Wotherspoon |
This workshop is designed to give you the skills you need to feel empowered when facing challenging situations and ensure you have tools that when applied can help you to problem solve.
| Study Plus - Understanding Leadership Styles by Ali Whelan |
Understand what we mean by leadership style, the importance of knowing your preferred style but when and how to use alternative styles. Also covered would be how to work effectively with your managers leadership style and the importance understanding leadership preferences and styles can help aid resilience.
|Using LinkedIn to support your job search |
Have you heard of LinkedIn, but you are unsure how it works? Or maybe you have a LinkedIn profile, but you would like to grow your network? In this interactive session an Adviser provide advice on creating and developing an effective profile, as well as discuss the tools you can use to expand your connections and find jobs!
| ASPIRE: Female Founders |
Four inspirational women share their experiences of starting and running their own business, giving their tips for getting started, and keeping going.
| #IamRemarkable |
#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. Learn more at g.co/IamRemarkable
| #BreaktheBias: Leading Change |
Swale Borough Council is celebrating Leading Change this International Women’s Day with your opportunity to find out more about roles in conservation, climate change and local government’s role in tackling this monumental challenge. Join Larissa Reed (Chief Executive, Swale Borough Council), Cllr Hannah Perkin (Councillor and Deputy Cabinet Member, Swale Borough Council), Nadia Ward (Swale Area Warden, Kent Wildlife Trust) and Danielle Whelan (Technical Brewer, Shepherd Neame) as they discuss their experiences in both the public and private sector.
| In conversation with Christina Hughes: Building your network |
Join Lara Cavill (Employer Engagement & Events Officer) in conversation with Christina Hughes, Honorary Professor and former Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience) at the University of Kent and Founder and CEO of Women-Space.
| Overcoming shyness & imposter syndrome |
Join Sam Fairbrother as she shares her career cringes, little wins, fails and triumphs. She will take you on her journey from studying, to interning, to finding a job, and now starting her own business.
| How to answer interview questions - the normal, the tricky and the downright strange! |
If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be and why? … Does the thought of answering interview questions fill you with dread?! Come along to this interactive workshop, where we will discuss how to tackle basic interview questions, such as motivational questions, the trickier ones, including competency based and the unusual questions!
| Building resilience for the recruitment process |
What is resilience in relation to the recruitment process? Steps to develop this vital skill and demonstrate resilience to employers
| Study Plus - Working as a Team By Kate Gardner |
By the end of the session you will have:
| The Female Entrepreneur: Victoria Rowley, Puddle Ducks |
Victoria Rowley, owner of Puddle Ducks East Kent, North Kent & SE London will share her career journey from swimming instructor to owner of a successful franchise business. She will talk about what she has learnt as youngest franchisee across the Puddle Ducks network, top tips on running a business and how she kept her business afloat during the pandemic.
| Shy Girl to Leading Woman - How Imperfection Can be Our Strongest Ally|
It is time to turn imposter syndrome on its head and discover how your own imperfections can be your strongest ally
| Improving your network|
Want some tips on what can you do to improve and grow your female network? Ideas on who you should follow, groups you could join and what events would be useful to attend.