This quarterly event will also be a celebration of womens' achievement, and the London regions precursor to this years International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021 #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 on 8 March.
We have a full agenda on offer, with four diverse and inspirational women in enterprise, who have all agreed to take a turn in our infamous interview chair:
Dr Roshni Beeharry: A London-based Portfolio Medical Educator, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and former NHS Consultant in Neurological Rehabilitation Medicine. She is also a published poet, writer and trained Writing for Wellbeing & Personal Development Facilitator. Roshni is a passionate and active advocate of holistic care and wellbeing as a doctor and as an individual, and this includes being an active proponent of Arts in Health. She actively integrates her passion for writing and the Health Humanities, into her work as an educator. In 2018 she pioneered her own Creative Writing for Personal & Professional Development modules for medical students, delivering these at the renowned Trinity College Dublin Medical School. In February, Roshni formally launched her business, Storied Selves, Writing for Wellbeing & Personal Development. This provides writing workshops for the public, for those in healthcare fields including clinicians, academics and students, and for organisations.
Clare Donovan: Founder of Cooking Champions who provide cooking lessons and food workshops for all ages. From children starting to learn about food, teenagers becoming more independent and adults who want to learn more. For the last seven months, Cooking Champions have been working closely with many local organisations to support Enfield residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, they have made over 28,000 meals; distributed a further 17,000 meals and continue to provide vulnerable families with fresh produce on a weekly basis.
Sandra Monero: Founder of Monero Kids Boutique & Monero Dolls. Due to Covid Sandra had to close her store and move her shop online. She used the government grant to open a pop-up shop in Hackney which allowed many local businesses to use it and sell their products and services.
Kamara Gray: Kamara is the Founder and Artistic Director of Artistry Youth Dance, a vibrant youth dance company for young people of African and Caribbean heritage. Through a world class training programme, Artistry Youth Dance is leading the way in creating opportunities for young black dancers. Kamara is an experienced dance artist, dance teacher and choreographer, having worked in the UK, Australia and Kuwait. Her teaching includes: Urdang Academy, Buckinghamshire New University, City and Islington College, the Royal Academy of Dance school, and the British Academy of International Arts (Kuwait). As a choreographer and performer, her credits include film, television and live events. Kamara is also on the Board of Trustees for the English National Ballet.
These regular events are open to all, the format is informal and educational with a focus on female networking and a chance to hear inspiring stories from guests in our infamous 'interview chair'.
- Arrival / Zoom etiquette
- Brief introductions around the Zoom room
- Lina Bourdon interview with special guest on our 'interview chair'
- FSB Membership Advisor to promote membership benefits
- Time for some networking (via Zoom breakout rooms)
- Plenary and Close
For general enquiries regarding the event, please telephone FSB Customer Services on 01253 336028 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm), or email [email protected]
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