I was MC of the first Everywoman Conference for T-Systems, an event devised and organised by the effervescent Claire Parker who has been instrumental in starting, developing and expanding the Everywoman @ T-Systems Community. 70 women attended the day and the keynote speakers were Debra Searle, MBE and Liz Jackson, MBE. Although both very different, with very different stories, they have several things (apart from their MBEs) in common - both were brilliant, charismatic, entertaining and truly inspiring.
The entire event was fantastic. T-Systems HR director Sarah Sandford welcomed everyone and set the scene for the day then I took over, introducing Lynn 0'Connor and Nav Randower who co-chair BP's Womens Network. Liz came next, then after a networking lunch I ran a session about Realising Vision (which fits in perfectly with my work on The Next Step). Claire Parker and Jackie Elliott had brought a huge array of materials for a practical visioning exercise which everyone loved and then Debra finished the day.
To top it all Parallel Blue organised the event - wonderful, creative, efficient people who always ensure a winning experience - always a pleasure to work with them.