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SHINE Networking – June

Date: 18/06/2021
Location: Online Zoom – Link will be sent upon booking

The Women’s Awards SHINE Community will be holding its next online networking event on Friday 18th June 2020 at 12 o’clock.

SHINE Network is a safe space for you to find the help, spirit of friendship, and support you want as a woman. Meet with like-minded women who are looking to grow themselves, just like you are.

Here are some of the comments attendees have shared:

‘I liked the level of participation in the event, with the breakout rooms meaning you could have more conversations with others.’ Rebbeca.

‘This is a really real group where it is not sales pitch after sales pitch. I felt like I got to know the people at the event, and they have really good presentations too.’ F. Adam

Why not come along this month and find out for yourself.

This Month’s Mini-Workshop

In this month’s SHINE mini-workshop we look at ‘Creating Your Life Strategy.’

Anyone in business knows that you need to have a business strategy, but have you created a strategy that will help you create the life you want? The experiences you want? How will you measure your life successes?

Understanding exactly how you can successfully develop your business and career without burnout, stress, and loneliness is possible. Join us for this mini-workshop run by Sandra Pollock OBE, Founder of the Women’s Awards and SHINE Magazine.

You will also have lots of opportunities to connect with other women across many other sectors.

We’ve chosen lunchtime because we know that many women struggle with evening events, even online events because this is the time we spend with our families. Networking is important for our growth and progression. This is a chance to help you make some important connections.

If you are already a member of our community, why not invite a guest to join us. So do bring someone with you. Non-members are invited to come along and see what we’re about.

SHINE Network. Helping Women Shine.

Book your place now.

Date: Friday 18th June 2021
Time: 12:00 to 2pm
Venue: Online Zoom – Link will be sent upon booking
Cost: Free




Get A Grip On Your Money

Date: 10/06/2021
Location: Zoom – Online – Link will be provided on booking

Monthly Webinar for June

SHINE Network has teamed up with SmartPurse to bring to our community and wider network of women the June webinar Get A Grip On Your Money.

Would you like to understand how to make your money work for you?

Then this is the webinar for you.  This webinar will change the way we think about our money – no matter how much or how little we currently have.

Our Guest Speaker,  Olga Miler is a global innovation expert, with 15 years of experience in financial services. She specialises in financial education, sustainability, and gender-smart investing.  She has won numerous awards including ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’ by CityWealth Magazine and a place on the Senior Leaders in Fintech Powerlist by Innovate Finance.
Book Your Place Here

Join Sandra Pollock OBE and financial expert Olga Miler introducing the financial fundamentals inspiring you to get a grip on your money. Find out more and book your place early.

What you’ll get.

  • An introduction to Sandra Pollock, the Women’s Awards & Shine network.
  • Money know-how with financial expert Olga Miler.
  • You’ll learn when & who our money mindset comes from.
  • You’ll also learn fast tips for budgeting, saving, investing & your pensions.
  • A great community of like-minded women, all eager to make their money work harder.
  • A post-event digital goodie bag worth over £20!

Book Your Place Here

Date:       Thursday 10th June 2021
Time:      12:15 to 13:15
Venue:    Online via Zoom – Link will be sent on booking
Cost:       £10.00 per person


Additional Information:

Have you seen and read our SHINE Magazine yet?  If you haven’t, you’re missing out.

Take a look at Issue One here and don’t forget to subscribe
SUBSCRIBE AT: sandra@sandrapollock.com




SHINE Networking Event – May

Date: 21/05/2021
Location: Online via Zoom. Link will provided on booking.

The Women’s Awards Community will be having an online networking event on Friday 16th April 2020 at 12 o’clock.

We’ve chosen lunchtime because we know that many women struggle with evening events, even online events because this is the time we spend with our families. Networking is important for our growth and progression and we don’t want you to miss out.

At this networking event, we will be joined by Guest Speaker Jessica Shailes, Managing Director of the successful strategic marketing business, The Ideal Marketing Company.

Jessica’s presentation will focus on Understanding your audience: the crucial yet often overlooked key to marketing success.’ You do not want to miss this.  

Our monthly mini-workshop will continue the discussion on ‘Wellbeing for Success Part 2′. This comes up quite often as an area that women would like to have more of. Understanding exactly how you can successfully develop your business and career without burnout, stress, and loneliness.  Join us for this mini-workshop run by Sandra Pollock OBE, Founder of the Women’s Awards and SHINE Magazine.

You will also have lots of opportunities to connect with other women across many other sectors.

So, if you’d like to join us please book your place and you will receive the Zoom link to join us.

Book Your Place Here

If you are already a member of our community, these monthly online events are free of charge for you to attend. You can invite a guest to join us for one free visit, so please bring someone with you.

If you are not yet one of our members, I am offering you this free invitation to join us and find out a little more about what we’re about.

We’re here is to women support women to shine.

To find out more about The Women’s Awards you can visit the website www.thewomensawards.com

Book Your Place Here


Additional Information:

Have you seen and read our SHINE Magazine yet?  If you haven’t, you’re missing out.

Take a look at Issue One here and don’t forget to subscribe
SUBSCRIBE AT: sandra@sandrapollock.com




Unlocking Sponsorship for Event Owners, Brands and Charities

Date: 08/04/2021
Location: Online – Link with be sent on Registration

The Women’s Awards Community will be holding its monthly online webinar event on Thursday 8th April 2020 at 12:15 – 13:15. This will be another event you will not want to miss.

This month our Guest Speaker is the amazing Michelle Fanus-St Hill, Founder, The Conference Director, Funktion & Dynamyk Yoga. Michelle will be speaking on Unlocking Sponsorship for Event Owners, 

Brands and Charities, a topic she has a huge amount of knowledge and experience.

She has 20+ years’ experience of researching, planning and managing successful conferences and events in a diverse range of industry sectors from HR to Construction, however her niche specialisms are Aviation, Healthcare & Trade & Investment.

Michelle has worked on a range of event models in different industry sectors from niche high level strategy meetings to annual international industry events and liaised with Government Ministers, Celebrity Motivational Speakers, well known industry figures, business leaders and key pioneers in their respective fields. She has international project management experience and delivers events all over the world. She has completed four lectureships at the University of West London to first year and final year events management degree students and final year International Event Management degree students at Anglia Ruskin University and is a frequent guest lecturer at various universities across the country, delivering courses in France and across the UK.

The webinar will be hosted by Sandra Pollock OBE, Founder of the Women’s Awards and multi-award-winning Leadership, Management & Equality Specialist.

You will also have the opportunity to ask Michelle your questions on sponsorship and funding.

We’ve chosen lunchtime because we know that many women struggle with evening events, even online events because this is the time we spend with our families. Networking and learning are important for our growth and progression and we don’t want you to miss out.

Our Monthly Webinars are open to all (men and women) so don’t hesitate to book your place.

Price:

  •   £10.00 per person for Non-members
  •   Women’s Awards Community Members – Free.  Members will receive the link via our Private Facebook group. 

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Zoom Link will be sent when you book your ticket.

We look forward to seeing you.  Invite a friend.




Resilience: some days are better than others.

Date: 18/02/2021
Location: Zoom – Online – Link will be provided on purchase of ticket.

“Join me as we chat about the work in process of resilience. The highs such as being in film production, events management, an enjoyable job. Also, the lows of an unhealthy relationship with creativity, frustration at not being heard/seen, and relearning about myself.” Kelly McCormack.

Kelly McCormack is an Event Manager for the University of Leicester, Film Producer for GM Finney Productions, Performer for Skytribe Studios, Director of Social Enterprise Iconic Music Dance Drama Ltd, and Trustee for Voluntary Action Leicester. After realising the opportunities available in the East Midlands she moved here permanently in 2014 and hasn’t looked back.
Kelly is a Winner of the East Midlands Women’s Award (EMWA) Outstanding Woman in Arts, Media, and Music 2019.

Date:  Thursday 18th February 2021

Time:  12:15 pm

Location:  Online – Zoom – Link will be provided on ticket purchase

Price:

  •   £10.00 per person for Non-members
  •   Women’s Awards Community Members – Free

Book your tickets 

If you have any questions email us at info@thewomensawards.com




SHINE Networking Event – March

Date: 12/03/2021
Location: Online – Zoom

The Women’s Awards Community will be having an online networking event on Friday 12th March 2020 at 12 o’clock.

We’ve chosen lunchtime because we know that many women struggle with evening events, even online events because this is the time we spend with our families. Networking is important for our growth and progression and we don’t want you to miss out.

At this networking event, we will be discussing ‘Confidence’. This comes up quite often as an area that women would like to have more of. Understanding exactly what confidence is, how to develop it and use it will help you empower yourself to achieve greater things, if that’s what you want or to just be happy where you are.

Join us for this mini-workshop and high networking event. Get some skills to improve your confidence.

We will be joined by Minreet Kaur, award-winning freelance journalist based in the UK. Daughter of the legendary skipping Sikh which won report of the year in 2020. She has written for BBC, Sky, The Independent, HuffPost, Al Jazeera, and The Tribune. She writes about religion, culture, communities, and human rights.  Minreet will talk about her journey growing up with her legendary father and how this influence her childhood and who she is today.

The event and mini-workshop will be hosted by Sandra Pollock OBE.

You will also have lots of opportunities to connect with other women across many other sectors.

So, if you’d like to join us please book your place and you will receive the Zoom link to join us.

If you are already a member of our community, these monthly online events are free of charge for you to attend. You can invite a guest to join us for one free visit, so please bring someone with you.

If you are not yet one of our members, I am offering you this free invitation to join us and find out a little more about what we’re about.

If you’ve already had your free visit, please visit our website and go to our membership page to find here out more.

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

Here is to women support women to shine.




Shine Online Networking

Date: 12/02/2021
Location: Online

 

The Women’s Awards Community will be having an online networking event on Friday 12th February 2020 at 12 o’clock.

We’ve chosen lunchtime because we know that many women struggle with evening events, even online events because this is the time we spend with our families. Networking is important for our growth and progression and we don’t want you to miss out.

At this networking event, we will be discussing ‘Amplification’ as a tool to support ourselves and other women in business and career. At each of our monthly networking events, we will focus on a different topic to support you in dealing with and addressing the challenges you face in your business or career.

You will also have lots of opportunities to connect with other women across many other sectors.

So, if you’d like to join us please book your place and you will receive the Zoom link to join us.

If you are already a member of our community, these monthly online events are free of charge for you to attend. You can invite a guest to join us for one free visit, so please bring someone with you.

If you are not yet one of our members, I am offering you this free invitation to join us and find out a little more about what we’re about.

This event will be hosted by the Founder of the Women’s Awards, Sandra Pollock OBE.

Here is to women support women to shine.




The Life of a High Achieving Volunteer

Date: 21/01/2021
Location: Zoom – Online – Link will be provided on purchase of ticket.

Yvette Price-Mear OLM has worked for over forty years as a volunteer.  Her list of achievements is only matched by the number of people she has helped and the well over half a million pounds she has raised over the years for a range of different charities.

Yvette has received numerous awards in recognition of her amazing work and contribution to the community, including her most recent award for Valuable Service to the Community – High Sheriff of Nottingham’s Award 2020.

Yvette was also a featured extra in a film that premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival and claims she is not an actress and has no interest in being one.

Yvette is also the Founder of the Charity Pet Bereavement Support which has been going for over 27 years.

In 2018, at the East Midlands Women’s Awards (EMWA) Yvette was also recognised for her outstanding achievement and she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Just what makes this woman continue to contribute to others so effectively?

Join us for what will be a humorous and inspiring talk, as Yvette shares her journey, experiences, and wisdom.


Date:  Thursday 21st January 2021

Time:  12:15 pm

Location:  Online – Zoom – Link will be provided on ticket purchase

Price:

  •   £10.00 per person for Non-members
  •   Women’s Awards Community Members – Free

Book your tickets –

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If you have any questions email us at info@thewomensawards.com

 




Values & You: Powering Up Your Life

Date: 17/12/2020
Location: Zoom – Link provided on registration.

In this month’s webinar Founder, Sandra Pollock talks about one of her favourite topics, Value. She will explore what personal values really are and how these differ from general values.

We all looking for our purpose in life. The answer to this question is tied up in understanding your true personal values. Sandra will discuss the powerful difference this will make for you.

As we reflect on an eventful 2020 and look forward to 2021, it is a great time to focus on one of the most powerful aspects of who you are to align the areas of your life that will bring you great success and achievement – Your Personal Values.

You can find out more about Sandra’s contribution over the year through her website at www.sandrapollock.com her LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media streams.

Book your place here:
Ticket Booking – Values & You

Date:  Thursday 17th December 2020

Time:  12:15 – 13:00pm

Price: £12.00 (+ £1.35 Eventbrite charge) per person

Location:  Zoom link is given on booking purchase.




Taking your business online and ensuring its successful.

Date: 19/11/2020
Location: Zoom – Link will be provided on registration

Karen Cureton, Cureton Consulting

How to ensure you can still create a viable business in challenging times- having created a successful online programme three years ago I am now working with multiple businesses to help them go online, this session will be designed to inspire people to give it a try.

Karen has over 20 years of experience in sales/marketing and is a self-confessed social media nut. She doesn’t waffle or use confusing jargon offering instead straightforward advice, tailored support, and a promise of only one business per sector being taken on as a client.

Karen won the EMWA Outstanding Woman in Professional Services Award 2018, and is a Founding Member of the Women’s Awards Community and has continued to be a strong supporter of our programme to support and celebrate women across our region.

Booking your place:

  • Free to Members. 
  • Non-members – £10.00 per person (usually £20.00 reduced for Covid-19)

Date:  Thursday 19th November 2020

Time:  12:15pm

Location:  Zoom (link will be sent on registration)

To book your place please follow this link Book Your Place Here

If you have any questions or wish to find out more about the Women’s Awards and Membership you a drop us an email at info@thewomensawards.com




Powering Up Your Workplace Wellbeing Strategy

Date: 17/09/2020
Location: Zoom – Link provided on registration

In this time of the Covid-19 global pandemic which has brought about a great number of people work from home and restrictions on social movement the impact and talk about wellbeing in the workplace has been much heightened.

The workplace now includes the home and the responsibility of organisations to further realise their responsibilities to their requires renewed consideration to ensure that the wellbeing strategy they have in place us up to date and fit for purpose.

Sue Grogan

Sue Grogan

Sue is a Wellbeing Consultant supporting businesses introduce a Wellbeing Strategy and Programme into the workplace. This helps staff feel valued, maintain their productivity and reduce absenteeism costs, which improves the business turnover.

Reducing stress involves finding solutions to some life challenges many staff face. These include: Eldercare Responsibilities, Caring for a Loved One, Long Term Relationship Breakdown. Sue provides individual services to help those employees to cope.

Sue is all about helping people with what life throws at them, identifying what help they need, where to find it, and taking a practical approach to referring them to specialist support where needed.

Sue will discuss her work and how organisations and their managers and leaders can make improvements to their wellbeing strategy.

Sue is also the first Winner of the EMWA Outstanding Women in Care Services Award 2019.

To book your place:

  • Free to Members. 
  • Non-members – £10.00 per person (usually £20.00 reduced for Covid-19)

Date:  Thursday 17th September 2020

Time:  2:30pm

Location:  Zoom (link will be sent on registration)

To book your place through our Eventbrite page by following this link: Book Your Place here

If you have any questions or wish to find out more about the Women’s Awards and Membership you a drop us an email at info@thewomensawards.com

 




Becoming a female Lord-Lieutenant – changes in women’s roles through my life

Date: 24/09/2020
Location: Zoom

Dr. Sarah Furness Ph.D. was appointed the first female

Dr. Sarah Furness PhD, HR Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland

Dr. Sarah Furness Ph.D., HM Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland

Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland in March 2018, having served as High Sheriff of Rutland in 2016-2017.

She has a first class degree in Art History & Philosophy and worked as a Lecturer in Philosophy at both Essex and Leicester Universities and is a University of Leicester Court member.

Dr. Furness has worked for many years in the voluntary sector and is a Trustee for the Sustainable Land Trust, helping turn around those about to be expelled from school and a Trustee for Rutland Grants, providing money for those in Rutland who are in need.  She is an Ambassador for Women in Philanthropy which supports three small worthwhile but less well-known charities a year. She is Patron of Resilient Rutland which will introduce resilience training and mental health counseling across Rutland schools.

She is also patron of the Sir Laurence Howard Rutland Scholarship Scheme. She is a governor of three Rutland secondary schools. She is trustee for the local charity Rutland Grants and is on the governing board of the almshouse charity St John & St Anne.

Dr. Furness is married to Professor Peter Furness and has one daughter.  In her spare time, she is a keen gardener, conservationist, and hen and beekeeper.

To book your place:

  • Free to Members. 
  • Non-members – £15.92 per person (usually £20.00 reduced for Covid-19)

Date:  Thursday 24th September 2020

Time:  11am

Location:  Zoom (link will be sent on registration)

To book your place through our Eventbrite page by following this link: Book Your Place here

If you have any questions or wish to find out more about the Women’s Awards and Membership you a drop us an email at info@thewomensawards.com




August Mastermind Meeting

Date: 06/08/2020
Location:

August Mastermind Meeting

In our monthly online Mastermind Meetings are for members of the Women’s Awards Membership Community Members.

If you would like to take part then please go to our Membership page to find out more.  You’ll find yourself discussing topics and specific areas to help you develop your business, solve problems, and boost your career.

Here is a bit of feedback from one of our members:

“I’m feeling so incredibly inspired, empowered, and privileged to be part of the Woman’s Awards membership group as a founding member.” DC

You’ll get expert and professional advice as we invite subject specialists to support the group.
You will find many opportunities for development and synergic relationships.
This is a place for new ideas, creativity, and innovation.

“I’m feeling so energised to achieve my goals; I can’t wait for the next one!” DC

Members of our Mastermind Groups are specifically selected to ensure our members get the highest level of support opportunity to group their business, projects, and careers without unnecessary competition within the same group.

“I am fortunate enough to have been… excellent zoom meetings today with awesome groups which I would recommend for different reasons.  The Women’s Awards Members Group… is superbly supportive and helps us focus on different challenges we may have in our business or personal lives.” LA

 




The Trials and Tribulations of Leadership in a small Market Town

Date: 16/07/2020
Location: Zoom

We hear so much about the lack of opportunity for 

women in the workplace, but it’s great to know that there are and have been men in leadership positions who see the absolute benefit of creating an environment that fosters the growth of women.

Ron Simpson BEM is a patron of the women in management network. He retired at the age of 52 from the role of Regional Director of the Local Government Management Board where he led an award winning, predominantly female, team supporting the 45 local authorities in the East Midlands. His presentation provides a tale of triumph over adversity in creating and delivering with likeminded colleagues a community governance model respected in other parts of the UK.  Women figure significantly in his story.

Ron was awarded the EMMA Lifetime Achievement Award n 2017 for his outstanding contribution to women’s development.

Booking your place:

  • Free to Members. 
  • Non-members – £10.00 per person (usually £20.00 reduced for Covid-19)

Date:  Thursday 16th July 2020

Time:  11am

Location:  Zoom (link will be sent on registration)

To book your place through our Eventbrite page by following this link  Book Your Place Here

We look forward to seeing you there

If you have any questions or wish to find out more about the Women’s Awards and Membership you a drop us an email at  info@thewomensawards.com




July Mastermind Meeting

Date: 06/07/2020
Location: Zoom – Link is provided on registration

July Mastermind Meeting

In our monthly online Mastermind Meetings are for members of the Women’s Awards Membership Community Members.

If you would like to take part then please go to our Membership page to find out more.  You’ll find yourself discussing topics and specific areas to help you develop your business, solve problems, and boost your career.

Here is a bit of feedback from one of our members:

“I’m feeling so incredibly inspired, empowered, and privileged to be part of the Woman’s Awards membership group as a founding member.” DC

You’ll get expert and professional advice as we invite subject specialists to support the group.
You will find many opportunities for development and synergic relationships.
This is a place for new ideas, creativity, and innovation.

“I’m feeling so energised to achieve my goals; I can’t wait for the next one!” DC

Members of our Mastermind Groups are specifically selected to ensure our members get the highest level of support opportunity to group their business, projects, and careers without unnecessary competition within the same group.

“I am fortunate enough to have been… excellent zoom meetings today with awesome groups which I would recommend for different reasons.  The Women’s Awards Members Group… is superbly supportive and helps us focus on different challenges we may have in our business or personal lives.” LA

 




On Becoming A Writer

Date: 10/06/2020
Location: Webinar

After a lifetime in academia, Sonia Thompson set out to be a writer.
Join her on the journey… Find out how she’s making the transition from one successful career into another one.

 

Have you ever thought about writing as a hobby or career?
What could be more different between a successful career in academia to a creative writing career?
Join us and hear Sonia’s story and ask her any questions about transitioning careers or becoming a writer.
This event is open to all.

Free to Members. 
Non-members – £10.00 per person (usually £20.00 reduced for Covid-19)

Date:  Wednesday 10th June 2020

Time:  11am

Location:  Zoom (link will be sent on registration)

To book your place emailing info@thewomensawards.com

We hope to see you there.




Founding Members Meeting

Date: 21/05/2020
Location: Online

Our new Women’s Award Membership has had it’s early bird soft launch.

We are pleased with the number of people who have taken up this opportunity to join us as Founding Members.

This exclusive group will hold its first meeting on Thursday 21st May 2020 at 3pm via webinar.

There are still a few Founding Member places.  You can find out more through this link Founding Member Offer

This event is open to Founding Members only.

If you would like to find our more about becoming a member you can also contact our, Founder, Sandra Pollock by emailing info@thewomensawards.com

We hope to see you there.




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