Business Soundbites: Breaking down barriers to achieve professional success

Kent Business School, in partnership with Kent Law School, Girlings Solicitors and Girlings Personal Injury Claims has the pleasure of inviting you to a Business Soundbites networking event on breaking down barriers to achieve professional success. The event is held at the Gulbenkian Theatre on the Canterbury campus.

The rationale for the event is the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which paved the way for movement towards equality for women in the workplace. At the event, we celebrate six female professionals working in different sectors, who have each broken down barriers to be successful in their careers. Our six story-tellers will share their personal journeys with the audience in an intimate setting. No notes, no slides and no CV summaries. These are stories from the heart, shared with others to inspire, encourage reflection and maybe generate change?

Event programme

17:00 - 17:30 Registration

17.30 - 17:50 EducationKaren Cox, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Kent

17:50 - 18:10 Law: Caroline Armitage, corporate lawyer, Girlings Solicitors

18:10 - 18:30 Construction: Rachel Sanders, Director Bo Concept Canterbury and Chartered Quantity Surveyor

18:30 - 18:45 Break 

18:45 - 19:10 Politics: TBC

19:10 - 19:30 Life Sciences: Stephanie Leon Quinonez, student entrepreneur, MSc Biotechnology and Bio-Engineering

19:30 - 19:50 Creative sector: TBC

19:50 - 20:30 Networking

The event is FREE but spaces are limited so please register in time. We look forward to welcoming you to the Gulbenkian Theatre on Thursday 26 September from 17:00 hrs onwards.

Register here.

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