30th November | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Join us for our monthly charity and non-profit drinks and networking event, where you’ll be guaranteed an interesting, fun and sociable evening!
Our guest talk this evening will be on Making the World a Better Place.
It is a popular catch phrase, a cliché and some would say cheesy but Making the World a Better Place is a core value at the heart of what makes us human. It is a passion that drives most (if not all) of us working and volunteering in the charitable sector. It leads us to do ordinary, amazing and life-changing things.
In an uncertain world where nationally and internationally many of us feel scared, powerless and frustrated, people power is growing. Individuals, groups and movements are challenging the status quo…for the better.
In this interactive talk Grace Owen will recap her quest of integrating this core value into her everyday life and career. She will share insights from her new book The Leader’s Call – 4 Insights for Leading Yourself at the Next Level. Come to be informed, inspired and learn about Making The World A Better Place!
Director of Grace Owen Solutions Ltd, she has grown an eclectic portfolio of work over twenty years. Grace is an experienced leadership development consultant with a proven track record in reflective practice, organisational development, learning and development, talent development and project management. She has developed thousands of leaders from thirty countries, at non-executive, board, senior, middle, junior and graduate levels, to excel and make a greater impact wherever they are.
This work has taken her across Africa (Ghana, Tanzania, Tunisia, South Africa – Johannesburg, Eritrea) and into world-class organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UNICEF UK, Bromley by Bow Centre, London Business School, the BBC, Brit Insurance, Environment Agency, Mayer Brown law firm, the NHS and Lloyds Bank. She was head of learning and development at Costa Coffee and started her career as a personnel graduate management trainee for Marks & Spencer.
Grace is founder of African Diaspora Kids, a UK based community project whose mission is to develop the next generation of African Diaspora Leaders. She is a non-executive director of Camfed International, which campaigns for female education, employment, enterprise and empowerment in East, West and South Africa. She is programme director for ‘A Generation of Effective Leaders for Africa’ a new social enterprise project in partnership with Diversity Resource International. Her second book The Leader’s Call – 4 Insights for Leading Yourself at the Next Level is published on 19th September 2016.
Whether you come alone or with colleagues and friends, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our wonderful facilitators, who will introduce you to members of our community.
We’re a friendly community of people who are interested in charities, social enterprises and not-for-profits. Whether you currently work in these sectors, or would like to get more involved, our charity networking events have quite a reputation for creating sociable evenings with like-minded people. We attract everyone from young professionals early on in their careers, through to senior directors and everyone in between! Our guests have found job opportunities, partners for projects, mentors, volunteers and shared many other collaborative ideas along the way. Why not join us?
6.00pm Doors open
6.40pm Guest talk
7.10pm Networking continues
Here’s what some of our guests say…
“Loved the talk, loved the buzz, loved the people. Nice quirky venue!” Jane Pendry, Fundraiser
“The I Am Group have carved out a truly unique space in the charity sector. I met many interesting people at one of their events and will be back soon! Highly recommended.” Zoe Amar, Zoe Amar Communications
“Thanks for a really great evening last night – I met a couple of really promising future trustees.” Jack Wright, Trustee
“It was my first networking event and I found it thoroughly enjoyable and very informative, so thank you to you and all the speakers for their wisdom and advice.” Lisa, Cancer Research UK
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