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How to pursue a career in social enterprise

Escape the City - The Escape School

Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 6:30 PM (BST)

How to pursue a career in social enterprise

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We’ve got a really exciting evening planned for July’s Esc Wednesday.

NB: In the spirit of doing something different this Esc Wed is being held on a Thursday!


Bar: 6.30 pm | Talk: 7.30 pm

Our special guest is Tom Rippin.

Tom is an ex-McKinsey management consultant who kept the ‘I’ll only do this for a few years and then go and do something else’ promise. Read his Esc Hero interview here.

What he decided to do instead was to start a really exciting social enterprise leadership programme called On Purpose. On Purpose provides a structured way for the next generation of high-fliers to get into the growing social enterprise sector.

Tom will be accompanied by an On Purpose Fellow: Harriet Barclay who, after 5 years at AMV BBDO, embarked on the On Purpose programme last year and is now Head of O2 Learn and current On Purpose Associates: Stephanie Denamps and Ann Walker (ex P&G and Booz & Company).

5 reasons to come…


  1. You've been trying to find a route into social enterprise and have been getting frustrated with the lack meaningful job opportunities
  2. You are interested in starting your own social enterprise and would like to hear Tom's own escape and start-up story
  3. You want to get into social enterprise but fear that means waving goodbye to any training and development opportunities you currently have
  4. You're interested in social enterprise but are not sure which bit is most interesting and you'd like to try a few things out first
  5. You'd love to meet some people who have and are transitioning into social enterprise

Please join us:

We will be meeting at The Yorkshire Gray – on the evening of Thursday 7th July.

Tom, Harriet, Stephanie and Ann will be giving a short talk before we open it up to the room for a Q&A.

The bar will open at 18.00 and the talk will start at 19.30 and go on for about an hour.

The bar opens 6 pm. Please come for a drink and a chat.

The talk will start between 7.30 and 8 pm.
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When & Where

Upstairs at The Yorkshire Gray
29-33 Gray's Inn Road
WC1X 8PN London
United Kingdom

Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 6:30 PM (BST)

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Escape the City - The Escape School


Escape the City is a global community of +190,000 talented corporate professionals making brave career transitions and starting businesses. The Escape School is Escape the City's education arm.

We are proud to bring you The Escape School in partnership with Crowdcube. Crowdcube are the world's leading investment crowdfunding platform and they are revolutionising the investment industry by providing new ways for startup, early stage and growth businesses to raise capital. Find out more at www.crowdcube.com

What is The Escape School about?

It's not about opting out. It's about ambitious, talented people spending their careers doing work that matters; to them and to the world. We produce a wide range of talks, events and courses to educate, empower and connect our members for career changes, entrepreneurialism and adventure.

We have built the Escape School to teach what we wish we’d learnt back in 2009 when we were commuting to our corporate jobs, wondering how to drive our career in directions that matter to us.

Rob, Dom & Mikey - Esc Founders
Matt, Becca, Sarah-Rose & Tessa - The Escape School team




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