The Reading Rugby Business Network - Women in Rugby and Business
Thursday, 15 May 2014 from 19:00 to 22:00 (GST)
Reading, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Interest in all facets of rugby continues to grow apace and one of the most dynamic areas is the women’s game. With the Women’s Rugby World Cup taking place in France this coming August, it is a great time to focus on the female side of rugby.
Our impressive speaker line up is:
Catherine Spencer – with eight years at the elite level, 63 caps for England, three years as Captain and two World Cup Final appearances, Catherine has an outstanding rugby pedigree. She has worked as Women’s RDO for the RFU and now runs a speaker and personal appearance business called Inspiring Women.
Catherine will be sharing her ideas about leadership and team building, both on the pitch and in the boardroom.
Rhian Evans – Managing Director of Campingninja, which manages campsite bookings and camping at special events. Rhian’s company organised the camp sites for the London 2012 Olympics and is doing the same for this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Rhian has an impressive rugby CV, having played for Manchester University, the North of England and captained Reading Ladies to promotion to SW Division a few years back.
Julie Wilson – UK Sales Manager for Emvale, which supplies rugby and other sports kit specifically designed for female players. The company originated in New Zealand and has expanded to sell its products throughout the main rugby countries across the world. Now a London Irish season ticket holder, Julie’s initial connection with rugby was through standing on the side-lines in all weathers, watching two sons train and play.
This latest event for Rugby Business Network in the Thames Valley will follow a well-established format, with plenty of opportunity for networking in an organised but informal structure. You can look forward to an enjoyable evening where you can make useful connections for new business, job opportunities and alternative suppliers. It can work for you whether you are a corporate executive with a multinational or a one-person business; all are welcome and there’s no hierarchy.
If you’ve been along before, it would be great to see you at the May meeting – and why not bring along a few colleagues? If you haven’t attended before, do give it a try – you won’t be disappointed.