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BPF Women's Programme: Leadership Development Workshop 1 - Communication &...

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Following on from the successful BPF Focus on Women in Leadership Seminar on 12 October 2017, we are now hosting a series of Leadership Development workshops for women focusing on the key issues and challenges highlighted at the seminar itself and feedback following this seminar.

Please join us for the BPF Women's Programme Leadership Development Workshop 1: Communication and Assertiveness Skills on Thursday, 8th March 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Lansdowne Club, Mayfair, London W1J 5JD.

The format of the workshop will be as follows:

* 5 Tables with 8-10 participants led by 1 mentor per table and an overall workshop lead

* Series of case studies highlighting key issues / challenges

* Brainstorming effective strategies with the guidance of the mentor

* Action plan and next steps

* Q&A session

* Closing, networking and refreshments

Worskhop mentors include:

Saba Shaukat (Managing Director and Founder - Sentient Design Lab): Saba Shaukat is Managing Director and Founder of Sentient Design Lab, a creative digital design and innovation agency helping companies to design new digital products and services. Her specialist areas are in Fintech, working with FTSE 250 companies, challenger banks, launching new digital currencies and sharing economy solutions. In 2017, Saba was named by Innovate Finance on the Women in Fintech Power list. Prior to this, Saba has spent the past two decades in the mobile telecoms and technology industries working at Board level with BT, Vodafone, BBC and Deloitte Consulting in Global Marketing, Brand Extension and joint ventures and partnering across the EMEA and emerging economies Saba has extensive experience in leading global teams to create new commercial ventures and take to market new data and digital products and services. Saba obtained an MBA from London Business School. She is advisor and associate at Ashridge Executive Management and Silicon Valley based Hult International Business School, working with Boards and Government on innovation and disruptive technology. She is a commentator on technology for the BBC. Saba was on the regional Board of one the Prince’s Trust charities. She mentors young people on entrepreneurship and business skills. In 2012, she mentored her team to victory in the Princes Trust, nationwide Enterprise Challenge competition. She is also Executive Director and Trustee of the Association of MBAs, a global membership organisation incorporating the top 250 Business Schools and over 30,000 MBAs across the world.

Saira Awan Malik (BPF Trustee and Entrepreneur): Saira Awan-Malik is a corporate lawyer. From 2009-15, she was an associate in the London office of international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP focusing on corporate and financial transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and capital market issuances. In June 2015, Saira left Cleary Gottlieb to join her family business, TCS (Pakistan) Limited, which is a dominant player in the courier and logistics industry in Pakistan. She is working to develop the international and e-commerce side of the business. Saira received an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University in May 1999. She read Law at Cambridge University (2001-3) and subsequently completed the Bar Vocational Course at Inns of Court School of Law in London. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in October 2007. Saira has served on the board of the British Pakistan Foundation since 2012. In April 2013, she launched the BPF Women’s Network. She is also a founder member of the British Pakistani Lawyers’ Association.

Zahra Shah (CEO and Trustee, British Pakistan Foundation): Zahra Shah took on the role of the Chief Executive Officer of the British Pakistan Foundation in May 2016. She became a Trustee of the British Pakistan Foundation in September 2017. Zahra has a background in management consultancy with over a decade of experience at Accenture (Capital Markets Practice Area) focusing on global investment banking clients in the planning, management and execution of complex high impact projects in areas related to anti-money laundering, credit and market risk control and management, risk planning, cross border sanctions, asset management and counterparts migration. She is also an experienced international property developer and investor. Zahra obtained her MSc. ADMIS from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Sadia Siddiqui (Senior Client Services Director, Nonsense Agency): Sadia Siddiqui is an advertising and communications specialist with over 19 years of experience at some of London’s leading advertising agencies. This includes positions as Head of Account Management at Saatchi & Saatchi X and Senior Business Leader at VCCP - the agency responsible for O2’s award winning campaign Be More Dog and Compare The Meerkat. As well as building rock solid client relationships, which result in fantastic creative work - Sadia has a passion for mentoring and developing young talent. She was very lucky to be given abundant opportunities in her own career - from the level of Graduate Account Executive to her current role today as a Senior Client Services Director. She therefore firmly believes and practices the act of ‘paying it forward’.

Natasha Syed (CEO & Commercial Director, Syed PR & Publishing):

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