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Charity Networking – Good leaders get emotional: The value of emotions in s...
Wed, September 21, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST
21st September | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Join broadcaster, educator and TV personality Dr Emily Grossman, a inspirational and motivational speaker, who will kick-start our autumn programme of talks with her compelling story.
Genuine emotions go a long way. It’s a real person sharing a real feeling. When we hear it, we’re riveted — for one because it’s rare, but also because it’s real. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable and a little messy. But that’s what makes it powerful. No one is trying to hide anything. We hide emotions in an attempt to stay in control, look strong, and keep things at arm’s length. But in reality, doing so diminishes our control and weakens our capacity to lead — because it ties us down. We end up not saying what we mean or meaning what we say. We beat around the bush. And that never connects, compels, or communicates powerfully.
A good leader is able to embrace his or her emotions, and the value of emotions in general is something society should embrace. In this event Emily will be sharing her story from a perspective that addresses why science and technology need both men and women who can openly share their feelings and how this can in turn lead to individuals who are better communicators and leaders.
Join us for the talk, the company or the wine and nibbles! Whatever your background and interest, Emily promises to provide a thoroughly engaging and entertaining evening (and all proceeds from the evening will be donated to children’s charity, Glad’s House). It’s also a great opportunity to get to know others in the charity and not-for-profit community.
Emily’s Story: Last year Emily took part in a debate on Sky News about women in science, during which she commented that it’s OK for female scientists to cry. Following the interview she received a barrage of sexist and misogynistic abuse on social media. In this talk Emily shares her experiences and the challenges she has faced as a woman in science, and discusses the need to dispel the outdated stereotype that all scientists are cold, unemotional… and male; a stereotype that prevents many young people, especially girls, from seeing a place for themselves in science. Emily explores the value of emotions in science and in society, and discusses how important it is for both men and women to cry. She looks at the history of crying, when and why it became stigmatised, and explores how emotional openness can lead to three Cs; Compassion, Collaboration and Creativity – qualities that are as essential in science as they are in any workplace, and indeed in life.
Whatever your background and interest, Emily promises to provide a thoroughly engaging and entertaining evening.
6.00pm registration and networking
6.30pm guest talk
7.15pm networking continues
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?
Dr Emily Grossman
Dr Emily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens’ College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research. She also trained and worked as an actress, and now combines her skills as a science broadcaster and educator. Emily teaches maths and science, explains science for a wide range of TV and radio programmes, and gives talks in schools, universities and at live events. She is best known as an expert on ITV’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show and Sky1’s fact-based celebrity panel-show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo, hosted by Lee Mack. Emily is also a passionate advocate for gender equality and diversity in science and recently gave a Tedx talk at UCL called Why Science Needs People Who Cry She has been interviewed about her experiences in The Sunday Times, The Times, The Guardian, and The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine and has spoken on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour about the politics of crying in the workplace.
All proceeds from the evening will be donated to children’s charity, Glad’s House.
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New Zealand House80 Haymarket