San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The event is open to St John’s College female alumnae of all ages. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. The dress code for the event is smart.
Schedule of the event
6.30 – Arrival
7.00 – Welcome from Eyedea, Female Millennials Network & Prof. Maggie Snowling CBE, President of St John's College
7.30 – Janine Gibson (1990), Editor in Chief, BuzzFeed UK
7.50 – Networking Dinner
8.40 – Barbara Slater OBE (1982), Head of Sport at the BBC
9.00 – Lesley-Anne Brewis (2000), BBC1 'The Code' show host
About the speakers
Janine Gibson (1990); Editor in Chief, BuzzFeed UK
Janine Gibson is the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed UK, running the news team in London and overseeing all editorial content since September 2015. Prior to BuzzFeed, Gibson worked at The Guardian for 17 years, most notably launching The Guardian US in 2013 and overseeing its Pulitzer Prize–winning reporting of the Edward Snowden leaks. Her other roles at The Guardian included media editor, launching and editing the mediaguardian.co.uk website and editor of theguardian.com.
Janine's extensive experience in journalism began immediately after leaving St. John's with her first roles including Televisiual, Broadcast magazine, and The Independent.
Barbara Slater OBE (1982); Head of Sport, BBC
Barbara is the BBC's first female Director of Sport, having previously been Head of Production and Head of General Sports. She was awarded an OBE for services to sport broadcasting in 2014. Her career choice may not be a surprise considering the wealth of sporting talent in her family; her father was an international footballer and her uncle also played cricket for England. Barbara herself is a very talented gymnast, gaining 20 international caps including the 1976 Olympics. She joined the BBC in 1983 and built up her TV experience from here, making her well positioned to climb the corporate ladder into her subsequent roles.
Lesley-Anne Brewis (2000); co-host of the new BBC1 daytime quiz show 'The Code'
Lesley-Anne works as BBC1's quiz expert on their daytime TV show 'The Code'. Since she left St. John's Lesley has been organising quizes for a broad range of audiences, at a variety of venues including museums, routemaster buses, and in sports stadia! We look forward to hearing about her variety of work and how she brushes up on her general knowledge as part of her exciting and unique career path.
When & Where
Eyedea, Female Millennials Network
London-based network for young female professionals. We aim to connect, inspire and enable action.