Time Out Tuesday - Home Schooling for Parents

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This week's topic: Home Schooling. How do you stay productive and home school at the same time as we adapt to the recent workforce changes?

During these uncertain times of COVID-19 and social distancing, this is a very stressful and challenging time for all of us as we juggle work, home life and family members which is why we are launching our new weekly ‘Time Out Tuesday’ series during COVID-19 to bring community together. This weekly check in will offer a safe space and the opportunity to engage and connect with others over a virtual coffee break hosted by Lily Cheng, Founder of the Rising Network.

This weekly online session has been designed to support you and to give you a mental break, offering 30 minutes to maintain human connections outside of the home over meaningful conversations.

This is your chance to stay connected with others in an uplifting online video call to discuss challenges, solutions, give and receive support, or simply to listen and learn from others while maintaining physical distance. This is an informal online event offering a safe space for you to connect, inspire and empower yourself and others.

We are aware that many of you are looking after young family members so do not worry if you have little ones in the background or if your child is sitting on your lap or next to you and everyone is welcome.

This week's topic: Home Schooling. How do you stay productive and home school at the same time as we adapt to the recent workforce changes?

With invited guest, Jaspreet Kaur, Spoken Word Artist, Poet and Writer of Behind the Netra, former secondary school History and Sociology teacher, with an academic background in both history and gender studies.

How to book:
Free to members. Typically there would be a nominal charge for non-members but we would like to open this event to everyone, making it free to attend to provide a safe and supportive space during COVID-19.

We have limited places available so register today to avoid disappointment.

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About Lily Cheng:
Lily is the Founder of the Rising Network and is an advocate of raising the awareness of mental health, gender issues and is passionate about empowering women to reach their full potential. Prior to founding the Rising Network, Lily played a key role in growing and developing a leading technology industry network which brought together a diverse set of hi-tech companies through high quality networking events, to discuss and promote innovation in the development and application of wireless, mobile, internet, software and related technologies. During her time in this role, Lily was responsible for business development and partnerships, engaging with the tech community, members and various stakeholders as well as managing the overall marketing and PR function within the business.

Within the decade she spent in the healthcare sector, Lily has held various roles. These became the catalyst in fuelling her desire to empower individuals to create a better life for themselves, and to improve health and well-being. It is her holistic approach to employee well-being and organisational psychology which enables Lily to create effective learning and development workshops alongside initiatives for individuals and organisations to improve the bottom-line performance. Her commitment is to bring people together, from all industries and communities to promote the progression and advancement of women. Lily believes in a holistic and spiritual approach to life and embodies this outlook in the network. For more information, visit:

About Jaspreet Kaur:
Jaspreet Kaur, better known as Behind the Netra for her poetry, is an award-winning Spoken Word Poet from East London with an academic background in History BA and Gender Studies MA. She has spent the last five years teaching History and Sociology in secondary schools across London. Her poetic works focus on themes such as gender inequality, mental health stigma and the postcolonial immigrant experience. Jaspreet actively works with national governments, corporations and charities alike, such as TED, the UN and women’s networks across the UK, using her poetry and writing to inspire and drive social change. Her TED talk, “How Poetry Saved My Life” is one of many examples of this. She is also an avid humanitarian and is an ambassador for Binti International and Time to Change. In 2020, Jaspreet has been awarded the Ben Pimlott Writer in Residency at Birkbeck University as a Research Fellow with the Politics Department. She is currently working on her first book, a narrative non-fiction exploring what it means to be a Brown, British Feminist in this new decade.

About the Rising Network: The Rising Network is a community of over 600 women. Our vision is to be recognised as a global community that empowers women to become change makers. We use the power of community to connect, inspire and empower women to reach their true potential, create meaningful change and achieve balance in all areas of life. We hold face to face and online events throughout the year, visit our events calendar for more information. Rise with us – join us and be part of one of the UK’s fastest growing women’s networks. #RiseTribe

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