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Warwick Women's Professional Network presents International Women's Day

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Level 17, The Shard

32 London Bridge Street

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SE1 9SG

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Join us prior to International Women's Day to celebrate 50 years of Warwick women graduates

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Representatives from the decades of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s will share, reflect and compare challenges, how they have evolved and changed for women in the workplace.

Panelists:

Class of 1970s: Joan MacNaughton CB, Chair of The Climate Group and of the Advisory Board of the New Energy Coalition of Europe

Class of 1980s: Ruth Powell, Apple Business Development, Healthcare, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Sales & Client Relationship Manager

Class of 1990s: Marina Antoniou, Banking Consultant

Class of 2000s: Suvi Chi, Founder and Chief Executive at Koa Collective

Class of 2010s: Victoria Azubuike, Founder of The Us Programme/ Account Executive at BBH Group

Moderator: Yulia Chekunaeva, Director, Capital Markets, En+ Group / Chair of Warwick Women’s Professional Network Committee

Agenda:

  • 18:00 Arrival, registration and welcome refreshments
  • 18:30 Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 19:45 Networking over drinks and canapés
  • 20:30 Event close

Warwick Women’s Network events are inclusive and interactive and we welcome and encourage men to attend so we’re able to give voice to all perspectives.

Before attending please download the Vevox app. A session ID will be available upon arrival. This will allow us to gain valuable feedback on the session and also enable you to ask questions throughout the evening which we will try to address during the session.

Joan MacNaughton is currently Chair of The Climate Group and of the Advisory Board of the New Energy Coalition of Europe. She is a Non-Executive Director of En+ Groupl plc and of the James Hutton Institute, and a member of several Advisory Boards including ENGIE UK, Grantham Institute at Imperial College, UKERC and UCL. Joan is also a founding Board Member of Powerful Women, which aims to increase the number of senior women in the energy sector. From 2010 to 2016, Joan was Executive Chair of the Energy Trilemma and is now Honorary Chair. She is a Past President of the Energy Institute. In Government until 2007, Joan held a wide range of positions including as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister to Prime Minister Thatcher and as Director General of Energy, playing a key role in shaping UK and international energy policy. In 2006 she was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath by HM The Queen.

Ruth Powell works at senior director levels across a variety of industry sectors. With close attention to stakeholder relationships and well-developed strategic view, she helps businesses raise awareness, increase revenue and manage organisational change through engaging, influential communication skills and collaborative client/customer relationship management.

A strong history of delivering revenue and profit, she is particularly experienced in marketing, enterprise C-suite account management and business development, specially achieving and managing BP, Apple's first UK-based global corporate account during a key organisational and culture change.

She has a wide, influential network of contacts across the UK and international business sectors. She is passionate about Film, English Literature and History and currently is an MBA ambassador, mentor & coach for Warwick Business School, specialising in consulting, business transformation leadership and performance improvement.

Marina Antoniou is a banking consultant with experience in auditing financial institutions globally. Marina acted as the EMEA Head of Audit for Rates trading for Citigroup as well as the Head of Audit for Citigroup in France, Greece and Luxebourg.

She received the Global recognition award for her performance in internal audit. Marina also served as the Chair of the London Citigroup 'Charity of The Year Fundraising' Committee. Marina acts as a mentor for the University of Warwick as well as the Global Thinkers Forum. Marina is a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She studied FinTech at the University of Oxford Said Business School, during which she developed a FinTech innovation idea aiming at fundraising for people impacted by natural disasters. Marina studied Investment Management at the London Business School and has an MSc in Economics & Finance from Warwick Business School. She is a Warwick University Ambassador and an Executive Member of the Warwick Business School Finance Network, organizing Finance related speaker series events at The Shard. Marina also sits at the University of Warwick 'Audit' Committee. Marina is an Executive Board member of the 'Hellenic Centre' in London. She also sits at the 'Hellenic Bankers Association' Committees and is driving the 'HBA Student Award', given to a Greek/ Cypriot student every year. She acts as a guest speaker to conferences globally specializing in subjects such as leadership and innovation.

Marina enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures and customs. She is a multiple award-winning photographer and exhibited globally. Marina collaborated with the 'Institute of Natural Resources in Greenland' to support their research through her photography work on whales. In 2018, her work was included in the Biennale of 'Fine Art & Photography' in Barcelona. Marina published five photography books. Marina launched her own brand selling home décor, lifestyle and apparel which depict prints of her photos.

Suvi Chi graduated from the University of Warwick in 2009. After graduating, Suvi entered the financial services space - working a decade at 2 global investment banks, 1 financial exchange, 1 trading house and 1 quasi-regulator. Suvi worked initially on policy initiatives and regulatory matters, then shifting emphasis to more operational focused roles to finally ending-up front of house in a busy sales and trading division. Thereafter Suvi entered the start-up space - joining a total of 5 start-ups before founding her own business.

More recently, Suvi realised there was not enough support for people that leave their jobs to search for meaning in their lives or more purposeful work, and she wanted to meet others on a similar path to compare notes, share tips and receive inspiration. This led to Suvi founding Koa Collective which connects, inspires and supports people who are on a career break or sabbatical.

However, building her own business isn't enough. Suvi is also a passionate advocate for diversity and skills that matter in the workplace and as such is an adviser to a fantastic initiative called Like Minded Females, an online and offline community that empowers, connects and celebrates those who identify as females globally.

Victoria Azubuike, Us Programme Founder and Director, is on a mission to help educate and inspire young females aged 15 to 19 (currently sitting GCSEs, A-levels or BTECs), mainly from disadvantaged backgrounds, to break boundaries and achieve goals.

Us understands that part of the way of becoming an individual who makes a positive impact is to learn the secrets from those who are already succeeding and by seeking out available opportunities. They aim to do this by offering self development, continuous support to ambitious female students and special access to a network of successful women in industry dedicated to sharing their knowledge and willing to helping you on your journey.

Us has recently expanded from London to the North with the She Who Leads, The Tour, hosting conferences in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham where attendees practiced case studies, participated in panel discussions, prepared group presentations and took part in interactive workshops.

Victoria's day job is as Account Executive, BBH.

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