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Women at the Top: Letter to my 15 year old self - House of Commons (private)

Inspirational YOU

Thursday, 15 March 2018 from 17:30 to 20:00 (GMT)

Women at the Top: Letter to my 15 year old self -...

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 Inspirational YOU

(private event)

 supported by Heidi Alexander MP and Vicky Foxcroft MP 

International Women's Month Masterclass for teenage girls

Women at the Top: Letter to my 15 year old self

House of Commons

15th March 2018 - 5.30pm-8.30pm

Doors 5.30pm (Please note - prompt start)

Women at the Top: Letter to my 15 year old self is a celebration of female leadership and success

The panel will focus on the career paths of women in competitive professions, climbing the ladder, succeeding in business, managing their well-being and helping others.

The event is for year 9 - 11 girls only: This is fantastic opportunity to meet established and respected leaders, to network and gain tips, which may well give you the competitive edge.

Introduced by Heidi Alexander MP, the former Shadow Secretary of State for Health and the Labour Member of Parliament for Lewisham East. She has been an Opposition Whip since 2012.


  • Heidi Alexander MP - Labour MP for Lewisham East
  • Perri Shakes-Drayton - Olympic Athlete
  • Georgina Rowley - Partner, DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • Keri Perkins - Global Head of PR at Nandos
  • Georgina Arnold - SVP, MTV & Founder of MTV Staying Alive
  • Jacky Wright - CIO - HMRC (formerly SVP at Microsoft & BP)
  • Nia Pettit - YouTuber, Student & Speaker (500k followers)

Moderator: Sonia Meggie, Founder of Inspirational YOU


  • What they thought about at 15
  • Visibility – why it is important for women to stand up and be counted
  • How do we get more women into senior positions?
  • What is it like in your industry?
  • How do they balance their career, personal life and well-being?
  • The importance of having a mentor and sponsor in your career
  • Read their letter to their 15 year old self


5.15 – 5.30. Guests seated for discussion

5.35 - Welcome & introduction's from speakers

6.10 - 7.30  Panel discussion

7.30 – 8.00 Q&A

8.00 – 8.30 Close and depart

  • Access to the House of Commons is via Cromwell Green Visitors Entrance on St.Margaret Street
  • Please allow 20-30 minutes for airport-type security to enter the House of Commons
  • The event will take place in Committee Room 14
  • Please note that no food or drink is allowed in any of the Committee Rooms although delegates may take in bottled water
  • Please let us know of any special requirements, including any assisted access needs to the House of Commons


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Inspirational YOU

Aims of Inspirational YOU

Educate - Educating starts ups and those in career transition to reach their potential

Connect - Connecting and learning from senior leaders

Empower - Empowering you to achieve your goals

We do this via enterprise and professional development talks, masterclasses and coaching.

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