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10th Innovatus evening with Jane Beine

Posted: April 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development, Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

We celebrated our 10th Innovatus networking event with a dinner on 19th April 2016 at the ICAEW. We had the pleasure of listening to Jane Beine (Head of Partner Development, John Lewis and Waitrose). Jane shared with us her career journey in John Lewis from graduate trainee to her current role and gave us a fascinating […]

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Innovatus – Summer Networking Event

Posted: June 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development, Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

On 10th June 2015 we heard from Barbara Wilson (Founder and Director of Working with Cancer) about her journey and experience of becoming a social entrepreneur, followed by Professor Christine Bamford sharing insights on the impact that the Social Value Act and the Modern Slavery Act will have on businesses and society. Christine is Head of […]

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Innovatus – 8th event: Enhancing your Personal Impact as a Leader

Posted: March 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development, Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

For the latest Innovatus event, Professor Christine Bamford and Dr. Celine Mullins led a workshop on ‘Enhancing your Personal Impact as a Leader’. It was, as promised, a very interactive session, with all attendees having the opportunity to discuss, practice and take away a range of tools and techniques. These were modelled on the most […]

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Innovatus at Christmas, 2014

Posted: January 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Events, Miscellaneous, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

On the 2nd December, senior women’s networking group Innovatus had its sixth meeting – inviting along male partners, colleagues and friends for the first time, welcoming them at The Institute of Directors in Pall Mall. Another first for Innovatus was a male speaker: Philip Birkenstein, Chairman of the St Petersburg Collection. Established in 1984 and […]

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Innovatus: ‘Women in Power – Why It Matters’ by Gillian Wilmot

Posted: October 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

On the 17th September 2014, senior women’s networking group Innovatus met for the sixth time. In the genteel surroundings of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (with countless portraits of bewhiskered chairmen lining the stairs), we were lucky enough, on this occasion, to have Gillian Wilmot as speaker. Gillian is a mover and shaker: she has […]

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Innovatus: “Carry on networking!” says Margaret Hodge

Posted: June 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Hosted by Executive Action and Davidson Partners, founders of Innovatus, the networking group for senior women in business and professional life, our latest event on 8 May was held in the magnificent Chartered Accountants’ Hall in the City of London.  The Rt Honorable Margaret Hodge spoke to a group of 40 senior women over dinner. […]

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From Dowry to Peerage in three generations…

Posted: February 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Innovatus dinner – 30th January 2014 Speaker: Baroness Henig “Innovatus – One of the most important women’s networks” ­ Baroness Henig Historian and politician Baroness Ruth Henig was guest speaker at the latest Innovatus networking event at the Institute of Directors. Her theme ‘women and equality – so near and yet so far’ highlighted the […]

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Innovatus: ‘Driven or Hounded?’ by Dr Elizabeth Reddish

Posted: December 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development, Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Innovatus Third Event – 20th November 2013 ‘Driven or Hounded?’ by Dr Elizabeth Reddish In the intimate setting of The Bleeding Heart’s wine cellar dining room in Farringdon on a filthy November evening, the third meeting of the Innovatus networking group took place. Eminent psychotherapist and Executive Action consultant Elizabeth Reddish talked about our relationship […]

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Innovatus dinner – 2nd July 2013

Posted: July 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development, Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

For the second Innovatus event, and once again over a very pleasant supper at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, we were lucky enough to have Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust. Dame Helen spoke about a project very close to home – her own career and what she’d learned about […]

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Inaugural Innovatus dinner

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Events, Miscellaneous, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Following a distinguished career in the Civil Service, Nicky Roche joined the Dept for Culture, Media and Sport in 2004, to do her “dream job” as Director of Sport. She worked on the Games, from the bid to the end, an experience she described as the greatest privilege of her professional life, remembering with particular […]

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