Speed Mentoring with Visit.org

One to one speed mentoring event with visit.org

Helping you to understand career options within technology, CSR and purpose-led businesses

We are proud to be partnering with Visit.org to provide you with speed mentoring.

Visit.org are an international team hailing from all corners of the world, joined in their passion for social impact.

They help companies discover & book hundreds of carefully curated social impact team experiences led by & benefiting local nonprofits and social ventures.

This is a great opportunity for those wanting to discover career options within Technology, Corporate Social Responsibility and Purpose Led Businesses.

The mentors within the business are from all function disciplines.

Why you should attend

This is a great opportunity for our dream hunters to build their professional network, ask questions to people in the industry and get an incite into Fitch and the people who work within the organisation. 

About the event: 

The online event will begin with training for volunteers on mentoring and coaching. This will also be an opportunity for volunteers to learn crucial management skills such as giving feedback, setting expectations, and helping your teammates grow. Then, volunteers will then test out their new-found skills by conducting six ten-minute speed career mentoring sessions one-on-one with the organization’s dream hunters. No preparation needed—just an open heart and mind!

About Speed Mentoring

Speed mentoring is like speed dating, composed of focused conversations about specific questions. These conversations involve a one-on-one interaction between a mentee and mentor. Through our event, you will have the privilege to rotate to several mentors during an allotted amount of time to obtain the information you are looking for. Hence you will be able to:

1- Interact with different people

You will be speaking with numerous mentors in a short period of time, meaning you will be able to receive a lot of information from a variety of people, with different experience, expertise and background.

2- Network

Speed mentoring is a great way for the mentee and the mentor to expand their networks. Networking is an important aspect of any person’s career growth, so this is a great benefit for all involved.

3- Gain practical advice, encouragement and support

You can ask your mentor to provide tips and insights on how to make it in and/or succeed within the Banking and Finance industry.

Agenda

12.30 pm – Opening Remarks

12.50 pm – Speed Mentoring

1.20 pm – Closing Remarks

Making It In the City – Careers Conference

This event is designed to inspire, equip and connect our talented dream hunters with employers dedicated to equality.

About this Event

Conference Theme: “Preparing for the new dawn” – Economic recovery from COVID and life after Brexit, how to prepare to tackle/ succeed in our new environment

The Virtual Conference features:

  • One to one speed mentoring
  • Advice on how to make it into industry
  • Senior leaders across different industries
  • Employers with live opportunities including BT, PWC, Google

Who’s Speaking?

Lindsey Rowe – Chief of Staff COO / Head of People & Programmes Office at SAP

Daniel Winterfeldt – Partner at Reed Smith and Founder/Chair InterLaw Diversity Forum

Lizzy Buss – Executive Director at MUFG Investor Services

Katerina Boscari – Tax Reporting and Strategy Manager at PwC

Nina Ma – Technology, Data & Analytics Senior Associate at PwC

Tara Huddless – National Account Manager at Vodafone

Sandy Gill – Co-Founder at Circle of Power Academy

Moe Hashimi – Leadership Coach at Choice Matters

Richard Fallon – Speacialist Trainer and Coach: Communication Skills at Communicate Now

Laura Trendall Morrison – Principal Consultant and Managing Director at The GameChanger Consultancy

Femi Bola – Development Consultant

Fahd Ndanghwa – Associate at PwC

Imogen Henry-Campbell – Graduate Trainee at Tokio Marine Kiln

David Neita – Director at Dave Neita Consultancy

Yousra Abdelmoneim – Business Risk and Control London Senior Associate at PwC

 

Agenda

4.30 pm – Keynote: Preparing for the new dawn” – Economic recovery from COVID and life after Brexit, how to prepare to tackle/ succeed in our new environment

5.15 pm – “Make it in…” Sessions : Getting into and succeeding in the industry

Session led by industry leaders within:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Consulting
  • Law
  • Technology

6.00 pm – Free Time: Attendees have the option of attending one of the following:

  • Employer Zone: Employers sharing their opportunities and programmes with our dream hunters
  • Speed mentoring: Connecting to young people to talk to industry leaders
  • Taking a break and returning for the final workshop

7.00 pm – Workshops:

  • How to be more adaptive? – Post Covid & Brexit by Laura Trendall Morrison
  • How to plan your future? by Moe Hashimi
  • Unlocking true potentials and initiating career transformations by Sandy Gill
  • Powerful, Positive Impact – How to Create a Top First Impression by Richard Fallon
    • Preparing your CV & for your interview by Femi Bola

 

The event allows you to either participate or just observe. We recommend you get involved, ask questions, and make connections – to get most out of the day and engaging with the leaders and mentors that we have present.

Employer and Volunteer Zone

Join sessions with employers, and learn more about their application process. Ask questions and make your next move. Employers include:

  • BT
  • PWC
  • Google
  • Tokio Marine Kiln
  • Markel International

Note BT are starting a new recruitment drive this month. Get ahead of the game and meet the recruiters who are leading this drive.

Virtual Speed Mentoring – One to One with industry

In the speed mentoring zone you will be matched automatically at 10 minute intervals with our industry mentors. You will be able to speak to them via webcam on a one to one basis.

The processes is automated and is designed to enable you to connect and learn from as many industry leaders as possible.

Virtual Speed Mentoring – One to One with industry

In the speed mentoring zone you will be matched automatically at 10 minute intervals with our industry mentors. You will be able to speak to them via webcam on a one to one basis.

The processes is automated and is designed to enable you to connect and learn from as many industry leaders as possible.

Virtual BAME Leadership Conference- Tackling the elephant in the room

Welcome to BAME Leadership virtual conference!
#MoveToEquality with GS

Welcome to the long-awaited Virtual BAME Leadership Conference!

This Black History Month we have decided to do something special and create our first ever BAME Leadership Conference, connecting industry with future talent. At the same time, we want to continue the conversation and the momentum created by the death of George Floyd by equipping those in industry with the tools to move the dial to Equality.

The Event Theme:

Tackling the elephant in the room. And helping organisations be colour brave!

The Virtual Conference:

The conference is designed to

  • Showcase BAME leaders across different sectors
  • Empower allies from outside the BAME community with knowledge and tools to be part of the change
  • Most importantly to educate, empower and connect future BAME talent to those in industry.

4.30 pm: Keynote:

Our Key Note Panel: Will speak on the event theme tackling the elephant in the room. And helping organisations be colour brave!

5.15 pm: Breakout Session 1 – BAME leaders panel – Showcasing BAME Role Models in various Sectors

Panel Theme: What I have faced as a BAME person in my career and how has industry moved to equality. We will close with the question of how can we activate change to accelerate the move to equality as individuals and as an industry.

  • Law
  • Technology
  • Banking and finance
  • Creative sector
  • Finance and consulting

6pm – Free time

Attendees have the option of attending one of the following:

  • Employer Zone: Employers sharing their opportunities and programmes with our dream hunters
  • Speed mentoring: Connecting to young people to talk to industry leaders
  • Taking a break and returning for the final workshop

7pm – 8pm – Final Break Out Sessions: 

Tackling the elephant in the room. Fierce conversations on race and providing attendees with the tools and techniques to handle situations which currently are left unchallenged

  • Can I call you Margret? How to deal with microaggression, the unconscious and conscious bias in the workplace
  • I don’t see colour. How to educate well-meaning allies and empower them to move to equality
  • How to become an equality champion and kickstart a programme to move to equality
  • Demystifying the perceived and real barriers for BAME candidates from getting into industry
  • Starting my professional career. What it is like as a BAME trainee/apprentice/graduate scheme hire in industry

The event allows you to either participate or just observe. We recommend you get involved, ask questions, and make connections – to get most out of the day and engaging with the leaders and mentors that we have present.

The #CityCareer experience:

  • Talks and keynotes from industry professionals
  • Breakout Sessions / Masterclasses
  • Application zone where you will be able to learn from HR professionals and recruitment leads
  • Employer & Volunteer zone where you will be able to engage with volunteering opportunities and employers looking to connect with talent.

On our virtual platform you can: Explore the Stage, Networking, Sessions, and Expo.

Why attend?

  • Examine the barriers & enablers affecting your progression
  • Receive hands-on advice & coaching for your professional development
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and competencies required to be successful in industry
  • Hear from senior Black, Asian Ethnic Minority leaders on how to succeed
  • Network with peers & counterparts from across also trying to further their careers
  • Hear from inspirational speakers of all grades and levels from across the public and private sectors
  • Build your professional network
  • Engage with employers looking to engage with diverse talent
  • We’ve gathered mentors and senior leaders from top companies with one goal:To #ActivateChange by empowering our young people and career changers during uncertain times.

Apply to attend or purchase your ticket today – Make meaningful career progress even from home!

You deserve a mentoring experience that connects you to the world of today:

  • Learn from senior leaders as to how they made it in their professions.
  • Benefit from attending small masterclasses where you can engage, learn and discuss how to break into the industry with leading professionals.
  • Learn from HR and recruitment leads the secrets to making a great application, standing out in an interview – to secure that coveted role.
  • Build a professional network and meet people in industry via automated one to one speed mentoring sessions.
  • Feel inspired with new work and volunteering opportunities currently available.

The Virtual City Careers Conference 2020 is for you.

An hour of some of our speakers time is the same value as a bar of gold. It’s an evening not to be missed.

Event Agenda

4.15 pm: Pre-event Networking

4.30 pm: Welcome, Opening Remarks and Keynotes (In main room)

5.15 pm: First Break out Session

Showcasing BAME Role Models in different sectors. Select your industry-focused sessions

6 pm: Free time:

Here you can move around the platform and decide to do any of the following things:

  • Speed Mentoring
  • Application Zone
  • Employer and Volunteer Zone
  • Or decide to take a break

7 pm: Final Break Out Sessions:

Tackling the elephant in the room. Fierce conversations on race and providing attendees with the tools and techniques to handle situations which currently are left unchallenged

8 pm: Closing remarks and event Engs

Free Time Employer and Volunteer Zone

Join sessions with employers, and learn more about their application process. Ask questions and make your next move.

Free Time – Virtual Speed Mentoring – One to One with industry

In the speed mentoring zone you will be matched automatically at 10 minute intervals with our industry mentors. You will be able to speak to them via webcam on a one to one basis.

The processes is automated and is designed to enable you to connect and learn from as many industry leaders as possible.

Our Mission

We hope to benefit as many attendees with ongoing support after the event. Support includes mentoring and career days delivered in partnership with our sponsors.

Some attendees will be selected for ongoing support, including workshops, career days and access to some of our work experience and insight programmes at employers.

Note there are real active jobs and programmes that you will be able to engage with HR managers about on the day.

Our aims: Network, Learning, Achieving

  • To connect diverse talent to companies looking to hire diverse talent
  • Identifying influential business leaders from the community to share their career stories and the struggles they faced to get to where they are now
  • To inspire and help attendees move forward with their career path
  • Showcase career options and opportunities available

Our Guarantee:

  1. A casual, welcoming atmosphere
  2. Direct access to Leading figures
  3. Top and secret tips about career progression
  4. Diversity of audience
  5. Speakers who are inspiring and want to inspire other people (paying it forward)
  6. Opportunity to sign up to our mentoring program

Virtual – Activate Change Conference- Move To Equality

Do you believe in a world where your career is not be determined by your birth?
Would you like to know how you can move your company, your industry and society to equality?

If‌ ‌yes,‌ ‌then‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌clicked‌ ‌onto‌ ‌the‌ ‌right‌ ‌event‌ ‌that‌ ‌is‌ ‌destined‌ ‌to‌ ‌ACTIVATE‌ ‌CHANGE!‌ ‌

The‌ ‌event‌ ‌is‌ ‌designed‌ ‌to‌ ‌provide‌ ‌the‌ ‌awareness,‌ ‌tools‌ ‌and‌ ‌network‌ ‌for‌ ‌individuals‌ ‌to‌ ‌initiate‌ ‌change‌ ‌in‌ ‌their‌ ‌organisations‌ ‌and‌ ‌society‌ ‌in‌ ‌order‌ ‌to‌ ‌create‌ ‌equality‌ ‌for‌ ‌all.‌

‌You‌ ‌will‌ ‌hear‌ ‌real‌-‌life‌ ‌examples‌ ‌of‌ ‌those‌ ‌who‌ ‌are‌ ‌activating‌ ‌change‌ ‌within‌ ‌industry‌ ‌and‌ ‌society,‌ ‌starting‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌ government‌ ‌minister for‌ ‌Business‌ ‌and‌ ‌Industry.

Workshops will be led by world-renowned experts (including published authors) within activism, citizenship, social mobility and diversity and inclusion.

We‌ ‌need‌ ‌‌YOU‌‌ ‌to‌ ‌register,‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌us‌ ‌make‌ ‌the‌ ‌change‌ ‌everyone‌ ‌wants‌ ‌to‌ ‌see!‌ ‌

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4.30‌ ‌pm‌:‌ ‌To‌ ‌make‌ ‌it‌ ‌a‌ ‌memorable‌ ‌day‌ ‌Nadim‌ ‌Zahawi‌ ‌, the‌ ‌Minister‌ ‌for‌ ‌Business‌ ‌and‌ ‌Industry‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌our‌ ‌keynote‌ ‌speaker.‌ ‌He‌ ‌will‌‌ ‌‌make‌ ‌a‌ speech regarding the Ministers ambitions for diversity across business and industry and the steps to achieve it.

5:15 pm‌ ‌–‌ ‌6p m:‌ ‌First‌ ‌Breakout‌ ‌Sessions‌ ‌

You‌ ‌will‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌choice‌ ‌of‌ ‌6‌ ‌breakout‌ ‌sessions‌ ‌led‌ ‌by‌ ‌our‌ ‌industry‌ ‌experts‌ ‌focused‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌ different‌ ‌approaches‌ ‌to‌ ‌narrowing‌ ‌the‌ ‌equality‌ ‌gap‌ ‌and‌ ‌making‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌fairer.‌

‌‌Join‌ ‌us‌ ‌to‌ ‌see‌ ‌how‌ ‌words‌ ‌are‌ ‌translated‌ ‌into‌ ‌actions!‌ ‌

6 pm:‌ ‌Free‌ ‌time‌ ‌ ‌Attendees‌ ‌have‌ ‌the‌ ‌option‌ ‌of‌ ‌attending‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌following:‌ ‌

  • ‌‌Activate‌ ‌Change‌ ‌Zone‌ ‌
  • Speed networking

7 pm‌ ‌–‌ ‌8 pm:‌ ‌Final‌ ‌Breakout‌ ‌Sessions‌ ‌

Are‌ ‌you‌ ‌a‌ ‌huge‌ ‌supporter‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌BLM‌ ‌and‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌see‌ ‌changes‌ ‌be‌ ‌made‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌system‌ ‌then‌ ‌this‌ ‌session‌ ‌will‌ ‌show‌ ‌intangible‌ ‌evidence‌ ‌of‌ ‌organisations‌ ‌who‌ ‌are‌ ‌happy‌ ‌to‌ ‌share‌ ‌their‌ ‌experiences‌ ‌and‌ ‌actions‌ ‌regarding‌ ‌narrowing‌ ‌the‌ ‌Equality‌ ‌Gap.‌ ‌Sectors‌ ‌covered‌ ‌include:‌ ‌

  • Technology‌ ‌
  • HR‌ ‌
  • Law‌ ‌
  • Banking‌ ‌and‌ ‌Finance‌ ‌

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We‌ ‌cannot‌ ‌be‌ ‌bystanders‌ ‌and‌ ‌not‌ ‌help‌ ‌to‌ ‌ACTIVATE‌ ‌change‌ ‌within‌ society/organisations!‌ ‌

This‌ ‌is‌ ‌an‌ ‌amazing‌ ‌event‌ ‌you‌ ‌definitely‌ ‌do‌ ‌not‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌miss‌ ‌out‌ ‌on.‌ ‌It‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌full‌ ‌of‌ ‌incredible‌ ‌energy,‌ ‌positive‌ ‌ambience‌ ‌and‌ ‌inspiring‌ ‌leaders,‌ ‌giving‌ ‌you‌ ‌the‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌to‌ ‌ask‌ ‌any‌ ‌burning‌ ‌questions‌ ‌you‌ ‌have!‌ ‌

By‌ ‌signing up ‌ ‌today,‌ ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌help‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌become‌ ‌a‌ ‌step‌ ‌closer‌ ‌to‌ ‌equality!‌ ‌

Meet some of our workshop facilitators

Duncan Exley

Consultant

Helping organisations reach & involve people from ordinary backgrounds

Workshop: Removing non-educational barriers to recruitment

Bio

I have over 20 years experience in recruiting, developing and retaining people; initially as supporters/volunteers in voluntary sector organisations, and later as staff and board members. My success in this has earned me places on industry advisory panels and seen my work featured as case studies. I am a specialist in involving people from ‘ordinary backgrounds’ (i.e. the majority of the population whose parents were neither university graduates nor in professional/managerial occupations; disproportionately including those from BAME groups and regions outside London and the South East). My expertise comes from having been CEO of the Equality Trust and author of a book on social mobility & opportunity “The End of Aspiration?” (Policy Press, 2019) among other publications, as well as from my own experience. I work with a variety of organisations to analyse their involvement journey (from understanding the requirements and attributes of underrepresented groups, to opportunity design, outreach & promotion, and onboarding through to development and retention), identifying barriers and potential opportunities.

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Mona Vadher

Associate Education Consultant

TG Consulting Ltd

Workshop: Demystifying social mobility in the wake of Covid-19

Bio:

Mona is a multi-award-winning employability expert, with experience in programme development, project and stakeholder management across Higher education, social impact and the charity sector. She is passionate about advancing social mobility, boosting inclusion and raising awareness around equality and diversity in the workplace. Her expertise centres around boosting employability prospects, creating educational programmes and networks, raising aspirations and increasing confidence for young people, from less-advantaged backgrounds to succeed. She also has an in-depth knowledge of trends relating to the UK skills agenda, the awarding gap, social mobility and embedding employability in the curriculum. She has led teams to share best-practice nationally and internationally and has achieved award-winning initiatives to drive social innovation and impact.

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Kerry North

Programme Manager

Volunteering Matters

Workshop: Grassroots – building active citizenship

Bio: I’ve spent most of my career helping businesses to do the right thing and be better in a way that makes commercial sense – either through improving their resource efficiency and environmental performance, or developing and executing social impact programmes that align with their brand and strategy, utilise their skills and assets (including employees!) and resonate with customers. I passionately believe that businesses can do both – be successful and be good for our communities, people and planet

Event Agenda

4.15 pm – Pre-event networking

4.30 pm – Welcome, Opening Remarks and Keynotes (In main room)

5.15 pm – First Break Out Sessions

6pm – 7pm Free Time

Here you can move around the platform and decide to do any of the following things:

  • Networking
  • Activate Change Zone

7pm: Final Break Out Sessions

8pm: Closing remarks and event Ends

 

Speed Mentoring Law special

Speed Mentoring:

Think ‘speed dating’, but for your career!

If you ever wanted your own board of senior advisers, people who are established business leaders who have been there and done it. They will advise you on how to succeed in your careers.

If you’re lucky they may also be able to share their contacts with you!

In 1 hour you will create 4 mentoring relationships and spend 15 minutes with a mentor.

If you would like to have this opportunity the speed mentoring will take place an hour before the power series event.

 

Why Attend?

This is an opportunity to gain advise from leading business figures and discover their secrets to success.

If you were ever put off going after your dream job, senior position or starting your own business, please think again.

This event is about breaking all those barriers and providing you with guidance and connections to make it happen.

 

After the Speed Mentoring, followed by GS Power Series: Law Special.

Latham & Watkins: Law Special

This is a unique networking opportunity for YOU to hear from a panel of the UK’s leading legal professionals who will be sharing their caree

This event aims to inspire and support you in building essential knowledge, skills and confidence required to accelerate your career. It will offer valuable mentoring and networking opportunities. You will meet our amazing mentors, honourable guests and like-minded individuals. Hear their real-life experiences and career journeys and learn from industry leaders.

Why Attend?

This is an opportunity to gain advise from leading business figures and discover their secrets to success.

If you were ever put off going after your dream job, senior position or starting your own business, please think again.

This event is about breaking all those barriers and providing you with guidance and connections to make it happen.

Speed mentoring with Legal Leaders prior to the event

We have legal professionals who have volunteered their time to mentor people looking to join the profession. It is an opportunity to have 4 x 15 minute one to one sessions. To find out more about this, visit our eventbrite homepage.

What you will gain:

1) Be inspired by the accomplishments of today’s leading industry figures

2) Gain guidance to exceed your aspirations

3) Learn techniques that you can incorporate in your life, career and business

4) Build relationships with like-minded individuals and future colleagues

5) Know how to take action and achieve more

Our guarantee:

1) Direct access to Leading figures

2) Top and secret tips about career progression.

3) Diversity of audience

4) Speakers who are inspiring and want to inspire other people (paying it forward)

5) Casual welcoming atmosphere

6) Opportunity to sign up to our mentoring program