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WICT Europe Launch

The brand new Women in Cable Telecommunications’ European chapter launched with a flourish in Amsterdam this month. More than 100 people joined as we heard from industry leaders, including the peerless Miranda Curtis who shared her 10 top tips for women in business. ‘The power of Women’ was discussed by an illustrious panel including Jeroen…

Blog: Why it’s time for women to shine.

By Karen Bamford, WICT Europe Board Member Too often when I talk about WICT my female colleagues look uncomfortable. They’re not against advocating for women, not as such, but they are reticent about associating with a women’s movement because (apologetic cringe) “I’m not into all that feminism!” Apparently, I grossly overestimated the reach and influence…

Dare to… make history

At our latest Pearls of Wisdom event – “Dare to Make History” – we were thrilled to be joined by Cathy Newman, who spoke to us about her bloody brilliant new book, “Bloody Brilliant Women – the pioneers, revolutionaries and geniuses that your history teacher forgot to mention”. Channel 4’s Cathy regaled stories of the…

Dare to… use all your gifts

We were thrilled to listen to the impressive Clare Anyiam-Osigwe at our latest Pearls of Wisdom event – this month’s theme was “Dare to use all your gifts”, something that Clare has certainly been doing. Clare founded PremaeUK, the world’s first freefrom beauty brand, before having her own private practice at No.1 Harley Street, specialising…

Dare to… challenge the status quo

In a week that saw the Oscar’s herald a “new day” for women in Hollywood, and with International Women’s Day calling us to #PushForProgress we were thrilled to host the latest Pearls of Wisdom event, hosted by Virgin Media. We listened to stories from trail-blazing women who chose the path less trodden when it came…

Five Rules of Mental Toughness

In 2017, Dr Jim Golby shared with us a presentation on mental toughness, referencing the impressive LaRae Quy’s 5 rules. LaRae spent twenty-three years working as a counterintelligence agent with the FBI, focusing on mental toughness as a means of surviving environments of risk, uncertainty and deception. In case you missed it, here is a refresher…

Christmas Spirit and Inspiration with WICT

Did you miss our fabulous, festive, final event of 2017? Fear not… here is a round up of our Christmas Spirit and Inspiration event, including video highlights too! We ended the year on a high. Our first inspirational guest speaker Caroline Strood (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP) discussed the Gender Pay Gap… did you know that…

Round up of our March Be Brave event

The sun was shining on us as Virgin Media hosted our March WICT UK “Be Brave” Event, continuing the “Be Bold for Change” conversation from International Women’s Day 2017. There was a fantastic turnout, and we would like to say a huge thank you to our inspirational guest speakers and panellists who shared their personal…

Kathleen M. O’Connor | The Art of Persuasion

We were incredibly excited to be joined by Professor Kathleen M. O’Connor at the end of last year. She shared some extremely thought-provoking insight on gender stereotypes and how we can all make smarter decisions, negotiate better strategic partnerships and build more effective networks. If you missed her brilliant presentation, you can view it here and please…

It’s Okay to Celebrate Success! However Big or Small

We’re constantly talking about how to better our work and personal life. How to achieve your goals? How to get the next promotion? But how often do we appreciate our smaller successes? Whether it’s the mental fist-pump after speaking up in a meeting, or if you receive praise from an unexpected colleague. Whatever the size…