We’re looking forward to gathering again on Saturday 15th October at St Clements Eastcheap (directions at bottom of page). As ever, we’re delighted to welcome an array of talented women to share their wisdom throughout the day. You can join us to share the conversations, food, and friendship by booking here.
In the Community session we’ll be talking about ‘Thriving in Uncertain Times’. Most of us have experience of managing shifting circumstances but it seems like something much bigger is happening in wider society: the referendum has thrown up divides between communities, friends, neighbours, and families; racism and xenophobia have become more prominent and even acceptable; traditional politics has been shaken; we are in uncharted waters regarding the society we’re moving into; responses to world events, refugees, and terror provide opportunities for unprecedented hospitality and challenging situations. We’ll be talking as a group and in individual streams about how to thrive, lead positively, and learn from each other. Taking part in the conversation are:
Sara Hyde who currently works with Working Chance, helping women with criminal records into employment, and writes and speaks on women and the criminal justice system. Sara is Vice Chair of Fabian Women, and Deputy Chair of Campaigns of the Electoral Reform Society and will be focusing on ‘Politics and Activism.’
Vonnie Williams, is a brand consultant, designer, dating event organiser, and carer, who describes herself as “black British (according to tick boxes on forms), working class, gen X’er of West-Indian heritage.” Vonnie will be talking about ‘Race and Difference.’
Revd Alexandra Lilley will be picking up the conversation on how ‘Church and Community’ can respond. Alexandra is a Curate in the East End of London, who enjoys building community through meals and exploring the relationship between faith, social justice and the arts.
Kate Middleton (no, not that one!) joins us for the Knowledge slot. Kate is a psychologist, author, and speaker with a medical background, and a passion for applying psychology and faith to real life, with a particular interest & expertise in emotional health. Kate is also assistant pastor at Hitchin Christian Centre, in Hertfordshire, and one of the directors of Mind & Soul.
She will be talking about ‘Building Resilience’, looking at how we learn to be more confident in who we are, less prone to being thrown or swayed by the opinions of other people – but also how we get through the various storms life throws at us and adjust/adapt as necessary as our lives change as well.
We’ll be adding more to the day in the next few weeks. Please do spread the word to other women interested in leadership. If you have any questions please get in touch. We’re on twitter here, and Facebook here. Please do let us know if you have any dietary or access needs.
St Clements Directions: Full address is St Clement’s Eastcheap, 1 St Clements Court, Clements Lane, London EC4N 7HB. Nearest tube is Monument or Bank. From Monument tube, follow exit to King William Street and then directions to Bank tube. (Don’t go up the exits to King William Street South or Eastcheap!) Go up the steps by House of Fraser to the left. Follow the road round to the right, and turn right before Pod. St Clements is on the right.