Welcome Women in the Workplace 2020: the one stop shop for every woman who works or wants to, from employment to business and everything in between. And this time we have gone virtual!

Are you looking to change your job or return to work after a break?

Do you run a business or are you thinking of starting one?

Would you like to engage with a group of like-minded women?

Women in the Workplace December 2020 will help you with all this and more!

Please join us at this free half-day virtual event which will address all the above and so much more in a professional and dynamic way from the comfort of your own home at the click of a mouse!


The details:

Date: Tuesday 8th December 2020

Time: 9.15AM-1.30PM

Taking place via Zoom



9.15AM Introduction from Debbie Sheldon, CEO Work Avenue

9.30AM Keynote: Susannah Kintish, Mishcon De Reya, talking about her career

10.05AM What I have learnt from Inspirational Women in Business, Sophie Eden Founder Gordon Eden Executive Search

OR “Rocking the screen” Confident public speaking in a virtual world, Barbie Goldfoot, Owner Splendid Speech and International Presentation Skills Coach

11.05AM The CV and Cover Letter: Getting your Application Noticed Yael Solomons, Placements Manager Work Avenue

OR Building Resilience, Jane Hirst, Founder Jane Hirst Developing Your Potential

12.05PM Returning to Work: Doing it My Way, Meet Sara Sherrard and Jess Green, who have done just that, hosted by Melanie Pearl, Employment Adviser Work Avenue

OR Building My Business, Learn from Hannah Glass and Daniella Winton, two women who have done just that, hosted by Joanna Sadie, Head of Business Work Avenue.

1.00PM Q&A with the Work Avenue team, hosted by Emma May, Director of Operations and Employment Work Avenue

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Our Speakers

Susannah Kintish – Keynote

Susannah is a Partner at Mischon De Reya in the Employment Department, and we are very proud that she is also a trustee of Work Avenue.  She acts for employers and employees on contentious and non-contentious matters with experience of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and Employment Tribunal. Susannah represented the Jewish Labour Movement in relation to the referral of the Labour Party to the Equality and Human Rights Commission on issues of antisemitism.  She has also advised in relation to and conducted a number of investigations on issues arising from the #MeToo movement.

Susannah advises on strategic issues as well as on terminations, redundancies, settlement agreements and all aspects of discrimination and whistleblowing legislation.

Susannah has been recognised by The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2020 as a standout lawyer shaping the legal profession in the UK. Susannah is also ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer for employers and senior executives in Legal 500 2020.

Sophie Eden – What I have learnt from Inspirational Women in Business

Sophie has spent over a decade hiring digital & technology executives for global brands and disruptive digital businesses. She is a specialist in the multichannel & consumer industries and has worked with the boards of most major UK retailers.  Sophie is a strong advocate for diversity in the technology industry, is active in Women in Technology networks and mentors entrepreneurs regularly.

Sophie will share insights from a range of successful and high achieving women in work, and distil this into top tips for how to sell yourself positively.

Barbie Goldfoot – “Rocking the screen” Confident public speaking in a virtual world

Barbie Goldfoot trained as an actor and Drama therapist, with over 20 years’ experience and expertise in the UK and Asia working with a wide range of clients. Barbie’s bespoke and targeted strategy has enabled people to get their message across with confidence and successful outcomes virtually or face to face.

Barbie has a 3c approach: Confidence Clarity Charisma and is passionate about helping people find their voice, tell their story and leave a lasting impact on Zoom calls or, when it comes back, face to face.

As our world has turned upside down, being able to present your ideas and skills confidently, tell your story, sell your brand or pitch to a client has become more critical. For the foreseeable future we are in a virtual work and presentation space; it requires some tweaked skills.

Yael Solomons – The CV and Cover Letter: Getting your Application Noticed

A law graduate from UCL and qualified HR Professional, Yael manages Work Avenue’s job placement service, supporting Work Avenue’s network of employers with their recruitment needs. Yael also runs regular workshops and individual mock interview practice sessions for the employment division.

Yael has written and read hundreds of CVs and cover letters and will be sharing her top tips for ensuring that yours get noticed by the recruiter.

Jane Hirst – Building Resilience

Jane Hirst is an engaging and all-encompassing facilitator as well as pragmatic and results oriented coach.  She has been in the business of helping people develop for more than 30 years and gets a real buzz from enabling them to become more self-aware, improve their emotional intelligence and achieve better results in both their personal and professional lives.

Over the years Jane has learnt, through experience, what it means to be resilient and bounce back from a variety of events.

Jess Green – Returning to Work: Doing it My Way

Jess has worked hard all her life in a series of office and administrative roles, but really wanted to follow her dream and pursue a career in counselling and mental health.  She has now done just that and looks forward to sharing her experiences. 

Sara Sherrard – Returning to Work: Doing it My Way

Sara’s career has taken many twists and turns along the way with roles in travel, and events and conference management.  She is now Executive Director at StandWithUs UK, an international, non-partisan Israel education organisation that inspires and educates people of all ages and backgrounds, challenges misinformation and fights antisemitism.

Hannah Glass – Building my Business

Hannah started her private dining business 4 years ago. Her company is London based and, as you might expect, she is passionate about all things food! Hannah started cooking when she was at school and continued through university where she gained a BSc (hons) in business management. She is an award winning graduate of Leiths School of Food and Wine. Hannah has catered for all occasions including for VIP clients and foreign royalty in their homes, intimate dinner parties and corporate events. Since Covid Hannah has been delivering Dine In restaurant quality Saturday night and celebration meals to clients’ homes.

Daniella Winton – Building my Business

Daniella has worked in the recruitment business for over 30 years. First starting in recruitment with the now famous dragon, James Caan, to create a new recruitment industry of the times, placing recruitment consultants within recruitment companies, which was a totally new concept at the time. She has he has built and sold a number of recruitment companies both in the UK as well as in Israel and in the middle of it all she had a stint in the promotional gift industry as well as the Recruitment software industry. At present, while still running a recruitment company, Daniella immediately adapted to also selling Covid-19 products to her clients who had put all their jobs on hold.

Tuesday 8th December 9.30am-1.30pm

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