Women at the top - Letter to my teenage self - Girls Talk - House of Commons - Thursday 2nd March 2017

Inspirational YOU

(private event)

 supported by Heidi Alexander MP and Vicky Foxcroft MP 

will be holding their

International Women's Month Masterclass for teenage girls

Women at the Top: Letter to my teenage self

House of Commons

Thursday 2nd March 2017 - 6.00pm-8.30pm 

Doors 6pm (Please note - prompt start)

Women at the Top: Letter to my 15 year old self is a celebration of female leadership and success.

The panel will focus on the career paths of women in competitive professions, climbing the ladder, succeeding in business, managing their well-being and helping others.

The event is for invited year 10 and 11 girls only: This is a fantastic opportunity to meet established and respected leaders, to network and gain tips, which may well give you the competitive edge.

Introduced by Heidi Alexander MP, the former Shadow Secretary of State for Health and the Labour Member of Parliament for Lewisham East. She has been an Opposition Whip since 2012.


Heidi Alexander MP, Labour MP for Lewisham East

Funke Abimbola FRSAGeneral Counsel & Head of Financial Compliance - Roche UK

Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Head of Stemettes

Ray BLK, Award winning BBC Artist and song writer

Jamelia, Presenter and Artist 

Ronke Phillips, Senior Correspondent - ITV London

Khaleen O'Donnell, Head of Corporate Development & Enterprise - Southbank Centre

Susana Leith-Smith, Managing Director - Barclays 

PLUS a special guest!

Moderator: Sonia Meggie, Founder of Inspirational YOU


  • How are women breaking the glass ceiling
  • Visibility – why it is important for women to stand up and be counted
  • How do we get more women into senior positions?
  • What is it like in your industry?
  • How do they balance their career, personal life and well-being?
  • The importance of a mentor and sponsor in your career
  • Letter to their 15 year old self


5.30 – 6.00 Guests seated for discussion

6.05 - Welcome, introduction

6.10 - 7.30  Panel discussion

7.30 – 8.00 Q&A

8.00 – 8.30 Close and depart

  • Access to the House of Commons is via Cromwell Green Visitors Entrance on St.Margaret Street
  • Please allow 20-30 minutes for airport-type security to enter the House of Commons
  • The event will take place in Committee Room 14
  • Please note that no food or drink is allowed in any of the Committee Rooms although delegates may take in bottled water
  • Please let us know of any special requirements, including any assisted access needs to the House of Commons


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