Last month’s networking event concluded the WiSE Up series of workshops. I’d been really looking forward to catching up with the participants. To bring some structure to the evening, we asked some people to share their experiences of applying what we had learned in the four workshops. What an inspirational set of short presentations they turned out to be !
Keen to kick off, was one of the youngest members of the cohort, who had just graduated and felt that talking to professional women in addition to her student friends made her feel more assured in dealing with people in a professional environment. This was particularly useful during an interview, which resulted in a job offer!
by Jenny Koenig
I was guest speaker at a Springboard course yesterday and as part of my talk I wanted to articulate what CamAWISE was about and where it came from, what you can get out of CamAWISE that is hard to find elsewhere.
Do come and join us on Tuesday 26th March for some fun Easter networking. For just £5, you can enjoy good company, great conversation and excellent refreshments! CAMAWiSE members may also bring a friend for free. Register here
We’ll also be holding our AGM during the evening, at which the following posts are up for election:
- Deputy Chair
If you are interested in standing for election, nomination forms are available to download here. Completed forms should be returned to email@example.com by Sunday 24th March, or you can bring your form along to the AGM. You can also contact us by email if you would like further information before submitting your nomination.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Budding female authors are invited to learn what it takes to write a novel at an event to be held in Cambridge next week.
‘Is There A Book In You?’, a joint event between Cambridge Businesswomen’s Network (CBN) and the Association of Women in Science and Engineering (AWISE), is being hosted by St Mary’s School, in Bateman Street on Thursday 22nd November, starting at 6.30pm.
The evening will feature two speakers – Kate Kirk and Louisa Reid – both published authors, who will talk about what inspired them to write, the challenges of the process and the joys!
By Tennie Videler
I missed the last WiSE Up workshop but know online presence was part of it.
Here is my take on using twitter, which I use in a pretty low level way for my job. I’ve not used twitter to find out what celebrities have for breakfast but rather for finding out what is happening in my work sphere, build a presence and ask questions. I really think you need to start using it to find it useful….. Key is finding the right people to ‘follow’, by searching, for example using hashtags (#word). Once you’ve found a group of people to follow, look at who they follow too. Some people make recommendations, especially on Fridays (follow Friday or FF in twitter speak). These days twitter recommends people for you to follow too based on your searches and ‘tweets’.