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March 7th -How to get the best from mentoring as a mentor and a mentee

The booking for the 3rd Wise-up workshop is now open. Learn how to get the best from mentoring: as a mentor and mentee. Mentoring is a rewarding experience which allows the sharing of knowledge and skills to help individuals gain confidence, develop ideas, fine tune value propositions, get funding or secure a pilot.

Natacha is a Mentor with the Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, an organization which supports women entrepreneurs around the world. The Foundation provides support in business skills, technology, networks and access to capital so that women can build their capability, confidence, and capital necessary to establish and grow their businesses and create employment opportunities. She was a Mentor for the Accelerator Programme at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

porster2Natacha is a Lecturer and Fellow at the Cambridge Marketing College, Director of a leadership and development programme for CEOs of charities and social enterprises Ella Forums, and until recently, Advisor to Cambridge’s E-Luminate Festival.

The Workshop will be held in the Woodlegh Room at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.

The booking for the 4th WiSE UP workshop ‘Confidence: the ultimate career ingredient‘ is also open. Book for both at a reduced price.

Tuesday 7th March. 8-10pm

 Booking is now closed

Book now! ‘Career anchors: identify your strengths & values’

Don’t miss the first event of the new CAMAWiSE season. Booking for ‘Career anchors: identify your strengths & values’ is now open to all.



Learn more and book here.


Professor Ann Dowling “Towards a Silent Aircraft”

Thursday 10th November 2011
Ann Dowling made her talk about the design of a ‘silent’ aircraft accessible on many different levels. Although she apologized to sound specialists in the audience, I am sure they would have got a lot out of her talk and I found myself wishing I had brought my 12 year old daughter along, such was the breadth of the appeal.
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“Towards a Silent Aircraft”, Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE, FRS, FREng

Prof Ann DowlingProfessor Dame Ann Dowling DBE, FRS, FREng 
“Towards a Silent Aircraft”.
Thursday 10th November 2011

Lucy Cavendish College and Cambridge AWiSE are pleased to invite Professor Ann Dowling to speak about her research on low-emission combustion and noise reduction in aircraft and cars.  Amongst her many achievements, she was the UK lead for the Silent Aircraft Initiative (, a partnership between Cambridge University and MIT to develop a conceptual design for a next-generation ultra-low noise, fuel efficient, aircraft.

Professor Dowling is the current head of Cambridge University Engineering Department, one of the largest integrated engineering departments in Europe and the largest single department in the University.   In 1998, she was the first woman to be elected to a professorship within the engineering department.

Professor Dowling is a Fellow of the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering (Vice-President 1999-2002), she was appointed CBE for services to Mechanical Engineering in 2002 and DBE for services to Science in 2007.

This year, she was recognised as a Woman of Outstanding Achievement by the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET.   Professor Dowling is a Patron of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and a strong supporter of outreach schemes to promote science and engineering and encourage the next generation of engineers and scientists.

Event details:
Professor Dame Ann Dowling  “Towards a Silent Aircraft”.
Thursday 10th November 2011
Strathaird Building, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
6pm-7pm (please arrive promptly)
The event is free but please register in advance at
Our events are open to everyone, both women and men.

This event is followed by Formal Hall (Science, Engineering, Maths, Computer Science and Geography) at Lucy Cavendish College. Cost:  £21, Time: 7pm for 7.30pm. Please contact Jenny Koenig (jk111 at if you would like to attend.  Book early as places are limited.

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