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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

Diane Turner – AWiSE member profile

Diane Turner – Owner & Senior Consultant, Anthias Consulting Ltd.
I  started Anthias Consulting in 2005, people were quite sceptical as I was a female under the age of 30 starting a scientific consultancy business!
I studied at the University of Warwick obtaining a BSc(Hons) in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry and received the Andrew McCamley prize for the best final year research project. After a year in industry, I returned to complete a Masters degree in Instrumental and Analytical Methods in Biological and Environmental Chemistry (Pharmaceutical analysis) where I was the only student to get an external 6 month project working at Zeneca Agrochemicals at Jealott’s Hill. At the end of which I had two job offers, to stay at Zeneca or move to ATAS in Cambridge to build an applications laboratory to support the sales of their products in gas chromatography.

With this great opportunity, I of course did the latter and developed that side of the business performing instrument demonstrations, developing applications and training customers. I was there for over 5 years and left to survey coral reefs for a couple of months in Fiji.

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“What Next After Academia: Life Science Careers and Company Networks” Harriet Fear, CEO, One Nucleus

“What Next After Academia: Life Science Careers and Company Networks” Harriet Fear, CEO, One Nucleus (
Friday 25th May, 12:15-14:00 (talk from 12:30-13:15, followed by networking lunch).  Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Addenbrooke’s Site

Cambridge AWiSE are delighted to welcome Harriet Fear to our 5th MRC-AWiSE event.  Harriet will discuss the role company networks play in global business and how networking on all levels contributes to success.  One Nucleus (formerly ERBI) is the largest membership organisation in Europe, with over 450 members including pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies. Its mission is to maximise the global competitiveness of its members.  This talk will be of interest to those pursuing a career in academia or industry and looking to make the most of networking and networks to augment research, development and commercialisation.

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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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