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The New Work Network and General Assembly are putting together a light-hearted, inspirational evening to help you navigate your way around your life, career and passions.
In line with NWN's mission 'to democratise flexibility and breaking down the barriers to agile ways of working' we've invited an eclectic mix of panelists to come and share their stories, experiences and insights into their own world of flexible working and talk about how they gave up the traditional 9-5 to design a career path that they truly love.
Why it Matters:
Wouldn't it be great to wake up every day and be excited to start your work, instead of going through motions to satisfy "the man"? Too often, we focus on the wrong things while trying to figure out our careers. We think we either need to chase the money or give up everything to pursue our passions. The trick is finding the sweet spot where what you love, what you're good at, and what you value overlap one another.
Founder & CEO,
Emma Sexton is an entrepreneur and connector. Founder and CEO of MYWW™ (www.myww.co.uk), a design company specialising in demystifying and delivering in-house design. Co-Founder of Flock Global (www.flock.global), a network for early stage entrepreneurs built on an ethos of collaboration who run meet-ups and international trade missions and a co-presenter on talkRADIO for The Badass Women’s Hour.
New Work Network
Heleana Blackwell is a strategist at leading creative agency Havas London and co-founder of The New Work Network. As a past trustee for Villiers Park Educational Trust, she developed an industry education programme to engage young people from less advantaged backgrounds across the UK and help them to develop their skills for a career in advertising. Armed with a passion for digital culture, behavioural science, the future of work and education for social mobility, she has spoken at events such as marketing technology conference Ad:Tech, education and inclusion initiative Pitch Futures, and Government-backed innovation hub Digital Catapult.
High Potential Psychology
Ian MacRae obtained a BA (Hons.) in Psychology from the University of British Columbia (2011) and an MSc Research Methods in Psychology form University College London in 2012. He has written four books including High Potential: How to spot, manage and develop talented people at work (Bloomsbury, 2018) which was shortlisted for the Business Book Awards and Myths of Work: The stereotypes and assumptions holding your organisation back (Kogan Page, 2017) which was a finalist for the CMI Management Book of the Year Award. He developed the High Potential Traits Inventory (HPTI) personality assessment which is distributed by Thomas International and has been used by tens of thousands of people from dozens of countries around the world. He also works as a work psychology consultant and speaker, primarily in the UK and Canada.
Sherry Collins PITCH Magazine
Sherry Collins is the founder, editor and creative director of The Pitch Fanzine. A movement to challenge inequality, discrimination and the lack of diversity in the creative industry, whilst simultaneously showcasing outstanding contemporary talent in its publication Pitch.
In 2017, Collins launched the Pitch 100 Superwomen initiative, the yearly list of women working behind the scenes in the creative industry making things happen. Collins also launched Pitch Futures in 2017 to inspire and educate primary school children about the opportunities available to them in the creative industry.
She has recently published Pitch Cool, the first creative industry publication to showcase a selection of Black talent working in the creative industry today.
The New Work network has been set-up to bring together the people who can change the shape of work. The individuals who seek it, the organisations who need to embrace it and the recruiters who fuel it.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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