University of Surrey 

For Alumni and Supporters

Women in Business Conference - 12 March 2014

Join us on Wednesday 12 March for an evening of informative business and career development talks and seminars in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law to mark the week of International Women's Day.  Hear from our inspiring speakers and enjoy an opportunity to network with fellow graduates and businesses.

To reserve your place(s) please complete the booking form

6:00-6:30pm

Registration and Refreshments

Register in the foyer of the Austin Pearce Building and enjoy a pre-event coffee whilst meeting fellow guests.

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6:30pm-7:20pm

Guest Speaker: Dr Almuth McDowall
Chartered Psychologist and MSc Occupational & Organisational Psychology Course Director, University of Surrey


'The Psychology of Work-Life Balance – different for women than for men?'

This talk will introduce the audience to work-life balance from a psychological perspective. Almuth will outline theories which can help us to better understand and manage such a wide concept, using questions and interactions with the audience throughout to enable everyone to reflect on their own needs and wants.

The presentation will highlight that whilst in research and the popular domain work-life balance is often seen as a working women’s issue, it is equally important for all members of society. It will conclude with tips for effective self-management.

Almuth McDowall

7:30-8:30pm

Choice of Interactive Seminars

  • Accessing Business Support in Surrey
    Louise Punter, Chief Executive of Surrey Chambers of Commerce

  • Harnessing Ideas, Growing Your Business
    Dr Elaine Hickmott MBA, Founder and Business Alchemist, EH Enterprises

  • Business Development - Common Questions Answered
    Celia Gaffney, Business Development Manager, Research & Enterprise Support, University of Surrey

  • Pitching your Business
    Richard Barker, Entrepreneur in Residence, Surrey Incubator

  • Words that Change Minds
    Tim Parry, Staff Development Manager, University of Surrey

    View the biographies of our workshop leaders and descriptions of these sessions to help you decide which to attend.

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8:30-9:30pm

Networking in our Lakeside Restaurant

Join us in the university's Lakeside Restaurant for networking with food and wine.

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