Picture this: you’ve collected your name badge, sat in a lecture space full of hundreds of delegates, tuned in (and out…) to a key note speech, not felt encouraged or confident enough to ask a question in a seminar, and networked with companies not really relevant to you… because… that’s what conferences are about, right? … Continue reading Rewriting and refreshing the Events Industry conference: my day at #Annex18
#eventprofsbookclub Little Black Book – A Toolkit for Working Women by Otegha Uwagba Ok, so I buy a lot of books. I studied English Literature and dreamed of my own library full of stories and intrigue- with strong, inspirational female protagonists; from Matilda and Hermione Granger to Arya Stark and Elizabeth Bennet. I followed these … Continue reading Little Black Book: #eventprofsbookclub
Inspirational Women in the Events Industry part 4: Leonora Valvo and Marie-Claire Andrews - #womenineventtech – USA During this blog series I am researching, connecting with and interviewing some true female trailblazers in the Event Industry. No matter their location or their field of expertise, I want to inspire you with their stories and shout … Continue reading W H O R U N T H E W O R L D ? ? Inspirational Women in the Events Industry part 4: Leonora Valvo and Marie-Claire Andrews – #womenineventtech – USA
As Event Managers we generally spend a large amount of time ‘on site’ or during an event firefighting, problem solving, and having all the answers. Our clients expect the best and we expect the unexpected and prepare for the worst. Although travelling light is what we try to do, having all the answers doesn’t really … Continue reading Why Mary Poppins is the ultimate Event Manager: The Event Emergency Kit
“Oh I’m fine, just busy” “So busy at the moment!” “Just loads going on, feel like I haven’t stopped!” How many times has someone asked you how you are, and you’ve responded with one of these answers? I’m certainly guilty of all three and probably have a collection of quite a few more. But the … Continue reading The problem with being busy.
With the World watching, today is the day Harry and Meghan tie the knot in the highly anticipated Royal Wedding. We’ve been up-to-date on what time guests arrive to St George’s Chapel, we’ve seen the dress designer rumours, and we’re even placing bets on which pageboy looks the most bored during the official photographs! But … Continue reading What’s it really like to work on a Royal Wedding?
W H O R U N T H E W O R L D ? : INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN IN THE EVENTS INDUSTRY PART 3: Beth Heath, Director of Fun, Shropshire Festivals I’m excited to share the story of Beth Heath, who is based in my home county of Shropshire and really paving the way for … Continue reading W H O R U N T H E W O R L D ? : INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN IN THE EVENTS INDUSTRY PART 3: Beth Heath, Director of Fun, Shropshire Festivals
Small steps can go a long way to ensure your event doesn’t cost the Earth. Are you feeling the pressure to play your part in making your event more eco-friendly? Then read on... What is sustainability? The most frequently quoted definition comes from the UN World Commission on Environment and Development: “sustainable development is development … Continue reading E A R T H – F R I E N D L Y E V E N T S
I decided to start this blog series because there are so many fantastic women leading the way for others in the world of events. It is my aim to profile and interview some of the movers and shakers in the industry; doing great things right now and paving the way for event professionals of the … Continue reading W H O R U N T H E W O R L D ? INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN IN THE EVENTS INDUSTRY PART 2: MOLLY LEGER, FOUNDER OF BOSTON WOMEN’S MARKET, USA.
Welcome to the first instalment in my blog series interviewing and profiling women doing great things in the Events Industry. It’s a busy industry and one where we often have little time to look outside of our current project or event, but in an age of #TimesUp and #MeToo what better time to reflect on … Continue reading W H O R U N T H E W O R L D ? Inspirational women in the Events Industry part 1: Seri Kertzner, aka. Little Miss Party Planner – New York City, USA