Women In Business: Managing Change with a Growth-Mindset
Through crises, disruption, and breakdowns of once-revered and familiar structures, today’s woman stands at the height of her potential and her sense of possibility is endless.
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Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety — William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra
One hundred years since the women’s rights movement, women have increasingly expanded their role in all areas of society. Each generation of women has gained in power and impact while adapting and integrating into a changing world. Through crises, disruption, and breakdowns of once-revered and familiar structures, today’s woman stands at the height of her potential and her sense of possibility is endless.
Join us for a lively discussion and networking event celebrating Women’s History Month! The Kellogg Alumni Club, Beyond Business and My Soho Times have teamed up to celebrate women’s increasingly influential voice in business and the impact our voices can have on the complex issues that remain.
- Changing role of women in the corporate world and in non-traditional industries
- Navigating disruption and career transitions and ‘having it all’
- Future Trends, Opportunities & How To Capture Them
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, March 18, 6:00-8:30pm
LOCATION: W1 – to be disclosed to registered guests (Oxford Circus)
- Beyond Business Members: £20pp (with Code)
- Early Bird: £20pp, until March 10th
- Regular: £30pp
A special thanks to My Soho Times – a hyper-local quarterly print magazine and events platform promoting partner businesses across W1
Karen has more than 30 years of experience in operational and leadership roles, in organisations large and small, from NY to Frankfurt, and now in London. Karen graduated from Kellogg in 1986, at a time when businesses and financial markets were changing rapidly, setting ambitious targets for global expansion, and aggressively hiring women into previously male-dominated sectors.
Karen started her career in the Treasury Division of Goldman Sachs and played an instrumental role in its funding at a time when the bank was expanding globally. She was promoted to Treasurer in their Frankfurt office in 1994, and was an early technology adapter establishing there a tech-enabled Treasury function. From Frankfurt, she moved to London where she ran the bank’s short-term trading desk and helped build the early version of an electronic trading system, ground-breaking at the time, and which provided the building blocks for the market’s infrastructure today.
Since her finance days, Karen has transitioned into operational and technology roles, using her banking expertise to assist small and mid-sized businesses to identify and manage risk as they grow. She has been a catalyst and driver of innovation, whether on the leadership team, or for clients in industries such as insurance, wealth management, fintech, logistics, and security trading and settlement, to name a few.
Karen’s multifaceted career spans a unique period of transformation in the business world and in the role of women in society. Through her experiences, she has developed a breadth and depth of perspective that allows her to navigate the complexities across functions within organisations and to deliver successful change.
Karen graduated from UC, Berkeley, and received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She is on the Advisory Council of the Maturity Institute, which promotes professional standards across multiple disciplines, not just financial, with the goal of improving the organisational health of companies and create the most value for society
Head of Everyone’s Business, Confederation for British Industry (CBI)
Katie is Head of Everyone’s Business at the CBI tackling the changing role of business head on. The CBI’s Everyone’s Business report provides insight into people’s day to day relationships with business; and uses this research to target the disconnect between people and firms, identifying action that will improve understanding of what business does.
Katie has a proven track record of delivering positive and genuine political and business impact, translating the technical and intangible to the understandable and valuable. She is skilled at building strong relationships across both teams and hierarchies, to quickly take on new information and respond to change.
Katie is a graduate of The University of Edinburgh and the LSE where she got her Masters. She is a Board Trustee of the Black Cultural Archives.
Mwenya is on the commercial team at Faculty AI, one of the world’s largest Data Science organisations. The business is well known for building tools that help detect ISIS propaganda on the internet and cancers. She also worked on the strategy team at Accenture, working with FTSE100 clients, artists and publishing thought leadership with the World Economic Forum and the World Bank.
Mwenya started her career in New York, working with President W.J. Clinton’s Global Initiative. She was also a Young Leader at the US Embassy in London and asked to have a call with the White House, attend and provide commentary for The Guardian for President B.H. Obama’s Townhall in April 2016. She was also Head of Local Partnerships for an initiative focused on finding a Bill Gates in Africa, where the winners got the opportunity to present to Queen Elizabeth II and received venture capital investment.
Mwenya received her BA in Modern History from Oxford University.
Women In Business: Managing Change with a Growth-Mindset
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