Switching careers can be daunting. Find out the first step you should take in making the change at Future Shapers Live...
Whether it’s an industry you have worked in for years or something you’re relatively new to, leaving the comfort of a career you know can be daunting. That’s why here at Marie Claire we have designed a bespoke career conference to arm you with the tools you need to make the change – Future Shapers Live. Hear from an expert panel who will be discussing on where to start when it comes to leaving the job you’re in, to venture into a career you’ve only dreamed of.
So let’s meet the experts and businesswomen who will be talking you through the do’s and don’t of changing career on the day…
Cheryl Giovannoni, CEO of Girls’ Day School Trust
Cheryl Giovannoni has the ultimate portfolio career. Before joining the GDST in 2016, Cheryl had a long and successful career with WPP, the marketing communications group, running three of its companies, her most recent role being CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, the advertising agency. Before this, Cheryl was European President of Landor Associates, and CEO of Coley Porter Bell. Now as Chief Executive of the GDST, Cheryl’s vision for this unique family of schools is to be pioneers in, and shapers of the future of girls’ education. GDST schools aim to provide inspirational teaching and outstanding pastoral care, enabling every girl to reach her full potential. Cheryl is passionate about helping to create female leaders and leading a renaissance in girls’ education. She believes that education is the key to developing happy, confident young women and who can fulfil their dreams.
Cheryl also enjoys mentoring and coaching, supporting young women either informally as a mentor or through WACL (Women in Advertising and Communication London). She was previously involved with Fearless Futures, a charity that seeks to empower young women to become leaders in society.
Dr Jessamy Hibbert, Clinical Psychologist
Dr Jessamy Hibberd (BSc, MSc, DClinPsy, PgDip) is a Clinical Psychologist, author, commentator and mother of three. She works one-to-one with adults experiencing common mental health problems like anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. Jessamy is on a mission to make psychology more accessible. She is co-author of the bestselling “THIS BOOK WILL…” series (sold in 14 countries), which aims to give you the tools to understand why you feel, think and behave the way you do – and then to change it. Perfect if you’re looking to switch careers. She also works as a media psychologist, regularly contributing content to popular newspapers and magazines.
Her motto is: “What we do every day makes the biggest difference. It’s small steps that lead to the greatest changes.” She shared this message, as well as her personal and professional experience of how to find happiness, in her TEDx talk ‘Adventure of a Lifetime.’ As part of which she highlighted three simple changes anyone can make to feel happier, more content, and live a daily life that fulfils.
Dawn Moore, HR Director
With an HR career spanning some 20 years Dawn Moore, HR Director at UK construction giant Morgan Sindall has been instrumental in helping to attract and retain more female talent to this very male-dominated industry. She has recently pioneered the company’s ‘Returnships’ programme, which aims to encourage women who have had career breaks to raise families to develop careers in the construction industry and was instrumental in Morgan Sindall being recognized at the Working Mums 2017 Top Employer Awards. In addition to her work at Morgan Sindall, she is also a non-executive director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
WHEN Saturday 9 June 2018
WHERE Sofitel London St James, 6 Waterloo Place, London SW1Y 4AN
TICKETS Take advantage of our super-early bird ticket offer and book at the discounted price of £84 before 10 May (usual price £99). Ticket includes lunch, cocktail reception and a goody bag worth over £100.