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Masterclass for Year 9 Students Girls into i-Biz
barnetCalling all IT Girls and Businesswomen.  Do you want to inspire the next generation of powerful women?  Yes?  Then we have just the event for you.

GiBs is all about inspiring teenage girls to think big, broaden their horizons and to encourage them to take Business Studies and ICT as GCSE options.  The girls seem to see both these areas as “boys’” subjects, and the school wants to dispel that myth.

So we are looking for dynamic, influential businesswomen who can connect with and motivate a bunch of bright, lively 14 year olds.

Would you like to be part of an energetic, creative, fun-filled programme with a great opportunity to network – and possibly pick up some innovative ideas from the businesswomen of tomorrow?

Female role models from all sorts of backgrounds and at various stages in their careers are welcome – especially if your business is web-based or IT is integral to it.  Whether you’re an established one-woman band or just starting out, are part of a corporate giant or a small independent, come from the private or public/third sector, are new to your game or an old hand, if you think you’ve got something to offer we want to hear from you.  I want a good mix of real people, with real stories to tell.

This is a morning-only event and this is how it works:  

•    Quickfire Business Challenge: The girls get an idea of what it’s like to be you!  You would rotate round small groups of students (8-10 per group), spending about 8 mins with each.  You would present your own real-life business idea/challenge/dilemma – something you’ve experienced - and ask each group what they would do.  Keep it simple, but any scenario that’s potentially disastrous or embarrassing always goes down a treat. 
Let me know what challenge you are going to set.  If you’re stuck for ideas and need some pointers, give me a call and we can talk it through.

•    Q&A Session: The students get a chance to ask questions and pick your brains.  I will plant a few questions, but welcome suggestions for any others you think should be asked.

The event starts at 8.00am (for a full briefing) and ends at 11.00am, when you can relax over a cuppa and take the opportunity to network.  We really look after you and make sure you have plenty of tea/coffee/biscuits/water to keep your energy up!

Date and Location

•    Thurs 23 Nov 2011 London Academy

Interested?  Then please get in touch:  mandy.smith@barnet.gov.uk
tel: 020 8359 3400


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