Inspiring Women Managers - International Women's Day

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Start Date: 08 Mar 2016

Start Time: 6:30 PM

End Time: 9:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Capacity: 50

Venue: GROW centre, Green Park, Reading

Member price: Free

Non-member price: £15.00

Students price: Free

Event Capacity: Full

International Women’s day is the day when people around the work celebrate the success of women. 

We are taking this opportunity to celebrate a number of women managers who will be sharing their career highlights, lessons learned and any management and leadership tips they have for others who wish to emulate their success or encourage other women to do so. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask them questions after they have each spoken, in the form of a panel debate.

This event is sure to be interesting, enlightening and inspirational to all managers (male and female).




 Registration, refreshments and sandwiches/pizza


 Speakers - Jacqui Hogan, Rachel Morfill, Louize Clarke  and Beverley Winrow


 Panel questions




 Event concludes


Jacqui Hogan

Jacqui Hogan FCMI - MC and Panel Chair

Jacqui originally trained as an Architect, fell into Computing then into Management via an MBA. She has management experience from as varied companies as Glaxo, Steria and the Royal Opera House. Jacqui is a Distinguished Toastmaster, professional speaker and vice chairman of the Thames Valley CMI Board. Jacqui currently works as a Leadership and Management trainer and mentor, including running the MentorSET programme for the Women in Engineering Society.

Rachel Morfill

Rachel Morfill CMgr MCMI - FIET

Rachel started with National Grid as an engineering graduate trainee in 1992. During her career she have held a wide variety of operational engineering roles supporting the National Transmission Electricity Control room. In March 2009 she became the Lead Manager for UK Inclusion and Diversity. Rachel then returned to engineering taking on the managerial position for the short term planning of the transmission system and then achieved authorisation as National Grid’s first female electricity control manager as well as becoming a Fellow of the IET. Rachel’s most recent position is as the Executive Assistant to National Grid Executive Director, UK.

Louize Clarke

Louize Clarke

Louize Clarke is a closet geek with a real passion for technology who gets a real buzz from working with the entrepreneurially spirited technology community in the Thames Valley. She has been working in the tech industry for over 24 years and is a co-founder of ConnectTVT a platform aimed at putting the Thames Valley tech cluster back on the map. Louize runs GROW@GreenPark an innovation hub based at Green Park in Reading, bringing together start-ups, innovators, creatives, freelancers and developers to meet, co-work and collaborate. She is also Director of an talent company that runs awesome tech talent attraction events.

Beverley Winrow

Beverley Winrow - Regional Director, Mitie Integrated FM

Beverley Winrow is a well-respected, well-liked senior leader within Mitie’s Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) business with responsibility for c.£200m revenue working with a number of major clients.

Alongside her role, Beverley is also extremely passionate and committed to creating an inclusive environment at Mitie; dedicating much of her time proactively identifying and implementing a range of targeted initiatives that will raise awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion at work. She is the Chair for Engender, Mitie’s gender network.


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Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Networks Support at or by telephone on 01536 207394.

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