Virtual events are everywhere in 2020 and I have been taking part in my fair share (over 40 since the beginning of lockdown).
This is not an exhaustive list but should give you an idea of what I’ve been up to and provide some interesting content to read and watch!
Here is a summary of some of what I’ve been ranting about.
How to build a Side Hustle alongside a Corporate Job
Do you tell your colleagues about your side hustle and if not, why not? 👀
I spoke to the incredible Shirin Shah who runs SASS — South Asian Sisters Speak about side hustles, work-life balance and time management. Catch up here. I also spoke to Pamela of the GAP Network on Killing it in Both your 9–5 and Side Hustle covering similar themes too.
Career Chat: From Management Consultant to Nutritionist
Taking the leap from the corporate world is not easy but in my chat with the amazing Nina Fischer-Yargici she explains how she did just that! We discuss changing careers, nutrition for busy female millennials and being a Mum! Watch the recording here.
Benefits of Having a Personal Brand for your Career
What 3 words summarise how you want others to think of you? Hope Ditlhakanyane is a brilliant lady from South Africa I connected with via social media. We discussed everything personal branding! She is also hosting an incredible Women in Africa Online Conference at the end of September, find out more here.
How to Ace it in Public Speaking and get your first paid gig
Public speaking is a critical life skill for presenting at work, content creation and speaking at events. I held a webinar on the art of public speaking and advice for those looking to get paid gigs.
Thrive Workshop Series
This August, I’ve been co-hosting workshops as part of the Now You’re Talking Network’s Thrive Workshop series covering the PIE methodology. The role of performance, image and exposure in your career success. Our last workshop on Exposure is this Thursday, find out more here.
To promote the series, Lola and I did a series of Instagram Lives on the following topics, which you can check out below!
Black at Work discussion
I spoke alongside the amazing Ivy as part of Out the Box’s Black at Work Series on how to navigate professional spaces as black women. We covered self-confidence, planning your career and being ‘the only’ in rooms.
How to 10x your Motivation, Organisation and Productivity
Since February there has been a 300% increase in people, searching ‘How to get my brain to focus’. I spoke at Enterprise Nation’s #ENFest for entrepreneurs and small business owners about minimising the distractions we face as well as practical tips, techniques and tools to turbocharge your performance. Find out more about the webinar content on my resources page.
Level Up Workshop with General Assembly and We Are The City
The Now You’re Talking Level Up Workshop is all about reflecting on how you can #levelup at work particularly around the themes of promotion, sponsorship and relationship building. I’ve co-run this session twice during lockdown. Don’t miss the next one!
Bright Network Consulting Virtual Internship Experience
Bright Network received over 65,000 applications to their virtual internships this summer which provided students with access to top companies, practical advice and career workshops. I took part in their Alumni Office Hours and answered questions from several hundred eager and enthusiastic students about the Consulting industry. Really enjoyed it!
Building Post COVID Series: Fintech and Innovation
I spoke to the wonderful Ray, business analyst and Digital Innovation Postgrad student about the future of fintech and innovation in the financial services industry. It was a fun discussion dreaming about the new normal! Do check out the rest of her series too!
Entrepreneurial Lessons from Lockdown
What trends do you think have been accelerated by COVID-19? I joined Elimu International’s Professional Skills Series sharing Entrepreneurial Lessons from Lockdown. I had a blast! I would definitely encourage young people to check out their work.
EMpower Virtual Celebration
The EMpower lists celebrate the amazing work of individuals’ contributions to diversity and inclusion work inside and outside their organisations. As I was awarded №1 Global Future Leader this year 😊😊🙌🏾, I took part in a panel alongside Kanya King, CEO of MOBO Organisation Limited, David Kenny, Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen, Mauro Gregorio, President Performance Materials & Coatings at Dow and on a panel alongside Suki Sandhu OBE Founder & CEO, Audeliss & INvolve. It was a powerful and timely discussion.
How to Communicate Confidently on Camera
Whether we like it or not we’ve all become virtual presenters, back in June I had a discussion with ex-BBC Presenter Genelle Aldred on confident communication. So many useful tips! Check it out here.
How to use technology to foster good financial habits
As we enter a serious recession, money and finances are on everyone’s mind. In fact, Business Insider reported that 54% of consumers are now using online and mobile money management tools regularly! In April I spoke to Kike, who co-runs the brilliant Black Young Professional Network (BYP) about how technology can help us foster good financial habits. Read the summary here.
I also spoke to the wonderful Lizzie Vince, Money Mindset coach about how to let go of Limiting money beliefs. A very moving and honest discussion on money! Catch the recording here.
NYT Show and Tell
‘Such amazing, talented, inspiring and uplifting women. I’ve taken so much from this … for the development of my own business sometime in the future! Thank you!’
In May, I co-hosted the Now You’re Talking Network Show & Tell Event, a relaxing, supportive and open showcase of skills and passions by female millennials. This event was a dream to hold because we know so many amazing millennial women who have incredible skills, ideas, side hustles and businesses but are WITHOUT the following of Kylie Jenner to shout about what they do.
We had over 100 people sign up to attend and it was truly a fantastic evening of #Womensupportingwomen.
Black Women Leaders Conference
The incredible Remi Ray organised the inaugural Black Women Leaders Conference to support and motivate black women during the pandemic on Saturday 25th April. It was a much-needed moving affair!
How to Monetise your Blog
I joined Enterprise nation’s Lunch and Learn series to share advice with small business owners on how to diversify your income and monetise your blog.
Watch it here.
I’ve also become a fan of IGTV and have shared a few short videos on there covering a range of personal development topics. Most popular are:
- 3 ways to be more likeable at work
- 3 ways to become your own accountability partner
- 3 ways to level up your Linkedin profile
- Positive daily affirmations in the midst of the pandemic.