Have you ever thought about the key steps needed to get yourself ‘Market Ready’?  Do you have the right CV for your next big role? Do you know how to pick the right recruitment agency? These are certainly questions which we should all consider particularly before we are ready for the next leap!


If you’re thinking about your next role in either the short or medium term, this breakfast event is for you.


Spend time with experts from the SR Group, over breakfast, who will:


  • Share top line hints and tips on creating that eyecatching CV, tailored for your desired role


  • Show you how to identify the right recruitment agency for your specialism and requirements


  • Share strategies of how to engage with headhunters effectively


Registration from 7:45am

Speakers and Q&A from 8am until 9am

1:1 opportunities with the experts until 9:30am

Location: SR Group
95 Queen Victoria Street
EC4V 4HN  London

Please view this link for more details on the event:

Looking forward to seeing you there, please let me know if you have any questions about EPWN and registering for the event.


EPWN London’s forthcoming event on May 31st will look at providing tips for how to use Linkedin to build your professional brand. All the event details can be found below. The event is free for EPWN registered members. If you’re not a member and are interested in attending please let me know.

Positively Professional – Using Linked In to Build your Professional Brand


Ever wondered how to get the most out of your Linked In profile, how to show the world what you have achieved, what you’re capable of and how to create engaging content?


Join us at the new UK HQ of Linked In to find out more.


During the evening you will:

  • Find out more about the world’s favourite professional portal
  • Learn best practice methods of creating a great online profile
  • Learn how organisations are using Linked In as an online data intelligence tool
  • Have the opportunity to review your own profile with an expert (over a glass of wine)




5:45 – 6:15 – Registration

6:15 – 7:15 – How to use Linked In Professionally

7:15 – 7:30 – Q&A

7:30 onwards – Networking and expert Linked In profile review


**This is an interactive session.  Please bring along with you a copy of your Linked In profile or laptop / Ipad with internet access**

EPWN and KPMG will play host to a fantastic lunch time event looking at the secrets of working in an alpha environment. All the details can be found below. This event is free for registered EPWN members. If you are interested in attending please let me know.

KPMG/EPWN Event on ‘The Secrets of Working in an Alpha Environment’

KPMG and EPWN – London (European Professional Women’s Network) are pleased to co-host a stimulating lunchtime ‘Brown Bag’ event on The Secrets of Working in an Alpha Environment’ This event will feature guest speaker Jacqueline Frost. As a former European head of Derivatives Sales, Jacqueline is well versed in what it takes to forge a successful career in the City. Through this real-life experience, she discovered the formula for succeeding in a highly pressurised, alpha environment. Now as a professional speaker and qualified coach Jacqueline delivers a unique and refreshing perspective, sharing the secret weapon and step-by-step guide on how to navigate the business world. (


In this session participants will learn:

  • What it is others know that makes the difference between striving and thriving in your career and why this is the first thing you must learn
  • The unwritten alpha business hierarchy and how to leverage this ‘insider’ knowledge
  • The one mindset shift that will position you as different to the rest
  • The four pillars of business protocol that are fundamental to success
  • This workshop will be highly interactive and will include exercises where participants work in groups


Event Schedule:


  • 12:15 – Registration
  • 12:30 – ‘The Secrets of Working in an Alpha Environment’
  • 13:30 – Wrap up & Networking Session
Location KPMG 15 Canada Square, Canary Wharf E14 5GL London UNITED KINGDOM
EPWN London will play host to The Independent Woman Party on May 24th, you can find all the details regarding the event below. The event will be sponsored by Champagne for Life. You can also find more details here:
Looking forward to seeing you there!
"She Knows What She Wants and She Knows How to Get It"!
DRESS CODE: "For Success"

This is the hottest ticket in town.  Sponsored by Champagne for Life, EPWN are invited to one of London's coolest venues to celebrate the collaboration of and Ian Allan Travel., EPWN members and selected guests will meet for Cocktails, Canapes and networking alongside some of the most beautiful brands in the world.  There will be fabulous Party Bags, an amazing luxury prize draw sponsored by:
  • The Metropolitan Hotel
  • Como Shambhala Spa
  • Key to Luxury
  • Maserati
  • Reiss
  • Nicky Clarke
  • Champagne for Life
  • Pinstripe & Pearls
  • Ladylinks Magazine
  • The European Professoinal Womens Network
You will have the chance mingle with a wonderful group of other successful, professional and inspriational women from and EPWN networks and get healthy lifestyle advice from the team at Shambhala spa.
This is strictly an invitaton only event, so please register to secure your "Boarding Pass".
The Met Bar Old Park Lane W1K 1LB  London

Looking forward to this forthcoming Digital Advertising Women’s Network event on May 15th which will be held at Google’s offices in London. Great line up of speaker from Google, VCCP and O2 Media!

Please see below for the event invite as well as this link for further sign up details:

See you there!


Please register to Celebrate the Launch of the London Chapter of Women in Wireless
DATE: Thursday, April 19, 2012: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
VENUE: International Coffee Organisation Conference Centre, (Cavendish Conferences), 22 Berners Street, London W1T 3DD
Jerri DeVard, CMO, Nokia, will be the inaugural guest speaker and founding member of the Women in Wireless London Chapter! Please register for the Launch event to hear Jerri share her vision for women in our industries and to learn more about Women in Wireless London.
Space is limited so registration here on EventBrite is essential if you will be attending.


Women in Wireless

The mission of Women in Wireless(WiW) is to develop and advance women leaders in mobile and digital media. The organisation is well-established in the US with chapters in San Francisco and New York.

The London launch of WiW’s first international chapter will establish a dedicated organisation for tailoring and delivering an inspirational event series, coaching and mentoring opportunites to members in the UK.

Looking forward to sharing an inspirational evening with you!


About Jerri DeVard

Jerri DeVard, CMO, Nokia

Jerri is part of the Nokia Leadership Team and is responsible for all of Nokia’s marketing, brand management, communications and selected industry collaboration activities.

She has extensive marketing experience with a wide range of leading consumer brands, including Verizon, Citigroup, Revlon, Harrah’s and Pillsbury. Her expertise encompasses brand management and multi-cultural marketing, with a strong foundation in direct marketing and e-commerce.


EPWN-London wants to welcome you to 2012 in style!


Join us for an evening of champagne, canapés and a private viewing of the L.K.Bennett collection of clothing, shoes and accessories

With Image Consultant Karen Smyth you are sure to find the right style for you, and then enjoy an exclusive 20% discount on all full price purchases!

Please view this link for more details:



Location: L.K.Bennett One New Change
Unit SU59 32 Lower New Change
EC4M 9AH  London
Join EPWN at this lunchtime ‘Brown Bag’ event to hear Christine Brown-Quinn talk about Career + Life: How to Achieve Maximum Performance.In this session participants will learn

• How key demographic changes are making Work-Life issues everyone’s issue  –  You are not alone!

• What ‘work-life balance’ really means

• How to leverage your ‘life’ skills in the workplace, and ‘professional skills’ in your personal life 

• How to get over the guilt trip:  “I feel like I need more time to fulfil my personal commitments .  I feel like I need to dedicate more time to work.”

This workshop will be highly interactive and will include exercises where participants work in groups.

About the Speaker:


Ms. Christine Brown-Quinn – Author of “Step Aside Super Woman: Career & Family is for Any Woman” 

Inspired by 20+ years of balancing a high-powered career in international finance with an active family life, entrepreneur and author, Christine Brown-Quinn founded her consultancy practice The Female Capitalist ™ in 2010, after publishing her book entitled Step Aside Super Woman, Career & Family is for Any Woman (Bookshaker, Great Britain, 2010).

She now works as an author, international speaker and management consultant focused on empowering professional women to successfully combine career and family as well as helping companies get better results through gender diversity.  Christine is also co-founder of the Women in Business Superseries, a training/events company focused on helping professional women attain even greater success through practical, straight-talking, yet inspirational Superconferences, Superlunches, Superseminars, Superrettreats  & Superwebinars.

As this is a lunchtime event please feel free to bring your lunch or any refreshments with you. 

Registration opens at 12:15 for a 12:30 prompt start

Please view this link for more details



Location: KPMG
15 Canada Square, Canary Wharf UNITED KINGDOM
E14 5GL  London

Developing your Personal Brand Online with Blogs

“You need a good reason to do something this hard”- Darren Rowse- Pro Blogger

Blogs in particular give you the chance to fully articulate your views on a particular subject. Linkedin, Twitter and Blogs are all great touch points to help share your professional message and personal brand through the online community.

Getting Started:

–          Blogging is a commitment and knowing what your strategy is will help to create focus

–          What is your mission statement/message and big idea.

–          Who is your audience?

–          Blogging is simple but not easy.

What Defines a Blog?

Your blog reflects you and your business. A blog is less formal than a website and is defined by its format

You and Your Personal Brand:

Personal Branding used to be about your personal appearance and stationery. Today it is about the quality of your web presence and how easy it is for someone to find you on Google.

A sophisticated online brand requires good planning, but it also needs you to ensure that you stay true to yourself.

The Value of Blogs to Your Brand:

“A brand is your unique promise of value”, Tom Peters- Management guru

–          Blogging helps you to become the expert and the value you have to share is your gift to give.

–          If you have 736 blog posts that’s 736 ways for google to find you.

–          Your blog builds your frequency and recognition for people and keeps them coming back.

Writing Content:

Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Orson Welles

–          Your blog is the bit inside you that you want to share. Share what you love!

–          What’s the reality your going to show on your blog?

–          Be clear about the type of stuff you’re writing about- what is the thing that people will come to you for?

–          Give away 80% of your best stuff because nobody can deliver it the same way you can.

It’s that time of year again ladies, last year we hosted our annual pre-Christmas girlie gathering at the very chic O Bar in Soho which was a fantastic evening! This year please join us at the equally gorgeous Jewel Bar, 4-6 Glasshouse Street, Piccadilly for some festive drinks and nibbles

 A reservation has been made for our own booth so do swing by for an after work drink or two. Looking forward to catching up with everyone and to meeting some new faces.

Bring on the pre-Christmas cheer and a much needed girls night out! Please do let me know if you have any questions, 07791 291 822 the reservation has been made under Julia O’Brien.

If you would like to attend please sign up on the London Expat Canadian Meet-up Site

Best wishes, Julia

Ps…please help me promote this event by using this hashtag on twitter: #canadiangirlslondon