Over 50 women attended an online careers conference held by Work Avenue in celebration of International Women’s Day.
The Women in the Workplace event featured a range of successful Jewish female business leaders, mangers and entrepreneurs offering advice on a variety of topics from learning new skills and achieving success in the jobs market to changing careers and starting a small business.
The keynote speaker was Victoria White (pictured), Head of Customer Audiences for ASOS, who spoke about how to progress your career as a woman and use time out of the workplace to your advantage.
Victoria, a member of Golders Green United Synagogue, told delegates: “It’s OK to be ambitious and set your sights very high. Don’t hold yourself back, if you don’t need to, and don’t worry about the future… focus on the now.“Many women have taken time out of the workplace, especially new parents. Don’t write that time off. Be proud of the skills you have gained in your time at home. There are many experiences from parenting that are transferable – organisational skills, influencing skills and budgeting to name but a few.”
Work Avenue is the Jewish community’s leading employment and business charity. Other speakers at the event included best-selling author of The Success Code, Amanda Dewinter, Leah Klyne and Hannah Mindel – founders of new businesses GetWeb Traffic and The Club – and Joanna Walker, HR, OD and EDI Manager at NHS England.
Work Avenue’s Director of Operations and Employment Emma May said: “It was fantastic to celebrate International Women’s Day with so many amazing women in our network.
“We were inspired by women who have achieved great success, women who have overcome big challenges and women who are following their dreams. There really was something for everyone.”