Join us on a Zoom with a difference

Keynote Speaker: Pinky Lilani

Motivational speaker, Author and women's advocate.

Topic: The 7 Q’s of success - from IQ to LQ (likeability quotient)



CHANGE OF SCENE: Instead of a workshop, there will be breakout rooms to network with women who know the business life you lead. After 15minutes we will switch you to other rooms to meet more. (We intend organising separate Zooms for workshops later.) The session will start at 11 am and end at 12.30 pm


Pinky – so named as she was particularly pink when she was born - was an amusing guest on Desert Islands Discs and has spoken to our Network before. She was such a success that I have invited her back.

Founder and Chair of several awards recognising influential women and leaders, including the annual Women of the Future Awards and the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. She was awarded the OBE for services to charity and CBE for services to women in business. Lilani was listed on the BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Power List of 100 most powerful women in the UK in 2013. In 2014, she was named as one of GQ and Editorial Intelligence's 100 most connected women, and she was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London. In 2009, Lilani was named one of the 30 most powerful Muslim women in Britain by The Times and Emel magazine. Two books she has written - '’Spice Magic: An Indian Culinary Adventure’’ and '’Coriander Makes the Difference'’ - combine inspiration with recipes.

Pinky hosts an annual global Summit for future women leaders and incorporates an Ambassadors' Programme to connect the award winners with school sixth-formers, providing A Level students with mentors and role models. HRH The Countess of Wessex is Global Ambassador and 2020 marks the 15th anniversary of these Awards. She also sits on the advisory boards of Global Diversity Practice, a provider of multi-disciplinary consultancy and learning solutions ], and Sapphire Partners, the first executive search firm to actively promote women. She is an Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School and a British Red Cross Tiffany Circle Ambassador, Patron of Frank Water, a charity that partners with grassroots organisations in India to provide safe water.


Timeline for online session

  • Our event format is changing.

    Timing: 11 am - 12.30 pm.
    Workshops will be hosted separately.
    Break out rooms will connect you with fellow Networkers

  • 11:00
    Start (please be on time for intros)
  • 11:15

    Keynote speaker

  • 11:50-12.30

    Breakout rooms: we are altering the event format to host workshops separately, and instead incorporate these break out rooms to allow you to connect with fellow Networkers and get more value out of the sessions.

  • Cost

    £20 (+£3 event management fees)
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    - As there are no admin fees, 100% of this donation goes into our Growth Fund for prison reform sector charities who are struggling to survive.

Why join this event?

  • Your donation gives returning citizens a chance to change direction. Potentially this provides them with hope, worth & dignity. Prison affects huge numbers of people in the UK: the 82,000 inside, the 70,000 released each year and the 320,000 children with a parent in prison. We are spending millions building more prisons when other countries are closing theirs and cutting crime. Prison, as we do it, does not reduce crime and damages our society. With the right support, advice and guidance, this ultimately gives them the skillsets & belief that they can be better, that they can become valuable contributors to society and the wider community, that they can stay out of prison. This also encourages them to learn from their mistakes, allowing them closure on past offences. This will provide them with the skills and support necessary to avoid future criminal activity. Prison isn’t full of bad people, it’s full of people who’ve done bad things and most need a chance to change.
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Dates for 2021

April 28, June 30, Sept 29, Nov 24