As previously mentioned on this blog, the inaugural Women in IP launch event is taking place on Wednesday 2nd November 2016. We hope you will be able to join us at the event, which is kindly being hosted by IP Inclusive Charter signatory Norton Rose Fulbright.
The event comprises a lively panel discussion on “The Power of networking and mentoring in developing your career”, and will feature the following speakers:
Carol Arnold, IP Federation Immediate Past President (Chair);
Claire Baldock, Senior Partner at Boult Wade Tennant;
Penny Gilbert, Partner at Powell Gilbert;
Jean Hughes, Director Law Firms at CPA Global;
Parminder Lally, European Patent Attorney at Turnbull Lynch Intellectual Property;
Suzanne Oliver, Head of IP at ARM; and
Kate O’Rourke, Senior Counsel at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP and ITMA President.
After hearing from our eminent panellists about building support networks to develop your career, and hopefully some lively discussions with the audience, there will be time for some drinks and networking of our own.
This event is open to all working in the IP professions (including men!) and is free. You can join us for the discussion and networking (limited spaces), or just the networking event (over 100 spaces). We hope you can join us for a fun and inspirational afternoon. To register for the event, please visit the registration page on the Norton Rose Fulbright website.
We look forward to seeing many of you there!
Join us on Thursday 24 November 2016 for the next IP Inclusive reception. The reception will be an opportunity to bring together the EDI officers of all the IP Inclusive Charter signatories, as well as task force members and anyone else from the IP professions who has an interest in our work.
Carpmaels & Ransford are kindly hosting the event in their London office. The event will likely start in the late afternoon/early evening, and will include updates on IP Inclusive projects; a chaired discussion on bringing more BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) professionals into IP; and a chance to share experiences and suggestions. We will finish with refreshments and informal networking.
More details will follow shortly, but for now, please save the date. If you haven't already done so, sign-up to the IP Inclusive Charter for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, which has a fantastic 76 signatories already!