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Carrie - Networking Forum for Women in In-House Roles

Carrie – named after the first women admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales - our women’s network has been running in London for over 10 years. Established by former GC, Denise Jagger, it provides a safe and informal environment for women in in-house roles to come together and share experiences and hear from inspiring guest speakers.

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Next webinar: "Challenge, Change and Covid – gender equality now and into the future"

Monday 8 March 2021 - 10am (GMT) | 2pm (GST) | 6pm (HKT)

We are hosting our next webinar to celebrate International Women's Day. June Sarpong OBE will be leading the session on 'Challenge, Change and Covid - gender equality now and into the future'. The session will focus on:

  • Highlighting why it is more important than ever that we continue to challenge the status quo, identify what needs to change, and make greater progress towards achieving gender equality
  • Taking a critical look at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on gender equality and what lessons this can teach us for the workplace of the future
  • Understanding why an intersectional approach to change is essential to building a truly inclusive sociey

If you would like to attend this webinar or have any questions please email

Past Carrie events

How to lean in if you’re not Sheryl Sandberg”

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE will be talking to us on “How to lean in if you’re not Sheryl Sandberg”. This session will look at some of the themes raised in the controversial best-seller, which was a blueprint for women to get ahead in the workplace. Anne-Marie expands on the good, bad and ugly of being in today's workplace, the institutional biases at play and tangible actions to ensure that underrepresented groups can thrive, without having to lean in. Expect laughs, big takeaways and a sense of control over your career destiny.

Wellbeing in the workplace

This session will focus on individual wellbeing in the workplace, in particular the importance of sleep. Steve Robinson, founder of We Sell Sleep, will be talking to us about how we can improve and maintain the quality of our sleep.

Working in a male-dominated industry

Rachel Eade MBE will be talking to us about her experiences of working in a male-dominated industry as well as providing her suggestions for how to get the most out of your career and be a role model to other women around you.

Q&A With High Commissioner of Canada, Janice Charette

Chair of Eversheds Sutherland, Pamela Thompson, spoke to High Commissioner Charette about her career history, whether she had a career plan and whether it went accordingly to plan, what challenges she faced and how she overcame them, what advice she would give her youger self and the role of men in supporting their female colleagues.

Include yourself with Deborah Frances-White

We are most ourselves when we feel included, with out best friends or family. We are most included where we feel we are with our 'tribe'. We know we need to 'lean in' but how, when and can it be done with flair and charisma? Once you've included yourself, can you include others like a leader? Deborah spoke to us about how better to include ourselves and others.

Confidence and resilience with Sally Fisher

Sally hosted a mini workshop exploring how we can more consistently deliver peak performance even when self doubts and fears start to get in the way.

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