Our Women in IP community are holding their next series of virtual coffee dates over lunch-time on Thursday 16 July 2020. As usual, there will be a number of hosts around the country so that you can join the get-together that works best for you.

Our theme this time is “Putting yourself forward”. This comes easily to some and less easily to others, so we will discuss tips and experiences, as well as the importance of putting oneself forward and whether there are any systemic barriers in the IP professions. This is an issue that can affect women disproportionately, but not solely. As ever, people of all genders are very welcome to attend.

Starting at 12.30 pm, each coffee date will involve an informal, roundtable-style discussion, and our hosts will make sure that everyone gets a chance to be heard.

If you’d like to join us, please get in touch with the host most local to you, and they’ll send you the Zoom meeting details. First come, first served – as we’ll be limiting numbers to make the meetings more manageable.

Bath: [email protected]

Belfast: [email protected]

Glasgow: [email protected]

London: [email protected]

Midlands: claire.o’[email protected]

Southampton: [email protected]

York: [email protected]

Special guests – Dublin: Marie Walsh at [email protected]

Do keep an eye on this page for details of more “locations”. And of course, if you’d like to host another meeting in your area, we’d love to hear from you: please email Emily Teesdale or Isobel Barry.