The Women in IP community will be holding their next series of virtual coffee dates on Thursday 27 August 2020. As usual, there’ll be a number of hosts around the country so you’ll be able to join the get-together that works best for you.

August theme

The general theme for this coffee date is “banter”. Specifically, we’d like to hear your thoughts about:

  • What do you think are the pros and cons of banter in the workplace? Do you have positive or negative examples that you have observed?
  • Do you have any tips for dealing with unwelcome banter when directed at yourself or someone else?
  • Does our current working from home situation change the effects of banter and how it should be dealt with?

Locations and timings

Starting at 9.30 am, each coffee date will involve an informal, roundtable-style discussion, and our hosts will make sure that everyone gets a chance to be heard.

Confirmed hosts so far, and the registration contacts, are:

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]

If you’d like to host a meeting in your area, IP Inclusive would to hear from you: please email Emily Teesdale or Isobel Barry.