St James Careers Forum 2019
Find out which amazing alumni returned to School to pass on their knowledge and experience to the next generation at the 2019 Careers Forum
Sophia Salloum, Rachel Edmunds, Mary Dunne, Lily Lang and Charlie Cook
Over 200 girls from our Senior School and Sacred Heart High School Hammersmith gathered at the weekend for the Seniro Girls’ biennial Careers Forum. An exciting line-up of 33 speakers lay in store for them, from the fields of fashion and food, finance and fitness, medicine, media, law and tech, to name only a few.
Keynote speaker Tim Boddy, Investor Relations Director at Vodafone, opened the forum with an inspiring speech, encouraging the girls to think, conversely, not about ‘the idea of a career’ but about their sense of purpose – what is it they love? What is it they are fascinated by?
These questions in mind, the girls went on to select four sessions to attend over the course of the morning; a tough decision with forum speakers hailing from such prestigious workplaces as the Foreign Office, Givenchy, IBM, India Today, the Royal Brompton Trust, YOU magazine and more.
During the mid-morning break a networking session was held – a time for the girls to meet with the speakers, ask all-manner of questions and even put wheels in motion for work experience.
A phenomenal success, both students and speakers alike took much away from the day. We would like to offer our sincerest thanks to our esteemed guests and staff, who gave up their Saturdays to provide such a rewarding experience for all involved.
The list of alumni speakers was as follows:
Anna Glover, Creative Director, Designer, annaglover.co.uk
Anthony Ridge, Senior Veterinary Inspector at Animal and Plant Health Agency
Charlie Cook, Digital Product Marketing Manager at Chelsea FC
Daniel Wright. Associate Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners
Denitsa Jicheva, Senior Adviser, UK Government
Emily Labram, Senior Product Manager at Government Digital Service
Hannah Azuonye, Freelance Digital Marketer and Actor & Musician
Lilly Wyatt, Teacher of English
Lily Lang, Fitness and Body Image Coach
Lydia Labram, Senior Assistant Merchandiser at Urban Outfitters
Mary Dunne, Haematology Registrar, Addenbrookes Hospital
Millie Pari, Associate Director, Astella Pharma
Natasha Tomalin-Hall, Creative Director YOU Magazine
Richard Fletcher, Director of Performance at Dukes Education Group
Rupert Deane, Player Development, London Irish Rugby
Ruth Nicholls, Director of Operations at Churchill Gowns
Sophia Salloum, Commis Chef
Sumaer Amar, Business Development Manager at JUST EAT
Thea Deakin, Account Manager at Don’t Panic London
Tim Boddy, Investor Relations Director at Vodafone