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Vanessa Vallely - The Power of Profile
Wed, May 10, 2017, 5:30 PM – 6:40 PM BST
Guernsey PA Connect is proud to announce that the author of "Heels of Steel: Surviving and Thriving in the Corporate World” and the Managing Director of WeAreTheCity Vanessa Vallely is coming to Guernsey to speak to GPAC members.
As well as being a mentor for Victoria Darragh, Vanessa is the founder of the Rising Star awards which are now in thier 3rd year.
Vanessa will be speaking about the following topic in Guernsey:
Personal profile can be one of the most powerful elements in your business armory, but you have to know what tools and techniques will help you build it, protect it and drive your success. Culturally, many people are brought up not to “toot your own horns” or “shout about our successes”, but in today’s highly competitive world if you don’t stand out you’re likely to watch those with profile pass you by on their way to the top.
Throughout this interactive and practical session Vanessa will share stories from her career about how she rose from project analyst to COO and launched two successful businesses in less than six years. Vanessa will provide the top tips she’s picked up in corporates, as an entrepreneur and as a network leader on how to become comfortable with raising your profile, including:
•How to stop feeling like an imposter
•Thinking about ”who” your personal brand is
•The Importance of networking
•Speed networking – getting to know your fellow guests
•Optimising your social media profiles for your professional life
•Coach, Mentor, Sponsor – who will help you drive your career
•The importance of giving back
Vanessa will provide guidance on a wide array of profile-raising opportunities that are easy to implement straight away. She’ll help individuals take the next steps towards raising their profile and attracting opportunities to progress in their careers and help others too. This session is ideal for organisations who want to enhance the connections between their people and to the outside world as well.
More about Vanessa:
Vanessa has been named Women in Banking & Finance’s Champion for Women, Financial News Top 100 Rising Star, The International Alliance for Women Top 100 Women globally & Brummells Top 30 London Entrepreneurs. In 2015 Vanessa was in GQ UK’s Top 100 Connected Women and the Evening Standard’s 1000 Most Influential Londoners. Vanessa is an advisory member of the Government Digital Services committee and also sits and contributes to a number of industry think tanks.
At the height of a successful 25 year career in the financial services Vanessa launched the award winning WeAreTheCity.com in 2008 as a vehicle to help corporate women connect and grow professionally and personally. WeAreTheCity.com now has over 42,000 members and in 2013 launched a sister site in India.
Please note this event is open to GPAC members only. If you are unable to attend, we are not able to provide refunds but you are able to let another GPAC member come in your place. Please let us know in advance.