International Women’s Day Lunch 2024

International Women's Day 2024

International Women’s Day Lunch 2024

STAND UP AND THRIVE: Empowering Inclusion

This year’s International Women’s Day revolves around the theme ‘Inspire Inclusion.’ To truly foster inclusion, individuals must feel empowered—they need agency, a voice, and the opportunity to thrive. For leaders, this raises vital questions: How do we ensure everyone in our organisation holds power and influence? How can we embed inclusion into our everyday business practices?

Join us for an engaging and enlightening talk by Harriet Beveridge, where she seamlessly integrates neuroscience and deep coaching expertise, with a refreshing dose of humour. This session isn’t just theory; it’s highly practical. Attendees will leave not only with a refreshed mindset but also with actionable strategies they can use immediately to ensure every member of their organisation can ‘stand up and thrive’.

Key Topics:

  • Personal power: how to help all staff access their personal influence and drive action.
  • Insight: how to spot opportunities for building inclusion beyond the cliches.
  • Purpose: how inclusion means clarity about what is truly important, despite the busyness and noise of everyday life.
  • Connection: the importance of a support team and everyday conversations for everyone to feel included.


“Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for EVERYONE” – George Dei


VENUE: The picturesque orangery-style Lake Restaurant at St Michael’s Manor will set the stage for an afternoon of inspiring and insightful discussion and connection. Enjoy a welcome drink upon arrival, followed by a sumptuous two-course lunch with tea/coffee and petit fours to commence the event.

Ticket prices:

Individual tickets: Members £75.00 VAT | Non-Members £90.00 VAT

Tables of ten: Members £700.00 VAT | Non-Members £850.00 VAT

Ticket price includes:

🥂 Sparkling wine or alcohol-free alternative upon arrival
🍽️ Delicious two-course lunch with hot beverages and petit fours
🎙️ Interactive and engaging talk by Harriet Beveridge
💬 Table discussions
🤝 Networking opportunities


Harriet helps individuals, teams and organisations in the corporate world to ‘stand up and thrive’ – i.e. to both get results and flourish. She brings an intriguing blend of business acumen, comedy and neuroscience:

Harriet has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and TEDx talking about the power of humour to raise wellbeing and performance. She has taken four solo standup comedy shows to the Edinburgh Fringe (‘Hilarious’ Fringe Review), her latest focussed on ‘neuroscience with lashings of laughs’.

Harriet has over twenty years of coaching and consulting experience. Clients range from CMS to Frontier Economics, Mercedes-Benz to The Pensions Ombudsman. She is also co-author of the bestselling business book, ‘Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?’

Harriet is a mental health first aider, She has studied Compassion Focussed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and is currently studying for an MSc in the Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health at King’s College, London.


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Mar 08 2024


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


St Michael's Manor
Fishpool St, St Albans AL3 4RY


St Albans District Chamber of Commerce
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