Careers Beyond the Ordinary
How to turn the skills you have, into the career and lifestyle you want
From Public Sector to Social Enterprise:
How to go from teaching and public policy to setting up a social mobility charity or sustainable fashion business centred on women’s empowerment
This week we’re excited to welcome Karen Arthur from Reddskin UK and Joyce Connell from Insight Outreach to discuss how they built careers in teaching and public policy respectively, before launching their own businesses with social impact at their core.
Many of us see changes we’d like to make in society or have social causes that we want to champion, but working out how to get started and how to make social impact careers financially sustainable can be daunting. On Wednesday 2 September, Joyce and Karen will share their inspiring stories with us, and give us all food for thought on how we too can have an impact with our own careers.
Joyce worked on human rights and criminal justice policy in the Ministry of Justice and now focuses on social mobility, founding Insight Outreach, a charity increasing underrepresented students’ access to top universities.
Karen was a secondary school teacher who founded Reddskin UK, a sustainable fashion business with an emphasis on the links between fashion and mental wellbeing, especially for women.
This webinar will be particularly relevant for anyone looking to get involved with social impact projects or to launch their own social enterprise, as well as for those looking at careers in public policy or teaching and interested in where those roles might lead you.
With Isla Lamparelli, Exeter Uni student and Edu-venture Exeter founder, our speakers, Joyce and Karen, will discuss:
- How they grew their careers in teaching and public policy after university
- How they switched careers to launch their own social enterprises
- How they championed their social causes and made their work more than just a job
- How they built up the necessary skills and network to achieve their goals
- Stories of friends and acquaintances who followed similar routes to differing end goals
- Their tips for how you can get started in pursuing your own social impact projects
6-7pm (BST) Wednesday 2 September 2020
Zoom webinar, the meeting details will be sent to you after you register for the event below.
Register on the form below! Places are limited to 100 in the webinar room, but we will livestream on our Youtube channel for those that miss out.
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