LONDON, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
An evening workshop aimed at empowering young professionals to exceed their goals and break glass ceilings as well as expanding their personal networks will take place at BPP Waterloo and is organised by BPP Food & Clothes Drive (FCD), a student led society at BPP University in partnership with BT Women's Network and BT Muslim Network.
BPP FCD founder and president, James Adeleke, says: "The aim of the evening is to give professionals, entrepreneurs and students tools to break past barriers that are stopping their career or business from reaching the next stage."
The event, which has already attracted support from stakehold partners the Twenty Ten Club and is being sponsored by 02 Think Big & Rockstar Mentoring Group, will include an introductory speech by Lord Holmes and keynote speech by Noel Grey on creative thinking. Delegates will then have the option to join one of 20 different 'barrier' classes facilitated by experts in their field. They include harnessing technology to grow your business; improving soft skills; online branding; telling your story - finding the right words; PR master class; leadership; managing stress; inclusion; evolution from start-up to corporate, and a discussion with business mentors and entrepreneurs. We currently have facilitators from BT, Huddle, Oracle Corporation, Rockstar, Mentoring Group as well as independent experts.
Lead organiser BPP FCD is a student-led CSR initiative that went live in London and Manchester last Christmas to collect food and clothing for charities including the Trussell Trust, The Connection at St Martins-in-the-Field and London & Slough Run.
BPP FCD was set up to give students the tools to give something back to society, plus teach them the vital workplace skills that employers are looking for. Breaking Barriers aims to do the same. As James Adeleke points out:
"In today's tough jobs market, it can be difficult to stand out from the competition. Students today are under huge pressure, and although they may want to put something back into society, it can be difficult to find time to do that whilst trying to connect with future employers and attend networking events. Breaking Barriers aims to help students achieve this - but we really need your help to take this to the next stage via our unique event."
We are very pleased with the uptake regarding the event and are pleased to say we have reached a wide range of industries. With senior professionals and business leaders from the medical, legal, finance and media industries all registered to attend.
Notes to editors:
- BBP Food and Clothes Drive (BPP FCD) established in 2011, is a BPP student-led society built on creating shared value between three key stakeholders: students, employers and charities.
- BT is one of the world's leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries worldwide.
- 02 Think Big Is a Corporate Social Responsibility partnership between Bauer Media Ltd and 02 (Telefonica UK). The intuitive finds young people with great ideas and helps them get going by giving them the training and funding to make their ideas work
- The Amos Bursary was established in 2009 to assist academically able British young men; from inner city schools with family connections to Africa and the Caribbean, to realise their full potential
- Rockstar Mentoring Group is the UK's largest entrepreneurial mentoring organisation, whose expert mentors across over 25 different industries have sold companies for an average of £18 million.
- For more information contact James Adeleke at James@bppfcd.com or Idanesi Immanuel at Idanesi@bppfcd.com, or call +44(0)788-302-8775.
SOURCE BPP Food & Clothes Drive and BPP University