Wycombe Abbey Pupils Celebrate Women of the Future

On 23 of May, we attended the Annual Reception for the Women of the Future Foundation* at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Upon arrival, we thoroughly enjoyed a private tour of the Lord’s Museum and the Pavilion. It was fascinating to learn about the history of cricket and particular individuals who have had a profound impact on the sport. We were also offered appetizing canapes ranging from coconut and mango macarons to wasabi and pesto prawns. They were delicious!

We particularly enjoyed listening to a talk from the founder, Pinky Lilani CBE, who empathised with the message of showing kindness in all future paths and actions. We also listened to talks from Joana Baptista (business analyst at Mckinsey), Carlotta Zorzi (Shopify), Varinda Kooner (Senior Manager at TSB), Cheryl McCuaig (Chief Information Officer at TSB), Kate Miller (Chief Communications Officer for England and Wales Cricket Board) and Toni Thorne (Vice President at JP Morgan). We found these talks uplifting and empowering as we all start to consider our future careers.

In the latter part of the event, there was an ambassador networking event with over 100 Women of the Future representatives. They came to discuss their professions and routes to their careers which was extremely inspiring. We particularly enjoyed talking to women working in the public sector, finance, and journalism and it has encouraged us to look into other opportunities too. We found the networking and CV surgery incredibly useful and insightful.

Thank you very much to Mrs Kiln and Mrs Scott for organising the event and Miss Beeney for taking us. We all look forward to hearing about their future events in addition to telling others about this empowering foundation for women.

Anna, MJ and Amaya

*Women of the Future is an informal community of influential women determined not only to build professional and personal relationships with one another but to be advocates for an exciting new generation of business leadership talent.

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