Women in Leadership Event
On Friday the 16th September PPM Limited attended a Women In Leadership Event organised and hosted by local MP for Copeland, Jamie Reed at Whitehaven Civic Hall.
Young women from various schools across Copeland attended an event organised by Jamie Reed MP. The event started with a networking opportunity for the girls to speak to various stall holders including PPM Limited, Sellafield, Gen2 and Cumbria LEP to find out what opportunities are open to them locally, including apprenticeships, work experience and advice on how to get into different careers, including help with CV writing.
Following the networking opportunity Jamie Reed chaired a question and answer session with two of the leading women in the nuclear industry, Dame Sue Ion and Dr Rebecca Western. The audience were told of the extremely interesting paths these two remarkable women had taken to get to the top of their fields. They are proof that the Nuclear Industry is not just a mans world.
The next speaker was Kathryn Temple, founder of the Happiness Foundation, who offered an inspiring talk on how self belief and motivation will help you achieve your goals. Kathryn, originally from Moor Row in Whitehaven, has traveled all over the world as a Success & Happiness Psychologist. Kath told the audience "be bold, be fearless, be a lifelong learner"
Other speaker at the event included Luciana Berger, Labour MP, Rachel Holliday, Founder of Calderwood House and Dr Fiona Ironside, Local GP.
There was also an Apprenticeship Panel made up of 5 young women who had or were doing apprenticeships. The panel captivated the young audience with their stories of success in industries such as engineering and nuclear science.