***Are Women Their Own Worst Enemy? Womens Day Debate 7 March St Albans

Are women their own worst enemy?

an International Women’s Day debate…


St Albans Soroptimists and sponsors, *The Talent Keeper Specialists invite you to a lively debate with an expert panel. The event will also be broadcast live on Radio Verulam 92.6FM


Thursday 7 March 7:30pm The Sandpit Theatre, The Ridgeway, St Albans AL4 9NX

The panel and audience will discuss the question: Are Women their own worst enemy? Discussions will cover themes such as: women and employability, women’s domestic labour, societal and media pressure on women and how women experience the criminal justice system.

This event will be chaired by The Thinking Woman’s Coach, *Dr Jessica Chivers and the panel will feature Dr Pragya Agarwal – creative Strategist and social entrepreneur, Min Rodruiguez – head of inclusion and diversity at the Law Society, Ann Graiger from Voice of Hope, Claire Harvey – Director of Culture and Inclusion at EDIT Development, Dr Laura Abbott – Senior Lecturer and Fellow of The Royal College of Midwives.

* Please scroll down for more information about Jessica and The Talent Keeper Specialists

Price £6 please book online via Eventbrite  


Email: sistalbans@hotmail.com Facebook and Twitter: @sistalbans

All are welcome! Cash bar available.

All profits will be donated to the St Albans and Hertsmere and Welwyn Hatfield women’s refuges.

This event marks the United Nations International Women’s Day. The International Women’s Day theme this year is #BalanceForBetter – the better the balance, the better the world…..

Learn more about our sponsor here: www.talentkeepers.co.uk and join our conversations on Twitter and Instagram @TalentKeepersUK

About The Talent Keeper Specialists

The Talent Keeper Specialists began in 2011 when the then Head of Talent at Veolia Water, Alina Sandell, commissioned us to produce a line manager’s guide to positive maternity transitions. We now work with employers to maximise the potential of employees preparing for and returning from any type of extended leave including maternity, Shared Parental Leave, adoption, sickness and sabbatical. Our client roll-call includes ITV, BlackRock, Cisco and (perhaps) less well-known names such as Barton Willmore, Kilburn & Strode and Finalta.

Our latest work includes the creation of www.comebackcommunity.co.uk, a new way to support people who are preparing for/returning from extended leave – and their line managers. It’s a digital platform with carefully curated and created films, audio bites, articles and downloads to support. Here’s the story behind it: [available Monday 21st January 2019]

Find out more at www.talentkeepers.co.uk and join our conversations on Twitter and Instagram @TalentKeepersUK.

About Jessica Chivers

Aged about nine I asked my mum whether “woman” was a contraction of “womb” and “man” and why we couldn’t have a name of our own. I remember her delighting in my thinking but not having an answer. She was a liberal, single-parent teacher and used to let me watch TV other parents probably wouldn’t (LA Law, Dynasty, hard-hitting documentaries). The programme about women on death row for killing abusive partners set me on course to become a lawyer age 11. I went on to study psychology instead and I became a feminist without knowing there was a name for it. I had the Fawcett Society’s ‘This is What a Feminist Looks Like’ T-Shirt long before it got caught in the media storm.

As well as my role at The Talent Keeper Specialists I am a St Albans City & District Councillor, mama to two sparky children, wife to a man I’m on a mission to liberate from office life and loved-up whippet ‘Fur Mama.’ Come and chat with me on Twitter @jesschivers and LinkedIn.