Tuesday, 29 October 2019
18:30 - 20:30
Cambridge, UK
£0-£20 + Fees

Join us for Network & Learn: MIND THE GENDER GAP to have an open conversation on matters that affect women in workplace.

In this session hear talks on:

  • The gender pay gap by Soreya Senior, HR Partner, Agenus
  • Common Pension Pitfalls (and how to avoid them) by Claire LaRue, Financial Planner, PB Financial Planning
  • Let’s Talk Money – Negotiating your salary is no different to negotiating a deal by Helen Adams, Chief Commercial Officer

Hear experts in their field share insights and knowledge on negotiating salaries and the gender pay gap, followed by our unique ‘Speed Networking with Purpose’ session – where we create up to 450 meaningful connections in one evening!

This event is a fantastic way to expand your network, challenge your thinking and learn something new, all in the relaxed environment of a Rising Network event, with wine and nibbles included.


18:30 – Check in, drinks & nibbles
18:50- Welcome from TRN member
18:55 – Welcome from Sian Scanlon, Partner at Taylor Vinter
19:00 – Talks and Speed Networking with Purpose
20:30 – Event Close

Thank you to our host who are kindly offering wine and nibbles on the night:

Our events will help you to:

  • Get outside your comfort zone and expand your network by creating new relationships.
  • Gain ideas and inspiration to drive your professional and personal development forward.
  • Learn and build your leadership and business skills.
  • Raise your profile and business to prospective customers.
  • Work through personal or professional challenges in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Empower yourself by learning tools and techniques to create positive changes in life, at work and at home.
  • Develop your presenting and networking skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Invest in Yourself:

  • Enterprise Member: Free to attend and included in your membership.
  • Individual Member: Free to attend and included in your membership.
  • Non-Member / Digital Subscribers: £20.00 + booking fees

We deliver events throughout the year in Cambridge and London, membership offers you member benefits plus free to attend/member rates to attend events. To join and to see membership benefits click HERE

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Speaker Biographies 

About Helen Adams: Helen is a sales management professional with a career spanning 3 decades with technology companies including almost 11 years at ARM in Cambridge where she ran the sales teams in Europe and Asia delivering $1.0 Bn of annual revenue. Since leaving ARM in 2017 she has been working with smaller companies to develop change programs and business strategies, applying change management skills learned over the last 30 years to help start-ups and smaller organisations looking to emulate the success of businesses like ARM.

Helen has long been, and continues to be, a real champion of positive change management in commercial organisations and is passionate about developing individuals and teams to help them to fully realise their potential. Helen is also a regular contributor to panels and tech industry networking events and has a real passion for emerging technologies.

She had an unconventional start in the industry; her first job after graduating was as Chief Chemist in a Printed Circuit Board facility, but soon made the transition into frontline sales. Helen has a BSc.(Hons.) Environmental Chemistry and MSc Environmental Management and is an Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

When she is not flying round the world, Helen is currently renovating a 450 year old Rectory in Suffolk with her Husband,13 year old son and Teddy the Golden Retriever.

About Claire LaRue:  Claire joined the Financial Planning team at Price Bailey in 2016 and brings considerable experience in helping clients manage their wealth and planning needs. She has worked in Financial Services since 2004 and has gone from strength to strength. She has developed a reputation for helping clients understand what can be complex matters in a way that makes sense to them. Her passion for helping families and business owners is well known.

At PB Financial Planning, Claire supports her clients in a way that best suits them. She believes every client should have a tailored financial plan at their foundation. There is no ‘one size fits all’ in Claire’s view. She prefers to take into account all of her clients needs and objectives. She is well known for her enthusiasm about financial matters and sharing her knowledge and experience. Families recognise the value she brings to their financial lives. Claire delivers the advice they need, paired with robustly tested planning and an honesty that is welcome. Claire believes working this way brings the very best outcome

In her team, Claire is known for her high standards, but also her warm and open style. She is passionate about excellence and enjoys sharing her experience and mentoring others wherever she can.

Outside of work Claire stays active with a young family and tries her best to balance both life and work.

About Soreya Senior: Soreya is passionate about professional and personal development and ensuring people are able to bring their best most authentic self to work without compromise. Her professional experience spans many sectors with a focus on fast-growth and start-up scaling organisations.

In her current role Soreya is responsible for the strategic and operational delivery of people activities. She coaches managers through performance management and talent acquisition processes, through to developing competitive compensation and benefits packages.

Soreya is also responsible for making sure the organisation is compliant from a UK employment law perspective. Ultimately making sure there is an environment at Agenus where scientists can do their best science.

Our Host

About Taylor Vinters: Taylor Vinters is an international law firm supporting the businesses which drive the innovation economy, and the entrepreneurs and private wealth that underpin them.

Our practice is global, operating from innovation clusters in the UK and Asia. With 28 partners and 80 lawyers across our offices in London, Cambridge and Singapore we help entrepreneurial clients make great things happen, whatever their size and sector. Our clients range from Fortune 500 technology multinationals through fast growth venture backed businesses and owner managed businesses, to individuals driven by great ideas.

We are a full service law firm and our key practice areas are corporate, commercial technology, IP, brands, employment, commercial real estate, disputes and private wealth. But we are also more than just a law firm; we’re active investors in legal technology and artificial intelligence. Our portfolio structure allows us to support our clients with integrated legal, consulting and technology solutions – helping them manage risk, take informed decisions and leverage valuable networks. This is our value proposition.

Our International Counsel service to clients sees us working daily as primary advisor on cross border projects and transactions. We partner with a diverse private network of trusted local counsel around the world, to ensure our clients receive excellent service wherever they are active.

About Us

About the Rising Network: The Rising Network is a community of over 600 women. Our vision is to be recognised as a global community that empowers women to become change makers. We use the power of community to connect, inspire and empower women to reach their true potential, create meaningful change and achieve balance in all areas of life.  We hold face to face and online events throughout the year, visit our events calendar for more information. Rise with us – join us and be part of one of the UK’s fastest growing women’s networks. #RiseTribe