Stepping into the Spotlight

Tools and strategies to help turbo-boost your skills and confidence

A fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded people and be inspired to take the steps you need to stand out and move forward in your career.

Join us for our upcoming event on 28 September to hear from inspirational speakers including Nishma Patel Robb, Senior Director of Marketing at Google and President of WACL, receive tangible advice from a panel of DE&I experts discussing their habits for success, followed by an interactive workshop offering practical training.

The IPA Stepping into the Spotlight series offers mid to senior level adlanders an array of tools and strategies to help turbo boost your skills and confidence, and in turn transform your belief in yourself and motivate you to take your career to the next level.


9.00am Breakfast and networking

9.30am Introduction

  • Leila Siddiqi, Associate Director, Diversity, IPA

9.40am Keynote

  • Nishma Patel Robb, WACL President, and Senior Marketing Director, Google

9.55am Panel discussion: Habits for Success

How can you use habits to your advantage and advance your career? Our expert panel moderated by Kelly Knight, Founder and CEO of Opportunity Rocks HR, will discuss their tried and tested strategies that have propelled them to senior leadership. Panellists will give their thoughts on equality, and discuss relevant initiatives they and their business have been running to make the industry a place for everyone. They will also be sharing their personal stories and provide motivational tips.

  • Kelly Knight, Founder and CEO, Opportunity Rocks HR (moderator)
  • Beth Freedman, CEO, dentsu X
  • Sally Keane, Director of Sales UK, Spotify

10.25am Coffee Break

10.45am Coaching: Personal effectiveness

Highly effective people need highly effective working habits. In this interactive and practical workshop session, Tanya Whitehead (founding consultant of Talent Wise Consulting) will take us through the Personal Effectiveness techniques, tools, and habits that will help you plan and execute you working week in the most impactful way. You will learn how to prioritise your time, make space for value adding project work that will contribute to your own development, and explore how you can work smarter, not harder, across key activities like meetings, inbox management, and repetitive tasks.

  • Tanya Whitehead, Founder, Talentwise

11.45am Closing remarks

12.00pm Event ends

More details to follow.

About Tanya Whitehead

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Tanya Whitehead is a senior talent professional with 12+ years of experience, gained through senior HR and Talent positions supporting leaders across creative, media, advertising and not-for-profits. Her background includes the well-known advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi and the national charity Great Ormond St Children's Charity, in addition to a number of SMEs.

Last updated 01 May 2024