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1ST February 2016 – Savoy Hotel, London Luncheon

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Announcing our Lead Speaker for the WIGN: Carol Stewart  

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Carol Stewart is a Personal Development, Career and Business Coach, Speaker and Writer with over 20 years coaching and leadership experience. She is the founder of Abounding Solutions. Carol is also one of Britain’s top 50 Business Advisers.

She works with women to overcome the fears, self limiting beliefs and obstacles that prevent them from progressing in their careers. She supports them with their personal and leadership development and helps them to be bold and confident whilst remaining their true authentic selves.  She also helps women who want to start their own business make the transition from employment to self employment and create their business.

She helps organisations to develop the talent pipeline for their women and black and minority ethnic employees.

Carol holds an MSc in Coaching Psychology, a PG Diploma in Management Studies and is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management as well as a member of the Association for Coaching.

She has delivered coaching programmes, workshops and talks on topics including leadership development, self confidence and career development for the Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays Bank, the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the London Borough of Lambeth, the London Borough of Waltham Forest, the National Black Women’s Network, the London Borough of Croydon, the Work and Family Show, the Department of Health and the National Women’s Engineering Day Conference amongst others.

In October 2015 Carol delivered her Maximising Your Future Potential webinar series to over 600 members of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Focused Women’s Network.

Prior to starting her business Carol had a long successful career in the Ministry of Justice where she progressed from one of the most junior roles in the organisation to that of Senior Manager with responsibility for 4 business units.

She also runs her own network that supports women in their professional development, sits on the Board of Trustees for a charity that supports youth in the community and is a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation.


What is the WIGN?

WIGN – The “Women in Gaming Network” is an opportunity for women within our industry that wish to gain new business contacts through word of mouth. If you are an employee or a business owner the network offers the support and encouragement to each other through collaboration and the sharing of business contacts and opportunities to further your career.

The Opportunity to support, encourage and share new ideas in business will be key to the success of the WIGN along with our focus on raising funds for national and international charities the WIGN will also include Ambassadors, who will carry the message and form the basis of a committee to decide where charitable funds are used.

What is Networking?

Networking is essentially building a relationship and rapport with another person. In business we all need a solid group of people we can trust and respect. This of course works both ways.

Attending any sort of networking event (whether social or business) the principles are the same. People gravitate to people that they like and feel comfortable with. There is always some ‘connection’ of like minds which sparks the initial interest.

When business networking, you are often in a structured environment (such as a WIGN meeting) and are faced with new businesses and individuals. Often it is very quick to assess who may be able to help you at these events, with contacts or business particularly when you may be in similar type of business sector. Sharing clients could be a quick win for you both.

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