Are you just starting out in your career? Are you keen to learn more about building your confidence at work? Or are you interested in becoming a better leader?
On Friday 27 February, we hosted our second global webcast focused on the question, ‘What would you do if you were not afraid?’.
The event took place in our London office with around 200 students attending. The panel webcast featured ‘The Confidence Code’’ authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, Eileen Naughton, Managing Director of Google UK and Ireland, and Mike Fenlon, PwC’s Global and US Talent leader. The webcast was viewed by thousands of people across the globe.
Featuring Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
Last year, PwC delivered its first-ever global forum focussed on women and leadership to students around the world. The event was part of 'Aspire to Lead: The PwC Women’s Leadership Series', which focussed on how female students can navigate the transition from campus to career.
The event was broadcast on the 24 April 2014 and featured Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who set up a non-profit organisation LeanIn.Org, and was joined by LeanIn president Rachel Thomas.
As business leaders, they offered tips to graduates on finding the right job, negotiating your first salary and succeeding in your career.
The live webcast was viewed by thousands of people in more than 100 countries.
Click here to watch a playback film of the day with international subtitles.
Interested in other PwC events?
Our PwC offices around the world run different events to attract top graduates into our business. Visit your local PwC Careers website to see what events and opportunities you are available near you. For example, you may be interested in:
If you’d like to find out what student career opportunities and events are being held near you, visit your local PwC Careers website.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Hear from some of our PwC leaders on building confidence at work...
The United Nations HeForShe Movement
Created by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, HeForShe is a global effort to engage men and boys in removing the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential. The achievement of gender equality requires an inclusive approach that recognises the crucial role of men and boys as partners for women’s rights, and as having needs of their own in the formulation of that balance.
1. Watch the playback video of the Aspire to Lead 2015 Webcast, which took place on 27 February to educate yourself about gender differences and gain valuable knowledge about how you can be even more successful as a student, professional, and leader, regardless of your gender.
2. Visit HeForShe.org now to take the pledge - join gender equality champions Barak Obama, Matt Damon, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and hundreds of thousand of other men around the world - commit online to and spreading the word with your social networks.
3. Click here for 5 actions men can take now to be advocates for gender equality.
As a founding IMPACT partner of HeForShe, PwC International will collaborate with leading companies, heads-of-state, and universities to facilitate actions that recognise the crucial role of men as partners for women’s empowerment and advancement. Recently, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Emma Watson, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, announced the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 movement.
Watch Emma Watson's speech on HeForShe at the World Economic Forum in Davos:
Watch Emma Watson's speech launching HeForShe at the United Nations:
Hear from students who attended our 2014 Aspire to Lead event.
University Year: Junior (3rd year)
Hometown: Oyo State, Nigeria
Throughout my educational career, I’ve been very involved and focused on pursuing leadership opportunities. In 2012, I attended a Model United Nations conference in Beijing (where I snapped the photo that won the #pwcaspire photo contest and a place as one of the on-site participants at the live webcast with Sheryl Sandberg).
Having encountered cultural differences growing up as a first generation American with Indian parents, I cherished the opportunity to learn about Chinese culture. I travelled a lot as a child, which sparked my interest in international affairs. I loved exploring and finding out how everything worked in the Chinese culture.