We’re excited to announce our third global Aspire to Lead webcast broadcasted live from Hollywood, California! Our webcasts are open to anyone who wanted to sign-up and watch them. From students to experienced professionals. They’re designed to profile practical insights into leadership from the perspective of inspiring leaders in their field.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted the event leading up to the Oscars®. Our event featured Award-winning actor Geena Davis, Co-Founder of the Bentonville Film Festival and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media . Known as the Institute, it's the only research-based organisation working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create diverse female characters in entertainment. Further, Davis and festival co-founder Trevor Drinkwater founded the Bentonville Film Festival (“BFF”) in 2015 to champion women and minorities in media. BFF’s mission is to encourage content creation in film and other forms of media that reflects the diverse — and half female — world we live in.
The event opened with an inspirational keynote from Geena Davis on the empowerment and advancement of women. Michael Fenlon, PwC's Global Talent Leader, will then lead a panel discussion with Geena as well as Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Academy Award nominee and director, and Peter Yobo, Advisory Senior Associate from PwC's US business, to examine the parallels between gender portrayals in the media and the role of women in the workplace. Through the panel discussion, attendees received insights on how to leverage lessons learned from the business of Hollywood and bring their career to centre stage. As an Impact champion of HeForShe, we explored how everyone has a role to play in the movement towards gender equality.
February 2015, we hosted our second global webcast titled “The Confidence to Lead” focusing on the question, ‘What would you do if you were not afraid?’
The event took place live from 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.
April 2014 we delivered our first-ever global forum focused on women and leadership. The event was part our newly created series to bring focus and guidance around how women can navigate the transition from campus to career.
The event featured Facebook COO and LeanIn.Org founder Sheryl Sandberg and LeanIn.Org president Rachel Thomas. As business leaders, Sheryl and Rachel offered tips to graduates on finding the right job, negotiating your first salary and succeeding in your career.
Interested in other PwC events?
Our PwC offices around the world run various events to attract top talented people into our business. They range from events for experience professionals through to events for students and interns.
Particularly for students many of our offices offer –
Personal branding, and employability skills sessions: practical ways you can present yourself in the best possible way, and tips on the transition from your studies to the workplace.
Networking events and office open days: an opportunity to meet recruiters, graduate trainees and senior members of staff, who can give you their own personal experiences of working at PwC, which could help inform which area of our business you join.
Job application support: tips on ways to make your application stand out.
If you’d like to find out what student career opportunities and events are being held near you, visit your local PwC Careers website and explore any events local to you.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Hear from some of our PwC leaders on building confidence in the work place.