Aspire to lead

Are you just starting out in your career or looking for your next role? Are you keen to learn more about building your confidence at work? Are you interested in becoming a better leader?

In early 2016, we delivered our third Aspire to lead webcast where viewers heard Geena Davis, Award-winning actor and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, give an inspirational keynote speech on the empowerment and advancement of women, followed by a robust panel discussion with Geena as well as Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Academy Award nominee and director, and Peter Yobo, PwC US Advisory Senior Associate, where they examined the parallels between gender portrayals in the media, the role of women in the workplace, and discussed how men and women can take action to support gender equality. Michael Fenlon, PwC's Global Talent leader, hosted the program and spoke about how men can serve as advocates for gender equality through the UN HeForShe movement.


2015 event 

Featuring authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, Eileen Naughton, Managing Director of Google UK and Ireland

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. 


2014 event 

Featuring Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and founder of the non-profit organisation

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. 


About PwC & Opportunities

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. 

Building confidence 

PwC Leaders give advice: Building confidence

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?  Hear from some of our PwC leaders on building confidence in the work place.


How to stand out 

Get tips from our Recruiters from our global network of offices.

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