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Smashing The Glass Ceiling - Celebrating IWD & Her Way To The Top's book anniversary

London , England • March 4, 2020

An interactive discussion & live poll on global internal & external challenges a woman experiences on Her Way To The Top

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM GMT

Launch 22, Kings Cross
32 Cubitt Street
London , England WC1X 0LS

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About The Event

For 14 of the past 45 years of International Women’s Day, Hira Ali, leadership expert and successful entrepreneur, has created events to get March 8th into the hearts and minds of men and women around the world. From South-east Asia to Middle East and Europe, as Hira Ali has moved from country to country in her career, so too has her drive for all that IWD stands for. This year, the IWD theme is #EachForEqual, which is a perfect fit for Hira Ali’s book, Her Way To The Top, which celebrates its first anniversary with a new sub-title: A Guide To Smashing The Glass Ceiling.

About Hira Ali:

Hira Ali, Chief Executive Officer of Advancing Your Potential, Managing Partner of International Women Empowerment Events, Co-Founder of Career Excel & The Grey Area, is a multifaceted career coach and trainer who has impacted hundreds of people from various industries and professions across the world. She is an Associate Certified Coach accredited by International Coach Federation and a professional member of the Association for NeuroLinguistic Programming. Her widely acclaimed leadership and coaching articles have been published across a variety of leading outlets: The International Coach Federation, The Huff Post, Thrive Global, Women @ Forbes, Ellevate Network, Entrepreneur, Women Entrepreneur, Gulf News, The Female Lead and many more. Hira’s work has been featured in several interviews the recent one being by former BBC journalist Dan Parry -some of her blogs have been shared by Arianna Huffington herself. Her career development podcast, 8 Minutes of Learning With Hira Ali, has been featured in HuffPost as one of the top 100 rising podcasts with guests.

Hira is a registered coach and mentor at various international organisations including: American Corporate Partners, the National Health Services, Mentor2mentees, and The Cherie Blair Foundation. She is the recipient of the Top 100 Women – Lift Effects Star Award and was one of the top three finalists for the Baton Awards, Entrepreneur of the Year. She has recently won Highly Commended women in media award sponsored by Microsoft at the prestigious win trade awards. In her recently published book Her Way to the Top: The Glass Ceiling is Thicker Than It Looks, she highlights the internal and external road blocks impeding a woman’s climb to the top irrespective of her culture and geography. The book has earned outstanding reviews from global influencers like Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Cherie Blair, Valerie Young, Dr. Lois P Frankle, Chiara Condi, Dr. Yvonne Thompson, Carole Stone, Dr. Shola, Ziauddin Yousafzai (Malala’s dad) and many more and received a letter of appreciation from the London Mayor himself. Her Way To The Top has made it to the local newspapers such as Ham and High and international ones such as Europe Breaking News. Hira, her book and her interviews are regularly featured across various media outlets and she has been named as a LinkedIn voice to follow, LinkedIn Super Hero & Trailblazer by fellow Influencer a number of times.

Hira has been featured as a role model in the book Girls Who Do you Want To Be alongside global influencers like Arianna Huffington, Reshma Sujani, Claire Shipman, Sallie Krawcheck and many more. She is very passionate about empowering women and ethnic minorities and is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion at work place.

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Full Agenda

Event Schedule

6:30-6:50 pm: Welcome drinks/refreshments

6:50-7:00 pm: Live poll for the participants (facilitated by a moderator)

Take an online poll on the top internal and external challenges holding you back (Her Way To The Top style) You can access the poll and participate via your smart phone. The results will be revealed and discussed there and then. Attendees will also get a chance to post questions on the same link which can be addressed by the panel and Hira herself during the course of the event.

7:00- 7:30 pm: Talk by Hira Ali

Discussion on interesting facts discovered during research of Her Way To The Top such as how internal challenges are triggered by social conditioning, how most internal challenges are inter- related, difference in challenges faced by the western and eastern women, women in minority owing to background, gender, orientation and preferences. What were her own unique internal challenges when writing the book and her top strategies to address them?

7:30- 8:10: Q&A and discussion led by Hira Ali with a panel of distinguished guests from media, government & private sector.

8:10- 8:30: Closing/ Networking/ Book signing

Who Is The Event For:

Working Women and Men who are interested in becoming aware of the roadblocks impacting women on their way to the top and how they can support. Participants will walk away with simple yet actionable steps they can take to support the Each for Equal theme this year.

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