Distinctively Me Corporate Events

'The Confidence to Be You'

Confidence is one of the single largest issues that hinder women progressing up the corporate ladder whilst working in a way that suits them.  Women's levels of self-perception are vastly different to that of their male counterparts.  Where men tend to overestimate their professional abilities and performance, women are guilty of underestimating their capabilities. 

Our "Confidence to Be You" event aims to address the issue of confidence and our team of experts will help women to give themselves permission to be the best they can be. 

The Host

'The Confidence to Be You' is hosted by Jill White, Founder of Distinctively Me.   Jill is an entrepreneur who, after 30 years working in the corporate world, set up her clothing brand at the age of 55.  Jill's passion is about helping women, whatever their body shape, age or personal situation to feel the best version of themselves.

Event Format

The event will run for 3 hours.  The session will be broken into two parts. In the first part of the session we will hear speakers who will give insights into how to build confidence both from within and from the outside. The speakers will include:

The second part of the session will be for networking across the attendees. There will also be the opportunity to see the range of products offered by the Panel of Businesses, and discounts will be offered for purchases on the night.

Confidence Coaches include:

Janet Tarasofsky:

Janet Taras is an award-winning trainer and Keynote speaker determined to help women communicate in a new generation. Through exploring diverse perspectives, she 'DARES' the women to open their mind and explore more productive ways to engage with each other. Janet is well known for increasing employee retention, and improving both internal and external working relationships.  She has worked for small and large size businesses and created over 500 products in her career, which can only be done with effective communication. http://www.speakingrights.com

Shola Kaye:

Shola is a professional singer and a multi award-winning public speaker and speaker trainer. She has been teaching, training and coaching at schools, universities and corporates for more than a decade and she is also a qualified NLP Practitioner. She has also worked for blue-chip corporates in the high pressure industries of investment banking and management consulting in New York and London. She is also the author of "How To Be a Diva at Public Speaking", which is a best seller on Amazon. http://sholakaye.com

Stylists include:

Jo Baldwin Trott

Jo is a lecturer in image and colour at the London College of Style and is regularly called upon as an expert by media including The Telegraph, That's TV and radio. She first formed her styling company in 2011 and she is passionate about knowing how your colours and what suits you naturally, can make an incredible and sometimes life-changing different to your confidence as well as your image. http://www.jobaldwintrott.com

Carol Hanson

Carol's mission is to inspire women to look good and feel fantastic, which in turn will help them to lead fulfilling and positive lives. Carol is passionate and committed to help women be better than ever in life: confident, inspired, fearless and motivated to create positive, meaningful experiences. http://wantheroutfit.com

Sarah Grant

Sarah is a member of The Federation of Image Consultants. Her career began as a hair stylist in London's Berkeley Square, and for the last seven years has been a personal stylist. She is now a full time image stylist. http://www.sarahjanegrant.co.uk

Women Business Owners Panel

Jill White:

Jill is the founder of Distinctively Me, an independent British label focussed on creating smart, stylish clothes for corporate women, whatever their shape.  Her made to measure pieces are timeless classics that deliver style with minimal effort.  Each piece is custom-made, allowing clients to select their own individual fabrics and finishes.  Jill is a firm believer in the Buy Less Choose Well campaign and is a supporter of the Slow Fashion Movement. https://www.distinctivelyme.com 

Victoria Burlacu:

Victoria Burlacu is founder of Faber Novella, a shoe company that believes a woman deserves the perfect fit.  Inspired by her mother's belief that every woman deserves to curate her own personal style, Victoria's range of customisable shoes allow women to match her footwear to her lifestyle, her personality and her ambition. http://www.fabernovella.com

Anna Cusden:

Look Fabulous Forever is an award winning make up range especially designed for older skin.  Founder Tricia Cusden (Anna's mother) launched the beauty brand when she was 65 and the brand is a huge success, not just in the UK but internationally.  She is passionate about women who care less about looking years younger and more about being their best, most confident selves. https://www.lookfabulousforever.com/uk

Sarah Haran:

Sarah Haran was formerly a high-flying COO of a listed cloud computing company before launching VVA.  Every VVA handbag embodies Sarah's philosophy of functionality that doesn't compromise style or quality. Her British-made handbags are carried by some of the World's leading women, from FTSE CEOs to Fashion Editors, and have been featured in The Guardian, The Scotsman and Marie Claire. https://www.vva.co.uk

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