WiJ workshop 

This workshop with leading personal development coach Nina Grunfeld, Founder and CEO of Life Clubs and her colleague, coach, Louisa Burnand. , has been designed  especially for WIJ members who want to get more out of their career but aren’t sure how.When: March 22, 6.30 pm for a 6.45 prompt start Where: 3 Smith Sq, Westminster, SW1P 3HSCost: £35 to include light supper and a glass of wine ( Eventbrite booking fee in addition)

Book early only 14 places available

To book:

It’s for journalists at the beginning of their careers who are unclear about which way to go, those in their mid-career who are downshifting while raising kids, and those who may recently have been made redundant or have retired, but still want or need to stay in the game.

Unless you’re a well-established superstar, it helps to develop a niche and be a ‘go to’ person for a particular topic or skill set. This self-development workshop has been created especially for WIJ members to help you discover that niche and feel confident about yourself..

If you’ve ever wondered why anyone would hire you, after this Women In Journalism event, you’ll know the answer.

Did you know that:

●              You are unique and your niche will feel completely comfortable once you find it

●              When you feel confident about yourself and what you’re selling it will be easier to get work

●              Knowing what you don’t want stops you wasting time

●              Having a plan gives you focus

In a small, interactive and relaxed group in lovely surroundings, you’ll:

●              Identify your unique strengths and skills to set you off in a new direction

●              Learn to step out of your comfort zone and try new things

●              Actively focus on the kind of work you want to do

●              Learn to set goals that you can achieve one step at a time

●           Understand how to manage your time at and thinking about work

What journalists say about Nina’s workshops

●     ‘Nina’s workshop helped me to consolidate my existing skills and achievements, but also to uncover some potential areas of growth. She created a fun, non-judgemental and thought-provoking environment and covered plenty of ground in a few hours.’ Lucy Fry, freelance

●      ‘It slightly pains me to admit it, but life coaching with Nina Grunfeld has made me a happier person.’ Clover Stroud in the Daily Telegraph

●      ‘Rather than giving precise instructions, Life Clubs offered gentle guidance to getting to know myself better.’ Joanna Della-Ragione in the Daily Express

●      ‘I left Life Clubs feeling brighter, lighter and more positive. On the way home, I made a detour into Peter Jones to buy myself a new mug — a pink one — in defiance of the unwritten white-only crockery rule in our house. Change indeed.’ Jackie Annesley in Evening Standard

Nina Grunfeld started her career as a graphic designer, then worked as an author and journalist (columns in Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard) for most of her life. Twelve years ago she started Life Clubs – a continuation of her passion for helping individuals discover what makes them unique.

Life Clubs runs local workshops around England and in the corporate environment. Nina’s self-development books, The Big Book of Me, The Life Book and How To Get What You Want have been published by Short Books, Pearson and Walker Books.


When: Saturday 11 March
Where: Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2BDSessions :
Morning  10.30  -  1.00pm
Afternoon 2.00 –  4.30pm  SOLD OUT
LinkedIn is a fantastic tool for raising your profile, promoting your work and making new contacts. To help members get the most out of it, WIJ is offering exclusive workshops at the gorgeous Corinthia Hotel in central London with a specialist LinkedIn tutor. They will be very practical and you will learn how to perfect your own LinkedIn profile and use the many tools it offers. Suitable for everyone – editors and freelances – who wants to share the content they produce and make new contacts. Maximum 10 people per workshop.The workshops are suitable for those who already have already joined LinkedIn. You need to bring a laptop (preferably fully charged, athough plugs will be provided).Please book ONE of the two below (the content is the same)10.30am – 1pm (including refreshments and lunch) – £502.00pm – 4.30pm (including refreshments) – £45The tutor

Susan Kench is a LinkedIn trainer, marketing and relationship development consultant, and an associate at Marshall Walker Associates. Susan now specialises in training professionals – ranging from one-woman-bands up to professional service organisations in the City – to use LinkedIn to raise their professional profiles online and build productive relationships with both existing and prospective clients, partners and influencers.

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Women in Journalism are combining forces with Journalists’ Charity and City University Journalism department to bring together well-seasoned editors and bright young sparks at our How to be an Intern seminar.

Panellist Aidan McGurran Managing Editor, Mirror Group Newspapers who oversees the trainee scheme and says “I am the one that goes through all the applications, narrows it down from about six hundred applicants to about twelve or so and then lead interview panel to select final three. And I then look after trainees progress through three year scheme. “

When: 16th March, 2017

Time: 6-8pm ( doors open at 6. Panel starts 6.15. Drinks 7.15)

Where: Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, City, University of London, Northampton Square
London, EC1V 0HB

The Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre is located in the TaitBuliding( which is accessible through the University Building( in Northampton Square.

Chaired by Suzanne Franks, Head of Journalism at City,

Panel includes,

Aidan McGurran, Managing Editor, Mirror Group Newspapers.

Helen Lewis, WiJ Deputy chair, Deputy editor, The New Statesman

Louise Court, Former Director of Editorial Strategy and Content,Hearst

Georgia Edkins, City University former WiJ intern and now Journalists’ Charity social media intern.


We will discuss how to get work experience, how to get the most out of your work experience and how to bag yourself freelance shifts!

The panel discussion will be followed by networking drinks and nibbles supported by the Journalists’ Charity, who have invited a swathe of influential editors, ex-editors and journalists for you to meet.

An optional £5 donation can be paid to Journalists’ Charity, who help journalists in times of financial difficulty.

This is set to be a brilliant evening, one certainly not to be missed for aspiring journalists hoping to get their foot in the door.


Coming soon!

1. Workshops

2. Life coach sessions

3.  Working beyond 50+

4. An evening with Miriam Gonzalez

5. Agile working


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