Using Diversity and Inclusion to Maximise Your Abilities

Using Diversity and Inclusion to Maximise Your Abilities

A Congress London Keynote by Katherine Baker

Simitri facilitator and coach Katherine Baker recently spoke at Congress London to show how one can unleash personal potential through embracing diversity and inclusion. Katherine has lived and worked all around the world, including Texas, Paris, London, New York, and Singapore. Many of her clients are multi-national organisations with offices around the globe. Through her experience with such a diverse group of clients, colleagues, and friends, Katherine has realised how embracing diversity and being truly interested in the people around you can help you learn about yourself and therefore maximise your personal and professional potential. 

 About Congress London

Founded by eight women in 2016, Congress strives to create a platform in London where women can connect with other women. Written about in the Evening Standard, Marie Claire, and Forbes, Congress hosts regular large events that are led by industry experts on a variety of topics aimed at enabling women to progress in their own careers and overcome roadblocks to their dreams. Topics have included personal branding, influencing, negotiation, managing your finances, and the importance of diversity. Each event enables participants to come away with actionable guidance that they can use immediately to improve their working life. Simitri is proud to support Congress London. 

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Resilience in the Face of Change

Resilience in the Face of Change

A Like Minds Keynote by Katherine Baker

Our very own Katherine Baker spoke at the Like Minds Ideas Festival UK 2018 to examine how one can lead resilient organisations that are forward thinking, embrace change, and look for emerging opportunities. With Brexit, emerging technology, and the new millennial way of working, leaders need to be adept at thriving with change. One of the main concerns of CEOs today is how they are going to be able to adapt quickly to the faster-than-ever pace of change. But with change comes the chance to do something new, different, and potentially positively disruptive.

Katherine works to enhance leadership abilities by installing an understanding of powerful and motivational communication skills. The ability to truly lead with authenticity, commitment, and resilience enables great leadership and corporate productivity. She has also worked across many diverse cultures in Asia, Europe, and America from start-ups to FTSE 100 companies in order to help prepare leaders for the top positions in their companies.

Katherine was also responsible for co-founding Congress London, a women’s support and mentoring network that helps women to progress their own careers and become inspirational leaders. Featured in Marie Claire magazine, The Evening Standard, and appearing in many blogs, Katherine hosts Congress London's regular large events for their members, which are led by industry experts. The aim of these events is for each person to come away with actionable guidance that they can use immediately to improve their working life. Topics have ranged from goal setting, personal branding, influencing, negotiation, and managing your finances.

Like Minds is a global thought leadership platform delivering world-class events on business development, knowledge, and insight that is aimed at entrepreneurs and business leaders to engage, stimulate, and empower them to create global businesses for the future.

Their annual flagship event is the Like Minds “Innovation & Ideas Festival”. Through insights, immersive workshops, and our famous lunches, an average of 300 participants engage with each other to discuss new ideas and forge new connections to help make those ideas happen. Like Minds now reaches over 11 million people on social platforms and via our livestream each time we hold an “Ideas Festival” event.

Talking Price

IMAGINE IT IS two weeks before an important pitch. You are putting the finishing touches to the proposal, but something does not look right. You tell your manager that the price seems high and remind him that you missed out on a recent contract when offering a similar rate. First, there is silence, then comes the answer you did not want: "We need this fee to make the project worthwhile.”