We were delighted to celebrate ASCEND’s 1 year anniversary by hosting Felicity Wingrove for a masterclass in Empowering Communication!
Felicity is Founder and MD of Zen Communications, a leading psycholinguist specialising in behavioural psychology, NLP, and persuasion and influence, and a recognised authority on the power of language, communications mastery, and ethical persuasion.
Communication can be a minefield at the best of times, but for many women it's tougher still. We're carrying baggage that we may not even consciously be aware of, and encountering bias that may not be intentional. Joined by women from across our international offices, Felicity led a fantastic and fascinating session and shared insights into some of the unconscious and unintentional ways we communicate, plus practical tools and techniques to empower us all to stand in our own personal power in every communication.
Since ASCEND was first launched in July 2020 we have been on quite a journey and during the session, we reflected on the positive impact the business has made in driving gender diversity - women represent 45% of new hires and promotions this year so far, including two of ASCEND’s co-founders: Natasha Crump became the second female appointed to our Executive Board as ESG Director, and Amy Steel was recently promoted to Sales Director.
We always share recent progression stories and successes, and July’s roll-call was another brilliant celebration of personal and professional achievements as our ASCEND-ers continue to progress their lives and careers at Amoria Bond!
We’re committed to making sure that ASCEND is inclusive, relevant and adds value for all the women in our business as we know that we are all different. One of the ways we do that is through multi-channel mentoring which is essentially a blend of pre-bookable 121 slots, monthly group Lean-In sessions, and quarterly speed mentoring sessions focused on different themes and topics. Female recruiters who’ve been with the business less than 12 months recently attended our first ever speed-mentoring session which was hosted by more experienced and tenured colleagues and the feedback has been really positive from attendees!
We recognise the value of having access to inspirational role models and external experts and have lined up some great guests for ASCEND over the coming months, including Exec Coach, Nicky Lowe, who hosts the Wisdom For Working Mums podcast. Nicky will be joining us in September for our next ASCEND Presents session so watch this space!
We are really excited about our plans for the future as we continue to strive to attract, retain and progress more women in Amoria Bond and across Technology and Advanced Engineering! To find out more about ASCEND contact our ESG Director ad Co-Founder of ASCEND, Natasha Crump.
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