A fun 40-min Masterclass by International Speaker and ‘Personal Impact’ expert Esther Stanhope, former ‘Live’ BBC producer.


Esther Stanhope


18:30 - Welcome and Introductions
18:35 - Apologies for Absence, Minutes of Previous AGM and Matters Arising
18:40 - Report from the Chair on the Activities for 2016/2017
18:55 - Treasurers report (review of income and expenditure against the budget agreed with BCS HQ for the past year and an explanation of next year’s budget request)
19:10 - Election of Chair, Treasurer and committee members
19:15 - AOB Networking and Nibbles (we will provide Wine and soft drinks and a sandwich supper to ensure that you will not go starving and that you will be chatty!! for networking)
19:20 - The superstar, Esther Stanhope, will run her “Get Your Voices Heard and Feel Fabulous” masterclass
20:00 - Networking
20:30 - Close

Copies of the Minutes of the 2016 AGM and the Officers’ reports will be tabled at the AGM and will be available on request. If possible, please notify me of any matters you would wish to raise under Any Other Business (AOB), by no later than October 19 2017.


The Masterclass

It’s practical, dynamic, packed full of tips and will give BCSWomen the opportunity to chat about issues they face as women in tech. They’ll be put through their paces by Esther, The Impact Guru, an international Speaker who’s helped Hollywood stars, Politicians and Business Execs radiate charisma live on air at the BBC! I knows how to get the best out of talent. Read more at https://www.estherstanhope.com.

Esther has spoken to thousands of women around the world – many very senior and seemingly confident – and she’s experienced first hand; imposter syndrome, the voice of doubt, juggling parenting and most importantly HOW to boost confidence and step into the spotlight. This is what she’d like to share with you at the BCSWomen AGM.

The Masterclass will allow them to;

  • Build their inner confidence and celebrate their talent
  • Shut out the voice of doubt (avoid letting imposter syndrome set in)
  • Speak with influence and captivate different audiences
  • Unlock their natural charisma, gravitas and personality
  • Boost their career confidence and not worry about competing with ‘the boys’
  • Look, sound and feel confident always; live, face to face, and remotely!
  • Feel fabulous!

They will walk away with speaking techniques they can apply immediately into their daily lives to help them articulate their ideas, vision and success stories – which will give them a massive confidence boost!

“Esther’s tips have been a game changer for me as a person and for the business. I never would have stood up and spoken in public without her help. She is brilliant”
Andrea Delay – Barclays Bank – Head of Industry – Professional Services, London

“After Esther’s session I went home and my husband didn’t recognise who’d walked in the door, I was full of energy, joie de vivre and I felt like a different person. She gave us all a transformational boost”
Karen Maziarz, Head of Comms, Old Mutual Wealth, Southampton

This event is brought to you by: BCSWomen

BCSWomen AGM and Masterclass by Ester Stanhope, BBC Guru
Date and time
Thursday 26 October, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
This event is sold out