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Valerie Dwyer Chairs Annual Women in Leadership International Conference 2016 in Prague. A ‘First’ and Next for Euroverge

April 4, 2016

The Annual Women in Leadership International Conference 2016 held in Prague, Czech Republic received a definite thumbs up from Senior Women Leaders of Corporations and Businesses around the globe who braved the snow to attend the two day event.

I was delighted to have been invited by Euroverge to Chair the two day conference as well as deliver a presentation plus interactive ‘One Big Thing’ session – my workshop that provides a flavour of the impact of my Vital Vision™ Life and Business Blueprint Creation Session.

The excellent line up of international speakers delivering powerful interactive presentations included Sarah-Jane Carey of Company Wise; Julia Goga-Cooke of Gconsultancy; Victoria Bethlehem, SVP Talent Management at Adecco Group;  Margit Takacs ; Veronica Hucke of D & I Strategy& Solutions ; Jan Allen, T-Systems and more…

Euroverge Annual Women in Leadership Conference 2016

Held at the 5* Hotel Corinthia  with excellent service, fabulous food and wonderful views over the city to take in over coffee breaks, many new relationships were forged during sessions and also over lunch and dinner as conversations buzzed and buddying relationships for business and personal development were formed between delegate to delegate, delegate to speaker, as well as speaker to speaker.

Delegate feedback on value received was extremely positive and plans are in hand for the 2017 event.

One definitely to watch out for…





‘Woman Power; Strategies for Female Leaders’ UK Book Launch Success

October 18, 2014

Thanks everyone. WOW! are we having FUN! Thanks to Bernadette Sarginson, Regional Director Athena Network Nottingham, another Serial Entrepreneur, Founder and Director of Empower Coaching & Training AND the Declutter Doctor for creating an Amazing UK Book Launch opportunity. Look out for Bernie’s fabulous ‘Change Your Behaviour for Life’ workshop on 20th November 2014

Bernadette Sarginson, Regional Director, Athena Network Nottingham

Bernadette Sarginson, Regional Director, Athena Network Nottingham

It has been a whirlwind since the UK launch of my new book ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’ at the Athena Network Nottingham Cappuccino Connections Holiday Inn, Castle Marina, Nottingham on 10th October 2014

.WE40 Cover Woman Power - Strategies for Female Leaders   Isi Dixon with Valerie Dwyer

Guest enjoy a laugh at launch of 'Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders'

Guest enjoy a laugh at launch of ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’

Gratitude and appreciation to Athena Network Regional Director, Bernadette Sarginson for organising this #Wonderful opportunity to meet and chat with some #Amazing women entrepreneurs at the launch. You’ll see some in these photographs from their book signings. You can find out more here about the Athena Network, Athena Network Nottingham City and Athena Network Nottingham West Bridgford on the links below.

Not only is The Athena Network is THE LEADING INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS CLUB FOR FEMALE EXECUTIVES AND ENTREPRENEURS but it’s a brilliant environment in which to develop your entrepreneurial skills and do business over lunch in a fun atmosphere – hardly like work at all!

At my book launch, the story of the founding of my first ‘serious’ business at age 18 that took me a year of determination to get off the ground, and then experienced the whole lifecycle of a business from start up to nearly close down in just 4 days, went down well – the atmosphere was electric with anticipation. We heaved a few sighs and had a few laughs over this. Isn’t hindsight a Wonderful thing? They all agreed I should include this little story in my next book, just started and due out early 2015, about my serial entrepreneur journey. Oh, and I promise to write some ebooks as well.

One revelation is that ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’ is a ‘MUST READ’ for EVERY woman. VFM?  I’d say so, the wisdom, tips, advice and strategies of 16 women coaches, entrepreneurs, consultants and leaders – for the price of one!  And the feedback from women who have read the book has been fantastic! Unsurprising then that ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’ is proving very popular with women entrepreneurs. A second revelation is that the book is a ‘MUST READ’ for men, who want to understand the thinking and strategies of female leaders.

‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’ is also proving popular material for Book Clubs, with Karen Oehme’s Vital Chapters Women’s Book Club the very first to snap up a mass purchase and invite me to speak face to face, share insights, answer questions and book-sign at their 18th November Meeting.  You can book here

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: LOOK OUT FOR FURTHER NEWS TO FOLLOW & SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday 19th November 2014 is  UK Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Out of this one book launch has come impetus for a special event – ‘Wealth Vitality, Vision and Values’ I am working together with Karen Oehme and her Vital Women Academy, for delivery on 19th NovemberSAVE THE DATEUK Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, bang in the middle of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  More about this later. Keep a LOOK OUT

I am now in talks with the lovely and talented Julia Damassa, a successful BBC Dragons’ Den entrepreneur and Business Winner on Sky’s The Angel, about a trade mission to New York early 2015. I’ve been invited to share my entrepreneurial expertise getting involved with a new Free School for disadvantaged pupils; have donated my first book to a school library in my mission to help more girls discover and develop their leadership qualities; several other speaking/book signings are lining up, I’m in discussions for New Zealand tour and so much more….

I would love if everyone who buys a copy of ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’ would buy one extra copy to donate to a school, college, university, library, women’s organisation, in fact anywhere that books are loaned out or read. My mission is to ’Mentor and Motivate a Million’. What will you do to help me?

So I am still thanking everyone who is part of this exciting journey…and for reading this blog and that includes you! Thank You. Please feel free to follow and share..

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‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’

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Julia Damassa

‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’

You will be able to buy your copy here – when WordPress finally let’s us get the Paypal button on here. I will donate a copy of ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’ to the first person who shows us how to successfully get Paypal Button here that actually WORKS!



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