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Phenomenal Women at The Gainsborough

21st February at 6:00 pm7:30 pm

In conjunction with the University of the West of England, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is excited to launch a series of talks entitled: Phenomenal Women. Each talk aims to celebrate, support and inspire.

On Wednesday 21 February from 6pm, Liv Garfield: CEO Severn Trent Water will talk about her experiences and the challenges she has encountered on her route to success.

Liv took up the reins as Chief Executive of Severn Trent in April 2014 as one of the youngest ever FTSE 100’s Chief Executives and one of only four female chief executives. Severn Trent is the Midlands based Water and Waste Company responsible for providing clean water and taking away dirty water to around 10m people in the Midlands area of the UK. Severn Trent is one of the three large water utilities in the UK, and is listed on the UK stock exchange.

Prior to this Liv worked at British Telecom for 12 years. Her last role was as Chief Executive of Openreach, the engineering division of BT. In her Openreach role, Liv was responsible for the delivery of one of the fastest and most ambitious deployments of fibre broadband in the world. Before joining BT, Liv worked for Accenture, the management consultancy, from where she spent five years in the retail and high-tech practices. Liv, 42, is originally from Harrogate in Yorkshire, and is married, with two boys. She is also a life-long Everton fan. Liv is a British Business Ambassador for The Department for International Trade.

6.45pm – Business coaching session with Dr Noordin Shehabuddeen, UWE Bristol. In this interactive session, we will explain how creativity works and explore some practical hints, tips, and techniques for thinking differently. Participants will get to experience the power of these simple approaches and start to develop their own ability to address problems creatively.

Dr Noordin Shehabuddeen is Director of the Bristol Business Engagement Centre and Associate Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UWE Bristol. He is an author, public speaker, adviser and an authority on the practice of innovation in organisations.

All are welcome to attend and participate. Tickets include Prosecco and canapes, and cost £15 each.

To purchase your ticket for this talk visit: eventbrite.co.uk/e/phenomenal-women-liv-garfield-ceo-severn-trent-water-tickets-41075624298?aff=efbeventtix or call: 01225 355 329


21st February
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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