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Daniella Jenkins, executive director at The WOW Foundation, a global movement that celebrates all women and analyses the challenges they face, will be hosting monthly mentoring sessions at Grey London. The sessions, which are open to all genders will cover a variety of topics such as confidence building and public speaking. Jenkins, who is currently completing an innovative PhD in design and social policy at the University of Arts London and King’s College London looking at designing feminist pensions and has a masters from the University of Oxford, leads The WOW Foundation’s small London based team currently leading the WOW Foundation’s mission to inspire and engage with women around the world.
These sessions are being launched during a busy week of International Women’s Day (IWD) events at Grey London. On Monday, WOW founder and director, Jude Kelly OBE, hosted ‘The Unstoppable Force of Females’ panel on confidence and strength at Grey London with panellists Holly McNish, winner of the 2016 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry; girls’ education activist Nusrath Hassan, winner of Women of the Future: Young Star Award, and Vonnie Alexander, leadership coach and co-founder of Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw.
On Thursday (March 12), Grey staged a Comedy Hour hosted by comedian Jenny Kassner featuring sets from Lola & Jo, Lauren Pattison and headliner Sindhu Vee (who has appeared in Netflix series Sex Education and Have I Got News For You) with a collection on the day for donations to support various charities including Smart Works, which provides high-quality work clothes and interview training to unemployed women.
Also marking IWD, Grey will release an e-book called ‘The Great Women of Grey’ in which women working at Grey share their proudest achievements and what motivates them. The e-book was created following an agency-wide survey and will be distributed in the upcoming weeks.
Grey London CEO Anna Pańczyk said: “WOW is such an incredible organisation that has inspired millions of women around the world. We are very lucky to be partnering with them and benefit from Daniella’s infinite wisdom and positive energy, to meet her is to love her. It is vital to me personally and professionally to support women in every way possible, not just at IWD but all year. I hope these mentoring sessions will give the wonderful talent here at Grey London, no matter which gender, even more opportunity to develop their skills and confidence to reach their personal goals.
Daniella Jenkins, executive director at the WOW Foundation, said: "I'm really looking forward to beginning a series of mentoring sessions this year with Grey London staff. WOW - Women of the World – have been located in Grey London's offices for nearly a year and there are fantastic connections between what we do using creativity, crafting vibrant stories and using fun to help change how people see the world. This is a great opportunity to build common links and learn from the experiences and challenges we all face navigating the workplace."Grey , 2 months ago