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Networking effectively online & offline

April 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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One of the most powerful tools you can have in advancing your career is the ability to network effectively. Building a rich and diverse network helps you foster genuine relationships and connections that are mutually beneficial and can lead to new opportunities.

Networking can help you in building support for your next promotion, being introduced to a new client or to help you in finding your next career opportunity. According to research by LinkedIN and Adler Group, 85% of job roles are filled through networking and personal introductions, highlighting the importance of building and maintaining your industry network.

In this interactive fireside chat with successful female leaders from AdobeFacebook and guests, we will discuss practical strategies and tips to building and maintaining successful networks both online and offline.

We’ll cover:
-The importance of strategic networking in your career development
-How to structure a rich and diverse network
-How to build and maintain meaningful connections online and offline
-How to use your contacts effectively whilst preserving the relationships.

Meet the Speakers

Abby Guthkelch | Head of Global Executive Solutions | Facebook

Abby Guthkelch is a global Communication & Marketing innovator with over 15 years’ experience as a multi-industry multi-channel Content Strategist, currently using her expertise as the Head of Global Executive Solutions for Workplace for Facebook.

She is ranked amongst the Top 25 Marketing Innovators in EMEA (Holmes Report Innovator 25 2017) as well as #21 in the Top 100 Most Influential individuals in UK Digital Marketing (The Drum Digerati 2014).

Her peers describe her as a one of a kind, solution focused and creative mind who is an asset to any project; her deep knowledge of the nuances of social platforms allows her team to ‘skip the basic stuff’ and get straight to what award winning social communications should look like.

Through her professional experience, she has a proven track record in maximising digital integration across corporate and brand external and internal communication programmes to transform and enhance brand, customer and colleague advocacy.

Tara Rule | Senior Director of Commercial Strategy EMEA | Adobe

Tara Rule is no stranger to networking – whether it be face to face or virtually she builds strong relationships with people and has subsequently benefited from it over the years. 

As a Senior Director at Adobe and a qualified professional coach, she is passionate about leading and motivating people. She is responsible for all the commercial levers which underpin Adobe’s business in EMEA across Consumer and SMB. She shapes, drives and influences, making key decisions to drive the business forward. 

She’s a mum of 2 young girls and in her spare time, she writes a blog called ‘cocktails and coaching’ which gives hints & tips and poses questions to help you grow. In this session she’ll challenge you to think differently about what Networking really means and share her secrets to success.

Sophie Allen | Senior Account Manager and Business Development Director | Venatrix

Despite only being in recruitment for 8 years, Sophie Allen is a perfect example of effective networking, having received Recruitment Entrepreneur’s ‘Best Recruiter of 2019’ Award, and currently working as both Senior Account Manager and Business Development Director at
Her friendly demeanour, strong negotiation skills and efficiency have made her a go to in recruitment both internally in Venatrix and externally. Described by one client as being able to breathe new life into what can be a disheartening process by maintaining a high energy and optimistic approach in every interaction, she has a passion for helping people to succeed, and is supportive of her clients through every step of the recruitment process. She helps bring out the confidence of her clients, and is said to go the distance for them, making her a true asset to any organization or individual that she works with.


Angie Vaux | Founder & CEO | Women in Tech forum (moderator)

Founder and CEO of Women in Tech forum, Angie Vaux is a powerhouse of the technology industry, with over 20 years experience leading global and regional Sales and Marketing organisations for world-leading brands such as SAP, TripAdvisor and Cision.

She has won multiple industry and global company awards including Corporate Vision Magazine’s Most Influential Leader in Technology 2021 – United Kingdom, Analytics Insight Magazine’s Top 10 Most Impactful Women in Tech 2021 and the world’s highest performing global and regional business unit leader at SAP for 2 consecutive years during her time with the company.

Her strong track record in the field, coupled with her Executive Coaching expertise helps clients excel and operate at their highest level of potential. She coaches a number of clients from companies such as Slack, NetApp, IBM, LinkedIn and Adobe. Outside of her professional career, she is a mother of two, and is passionate about wellness and mindfulness.

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April 28, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Online – Virtual Event


Women In Tech forum