Alumnae Attend Launch of Oriel Women's Network

  • People gathered for the Oriel Women's Network event at the Star Tavern
    Development Officer Hillary Reitman kicks off the first Oriel Women's Network event
  • People gathered for the Oriel Women's Network event at the Star Tavern
  • People gathered for the Oriel Women's Network event at the Star Tavern
28 February, 2020

On Wednesday 26th February 2020 the Oriel Women’s Network was launched at The Star Tavern in Belgravia, which is managed by Orielensis Ema Harker (2010).

The goal of the Oriel Women's Network is to foster a community for the College's female alumni to meet, form meaningful connections and provide support for one another. For this inaugural event, members of the alumnae community gathered to listen to a thought-provoking discussion with panellists Claire Toogood (1991, BA Jurisprudence), who is now a Barrister with the Crown Office Chambers; Sara Vaughan (1989, BA Modern History), Innovator, Creator of Brands with Purpose, Global Chief Purpose and Sustainability Advisor at Marie Claire; and Annabel Bosman (1993, BA Modern Languages), Head of Relationship Management at the Royal Bank of Canada. The panel discussion was moderated by our Development Officer, Hillary Reitman.

The theme of the panel discussion was "How to build up and support the women around you". Claire, Sara, and Annabel talked about how their time at Oriel helped shape their careers, the importance of mentoring others, creating diverse workplace cultures, and the best life/career advice they have received. Following the conversation, attendees enjoyed getting to know one another over food and drink.

We hope this will be the first of many Oriel Women’s Network events, and the Development and Alumni Engagement team welcome any ideas and feedback you may wish to share.