Over 30 Rank Fellows gathered at Thinkbox TV for a very enjoyable and productive Mentoring Evening on 22 March 2011. Lindsey Clay kindly hosted the occasion and she shared the introductions with Jason Chaffer.
There was specialist advice available on Advertising, Financial Services, Government, Law, Medicine, Education, the Arts, the Services, Business, the Not for Profit Sector, Working Overseas and the Media. The contemporary style and layout of Thinkbox HQ is particularly conducive to lively and uninhibited discussion. It was a great bonus that several of the younger Fellows had come from a long way away to take part, including Zara Tso from Manchester and Immy Schofield from Sedbergh. Our picture below shows potential medics talking to Sonji Clarke.
The evening concluded with supper at the Cyprus Mangal, whose legendary kebabs have drawn cab-drivers from all over London.
A couple of comments from those mentoring:
It was a pleasure to be involved - a room bursting with potential!
I particularly enjoyed the enthusiasm shown by the younger Fellows, as well as the dinner afterwards which was great fun. I sincerely hope that we will get a future EU employee or two as we need them all !
Two comments from those seeking advice:
For me, these evenings are a reminder that we are part of a strong network of interesting and driven people, in many different fields of work.
Thanks once again for a great evening in London. It was great to see a few faces I recognised and to meet some new Fellows.