Search

Channing schoolgirls learn art of networking with help from Nationwide chairman Geoffrey Howe

11:00 18 May 2014

From left pupil Olivia Howe, 15, Geoffrey Howe, Chairman of Nationwide, pupil Isobel Kent, 16,, headmistress Barbara Elliott and guest speaker Rita Clifton CBE. Picture: Polly Hancock

From left pupil Olivia Howe, 15, Geoffrey Howe, Chairman of Nationwide, pupil Isobel Kent, 16,, headmistress Barbara Elliott and guest speaker Rita Clifton CBE. Picture: Polly Hancock

Archant

Highgate schoolgirls mingled with business heavyweights over croissants and coffee before their morning lessons at a networking breakfast club last week.

Branding expert Rita Clifton, a former vice chairman of Saatchi&Saatchi, joined Nationwide building society chairman, Geoffrey Howe, in speaking to Channing School pupils, alumni, parents and staff about their careers last Thursday.

Mr Howe, a Channing School parent, hosted the event at Nationwide’s headquarters in Threadneedle Street in the City.

The all-girls school, in The Bank, Highgate, started the breakfast club to offer girls the chance to develop networking skills and to get valuable work experience with top firms.

Helen Tranter, director of development, said: “It’s all about opening up the world of work to girls, so if somebody wants to be a lawyer, they can ask one of the parents or alumni about what they do.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

06:58
Coroner records open verdict into death  of Suzie Wright

Popular dance teacher Miss Wright, who “lit up Hampstead with her smile” was found hanging in her bedroom at a flat above the historic pub hours after telling friends she planned to end her relationship with landlady Elaine Loughran, her partner of three and a half years, and find a new home.

44 minutes ago
The lost Budgie, saved from the jaws of a cat, with  13-year-old Carmel

A family is searching for the owner of a bird they rescued from the jaws of their cat.

Yesterday, 14:06
Rainbow George Weiss and Ronnie Carroll (front) celebrate Mr Carroll's 80th birthday. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

In his 80 years, late Eurovision singer Ronnie Carroll stood in several elections to parliament.

Yesterday, 11:03
An estimated 7,000 people were treated with contaminated blood or blood products up until 1991 and more than 2,000 have since died

The Ham&High’s investigation has highlighted the many ways local victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal continue to be failed decades on. Now investigations editor David Powles and journalist Emma Youle outline the improvements badly needed

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our monthly newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder