PWN London: Finding your equilibrium and path forward during uncertainty

Members only
09 July 2020 18:30 BST - 19:20 BST online


The year 2020 is just halfway through, yet the world is undergoing tremendous change spurred by the positive momentum to dismantle systemic racism and the crippling outbreak of a pandemic. This has, in turn, caused profound changes in our perspectives about the search for meaning in our lives.

This online event aims to give you an overview of “Recalibrating” and provide you with practical tools that you can apply to find your equilibrium, purpose and direction in this time of great uncertainty but also positive change.

The 4 experienced speakers will give you tips and advice on how you can re-evaluate your life and determine the essentials, however you define them. They will also share their anecdotes, and lessons learned of how they have overcome challenges, embraced uncertainty and found meaning in their chosen paths.

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Kate Surala


At the age of 12, Kate Surala went to court to watch her mother represent minors as a social worker. Inspired by what she saw, she came on to study MSc in Law and Finance at University of Oxford and currently Kate is working as a partner and chief compliance officer and leads the legal and compliance team of a growing investment equity research firm in London. As recognition of her achievements to date, Kate was awarded the Management Today's 35 Women Under 35 in 2019.

Kate has started writing her first book Unleash Today with Sarah Wagner, a graduation gift for the next generation of women, which will be published in autumn 2020. Unleash Today’s commitment is to help ambitious young women maximise their potential in the workplace. Kate shares her career advice and lessons learned from her quick career progression and how Sarah and Kate rose through the ranks to senior manager and partner within 3 years of entering the workplace since graduating from Maastricht University and University of Oxford.

Outside of work, Kate loves salsa dancing, yoga, and mindfulness.

Yema Ferreira 


Yema Ferreira is an Angolan writer and psychotherapist. While she is formally trained as a psychotherapist, she sees herself first as a healer whose life mission is to heal the collective trauma of black people in the world. She runs a private practice from Copenhagen, Denmark, where she is based seeing clients online internationally and face to face locally.In her practice she helps black women redefine their identities, heal trauma and reconnect spiritually.

Yema also runs healing workshops for black women based on the same principles of reclaiming identity, history and divinity. Her early background in the women’s movement working as a counsellor for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse grounded her understanding of trauma and belief in the healing possibilities for women, and by extension for all people, who have gone through horrific experiences.

Her awareness of ​trauma comes from a childhood spent safely on the margins of a long-standing civil war in her home country, her commitment to healing trauma from an early inner knowing that this is her purpose.

Yema is currently working on her first book - Reclaiming the African Goddess, A Spiritual Guide for Women of African Descent



Cheryl Miller Houser


Cheryl Miller Houser is an award-winning director and producer who uses emotionally engaging storytelling to spur understanding, connection and positive action. She does this through filmmaking, public speaking and workshops.

Creative Breed, her empathy agency and full service production company, helps brands convey their values and form emotional bonds with viewers through human-centered storytelling.

Productions include GENERATION STARTUP, a feature documentary Cheryl co-directed and produced, funded by global firms PwC and UBS, that follows six recent college graduates launching startups in Detroit; mini-docs for Presidential candidate Andrew Yang that embody his “Humanity First” slogan; national ad campaigns; and a hit web series for Food & Wine Magazine, nominated for a James Beard Award. 


Richard Pickard


His expertise is particularly focused on the financial services, legal and tech sectors.

Inclusive Search was founded in 2018 after he spent almost 20 years working with international recruitment organisations. There is growing awareness that diverse companies achieve better results, with many successful companies now viewing Diversity & Inclusion as essential to their business performance and growth. Richard feels that one way to ensure more female candidates are considered for senior and strategic roles is for recruitment firms to make developing their female network a key priority

Inclusive Search has a deep dedication to partnering with the highest quality diverse candidates in the market. We then build relationships with clients who value, reward, respect and celebrate everyone's diversity - and who wish to be proactive in recruiting, retaining and developing high-performing diverse talent.

As a member of the 30% Club, Richard is also actively involved in creating leadership dialogue around gender diversity, and in advising and mentoring female candidates.




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