Women in IP panel discussion: “Climbing up the Career Ladder – 21 November

Tue 21 November 2017          16:30 – 20:00 GMT

Women in IP is turning one! Please celebrate our anniversary with us and join us at our next event, proudly hosted by CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP.

We will stage a lively panel discussion followed by the chance, from 6-8 pm, for you to network with your peers from across the profession. We welcome IP professionals of all genders.

Our discussion topic is “Climbing up the career ladder”, on which we will hear from the following speakers:

  • Penelope Warne, CMS
  • Matthew Critten, Abel and Imray
  • Julia Gwilt, Appleyard Lees
  • Karen Cochran, Shell
  • Pete Fellows, Fellows and Associates
  • Chair: Catriona Hammer, IP consultant & CIPA Council member

These panellists will talk to us about climbing up the career ladder, including hurdles they have encountered along the way and what others did to help them progress, along with how to manage the work/life balance in the IP professions. We hope also to open the discussions to the audience, to stimulate further debate.

This event is free, but spaces are limited so please book soon.  Book tickets here.


IP Inclusive/CIPA webinar – “Imposter Syndrome” – 19 September

Save the Date!

What: an IP Inclusive/CIPA webinar on “Imposter Syndrome”
When: 19 September

What is Imposter Syndrome?  It’s that feeling that you don’t belong; that you’re not good enough to be there; that sooner or later you’re going to get found out.  It can prevent you from achieving your true potential or contributing effectively to the groups you work in.  

The webinar will include information on how to identify and overcome Imposter Syndrome – in ourselves, and in those we manage.

More details on the event will follow soon, and below is a bit more information about Impostor Syndrome.

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Surviving or Thriving: Mental Health Awareness Week event

Kilburn & Strode and IP Inclusive are delighted to invite you to an event on Thursday 11th May, during Mental Health Awareness Week.

The event will cover what steps we can each take to thrive, rather than just survive, by looking after our mental health and building resilience to cope with the demands of life.

This event is open to everyone, including fee earners and support staff. We encourage as many IP professionals to attend and hopefully take back insights and learning to their places of work.

Where: Kilburn & Strode, 20 Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4PJ

When: Thursday 11th May from 5.30pm. Panel discussion and Q&A will start at 6pm, close and refreshments at 7pm

Reserve your place: here  

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IP Out Event: “How Out Can I Be?”

Thursday 17th November 2016, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

At the offices of Kilburn & Strode LLP
20 Red Lion Street,

Join us for the first IP Out event, kindly hosted by Kilburn & Strode LLP, to discuss how “out” people can be at work.  This panel and group discussion moderated by a member of the IP Out committee will discuss:

  • Individual perspectives from those on the panel on their experience of coming out/being out at work and with clients
  • How to tackle potentially difficult situations, either within an organisation or from a client-facing perspective
  • Who to reach out to for help when you need it
  • How to approach the subject with clients
  • Perspectives for people from small organisations

Followed by drinks and networking.

If you would like to email your questions or discussion points for the panel in advance, please send them to IPoutNetwork@gmail.com.

Book your FREE ticket now – spaces are limited!  All are welcome to attend, whether LGBTQI+ or a straight ally.

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IP Inclusive reception: Thursday 24 November 2016


The next IP Inclusive reception will be: Thursday 24 November 2016.  IP Inclusive is an organisation for like-minded professionals working in IP, committed to improving equality, diversity and inclusivity in our community.

Carpmaels are hosting at their Southampton Row offices.  The event will start around 4pm and will include updates on IP Inclusive projects; speakers and a chaired discussion on bringing more BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) professionals into IP.  It will finish with refreshments and informal networking time.

More details to follow shortly.



For more information on IP Inclusive, please visit http://www.ipinclusive.org.uk/.