CIPR Inside committee
I am a member of the CIPR Inside committee which involves securing sponsors, conducting research, supporting the annual awards and helping to organise the annual conference. In 2017, I was part of the team that conducted research into how CEOs value internal communication. You can read the full report on the CIPR Inside website.
IoIC annual conference
For the past six years, I’ve been on the Institute of Internal Communication’s (IoIC) annual conference organising committee. In that role, I help scope out the theme of the conference, confirm speakers, organise sessions and support promotion, primarily with social media.
For the last two years the IoIC has asked me to judge categories as part of their annual awards. It was a real privilege to witness the fantastic work of all the entries and to choose a winner. And in 2017, I was asked by the European Association for Internal Communication to judge a category for their awards.
Following my breast cancer diagnosis in 2014 at the age of 29, I started volunteering for CoppaFeel! to raise awareness of breast cancer in young women.
CoppaFeel!’s mission is to make sure all breast cancers are diagnosed at the earliest stage possible, making treatments more effective and survival rates higher.
I visit schools, colleges, businesses, and community groups to spread awareness among young people. We’re a group of young women aged between 18-35 that have been diagnosed with breast cancer, have had a scare or are passionate about spreading awareness. We share our own experiences in order to increase awareness of signs and symptoms, spread the importance of self-checking from an early age and empowering young people to feel confident about speaking to their GP if they spot anything abnormal.
In 2017 I wrote a book for the charity Miller’s Stars that aims to support parents affected by stillbirth. The book follows the story of a tiny star called Miller as he tries to find out who he is and where he came from.
The book is available to purchase from the Miller’s Stars website for £6.50 +postage: www.millersstars.co.uk/shop
All profits go to the charity.
The illustrations are by the exceptionally talented Rebecca Corbett.
Thank you for your support.