For the past five years, I’ve been on the IoIC’s annual conference organising committee. In that role, I help scope out the theme of the conference, confirm speakers, and organise sessions. This has included securing the actress and anti-knife crime campaigner Brooke Kinsella as our key note speaker in 2013, organising a debate about introversion and extroversion in internal communications and taking part in it myself, and last year’s Thursday evening session that saw delegates create the internal communicator of the future, setting the scene for the rest of the conference. I also support the promotion of the conference every year, primarily with social media.
This year the IoIC asked me to judge the Best Agency award as part of the Icon awards. It was a real privilege to witness the fantastic work of all the entries and to choose a winner.
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.
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.
As a Boobette, 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.