We'd love to see Sophia members around the country hosting gatherings of women in leadership to facilitate learning, networking and support. Here are some opportunities over the next few months:
Sharon Prior and Nel Shallow run a regular Sophia Network gathering in Sheffield.
When: Thursday 22 March, 10am to 12 noon
Where: Broomhill Methodist Church, Fulwood Road, Sheffield S10 3BD
Who for: All women in youth and children's work or other types of leadership are welcome.
Contact: Sharon Prior firstname.lastname@example.org or Nel Shallow email@example.com
Sophia Network East Midland Regional Day - new group starting including free lunch!
When: Saturday 24 March, 10.00 coffee, 10.30 Start - 13.30 Finish
Where: Jeans Youth Cafe, (Upstairs at The Butterfield Centre,) Bourne Lincolnshire PE10 9AP
Who for: all female childrens and youth workers including CYM Students.
Contact: Jennie Fytche: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Please book in for the day ahead by March 17th so we can cater for a yummy lunch!!
Jenny Baker and Lydia Corbett are organising a trip to the All Work and Low Pay exhibition at The Women's Library in London. Come and find out about the story of women in work and discuss it afterwards over a drink.
When: Thursday 1 March, 6:20pm for the tour that starts at 6:30pm
Where: The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University, 25 Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT - meet in the foyer
Contact: Jenny Baker: email@example.com. Please book a place if you'd like to come. Tour is free; you'll need to buy your own drink afterwards!
The Female Youthworkers Initiative is a networking and peer support meeting for women in youth work/ ministry in Oxfordshire and welcomes Sophia members (although the group is not open to youth work students to enable those who tutor them to have a safe space to meet.) They meet a few times each term and the coordinator is Hannah Woods: HannahWoods@oxfordyouthworks.co.uk. The next meeting is in February - please email Hannah for details of date, time and venue