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Her Innovation Collective Online


We are incredibly proud to present the Her Innovation Collective Online here at the University of Warwick

This term, the theme for the programme will be, Beyond Covid: The New Normal. Hear from leaders within larger organisations and entrepreneurs who have had to pivot their business during COVID. They will provide insights on resilience, adaptability, seizing opportunities, and reimagine with you what the future could and should look like

What is Her Innovation Collective Online?
A passionate community of students and professional women who create, inspire and lead.
  • The programme will be split into four online sessions on the following dates:
    • HIC Session 1 - 25th February 2021 (12:30 - 13:30)

    • HIC Session 2 - 4th March 2021 (12:30 - 13:30)

    • HIC Session 3 - A virtual Coaching Session - 11th March 2021 (12:30 - 13:30)

    • HIC Session 4 - A virtual Coaching Session - 15th April 2021 (12:30 - 13:30)

Guest Speakers

Alex Wallace
Founder and Managing Director of the Mintridge Foundation

Alex Wallace is the Founder and Managing Director of the Mintridge Foundation. Established in 2015, Mintridge has worked with over 50,000 young people. Alex was awarded the 2018 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year in the Grassroots Category, the Women of the Future Sport Award in 2017 alongside Dr Sarah Leiter, and she is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Mintridge is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport; providing a support network for young people by harnessing the power of positive sporting role models. The Mintridge Foundation assists young people of all ages, abilities, and physical capabilities to develop confidence and resilience, and creates awareness of the importance of mental and physical wellbeing through sport.

Wendy Lamin
Founder and Managing Director of Holoxica

Wendy Lamin, MD of Holoxica, has worked both with high tech SMEs as well as global professional services companies to drive adoption of digital technologies and accelerate business growth and innovation. She brought people and organisations in the 21st digitally connected world, demystified and humanised digital interactions, and turned monologues into dialogues. At Holoxica, she tells the story of real 3D holographic technology without glasses/headsets: it's all about 3D - literally and figuratively speaking: Dots, Data and Design that brings real 3D to life. The pure 3D holographic experience will drive the human digital interaction of the future.

Holoxica is a high-tech company based in Edinburgh, specialised in disruptive holographic 3D solutions. Holoxica can make any data ‘sing’ in real 3D, without glasses/headsets, and has many world firsts behind its name in 3D medical visualisation, such as the largest holographic 3D human anatomy atlas, the worlds first brain fibre hologram from MRI. The main applications are in professional (B2B) medical, scientific, military, industrial and commercial markets. Currently, its main activities are in military and medicine. Holoxica recently pioneered telepresence technology which allows 3D video conferencing without glasses/headsets.

Paola Garbini
Founder of NOI Club
Global Senior Marketing Manager Financial Institutions at BCG

Paola Garbini is a marketing innovator with a passion for community building.

She is the global senior marketing manager for Financial Institutions at BCG and she is on a mission to transform marketing into an incubator of opportunities, run by passionate teams.

Her passion for women’s advancement in society led her found the NOI Club, an influential international community of women in business.

In her role as Founder, Paola takes care of the online community and liaises with corporates who are keen to truly serve their female employees and move forward their diversity agenda.

Paola made it into Brummell Magazine’s 30 Ones to Watch and is a founding member of BBBeyond, aimed at fostering women’s representation in European public debates.

Paola loves to say she is #poweredbykindness

By the end of this online programme you will have:

  • Explored the impact of the Covid-19 crisis and why we must innovate for the ‘new normal’
  • Identified how to connect with a community and create mutual value
  • Investigated the concept of what innovation looks like during Covid-19
  • Established realistic next steps to support your endeavours
  • Have the opportunity to build relationships with inspiring individuals who can support your personal and professional development

Key Dates



18th January 2021

Applications Open at 12:00 BST

24th February 2021

Applications Close at 12:00 BST

24th February 2021

Review and evaluate applications

24th February 2021

Successful applicants will be notified by email with invitation links to Session 1 and Session 2, and virtual coaching

25th February 2021

HIC Session 1 - (12:30 - 13:30)

4th March 2021

HIC Session 2 - (12:30 - 13:30)

11th March 2021

HIC Session 3 - (12:30 - 13:30)

11th March 2021

Virtual Coaching Call - (12:30 - 13:30)

Am I eligible to apply?

  • We are absolutely committed to inclusivity.
    • We are passionate about fostering a safe and kind environment for current University of Warwick students.
  • You do not need to own a business to join us.
  • You do not need to be cis-female.

If you have any concerns, including access needs, please contact:

It is a privilege to be breaking down some of the barriers to equality in business

and making innovation accessible to all!