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Inspiring Women: Viki Cooke

Join us for the third in our series of presentations from inspiring women on Thursday 24 September 2015.

Entitled Message to self - JFDI, the session will be delivered by Viki Cooke, Vice Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Warwick.

Viki will talk about her experience of navigating a career, originally in the male dominated world of advertising - think Mad Men - and share her thoughts on achieving your potential, dealing with everyday sexism and tackling typical female confidence issues.

We are delighted to welcome Viki, who in addition to her roles at Warwick is co-founder of Britain Thinks.

About the speaker

Viki has more than 20 years’ experience in research. She has a track record for innovation having pioneered deliberative research methods in the UK – she has been involved in delivering the UK’s first Citizens’ Jury, first Citizens’ Forum and first Citizens’ Summit. She personally led a number of high profile programmes including Your Health, Your Care, Your Say for the NHS and The Prince of Wales’s Business Summit on Climate Change. Viki is passionate about involving citizens in informed, influential and inspiring debate about the issues that impact on their lives and is well known for her work in this area.

She is a serial entrepreneur having co-founded a number of other successful companies over the last two decades including Opinion Leader Research, The SMART Company, Brand Democracy and Caucus. Prior to that, Viki worked in advertising and design.

Viki is also Founding Chair of Hubbub, which communicates on environmental issues, focusing on people’s passions such as fashion, food, homes and sport.

Viki Cooke

Speaker: Viki Cooke

Date: Thursday 24 September

Time: 12.30-1.30pm

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