Virtual lunch & learn series

Fortnightly discussion and networking sessions on a range of topics

  • Location

    Online (Zoom)

  • Date

    Every 2 weeks on Tuesdays: next session 17 November

  • Time
    1 – 2pm

GWN is launching a series of virtual Lunch & Learn sessions, on Tuesdays from 1 – 2pm. These sessions will act as a temporary replacement for our regular lunch meetings in the City, and allow us to continue engaging with our members during this period of social distancing.

For each session one of our Committee members will briefly introduce the specialist subject and afterwards you’ll be able to share your thoughts and experiences in smaller groups.

So just like our informal lunches, but conversations will be focused on a specific topic and you don’t have to leave the (home) office. Feel free to bring your lunch to the session if you would like!

The subjects are topical but wide ranging – from digital wellbeing and the dangers of constant connectivity, to entrepreneurship during lockdown. This is an opportunity to explore how this period of isolation has brought out amazing resourcefulness, productivity and creativity in some of us!

Tuesday 17 November, 1 – 2pm

Meditation: how a small but regular time commitment to a new skill will change your life

Join us to hear about and discuss the benefits of meditation and mindfulness.

Thich Nhat Hanh introduces his book ‘The Blooming of the Lotus’ with the following words “The function of meditation practice is to heal and transform.” 

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s most famous quote is “Mindfulness means paying attention, in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally”.

Jemima Jefferson – who is leading this session – is a Meditation Teacher trained with the British School of Meditation and before lockdown was delivering face to face meditation classes for GWN members. She is also the Founder and current Co-Chair of the GWN.

Pre-registration is not required. To join the session on 27 October please use the link distributed in the GWN newsletter. If you’re not already on the membership list you can sign up here.

Full list of sessions

11 August – Digital wellbeing: how to avoid the dangers of constant digital connectivity
25 August – How to run virtual events and the latest from Pride in London
8 September – Switching off: how to find balance when home has become your office
13 October – Maintaining motivation under tighter restrictions
27 October – Entrepreneurship during lockdown: how I set up a business in 24 hours
17 November – Meditation: how a small but regular time commitment to a new skill will change your life

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