Success School - Week 6: with Cherie Blair (Cherie Booth QC)

Tue, 29 May 2012 17:45 in Courses
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Where: 402 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PZ

With:Cherie Blair, Cherie Booth QC, Barrister

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Biography

Cherie Blair (Cherie Booth QC) was born in Bury in 1954 but moved when very young to Liverpool where she grew up. The first member of her family to go to university, she studied law at the London School of Economics before training as a barrister. Called to the Bar in 1976, she became a Queens Counsel in 1995 and is a founder member of Matrix Chambers.

Her fellow trainee at her first barristers’ chambers was Tony Blair. The couple married in 1980 and have four children.

As well as fighting for human rights in her professional career, Cherie is an active campaigner on equality and human rights issues. She has spoken across the world on both issues and also on the need for improved work/life balance for both women and men.

In 2008, Cherie set up the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. The Foundation works with women in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, helping them generate their own income and developing projects which encourage them to become successful and self sustaining entrepreneurs. Cherie is also closely involved with over 20 charities with a special emphasis on those working with women, with children, and with those based on Merseyside.

Cherie has been a member of the Labour Party since she was 16. In 2008 she published her autobiography, ‘Speaking for Myself.’

Session Summary

In an interactive interview with a member of the Dialogue Society staff Cherie Blair will explore her journey to success, discussing the challenges that she faced, the inspiration, attitudes and actions that helped her overcome these and her advice to participants at the start of their journeys. A Q&A session will follow the interview, and participants, staff and speakers will have time to interact informally over refreshments.

The format of the session will be as follows:

  • 5.45pm: Guests arrive and register
  • 6.00pm: Introduction from Dialogue Society staff
  • 6.05pm: Interview with Cherie Blair
  • 6.25pm: Q&A Session
  • 6.45pm: Closing remarks
  • 6.50pm: Refreshments

About the Success School

The Dialogue Society Success School is a six-week programme of weekly evening seminars intended to help inspire, encourage and equip young people to aspire to and work towards success.

Participants will hear the inspirational stories of a range of successful professionals in a friendly and interactive environment (4 sessions). In addition, experts from performance coaching and self-help backgrounds will provide them with practical guidance on positive thinking and on setting and achieving manageable goals from (2 sessions). The School will establish an ongoing network through which participants, staff and speakers can share ideas and opportunities. Click here for further information and poster.

Who’s it For?

The School is primarily intended for young people of 16-21 years of age, and the Dialogue Society will initially advertise in North London. We hope to welcome participants from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

The Sessions

Robert Kelsey, Author of ‘What’s Stopping You?’
16/02/2012

Rear Admiral Amjad Hussain
28/02/2012

John Bird, Social Entrepreneur (founder of The Big Issue)
06/03/2012

Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty
22/03/2012

Serena Bradshaw, Performance Coach
27/03/2012

Bonus Session at Arsenal FC
10/04/2012

Cherie Blair (Cherie Booth QC), Barrister
29/05/2012

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