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IoD East Midlands - Regional Networking Lunch with Polar Explorer

19 Sep 2019
Broadway, Nottingham
A great opportunity to meet new faces and network over a  2-course lunch while learning about an interesting speakers journey.

We hope you will join us to hear from polar explorer, Fiona Thornewill MBE. Fiona has a host of records and achievements under her belt, which makes her a fascinating speaker.



 

Key details

Date & time: 19 Sep 2019 12:00 - 14:00
Location: Broadway, Nottingham
CPD Hours:

Prices from

30.00 GBP + VAT - Student member rate
35.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
45.00 GBP + VAT - Non-member rate

Event manager:
Ms Cari Grice
Contact phone:
0115 848 6190
Contact email:
Cari.Grice@iod.com

These events are spread across the year with different speakers who cover a range of topics from the economy to business start-ups, sports and the public sector including contestants from the Apprentice and Dragon’s Den.

 

Speakers

Fiona Thornewill MBE

For our second regional networking lunch of the year we are pleased to announce Fiona Thornewill MBE will be joining us for an inspiring and motivating afternoon. 

She is the first British woman to walk to  both the North and South Poles and broke the world record for being the fastest person to walk to the South Pole solo and unsupported.

Fiona has been awarded numerous awards such as Pride of Britain in 2000, European Woman of the Year 2004 and in 2006 was awarded an MBE for services to Charity and Polar Exploration.

Fiona is passionate about inspiring others to achieve their dreams and goals.

In her own words... “I tried being a receptionist... and thought straight away I can do better than this...”

On reaching the Pole: ‘This time, there was no voice saying: “Fiona you can do more.” Overhead, the sun blazed through a cobalt sky ‘peppered’ with flecks of silver spindrift. Behind me, a white horizon extended without boundary to a remote inlet 700 miles away. Then the tears came – like those of a child. And I saw vividly then, the faces of people I loved - and whose love - had pulled me on every step of the way. Of Bill, my friends, my family and my beloved husband - without whose belief in me - I wouldn’t be there. My emotions were so rich: Relief, pride, utter contentment and a sense of achievement - fully proportional to what I’d overcome. I was deeply, deeply, happy- and that’s how success feels…’

Fiona Thornewill MBE

 

Fiona is the first British woman to walk to  both the North and South Poles and broke the world record for being the fastest person to walk to the South Pole solo and unsupported.

She has received numerous awards including Pride of Britain in 2000, European Woman of the Year 2004, and in 2006 was awarded an MBE for services to Charity and Polar Exploration.

Fiona is passionate about inspiring others to achieve their dreams and goals.

 

 

 

 

Fiona Thornewill MBE

 

Fiona is the first British woman to walk to  both the North and South Poles and broke the world record for being the fastest person to walk to the South Pole solo and unsupported.

She has received numerous awards including Pride of Britain in 2000, European Woman of the Year 2004, and in 2006 was awarded an MBE for services to Charity and Polar Exploration.

Fiona is passionate about inspiring others to achieve their dreams and goals.

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

With thanks to our sponsor:

Pricing

Prices from

30.00 GBP + VAT - Student member rate
35.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
45.00 GBP + VAT - Non-member rate


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Location
  • Broadway
  • 14-18 Broad Street
  • Nottingham
  • NG1 3AL


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