The REACH Next Generation Summits

The next Reach Next Generation summit will be in Birmingham on Saturday October 8th

Reach is the brainchild of leading Sky Sports Golf presenter Sarah Stirk who believes that the path for women to reach the top of their careers has far too many barriers and obstacles.


Sarah says “These unique summits gives us the perfect opportunity to do just that and some of our successful Reach females are excited about the prospect of giving back!”


The first two Reach Next Generation Summits in 2021 in London and Manchester were an enormous success. The pressures on young girls in today’s world are immense and complicated. They walked away full of positivity and a new found confidence.


So far in 2022 we have staged a Summit in Middlesbrough and most recently at Emirates Stadium bringing hope to girls and empowering them to fulfil their ambitions.

About the summits

Our unique format sees all the girls sit in a summit style circle so they all have a front row seat.


We run a series of short sessions – between 12 and 15 throughout the day and the girls can contribute to the topics as much as they like.


We have a mix of sessions – some are interactive, some involve participation and some are designed to demonstrate that “if I can do it- you can do it.”


They talk about their ambitions and hopes for their careers as they think about their future.


They hear from and talk with women who have a story to tell. Leaders in Sport, Fashion, Music, Business, Charities, Nutrition, Human Rights and Social Media all there to create conversations and provide thought leadership.

They openly discuss their thoughts, concerns and ambitions in a completely “safe space.”

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What is The Reach Next Generation designed to do?

  • To provide a unique and inspiring opportunity to meet girls from all backgrounds.
  • To empower women leaders of the future of the future at a key time for diversity and equality throughout the World.
  • To hear from accomplished and entertaining experts in their field.
  • To provide a forum in which women with boardroom experience can offer the benefit of their experience to the next generation of female leaders.
  • To provide thought leadership and opportunity to address their concerns.
  • To empower the girls so that they can be whoever they want to be.
  • To create a very special group who will act as ambassadors and inspirators for the next generation.
  • Most of all, to build confidence, self-esteem and independence.
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Locations in 2022

Our 2021 Summits were held in London and Salford. In 2022 we will be taking the Reach Next Generation Summit to The North East, The South West, The East Midlands and again in London. We will also be staging our first Reach Next Generation Awards in Birmingham

 

Previous Reach Summits

Listen to our Podcasts where Reach Host, 12 year old Grace Jeffries talks to some amazing women about their careers and their tips for young girls as they think about their futures

Reach NextGen Meets: Dr Poonam Gupta OBE – the Chief Executive Officer at PG Paper Company Ltd
Reach NextGen Meets: Jacqueline Simmons – the Senior Executive editor Americas at Bloomberg LP
Reach NextGen Meets: Yinka Fadina – Head of Audit, Retail – Shared Experience & Digital Transformation and Everyday Banking at NatWest Group
Reach NextGen Meets: Barroness Tanni Grey Thompson DBE – one of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes
Reach NextGen Meets: Rosie Nixon – the Editor-in-Chief at HELLO! Magazine
Reach NextGen Meets: Olivia Streatfeild – CEO of INTO
Reach NextGen Meets: Natalie Stagnaro – the Head of Campaigns at Fanbytes
Reach NextGen Meets: Julie Dennis – Head of Diversity and Inclusion at ACAS
Reach NextGen Meets: Caroline Pay – the Chief Creative Officer and Senior Vice President at Headspace Health
Reach NextGen Meets: Emma Kay – Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at WalkSafe
Reach NextGen Meets: Milka Privodanova – Country Manager at Pinterest for the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and The Nordics
Reach NextGen Meets: Amy Dick – Head of Impact at Anyone
Reach NextGen Meets: Nicci Clarke – Head of Marketing at Punch Pubs
Reach NextGen Meets: Deborah Williams – Founder of The Womens Association
Reach NextGen Meets: Claire Barnett – Executive Director UN Women UK
Reach NextGen meets: Lucia Marcuzzo, VP and Managing Director for Levi Strauss in Northern Europe
Reach NextGen Meets: Sarah Atkinson – the CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation
Reach NextGen Meets: Victoria Rowland – the Early Careers Talent Specialist and Founding Member and UK Lead for Pride at SAGE
Reach NextGen Meets: Baroness Susan Greenfield – a scientist, writer and broadcaster
Reach NextGen Meets: Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of We are the City
Reach NextGen Meets: Shrirekha Patel – the Lead Tailor of Lot1 Made to Order at Levi Strauss & Co
Reach NextGen Meets: Rebecca Myers – a journalist for The Times and Sunday Times, based in London
Reach NextGen Meets: Natisha Chatten – an Automotive Video content creator and runs Auto Social UK
Reach NextGen Meets: Juliet Slot – the Chief Commercial Officer at Arsenal Football Club
Reach NextGen Meets: Clare Wright – Group HR Director at Jardine Motors Group
Reach NextGen Meets: Claire Cronin – Chief Commercial Officer at McLaren Racing – That’s the Formula One team
Reach NextGen Meets: Claire Bottle – the Chief Executive at United Kingdom Warehousing Association
Reach NextGen Meets: Sarah Furness – Former Combat Helicopter Pilot and Squadron Leader and keynote speaker.
Reach NextGen Meets: Hannah Samano – Founder and CEO of Unfabled
Reach NextGen Meets: Gemma Oakes – Director of Mercieca
Reach NextGen Meets: Hannah Awonuga – Global Head of Colleague Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion at Barclays
Reach NextGen meets: Mandy Hickson – Former RAF Tornado pilot
Reach NextGen meets: Mary Keane-Dawson – CEO Takumi
Reach NextGen meets: Nuala Walsh – Founder of Mind Equity
Reach NextGen meets: Sarah Stirk – Founder of Reach
Reach NextGen meets: Vanessa Sanyake – Founder Girls Talk London
Reach NextGen meets: Wanita Bardouille – Former Creative Services Director, Ralph Lauren
Reach NextGen meets: Yvonne Greeves – Director of Women in Business, NatWest
Reach NextGen meets: Alison Edgar – The Entrepreneur’s Godmother
Reach NextGen meets: Alison Oliver – CEO UK Youth Sport Trust
Reach NextGen meets: Anya Hindmarch – Best known for her fabulous handbags of course
Reach NextGen meets: Caroline Culme Seymore – People and Operations Director, BCG Digital Ventures
Reach NextGen meets: Caroline Hazelhurst – VP Bird Scooters
Reach NextGen meets: Caroline Nokes – MP for Romsey and Southampton North
Reach NextGen meets: Eleanor Mills – Founder Noon
Reach NextGen meets: Emma Ballard – Editor, Women in Golf Magazine
Reach NextGen meets: Gaia Barcilon – International Human Rights Lawyer
Reach NextGen meets: Heike O’Leary – Group Head of Marketing, Haines Watts
Reach NextGen meets: Karen Bosher – Managing Director, Greene King
Reach NextGen meets: Katy Leeson – Managing Director, Social Chain
Reach NextGen meets: Kelly Simmons – Director of Womens Football at the FA
Reach NextGen meets: Lara Morgan – Entrepreneur