10/17/2012 5:43:02 PM
Benign Battle of the Sexes on Park Lane
Miles Hunt, Chairman of Advanced Resource
Managers (ARM), joined a panel of leading business men and women to
answer and debate a series of gritty and stimulating questions put
by the all female audience at a Ladies Networking Event. The
event was organised by Lynda Ennis, Director of International IT at
ARM and hosted by Aston Martin at their Park Lane, London showroom
on Thursday 4th October.
Following a champagne reception Lynda Ennis welcomed the panel
and audience and handed over to our very own David Dimbleby, Mark
Doyle, Director of Fecund Ltd, who skilfully chaired the debate.
With hard hats at the ready the panel tackled the apt opening
question: ‘Why is there a need for separate networks for men
and women?’ which perhaps surprisingly brought a degree of
consensus amongst the panellists, that mixed networking evenings
were by and large more beneficial.
Miles Hunt said of the evening;
"The event was well attended and represented by
successful women holding senior roles across a broad range of
industries. The questions to the panel were varied and challenging,
particularly for some of the male members but the responses given
(mainly by the female panel members) and the ensuing debates were
illuminating, thought provoking and often generating a wide
disparity in opinions. Aston Martin was a generous and gracious
host. All together, it was a pleasure to have attended and a
privilege to have been asked to participate on the panel."
Lynda Ennis, Director of International IT at ARM was delighted
with the success of the evening;
"I am so pleased everyone enjoyed themselves. My
thanks go to Miles, clearly a very courageous man, and the other
panellists. Although after those questions and the brilliant
comments, are we going to have to change the name? I think it
undoubtedly shows not only are there powerful and talented women in
business but we are here to stay, something that I’m pleased to say
I think ARM understands and recognises. I’d like to add that the
evening also raised £626 for the Not Forgotten Association, a cause
very dear to my heart."