Three-part networking series to launch in September
The Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh is set to launch ‘Liaison Lunches’, a new series of networking events for professional businesswomen starting in September.
Its first speaker, on 15 September, will be Mollie Hughes who, at the age of 21, became one of the youngest British climbers to scale Mount Everest.
Hughes will share her story based on 18 months of rigorous training, two months living in a harsh mountain environment and 18 hours climbing in the oxygen-less world above 8,000 metres to complete her challenge.
The second event in the series will take place on 10 November, when Petra Wetzl, managing director of West Brewery in Glasgow, will take centre stage as guest speaker.
Wetzl, who is originally from Bavaria, fell in love with her adoptive Scottish homeland on a school exchange to Balfron.
After returning to Glasgow in 1994 and being unimpressed with what passed for ‘local ale’, she opened West Brewery Bar and Restaurant on Glasgow Green and has since landed a string of awards for its beer and service.
The series will conclude on 19 January 2017 with broadcaster and journalist Lesley Riddoch.
Riddoch is one of Scotland’s best known commentators and broadcasters following her stint as assistant editor of the Scotsman in the 1990’s (and editor of The Scotswoman in 1995 when female staff wrote, edited and produced the paper) and contributing editor of the Sunday Herald.
She is best known for broadcasting with programmes on BBC 2, Channel 4, Radio 4, and BBC Radio Scotland, for which she has won two Sony speech broadcaster awards.
According to organisers, the lunches are designed to bring together interesting people from various walks of business life to meet in a comfortable atmosphere.
They say that, although there are similar types of lunches taking place across the city, the Royal Scots Club thought there was room in the market for something built around informality yet enjoyablility.