A number of inspirational speakers recently attended the Women Means Business event at the Royal High School in Bath, introducing pupils there to a wide range of career options that are available to them.

Among the speakers were Faye Litherland, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Scientist and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE); Sarah King who spoke on the subject of veterinary science; Alice Marigold & Rebecca Genders from Montgomery Charles who introduced the subject of Financial Planning and Marketing; Kate Smith of The Makery; Samantha Newton and Megan Prideaux from Thrings Law Firm who spoke on the subject of ‘A day in the life of a lawyer at a Top 100 law firm’; Stephanie Moreland and Charli Watson speaking on Specialist Careers in the Ambulance Service; and Software Engineer Jenny Brennan.

Karen Harvie, Head of Careers at the Royal High School, said, “One of the ways we help to prepare our students for life beyond school is through our biannual Women Mean Business event, where women from a myriad of sectors speak to our girls about their journeys to success in their chosen fields. We were thrilled that all the speakers were able to join us for our most recent event to give our students a fascinating insight into life in their careers, and thank them for their time and effort in inspiring the attendees of the event.”

Samantha Newton from Thrings added, “It was a pleasure to be involved in the Women Mean Business Event at the Royal High School. At Thrings we are particularly keen to support local initiatives in schools and the community, and to share our own experiences to help young people gain an insight into the legal profession. I decided to become a lawyer when I was at Sixth Form, so to have the chance to inspire girls of the same age is truly rewarding.”