IUA Circular 007/22

An IUA HR & Training Committee presentation in celebration of International Women's Day

Welcome:  Janet Ellis, MBE, TV Presenter, Author and Actress

In conversation with Dave Matcham, CEO, IUA

Event Chair:  Jo Sykes, HR Director – Europe, Travelers and Deputy of the IUA HR & Training Committee

Event introduction:  Louise Day, Director of Operations, IUA and member of the IUA HR & Training Committee

Event Date:   Tuesday 08 March 2022

Time: 12noon (UK/London time) for approx 1 hour

Venue: This hybrid event will be held in-person at the ACORD Suite, 8th floor, 1 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3.

Attendees will need to report to the building reception and have ID for a pass.
(remote details are below)

Subject:  Commemorating International Women’s Day, we welcome Janet Ellis, MBE to this IUA market briefing, who will share highlights of her career from presenting Blue Peter, acting in cult TV shows: Dr Who and The Sweeney, to becoming an award winning author as well as her charity work and balancing a career and family.

Contact:  Deborah Finch, IUA Events Manager (020 7617 4451)

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If you are familiar with the term “here’s one I made earlier”, chances are you spent your youth watching Blue Peter, the BBC national institution which, since 1958 remains full of interesting items and conveys the message that nothing in life is dull or uninteresting. 

Our guest speaker is well known as a presenter on the show where, for four years (1983-87), she did everything from jumping out of planes to singing at “Last Night of the Proms”.

After training at drama school, Janet appeared in the hit TV shows, “The Sweeney” and “Dr Who” and in her acting career, has appeared on stage, most recently in 2012 performing Alan Bennett.

Like the Blue Peter mantra, nothing in life is dull or uninteresting, Janet continues her career as a broadcaster on a huge range of programmes for the BBC including topics such as gardening cookery, cars and holidays. She has also taken part in ”The Million Pound Drop” for charity (with her daughter, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor), “Just the Two of Us” where she partnered with R&B legend Alexander O’Neal and has supported PETA by being photographed naked for a magazine. All this, in addition to writing award-winning novels and receiving an MBE in 2016 for her services to theatre and charity.

Since 1911, International Women’s Day has been commemorated annually celebrating historical, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world and, at this market briefing, we look forward to hearing from Janet on her career highlights, challenges, work/life balance and memorable events.

In addition, the audience will be encouraged to participate in a Blue Peter Challenge, judged by Janet!
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In addition, the audience will be encouraged to participate in a Blue Peter Challenge, judged by Janet!