What we're about

Meetup group for the Scottish BAME community for like minded professionals to network and share career growth, education, skills and job hunting advice for students, graduates and early career youth as well as people looking to continue climbing the ladder

Standard set up will be for professionals to host a talk about their career and progression in different industry sectors. Format can be lightening talk, workshops or structured discussion.

Always looking for speakers so if you'd like to do short talk them please get in touch. Especially looking to speak to people from the below list of industries/roles to share their experience. Nothing fancy, just a chat in a safe environment.

Even though our background is BAME, these events are open to EVERYONE.

Sales, marketing, advertising, medicine, design, engineering, banking, business, event management, business owner, estate agents, hospitality, science, oil and gas, pharmacist, teacher, sports, architect, stick broker, tourism, media, journalist, logistics.

Upcoming events (2)

Smashing That Glass Ceiling & How to Ask for a Wage Rise or Promotion

Two amazing guest speakers are joining us for the next Scottish BAME Career Progression event, Manira Ahmad from Public Health Scotland and Stephanie Boyle from CodeClan, winners of “Best Education Provider” at ScotlandIS Digital Tech Awards 2017 & 2018 Manira will talk through her career history from humble beginnings and now on the cutting edge of leading the tackling of the pandemic for all of Scotland while keep strong to her faith and identity. She's looking to open up to you all about her ups, down, emotions and opportunities. Not to be missed. Stephanie will be speaking about how to ask for a wage rise or a promotion, what to look out for, when to ask and preparation of the big request to your manager. We've either been there or want to be there so let's get prepared and learn now to execute later. Agenda * Virtual drinks and short intros * Introduction to the Group * Manira Ahmad - My Career in a Hijab * Stephanie Boyle - How to ask for a Wage Rise or a Promotion * Closing comments We'll also take questions as usual. Bio: Manira Ahmad - Head of Local Intelligence at Public Health Scotland Manira joined the public sector in 2015 and was appointed to lead the deployment of Local Intelligence across Health & Social Care. Supporting Integration Authorities in Scotland in improved decision making for health and well-being. She is also accountable for developing the intelligence and informatics across multiple sectors. Stephanie Boyle- Senior Data Analysis Instructor at Codeclan Stephanie comes from an academic background, achieving a PhD in Neuroscience and Psychology from Glasgow University, and subsequently working as a researcher and lecturer. She then transitioned into industry as a Data Scientist, before joining Codeclan as an Instructor. -------------------------------------------------------- Even though these speakers are in their particular fields, it doesn't mean that we can't learn from them and use them in our own specialisms. This is open to EVERYONE that's interested in either progressing their career or looking to network with professionals to gain knowledge and advice. We're especially interested in meeting other professionals from different sectors so we can host events for a variety of industries. There's no cost to the event, just bring yourself with an ambition of progression.

I'm not good enough! Why does the voice in my head say that & Imposter Syndrome

Scottish BAME Career Progression and in collaboration with Agile20Reflect Festival bring you a meet up all around Imposter Syndrome. You know, when you feel that everyone else knows more than you, when you feel that you don't deserve to be there. We have the fantastic Scott Sievwright and Sathpal Singh as our guest speakers. Come lets talk about Imposter Syndrome...... Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which one doubts one's accomplishments and has a persistent internalised fear of being exposed as a "fraud". Despite external evidence of their competence, those experiencing this phenomenon remain convinced that they are frauds, and do not deserve all they have achieved. Individuals with impostorism incorrectly attribute their success to luck, or interpret it as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent than they perceive themselves to be. While early research focused on the prevalence among high-achieving women, impostor syndrome has been recognised to affect both men and women equally In a short presentation and then a discussion Scott will discuss the general topic of Imposter Syndrome, what the research says and what the implications are for how we help, coach and support ourselves and others. Scott will discuss his own journey with Imposter syndrome and discuss how this has effected him personally. In this fascinating topic the more your realise how widespread self belief this is the more you can overcome its debilitating effects and move forward. Sath will share his inspiring story from his BAME background, his ambition and how he overcame the imposter in him. We'll be looking to learn from his successes, trials and tribulations from his start as an engineer to leading and transforming large global brands. Agenda * Virtual drinks and short networking * Introduction to the Group * Scott Sievwright * Sathpal Singh * Closing comments We'll also take questions as usual at the end of each talk. Bio: Scott Sievwright - https://www.agile20reflect.org/ Scott is an Agile Coach based in Scotland. He has many years of supporting and growing agile with large client organizations and has extensive experience of delivering Agile Ways of working in difficult situations. Scott is an Agility Advisor works with clients to create plans and engagement models to increase focus on delighting customers and creating greater value quicker. Scott helps build trust between business, technology teams and customers. Sathpal Singh Sath is a passionate, energetic and people-oriented technology and agile leader. He believes in the power of coaching and mentoring, and is an avid visual practitioner. Having amassed over 20 years of industry experience with international clients and global brands. He has moved from hands-on engineering roles into management and leadership positions spanning both the public and private sectors. At present Sath is leading initiatives to build engineering capability and enhance culture in the finance sector. Sath is a Chartered IT Practitioner (CITP) and Chartered Manager (CMgr) and undertakes a number of additional voluntary roles. He is currently a BCS Agile committee member, Organiser at The Future of Work Scotland meetup and sits on the board of CMI Scotland. -------------------------------------------------------- Even though these guys are in their particular fields, it doesn't mean that we can't learn from them and use them in our own specialisms. This is open to EVERYONE that's interested in either progressing their career or looking to network with professionals to gain knowledge and advice. We're especially interested in meeting other professionals from different sectors so we can host events for a variety of industries. There's no cost to the event, just bring yourself with an ambition of progression.

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