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STEMM Professional Networking Event - Meet the Panel

Come along to an evening of networking, drinks and canapes and hear from St Helen and St Katharine Old Girls about their career journeys in STEMM.

In the run up to our Women in STEMM SHSK Society Professional Networking Event we’re delighted to share more details about the hugely inspiring panel of speakers joining us.

Continuing our popular series of Professional Networking Events, our Women in STEMM event on Friday 26 April will offer you the chance to meet like-minded women who have a range of experience working in medicine, healthcare, science, technology and engineering.

Taking place at the Said Business School in Oxford from 6pm, the evening will include plenty of opportunities for you to network over complimentary drinks and canapes.

We are delighted that a panel speakers from the St Helen and St Katharine community with a wide range of expertise in STEMM industries are joining us for the evening to talk about their career journeys and to take part in a question and answer session.

For more details of this free to attend event and to  book your place click here


Anna Britnor Guest, 1986 leaver

Since graduating with an arts degree in Humanities, Anna has spent the last 30 years working in the technology and IT sector. Starting with a 10-year career in IT sales, she now helps tech companies across the globe to deliver their growth plans. She’s a Companion of the Institute of Sales Management and was a judge at the 2018 national sales awards – the British Excellence in Sales Management Awards (BESMA). She has been a regular conference speaker and written articles and book chapters on business growth, mentoring and coaching. Alongside her company, Alate Business Growth, she is currently launching a role model campaign to encourage more women into tech through promoting the many positive experiences of women in the sector.



Rachel Buckingham, 1986 leaver

Rachel left St Helen’s in 1986, getting engaged in the same week as her A level results came out! She went on to study medicine at Bristol University, marrying her husband Rob two years into her five year degree. She trained as a junior doctor in and around Bristol spending a short time in China and Cape Town. Rachel had three children while training to be an orthopaedic surgeon and returned to Oxfordshire to take up a consultant post in paediatric orthopaedics in 2007. She is now clinical lead for children’s orthopaedics at the OUH and also works as an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.



Stephanie Hampshire, 2005 leaver

Stephanie has over seven years’ experience in project management and business development in engineering consultancy, with particular focus on UK and international flood and coastal risk management strategy and appraisal projects. Prior to this Stephanie worked in nuclear waste risk management. Stephanie has worked for several different engineering companies including Mott MacDonald, CH2MHill and now Jacobs, delivering over 20 different projects for Local Authorities, Environment Agency and International Government clients, to help facilitate over £50 million of flood and erosion defence works. Stephanie has led and contributed to individual proposals both in the UK and International (Caribbean, India and US) as well as multidisciplinary, multimillion pound frameworks such as the Environment Agency WEM (and now NGSA) Framework. Stephanie is now Jacobs Sales Manager for the Environment Agency WEM/NGSA Framework.


Hazel Sanders, 1990 leaver

After attending St Helen’s, Hazel studied Civil Engineering at Imperial College.  As a Chartered Civil Engineer, she spends time Project Managing construction works, for example working at Luton Airport and building the tunnels for Heathrow Express Rail Link.  She now works for the Institution of Civil Engineers, promoting Civil Engineering and helping graduates to gain their Professional Qualifications


Valerie Legris, current St Helen and St Katharine parent

Valerie completed her PhD at the ETH Zurich and then moved to the UK from France for Post-Doctoral roles at the University of Oxford.  After returning to work after the birth of her daughter, Valerie moved across to the Pharma Industry (Oncology) where she stayed for 8 years. She then spent three years in a start up in regenerative medicine as Head of Cell Biology and now works for Abbott in diagnostics for drug abuse. She is passionate about science as a means to help others.


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