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Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Renaissance Foundation


In recognition of International Women’s Day, Clarksons’ Group Head of HR, Harriet Oliver, attended an event hosted by Renaissance Foundation (RF) - a specialist youth charity providing support to young carers and patients aged 12-18. Its mission is to inspire these young people to reach their full potential and embark on their own journey of renewal. They do this through a three-stage programme that focuses on strengthening their resilience, developing their soft skills, and raising their aspirations. 

The female-focused event took place within RF’s new hub in Aldgate, London, taking the format of a Q&A session. A range of women from a variety of industries shared their personal experiences around career journeys, role models, highlights, overcoming challenges and memorable highlights. Harriet Oliver formed part of the lineup, sharing her early influences and words of advice to inspire the attendees on their future career paths. The speakers and young people then took part in speed networking session, giving everyone an opportunity to ask further questions spanning advice on CV’s, completing job applications, conduct during interviews and having the confidence to say ‘yes’ to opportunities.

Harriet comments,

“The young people who attend RF shoulder an undue amount of challenge and responsibility in their own lives, but their drive and ambition is tangible. Thank you to RF for inviting me to be part of the panel – the support that you provide and the environment that you have created is making a significant impact on these young people’s lives.”

Clarksons is committed to providing time, energy and resources to charities that we feel passionate about and ensures that we can help lead positive change in a variety of different ways. Supporting RF with this and future events enables them to achieve their objectives and provide their young people with new perspectives and motivations to inspire them to reach their goals.

Get involved with RF and learn more about the volunteering opportunities available by visiting:

Renaissance Foundation