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togetherTalks is a fortnightly series of virtual conversation talks with thought leaders across the globe from the worlds of business, humanitarian interest and more.
Join Leaders | Exchange ideas | Take Action
Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change: across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.”
The format of togetherTalks is perfect to tune in at home, on the move or at a virtual club meeting where members can invite guests to engage in discussion with them on these thought-provoking topics.
Each event ends with three key takeaways to inspire action!
Each 40-minute session includes:
To that end we invite you to invite others to join us in these conversations and learn of ways that we can collectively enhance our ability to make a difference and be #bettertogether.
togetherTalks launched series 4 with a ground-breaking conversation with our very own thought leader, Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President-Elect, discussing "Empowering Girls" covering the many issues that girls face in different parts of the world, and how we can individually and collectively work better together to try to mitigate those disadvantages into opportunities, especially in a post COVID world.
Shekhar Mehta - Rotary International President Elect
Stay up to date with upcoming events in series 4 as more will be announced soon! Join the conversation by following Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Watch over 26 different togetherTalks the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland's YouTube channel.
togetherTalks Series 1 was launched May 2020 with Jennifer Jones, with her inspiring talk about "The Power of Connection". Jennifer will be Rotary International President 2022-23 and concluded with a summer special with Captain Sir Tom Moore, the Second World War veteran who lifted the spirits of the nation with his heroic fundraising efforts for the NHS, was the first series highlight. There were over 14 events, attracting over 40k views, both live and on-demand on YouTube.
Series 2 of the togetherTalks welcomed BBC Countryfile TV presenter Adam Henson, who discussed the importance of understanding where food comes from and buying local. We heard from Dr Michel Zaffran from the World Health Organization talking about "Lessons learned from polio in tackling COVID-19"
Up next was the formidable Virginia McKenna & Will Travers, animal conservationist, Founders of the Born Free Foundation. Providing insight to "Life in Lockdown From The Animals' Point Of View".
When we didn't think this series could get any better, we had the great honour to have Daniel Flynn who co-founded, ThankYou. Who according to FORBES is a Supercool Social Enterprise Brand. Watch to be inspired to witness, how Daniel is using the Thankyou brand to invite the big brands like P&G and Unilever to collaborate to end extreme poverty. A truly inspirational story to inspire millions of people worldwide.
The other talks in the series included the passionate Dr Marilyn Fitzgerald, Author, business leader and humanitarian, who talk "More than just the money!" focussed on the subject of Microfinance and Sustainability to help our communities Build Back Better, which is needed more than ever.
The series concluded with “The Untapped Power Of Teaching Peace” we heard from Wisdom Addo who is a Rotary Peace Fellow and Executive Director at the West Africa Centre for Peace Foundation (WACPF), a non-governmental organization serving schools and communities through education on human rights, leadership and peacebuilding in Ghana and Lauren Coffaro director of global programs at PeaceJam. Lauren believes youth are key to building peace and both of our speakers provided insight into the importance of teaching peace.
Be inspired, join leaders, learn something new, find your potential, exchange ideas and take action. By watching, sharing and discussing all the on-demand video content from the togetherTalks.
Barry Rassin - Past Rotary International President
Together We Develop Leaders
Amanda Ellis - Director of Global Partnerships, Wrigley Global Futures Lab, ASU
"The Critical Role of Gender Equality in Leadership"
Peter Kyle - Director, Rotary International
"Peacebuilding - It's in our DNA"
Jenny Seagrove - Actor and animal champion
"The natural world: Treating others with mutual respect"
Dr John Blakey - Founder, The Trusted Executive Foundation
"Nine Leadership Habits That Inspire Results, Relationships and Reputation"
From Field to Fork - The importance of understanding where food comes from
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Daniel Flynn - Chief Visionary and Co-Founder, Thankyou
Empowering humanity to choose a world without poverty
Lauren Coffaro & Wisdom Addo
Director of global programs at PeaceJam and Exec. Director - West Africa Centre For Peace Foundation (WACPF)
The untapped power of teaching peace
Visit our YouTube playlist to catch up on all the events from Series 1. Be sure to subscribe to stay up to date with the latest videos.