Leading city entrepreneurs call for help
to take people on
16th November 2010, Derby Quad, Market Place, Derby
At the Derby Entrepreneur Embassy, held at the Quad arts centre in Derby, leading local entrepreneurs called on the Government to incentivise businesses to take people on.
Kavita said that "many businesses start out in adversity. For example I decided I wasn't going to work for anyone else when I missed out on a promotion. A business can start out of desperation and aspiration, with perspiration and inspiration".
Guest Speaker at "Making a Success in Business"
11th November 2010, Paul Smith Ltd, Riverside Building, Riverside Way, Nottingham
Kavita gave a talk on "Making a Success in Business" at Paul Smith Ltd, Riverside Building, Riverside Way, Nottingham
On the 11th November, Kavita was the headline speaker at the Electrical Contractors Association's East Midlands Regional Business Conference, where she will be regaled the audience with the story of her life as the first woman in her family to get an education and work for a living, before going on to start her own successful IT business.
Guest Speaker at Marketing Derby's
London Embassy event
18th October 2010, Broadgate Tower,
City of London
Over 100 businesses, investors and ambassadors gathered at the latest annual ''Derby Embassy and Ambassadors Club'' event held on the 33rd floor of the Broadgate Tower.
During a lively and vibrant evening, delegates networked and heard announcements from speakers with Kavita sharing her experience of starting up and running her business in Derby's Pride Park.
Headline Speaker at the Girl Geeks Dinner
17th June 2010, Dickinson Dees offices,
St Ann's Wharf, Newcastle-upon-Tynel
Kavita appeared as the headline speaker at the latest Girl Geeks North East event, which took place on Thursday 17th June 2010, in the offices of Dickinson Dees on the Newcastle Quayside.
Speaker at Launch of "HR Exchange"
10th June 2010, Hallmark Hotel, Derby
Kavita was the speaker at the launch of HR Exchange, Derby’s first network, at the Hallmark Hotel, Derby on 10th June 2010, where she shared her experiences regarding people management and staffing issues encountered with her recent high profile investment of Octavian Security – bringing with it over 700 staff!
Guest Speaker at the Annual Dinner
Worcestershire Cricket Club - Friday 30th April
Kavita was the guest speaker at the Worcestershire Institute of Chartered Accountants’ annual dinner, held in the Graeme Hick Pavilion at the Worcestershire Cricket Club.
Guest Speaker to the Forum of Private Business
City of Manchester Stadium - March 17th
Kavita Oberoi revealed her incredible story and provided attendees with the advice and practical guidance required to succeed in business.
The free business support event, organised by the Forum of Private Business, offered practical workshops, a question and answer session, as well as an ideal networking opportunity.
"Our event went really well and Kavita was the perfect choice as speaker. What a lovely lady and what an interesting story she has to tell."
"The audience was intrigued and we’ve had masses of great feedback."
Personal Assistant Forum of Private Business
16th April 10
Leadership Masterclass – “Going It Alone”
Blackburn College’s University Centre - March 11th
In her leadership masterclass, entitled “Going It Alone”, Kavita recounted the decisions that had led her to leave a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry in 2001 and to set up her own IT and business healthcare consultancy.
Kavita said that success could be driven by many things – “desperation, inspiration or aspiration” – but that having the right mindset is always vital for attaining one's goal.
Chief Executive of Enterprise4All, Ilyas Munshi -
“The reaction to Kavita’s presentation was really positive and enthusiastic. Kavita has clearly been on a challenging but very rewarding journey and she has given us all a clear and compelling idea of what can be achieved with energy, commitment and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.”
"Twenty-five Lancashire business leaders graduated from the leadership development programme.
Enterprise4All has been working with the twenty-five entrepreneurs since the start of the year, during which time they have benefited from coaching sessions, workshops and inspirational master classes with speakers including Sir Chris Bonington and 'Secret Millionaire' Kavita Oberoi"
Keynote Speaker at the HighGrowth East Midlands Awards
Belfry Hotel, Nottingham - 11th of March
Kavita shared from her life and experience growing up in an Asian culture, which has different views of women working and their responsibility for home and family, as well as the many other organisations she is currently working with.
The HighGrowth East Midlands Awards are unique business awards focussing on recognising the growth of businesses located in the East Midlands and the professional excellence of the coaches supported by the Growth Enabler programme.
Guest Speaker to the Institute of Business Consulting
Nottingham Novotel, Nottingham - Feb 26th
On Friday 26th February, Kavita was the Guest Speaker at the Institute of Business Consulting's East Midlands regional dinner, held at the Nottingham Novotel.
Launch of the £250,000 "Be Inspiring" Project Fund
YMCA Derbyshire, London Road, Derby - Jan 18th
As a part of the "Be Inspiring" project fund launch at the YMCA Derbyshire, Kavita gave a presentation on the importance of inspiring the youth of today. The "Be Inspiring" project is a multi-agency venture which aims to raise the self-esteem and aspirations of young people.
Keynote Speaker at Derby University "Leaders and Leadership" Conference
University of Derby Markeaton Street, Derby - Jan 12th
Vice-Chancellor, John Coyne:
"It was no accident that we chose Kavita Oberoi as our keynote speaker. Her story had so many parallels for us as an Institution in terms of her personal history.
My admiration for her as an entrepreneur is not in the ultimate success she now enjoys, but the journey she has followed and the vision and drive she possesses;
"I dream it, visualise it and do it!" she said."