2021 Calendar of Events
Whilst we all wait and continue to see how quickly live events will return, we just wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the calendar events/awareness days taking place over the first few months of the year. If you looking for any speakers to mark these events, please do get in contact.
Launched in the UK in January 2014, Veganuary is a registered charity that encourages people to try vegan for the month of January.
Julianne Ponnan is the CEO of Creative Nature, the Superfood Brand and Award-winning Business Director, and entrepreneurial speaker. It was in 2012 aged just 22 that Julianne became the owner and CEO of Creative Nature. With a degree in business management, Julianne took the business back into profit, raised its profile all within 18 months. Her focus was on launching a range of foods that were “free-from” – with all-natural ingredients. She did this with just two members of staff.
National Mentoring Month 2021 runs throughout the month of January. Established by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership & Harvard TH School of Public Health in 2002, the campaign aims to raise awareness about the need for more Mentors in society as well as encouraging more people to actively become mentors to young people.
Motivational and Inspirational Speaker Phil Olley and author of the Nexus Code, will be running the Nexus Mentoring Group which is designed to provide small group coaching programmes for businesses. To learn more please contact Phil directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Another date of significant note is Monday 25th Jan 2021 which marks Burns Night. Annually celebrated in Scotland it commemorates the life and work of the bard (poet).
LGBT History Month takes place for the whole of February each year. The event celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community and at the same time aims to promote tolerance and raise awareness of the prejudices faced by LGBT people.
Also in February Children’s Mental Health Week takes place from 1st to the 7th February 2021 and the theme is Express Yourself and shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health
Inspirational Speaker Anthony Bennett has been speaking in schools and to school children and pupils on mental health/positive mindset and self-motivation for more info click here. In addition, Catherine Knibbs is a speaker on Cybertrauma and talks about the impact technologies are having on young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
And lastly, for February the 2nd of the month is Groundhog Day for those of you who can remember the film.
Monday 8th March 2021 marks International Women’s Day celebrating the social, cultural, economic, and political achievements of women across the globe. From inspirational female speakers that have overcoming adversity in their life, to those who have been successful in sport and business there a numerous speakers we can suggest to mark this day – include Anj Handa (pictured), Lisa Potts, Kanya King, Dame Tanni Grey Thompson and Helen Sharman to name a few. More details can also be found here.
Other significant dates in March include – National Careers Week which runs from the 1st to the 6th of March 2021 and aims to promote the importance of good careers.
And on Friday 19th March 2021 Comic Relief returns supporting vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally.
Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Given the heightened anxiety and stress, many of us have felt in the last 12 months, managing stress has never been so important.
Katie Maycock (pictured) is a Burnout Specialist and Speaker. She specialises in talking about the impact that stress has on the body and mind and how it can reduce productivity, mental clarity, and how it’s limiting people.
Sue Firth is a Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society and a speaker who specialises in managing and coping with stress and change.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) marks its World Day for Safety and Health at Work on or around 28th April each year. The day is an international campaign to promote safe, healthy, and decent work around the globe.
And lastly, if you fancy a sweet treat in April – the 22nd of the month is National Jelly Bean Day.
If you planning to mark any of these awareness days or months and looking for a speaker please do drop us a line at email@example.com (although we not sure if we have any Jelly Bean experts sadly!)