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The Rising Network launches a series of free, online events open to all to help combat stress and facilitate safe connections during COVID-19


During these uncertain times of COVID-19 and social distancing, it can be very stressful and challenging trying to juggle and manage work, home life, family members and personal safety.

To help, the Rising Network has launched a weekly ‘Time Out Tuesday’ series, which will run during COVID-19. This weekly check in will give participants the opportunity to engage and connect with others over a virtual coffee break hosted by Lily Cheng, Founder of the Rising Network.
These weekly online sessions have been designed to support; offering a mental break to stop and pause, offering 30 minutes to maintain human connections outside the home over meaningful conversations. This is a chance to stay connected with others in an uplifting online video call to discuss challenges, solutions, give and receive support, or simply to listen and learn from others while maintaining physical distance. These informal online events offering a safe space for you to connect, inspire and empower yourself and others. 

Upcoming Time Out Tuesday Themes: 

  • 7thApril, 15:00 – 15:30: Home Schooling. How do you stay productive and home school at the same time as we adapt to the recent workforce changes? With invited guest, Jaspreet Kaur, Spoken Word Artist, Poet and Writer of Behind the Netra, former secondary school History and Sociology teacher, with an academic background in both history and gender studies.
  • 14thApril, 15:00 – 15:30: Staying Connected. How to stay connected during COVID-19 and what does it look like to connect with people and to connect with self? With invited guest from Dallas, USA, Dr Froswa Booker-Drew, VP, Community Affairs, Strategic Alliances at State Fair of Texas® Author. Speaker. Co-Founder, HERitage Giving Circle.
  • 21stApril, 15:00 – 15:30: Humorous Observations of COVID-19. Building resilience through comedy. With invited guest, Zara Janjua, TV Presenter, Journalist, Actor, Comedian and Writer.
  • 28thApril, 15:00 – 15:30: Laughter Yoga to Release Stress and Anxiety. A fun way to lift ourselves up by having an energizing stress busting laugh! With invited guest, Odette Lightland, a fully certified laughter yoga teacher trainer, happiness facilitator and mindfulness trainer.

As part of the Rising Network’s #PayItForward initiative and to make a difference in the lives of others, these online events are open to all and are free to attend. The aim is to offer a safe and supportive space during COVID-19. For more information and to book, visit therisingnetwork.com

The Rising Network 
The Rising Network was founded in April 2016 by Lily Cheng, Cambridge based Entrepreneur. The Rising Network is an established network with a strong international online  presence with Chapters in Cambridge and London, UK. The network is positioned to support large organisations with their wellbeing and D&I initiatives, L&D and female talent pipeline including recruitment, retention, upskilling of female talent into senior/leadership positions, return to work, and the reduction of sickness and absenteeism. 

About the Rising Network: We use the power of community to empower women to realise their true potential, and to achieve balance and happiness. Our vision is to be recognised as a global community that empowers women to become change makers and we enrich our members professionally and personally by providing resources and a supportive learning and networking environment. We offer online and face-to-face events and a forum to upskill where tools, strategies and techniques can be learned and developed. As well as supporting our individual members, we offer corporates, SMEs, universities and other networks our services to support L&D and D&I initiatives. For more information and to join us, visit therisingnetwork.com


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