Your Child, Their Future: Future Skills

As parents or guardians, your focus is helping your children achieve their full potential. That’s why we’ve created the ‘Your Child: Their Future’ series of virtual events – this is our sixth event all about the skills needed for the careers of the future and how your child can develop them.

Organised by Allstate NI, EY and Herbert Smith Freehills the event speakers are experts in guiding children to successfully starting their careers and will provide a diverse range of opinions and information about how you can help your child do the same. Join Carol Fitzsimons (CEO of Young Enterprise NI) and Rosemary Stalker, (4C Ur Future) to learn about their thoughts on the most important skills required for careers of the future.


Why attend?

This is not a lecture or a recruitment event, it is an informal chat between professionals (who are also parents) sharing their views on helping the youth kick start their careers. There will be a chance to ask questions or you can just listen to what they have to say.

You will hear from 3 organisations that are all experienced in supporting the younger generation who are just beginning their careers.

We hope you can join us for the sixth virtual event in the series of ‘Your Child: Their Future’, please register below. Once registered you will be provided with a link to view the event live online on the 1st February 5pm via your laptop or phone, we hope to ‘virtually’ see you there.

The event will start at 5.00pm, Tuesday 1st February. The link to the event will be emailed closer to the start date.

We recommend you access this link on Google Chrome via your laptop or phone.


Meet Our Experts

Sarah Travers - Host

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Sarah Travers is a freelance journalist, presenter, trainer and media coach, based in Northern Ireland. Sarah began her career with BBC Northern Ireland after completing a degree in broadcast journalism at the Nottingham-Trent University, first in BBC Radio Foyle before joining the Radio Ulster news bulletins team in 1997. Sarah’s perhaps best known for her role as anchor on BBC Newsline over a thirteen year period where she also fronted the weekly Family Focus slot, Lifeline, The Balmoral Show and Children In Need. More recently Sarah presented ‘The Magazine’ programme on UTV and ‘Made in NI’ on BBC NI.

In 2015 she set up her new training business, Bespoke Communications, with her business partner Camilla Long. She is passionate helping people and organisations tell their stories through media appearances and keynote presentations and developing strong leaders of the future.

Sarah has two grown up children.


Carol Fitzsimons, MBE, Chief Executive - Young Enterprise NI

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Carol Fitzsimons has been Chief Executive of Young Enterprise NI since 2009. Having previously specialised in learning & development in the private sector, she is a strong advocate for the benefits of providing young people with the opportunity to develop business and entrepreneurship skills at a young age. She is committed to providing young people in NI with the best preparation for success in the new economy and was awarded the MBE for services to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in 2016.


Rose Mary Stalker - 4C Ur Future

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4C UR Future Founder, Rose Mary Stalker, is an experienced Company Director, Engineering Fellow and Transformational Change Agent. Rose Mary, a dedicated mentor, is passionate about driving out disadvantage and stimulating economic growth through people, in particular, helping every young person be the best version of themselves.

After an extensive international career holding senior global positions and successfully delivering major-breakthrough projects with Ford, Boeing and Rolls-Royce, Rose Mary returned home to give back to her local community working with small businesses and serving on a number of voluntary community organisations.

Rose Mary is currently Chair of Invest Northern Ireland, a Belfast Harbour Commissioners Board Member, a member of the NI Economy Minister’s Economic Advisory Group and a Member of the Department of International Trade and Investment Advisory Group.