Innovation After Hours is a chance to network with people who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship and to be inspired by those who are working on interesting ventures. It’s a casual virtual meet up open to QUB students, staff and the general public. Grab a refreshment of your choice in the comfort of your own home and join us online as we welcome an inspiring new guest speaker on the first Thursday of every month.
December's guest speaker is Yasmin Geddis, founder of Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust, a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising mental health awareness and decreasing the stigma surrounding suicide. Previously a Master of Law, Yasmin lost her younger brother and only sibling Zachary when he took his own life in his University Accommodation in London in 2017. Since launching ZGBTST in October 2017, 6 months after Zachary’s passing, Yasmin has saved the lives of many people across the UK, expanded ZGBTST in 3 separate areas, and has been described as ‘the woman changing the face of mental illness’ . Working as a motivational speaker and campaigner, Yasmin has been named the Most Inspirational Woman in both Northern Ireland and the UK (2019) and was recently awarded the ‘Point of Light’ Award by PM Boris Johnson for her commitment to Mental Health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join us at 6pm on Thursday 3rd December to hear from Yasmin how to grow through hardship, personal battles and situations out of your control and instead, focus on success and positive mental wellbeing.