Joy Lewis, CEO, Adopt an Intern

Feb 22, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Edinburgh

Codebase, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9DZ

Joy spun out Adopt an Intern (AAI) from the Centre for Scottish Public Policy in 2010. The company has since gone from strength to strength, placing over 1420 graduates and returners, from all social and economic backgrounds, into valuable paid work. AAI support Scottish EDGE, offering finalists and winners guidance on how best to build their teams at a crucial stage of scale-up.

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Joy joined the Centre for Scottish Public Policy in January 2009 and spun out Adopt an Intern (AAI) a year later. The company has since gone from strength to strength, placing over 1420 graduates and returners, from all social and economic backgrounds, into valuable paid work. It has worked with over 800 cross-sector businesses who come to AAI keen to improve their talent pipeline and diversity in the workforce.

She served for 20 years in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and has lived and worked in Brazil, Argentina and Germany. Joy also worked for many years in fashion retail where she recruited, trained and mentored sales managers, culminating in a successful business in Germany.

Adopt an Intern won the RBS-sponsored 'Customer Focus' Award at the Scottish Business Awards in November 2015. The year before, Joy had been shortlisted for 'Female Entrepreneur of the Year'. Various other recognitions followed over the years and in 2017 she was shortlisted for Diversity Hero of the Year at the Scottish Diversity Awards, following her work with disabled graduates and minority ethnic women returners.

She is determined to see AAI flourish further through working with SMEs and multi-nationals, whilst staying true to its roots - supporting and empowering start ups, charities and social enterprises across Scotland.

Since 2015, AAI has been a support partner for Scottish EDGE, offering finalists and winners guidance on how best to build their teams at a crucial stage of scale-up.

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Speaker

  • Joy Lewis

    Adopt an Intern (AAI)

When

When

Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Welcome, Networking and Food
Fireside Chat
Networking and Drinks

Organizers

  • Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Director

  • Nick Murray

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Co-Director

  • Caro Melendez

    Head of Operations

  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director - Startup Grind Glasgow

  • Amy Kelly

    Startup Grind Scotland | AK Marketing

    Head of Marketing

  • Oluwaseun Olabode

    Startup Grind Aberdeen

    Director - Startup Grind Abedeen

  • Alexandra Lloyd

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Edinburgh Events Team

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