September 21st 2017 | London, Leeds & Cardiff

Event agendas

**Please find the agenda for Leeds on the first tab and Cardiff on the second tab.**

Women into Leadership Leeds will take place on 19th October 2017 (first tab)

Women into Leadership Cardiff will take place on 8th February 2018 (second tab)

Women into Leadership Glasgow will take place on 24th May 2018 (agenda to be published soon)

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Leeds

Time

Session

08.45

Registration and refreshments

09.30

Chair’s welcome and introduction

Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

09.40

Opening address

Leadership for all: challenging traditional leadership paths and behaviours

SPEAKER: Bernadette Kelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport

10.15

Breakout session A:

Mastering vocal impact: communicating your ideas with confidence and clarity

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Coach & Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Breakout session B:

Working flexibly: meeting the needs of you and your department

SPEAKER: Wendy Hardaker Commercial Law Director, Commercial Law Group, Government Legal Department

SPEAKER: Claire Campbell, Programme Director, Public Sector, Timewise

SPEAKER: Kirstie Axtens, Head of Employer Services, Working Families

11.15

Networking and refreshment break

11.45

Plenary address

Authentic Leadership: finding the courage to lead authentically

SPEAKER: Maxine de Brunner QPM, Former Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Met police, Transformation Change Advisor & Speaker

12.15

Breakout session C:

Interactive networking session: positive visibility

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Coach & Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Breakout session D:

Women leading technology: embracing digital to further career opportunities

SPEAKER: Sue Griffin, Digital Head of User Support Services, DWP & Chair, DWP Women in Technology group

& members of the DWP Digital team

13.15

Lunch

14.15

Panel discussion

Diverse leadership journeys: succeeding as a leader outside London

SPEAKER: Grace Ononiwu OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS West Midlands Region

SPEAKER: Sarah Mainwaring, Head of Public Protection, National Probation Service (NE)

SPEAKER: Kirsty Pearce, Area Director, North West, Cities and Local Growth Unit, BEIS

15.15

Networking and refreshments

15.45

Closing address

Leading a change in culture: where do we go from here?

SPEAKER: Sue Owen, Permanent Secretary, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

16.15

Chair’s closing remarks

Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

16.30

Informal networking drinks

Cardiff

Time

Session

08.45

Registration and refreshments

09.30

Chair’s welcome and introduction

CHAIR: Vicky Johnson, President, ARC

09.40

Leadership for all: challenging traditional leadership paths and behaviours

SPEAKER: Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary, DCLG and Civil Service Gender Champion

10.15

Breakout session A

Resilience and inclusivity: the power of a resilient and inclusive leader

Breakout session B

Work/life balance: Finding ways to take a more flexible approach to work

Breakout session C

Mastering vocal impact: communicating your ideas with confidence and clarity 

11.15

Networking and refreshment break

11.45

Plenary address

Authentic Leadership: finding the courage to lead authentically

SPEAKER: Elan Closs Stephens CBE, Emeritus Professor of Communications and Creative Industries, Aberystwyth University & BBC’s Non Executive Director for Wales

12.15

Breakout session D:

Positive visibility: interactive networking skills session

Breakout session E:

Leading from the middle: a discussion on having impact at any level

Breakout session F:

Women leading technology: embracing digital to further career opportunities

13.15

Lunch

14.15

Panel discussion

Diverse leadership journeys: succeeding as a leader outside London

SPEAKER: Jo Salway, Head of Cabinet Office, Welsh Government

SPEAKER: Kathy Barnes, Chief Executive, Defence Business Services, MOD

SPEAKER: Auriol Miller, Director, The Institute of Welsh Affairs

15.45

Closing address

Leading a change in culture: where do we go from here?

SPEAKER: Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade

16.15

Chair’s closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

CHAIR: Vicky Johnson, President, ARC