September 21st 2017 | London, Leeds & Cardiff

Event agendas

**Please find the agenda for Belfast on the first tab, London on the second tab and Leeds on the third tab.**

If you are interested in attending Women into Leadership in Edinburgh, please visit the dedicated WiL Scotland website.

Women into Leadership Belfast will take place on 27th July 2017 (first tab)

Women into Leadership London will take place on 20th September 2017 (second tab)

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

Please click here to register for any of the WiL 2017 events.​​

Belfast

Time

Session

09.00

Registration

09.45

Chair’s welcome and introduction

10.00

Plenary address

Helping female NICS leaders succeed: tackling obstacles to progression

SPEAKER: Louise Warde Hunter, Deputy Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Gender Diversity Champion, NICS & Chair, NICS Women’s Network

10.30

Breakout session A:

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

SPEAKER: Orla O'Connor, Director, National Women's Council of Ireland

Breakout session B:

The importance of Women’s networks: shaping the culture and behaviour in your department

SPEAKER: NICS Women’s Network

11.30

Networking and refreshments

12.00

Plenary Address

Authentic Leadership: finding the courage to lead authentically

SPEAKER: Cllr Mary Ellen Campbell, Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast

12.30

Breakout session C:

Knowing your worth: increasing your profile and making your presence felt

SPEAKER: Heather Dempster, Coach, Javelin Success

Breakout session D:

Leadership for all: challenging traditional leadership paths and behaviours

SPEAKER: Lesley Hogg, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Assembly

SPEAKER: Siobhan Carey, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

13.30

Lunch

14.30

Plenary address

Redefining the workplace, not the women

SPEAKER: Jill Minne, Head of HR, Northern Ireland Civil Service

15.00

Panel discussion

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

SPEAKER: Marie Anderson, Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman

SPEAKER: Judena Leslie, Commissioner, Public Appointments Northern Ireland

SPEAKER: Dr Evelyn Collins, Chief Executive of the Equality Commission Northern Ireland

SPEAKER: Linsey Farrell, Director, Urban Villages, Racial Equality & Interfaces division, The Executive Office, Northern Ireland

16.15

Chair’s closing remarks

16.30-17.00

Informal networking drinks

London

Time

Session

08:45

Registration and refreshments

09:30

Chair’s welcome and introduction

Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

09:40

Opening address

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

Dealing with sexism in the workplace and beyond: practical skills for challenging discrimination

Breakout session C

Finding strength in adversity: personal reflections on resilience

SPEAKER: Jessica Murphy, Chief of Staff to Director, National Security OSCT, Home Office

SPEAKER: Nick Pett, Head of Inquests and Disclosure, Directorate of Judicial Engagement Policy, MOD

Breakout session D

The power of introverts: understanding the true value of the 'quiet leader'

SPEAKER: Peter Botting, Strategy, Storytelling and Speaker Coach

Breakout session E

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

SPEAKER: Helen Stephenson, Director, Early Years and Childcare, Department for Education

SPEAKER: Valerie Cain, Director, People & Change at the Government Legal Department

Breakout session F

Mental health: speaking up and reducing stigma

SPEAKER: Rachel Downey, Head of Strategic Planning, Communications, Department of Health

11:15

Networking and refreshment break

11:45

Plenary address

Authentic Leadership: finding the courage to lead authentically

SPEAKER: Loraine Martins MBE, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Network Rail

12:20

Breakout session G

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

SPEAKER: Charlotte Sweeney OBE, Diversity & Inclusion Expert

Breakout session H

Positive visibility: interactive networking skills session

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


 

Breakout session I

Women's health: physical health and wellbeing in the workplace

Breakout session J

Job sharing in the CS: flexible working as a tool for success

SPEAKERS: Yvette Bosworth & Suzie Daykin, Deputy Directors Animal Public Health and Traceability, Defra

Breakout session K

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

SPEAKER: Beth Walker, Co-Chair DfE Women’s Network, Department for Education

SPEAKER: Jo Sheppard, Head of Leadership and Engagement at the Ministry of Defence

SPEAKER: Charlotte Dring, Policy Advisor, Cabinet Office

Breakout session L

Men as allies: the role of men as key and essential partners in gender equality

SPEAKER: Ravi Chand CBE, HR Director Workforce Management, HM Revenue & Customs

SPEAKER: Nick Pett, Head of Inquests and Disclosure, Directorate of Judicial Engagement Policy, MOD

13.20

 Lunch

14.20

Panel discussion

Leadership for all: challenging traditional leadership paths and behaviours

SPEAKER: Gerri Clement, Deputy Director, Strategy and Partnerships, Defra & Co-chair, Cross Government Social Mobility Network

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell Smith, Executive Directors Office: Women's Network and Gender at Environment Agency & Founder, Cross-Government Women's Network

15.20

Closing address

16.00

Chair’s closing remarks

Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

16.15 - 17.00

Informal networking drinks

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

10.15

Breakout session A:

Mastering vocal impact: communicating your ideas with confidence and clarity

Breakout session B:

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

11.15

Networking and refreshment break

11.45

Plenary address

Authentic Leadership: finding the courage to lead authentically

12.15

Breakout session C:

Interactive networking session: positive visibility

Breakout session D:

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

13.15

Lunch

14.15

Panel discussion

Diverse leadership journeys: succeeding as a leader outside London

15.15

Networking and refreshments

15.45

Closing address

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

16.15

Chair’s closing remarks

Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

16.30

Informal networking drinks