September 21st 2017 | London, Leeds & Cardiff

Event agendas

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

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

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

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

London

Time

Session

08:45

Registration and refreshments

09:30

Chair’s welcome and introduction

Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

09:40

Opening address

Helping female leaders succeed: getting on and staying on

SPEAKER: Hilary Spencer, Director, Government Equalities Office

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

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

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

Breakout session C

Mental health and resilience: finding strength in adversity

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 balance: 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

Succeeding in a male-dominated environment: challenging traditional gender roles and levelling the playing field

SPEAKER: Lieutenant Commander Catherine Ker, first female Mine Clearance Diver, Royal Navy

SPEAKER: Commander Ally Pollard, Commanding Officer, HMS Northumberland

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

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 I

Female mentors: should I be one and should I have one?

SPEAKERS: Mentor Match

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

SPEAKERS: Jenny Ashby & Ian Shepherd, Deputy Directors, Free Trade Agreements, Canada, Mexico and South America, Trade Policy Group, Department for International Trade

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

SPEAKER: Dr Sharleene Bibbings, Senior Policy Advisor – Innovation, UK Export Finance 

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

SPEAKER: Alison Titchener, Policy and Litigation Manager & MOD Women’s Network Chairperson, Directorate of Judicial Education Policy

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: Shaun McNally, Chief Executive, Legal Aid Agency

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

SPEAKER: Denise Wilson OBE, Chief Executive, Hampton-Alexander Review

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

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

11.15

Networking and refreshment break

11.45

Plenary address

Authentic Leadership: finding the courage to lead authentically

SPEAKER: Jazz Bhogal, Deputy Director, Civil Service Workforce Strategy and Inclusion, Cabinet Office

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