September 21st 2017 | London, Leeds & Cardiff

Event agendas

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

Women into Leadership Cardiff will take place on 16th March 2017

Women into Leadership London will take place on 20th September 2017

Women into Leadership Leeds will take place on 19th October 2017

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

If you have any questions or would like to contribute your thoughts for this years conference, please contact claire.walmsley@dods.co.uk

WiL Cardiff 2017

Time

Session

08.45

Registration and refreshments

09.30

Chair’s welcome and introduction

CHAIR: Vicky Johnson, President, ARC

09.40

Plenary address

Exploring routes to the SCS: the leadership journey to Permanent Secretary

SPEAKER: Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

10.15

Breakout session A:

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

SPEAKER: Kelly Hodge, Chair, DVLA Gender Equality Network

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell Smith, Executive Directors Office: Women's Network and Gender at Environment Agency

Breakout session B:

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

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

SPEAKER: Sarah Neary, Department for International Trade, Ministerial Strategy Directorate

SPEAKER: Hannah Austin, The Infrastructure and Projects Authority

11.15

Networking and refreshment break

11.45

Reflections on the joys and tribulations of leadership

SPEAKER: Claire Clancy, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly, National Assembly for Wales

12.15

Breakout session C:

Mastering Vocal Impact: communicating your ideas with clarity and confidence

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

Breakout session D:

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

13.15

Lunch

14.00

Plenary address

SPEAKER: Shan Morgan, Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government

14.30

Panel discussion

Recognising and promoting female leaders outside of London: unique challenges and benefits

SPEAKER: Joanne Hopkins, Head of HO Wales Team, Home Office

SPEAKER: Shan Morgan, Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government

15.15

Networking and refreshments

15.45

Plenary address

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

SPEAKER: Leanne Wood, Leader, Plaid Cymru

16.15

Chair’s closing remarks

CHAIR: Vicky Johnson, President, ARC

16.30

Informal networking drinks

WiL London (2016)

Time

Session

08:45

Registration and refreshments

09:30

Chair’s welcome and introduction

Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

09:40

Plenary address

Exploring routes to the SCS: the leadership journey to Permanent Secretary

SPEAKER: Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government

10:10

Breakout session A

Working flexibly: meeting the needs of you and your department

SPEAKER: Emma Stewart MBE, Co-founder, Timewise

SPEAKER: Wendy Hardaker, Commercial Law Director, Commercial Law Group, Government Legal Department & winner of The Leadership Award, Civil Service Awards 2015  

CHAIR: Jess Bowie, Editor, Civil Service World

Breakout session B

Opportunities for progression: the diverse paths to promotion 

SPEAKER: Sarah Albon, Inspector General and Chief Executive, the Insolvency Service

SPEAKER: Melinda Johnson, Director of Group Commercial Services UK, Department for Transport

Breakout session C

Leaning in without falling over: examining boundaries, assertiveness and courage

SPEAKER: Dr Karen Moloney, Director, Moloney Minds & Founding Member, Womens Equality Party

Breakout session D

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

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell Smith, Executive Directors Office: Women's Network and Gender at Environment Agency

SPEAKER: Eleanor Binks, Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Team

Breakout session E

Public speaking: communicating your ideas with confidence and clarity

SPEAKER: Sandra MillerProfessional Trainer, RADA

Breakout session F

Mentor Match: the Civil Service mentoring revolution

SPEAKERS: Mentor Match founders:

Bryony Taylor, Head of Digital, DCLG

Andrew WhittenAssistant Director, Strategic Ops Command, Home Office

Alys Cooke, Private Secretary to DG Enforcement & Compliance, HMRC

Andrew WilkinsonDeveloper, Home Office Digital

Pinky Badhan, Head of Marketing, DCLG

11:00

Networking and refreshment break

11:30

Successfully achieving gender parity at BEIS: the journey to equal representation

SPEAKER: Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade

12:00

Breakout session G

Resilience and perseverance: tackling difficult situations head on 

SPEAKER: Colonel Suzi Donoghue, Assistant Chief of Staff Support in HQ Regional Command

SPEAKER: Wing Commander Sarah Maskell MBE, SO1 Diversity and Inclusion, Royal Air Force (RAF)

 

Breakout session H

Increasing your worth: seizing opportunities to further your own development

SPEAKER: Sarah Rapson, Director General, UK Visas & Immigration

SPEAKER: Ravi Chand CBE, HR Director, Workforce Management, HMRC


 

Breakout session I

Using digital to your advantage: embracing technology to further career opportunities

SPEAKER: Zara Farrar, Creative Producer & Head of GDS Women's Group, GDS 

Breakout session J

Public speaking: communicating your ideas with confidence and clarity

SPEAKER: Sandra MillerProfessional Trainer, RADA

Breakout session K

Unlocking the SCS: preparing for the challenges ahead

SPEAKER: Amana Humayun, Deputy Director, Assurance, Legal Aid Agency, MoJ

SPEAKER: Rachel Nixon, Deputy Director for Charities, Savings and Share Schemes, HMRC

Breakout session L

Interactive networking session: positive visibility

SPEAKER: Zandria Ebanks-Thomas, Independent Consultant, Group Coach and Public Speaker

12.50

 Lunch (and optional speed mentoring)

13.50

Plenary address

Positioning yourself as a leader: tackling the cultural and practical obstacles to leadership

SPEAKER: Ruth Shaw, Head of Campaigns and Engagement, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

14.20

Plenary address

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

SPEAKER: Miranda Kavanagh, Executive Director of Evidence & Executive Champion for gender, Environment Agency

14.50

Networking and refreshments

15.20

Plenary address

Proceed until apprehended: key lessons from female leaders

SPEAKER: Harriet Minter, Journalist, Speaker and Women in Leadership Advocate

15.50

Plenary address

SPEAKER: Kathryn Nawrockyi, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community

16.30

Chair’s closing remarks

Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

16.45 - 17.30

Informal networking drinks (with optional speed mentoring)

WiL Leeds (2016)

Time

Session

08.45

Registration and refreshments

09.30

Chair’s welcome and introduction

Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

09.40

Plenary address

Exploring routes to the SCS: the leadership journey to Permanent Secretary

SPEAKER: Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

10.15

Breakout session A:

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

SPEAKER: Beth Walker, Senior Policy Advisor – Government Equalities Office, and Co-Chair of the DfE Women’s Network

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell Smith, Executive Directors Office: Women's Network and Gender at Environment Agency

Breakout session B:

Resilience and perseverance: tackling difficult situations head on 

SPEAKER: Lisa Appleyard, Head of Communications, NOMS

SPEAKER: Sara Alexander, Business Change & Delivery Manager, Border Force South East & Europe 

11.15

Networking and refreshment break

11.45

Plenary address

Positioning yourself as a leader: tackling the cultural and practical obstacles to leadership

SPEAKER: Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive, Wakefield Council

12.15

Breakout session C:

Interactive networking session: positive visibility

SPEAKER: Zandra Moore, Founder, LeanIn Leeds

Breakout session D:

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

13.15

Lunch

14.15

Panel discussion

Recognising and promoting female leaders outside of London: unique challenges and benefits

SPEAKER: Joanne Hopkins, Head of HO Wales Team, Chair, Home Office women’s network and senior sponsor, Gender Equality Network

SPEAKER: Lorraine Jainudeen, HR Director for Operations, DWP

SPEAKER: Sarah Hinchliffe, Head of Network Support Office, Valuation Office Agency

SPEAKER: Mayank Prakash, Chief Digital and Information Officer and gender diversity champion, DWP

15.15

Networking and refreshments

15.45

Plenary address

Proceed until apprehended: key lessons from female leaders

SPEAKER: Harriet Minter, Journalist, Speaker and Women in Leadership Advocate

16.15

Chair’s closing remarks

Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

16.30

Informal networking drinks