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Women into Leadership Birmingham

Women into Leadership Birmingham

Venue & Event Details

Now in their eleveth year, the annual Women into Leadership conferences have established themselves as the key events for all those interested in seeing leadership opportunities for women enhanced. Women into Leadership 2019/20 will examine how female leaders, at any grade, can enhance their skills to become the leader they aspire to be.

This year's conferences will draw on feedback from previous Women into Leadership events, as well as discussions that took place at this years’ planning meeting. The conferences will offer hands-on advice and coaching on how to further develop your career in times of change. You will hear from inspirational women of all grades and levels, within and outside the Civil Service. You’ll discuss together how you can manage the challenges of modern leadership and help ensure the Civil Service doesn’t lose momentum in recognising and rewarding female leaders.

WiL speakers for 2020/21 events (across locations) include:

Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade​​

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

Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government

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

Bernadette Kelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport

Harriet Minter, Journalist, Broadcaster and Founder, Guardian's Women in Leadership section

Sarah Albon, Chief Executive, The Insolvency Service

Elan Closs Stephens CBE, BBC Board member for Wales & non-executive director, Welsh Government Board 

Kathy Barnes, Chief Executive, Defence Business Services, MOD

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk to the National Assembly for Wales

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

Evelyn Collins, Chief Executive, Equality Commission

Shaun McNally, Chief Executive, Legal Aid Agency

Poli Stuart Lacey, Director of Communications, HMRC

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

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

Louise Warde Hunter, Deputy Secretary, Housing, Urban Regeneration and Local Government, Department for Communities, Gender Diversity Champion, NICS & Chair, NICS Women’s Network

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

Jason Ghaboos, Co-Chair, Home Office Gender Equality Network 

Navroza Ladha, Deputy Director, Digital Skills & Inclusion Policy, DCMS

Amanda Oates, Executive Director of Workforce, Mersey Care Foundation Trust

Claire McColgan MBE, Director of Culture, Liverpool City Council

Jacqui Gavin, Inclusion & Cultural Manager, Cabinet Office

Carmel McKinney OBE, Chairperson, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

The benefits of attending Women into Leadership include the opportunity to:

Examine the barriers currently facing female leaders (and future leaders) in the Civil Service and hear how to overcome them

Hear from a diverse range of Senior Civil Servants, as well as inspirational leaders from outside of the Civil Service

Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and attributes needed to be a successful leader

Design your own breakout session schedule, based on your own needs and aspirations

Learn how to be an effective leader

Network with peers and counterparts from across Government who are also contemplating furthering their career in the Civil Service

Date & time
Thursday 17th March 2022 09.00 - 16.00
Bookings & info

For conference agenda and other event-related enquiries please contact:

Claire Walmsley, Head of Diversity & Inclusion Events
020 7593 5679
[email protected]

Book now