ETF sponsors Women's Leadership Network 2018 annual conference

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#WLNFE2018: Releasing Talent

On 8 March 2018, International Women’s Day, the Women’s Leadership Network will host their annual conference at Morley College in London. Leaders and aspiring leaders from further education and the private sector will examine how employers and employees can do more to release their own inherent talents and those of their colleagues.

As well as sponsoring the event, the ETF is funding 20 free places to women who work or are students in the post-16 Further Education and Training sector and who are aspiring women leaders, particularly those who identify with other protected characteristics and experience other barriers to progression. There are only 100 tickets available so book your place now.

Who should attend?

  • Leaders and governors who want to want to take a strategic approach to tackling the challenges faced by their organisations to recruiting and retaining talent at Board level and throughout the organisation.
  • Aspiring leaders who want to step up to leadership and who want to explore personal and other opportunities available to them.
  • Women, who are teachers, support staff, students or new in the workplace and who are wondering what it means to be a leader and whether leadership is for them.

The conference programme will draw together a wide range of experts to look at some of these challenges, bring ideas together and find solutions.

Kathryn James, from the Women’s Leadership Network, said:

“This is an amazing list of inspirational women who are out in the world making a positive difference for all of us. This conference will be a chance to think creatively and strategically about how we can transform organisations so that they recruit and retain talent when they need it and how they need it. Time will also be given over to reflect on what we can do personally to be the best we can for ourselves and others, so that we all can use our innate talents for work and for wellbeing.”

Confirmed speakers

  • Dr Carole Edmond, CEO of The Regard Group and speaker on the findings of her doctoral thesis on ‘female attainment’.
  • Jessica Leitch, Principal at Adaptive Lab and author of publications such as The 10 Principles of Strategic Leadership’ and Hidden Talent.
  • Toni Eastwood OBE, Beyond 2030 and former head of Talent for WM Morrisons is confirmed as a keynote speaker. She will be sharing exclusive insight from her new book ‘Unlocking your talent and potential – The six secrets to success’ in an interactive session open to all delegates.
  • Pauline Stewart, Chief Enabling Officer for Inspirati, strong advocate for the advancement of women and author of highly acclaimed ‘Walking with Wolves’ and ‘Women in Leadership, In a Different Voice’.
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