September 21st 2017 | Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast, London and Manchester

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Agenda

Please find the event agendas for our upcoming Women into Leadership events below!

The agendas for the London, Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham Women into Leadership conferences will be announced shortly. 

Please contact conference.admin@dodsgroup.com for any queries. 

Day One | 23rd February 2021

09.15

Chair's welcome and introduction

SPEAKER: Vicky Johnson, President, FDA

09.25

Permanent Secretary's opening address:

Leading the charge: creating a culture of inclusivity & inspiring positive change

SPEAKER: Susan Acland-Hood, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education

10.00

Comfort break

10.15

Breakout session A

Working parents: banishing guilt to manage wellbeing and power success

SPEAKER: Gifty Enright, Author & International Speaker

Breakout session B

Maximising your impact in online communications

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

Breakout session C

The power of a network: building your support system and finding your tribe

SPEAKER: Rasheed Ogunlaru, Business Coach, Speaker & Author, Rasheed Ogunlaru

11.15

Comfort break

11.40

Plenary address

Discovering your authentic self: purpose, passion and value-led leadership

SPEAKER: Clare Moriarty, Leader of Transformation and Former Permanent Secretary of the Department for Exiting the European Union

12.10

Comfort break

12.20

Breakout session D

Protecting your mental health during uncertain times: key lessons to take forward from COVID-19

SPEAKER: Alison Lowe, Chief Executive, Touchstone

Breakout session E

Thinking on the spot: responding with coherence under pressure

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

Breakout session F

Cultural Intelligence: empowering yourself and engaging innovatively

SPEAKER: Jennifer Izekor, Executive Director, Above Difference

13.20

Lunch

14.15

Plenary address

Exploring the Confidence Conundrum: a lesson in knowing and demonstrating your worth

SPEAKER: Helen MacNamara, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Office

15.00

Comfort break

15.15

Closing address

Failing forward: the necessity of risk-taking for success

SPEAKER: Harriet Green, Global Business Leader, Board Exec Chair & Director, Former Chairman & CEO at IBM Asia Pacific

16.00

Chair's closing remarks

SPEAKER: Vicky Johnson, President, FDA

Day Two | 24th February 2021

09.15

Chair's welcome and introduction

SPEAKER: Vicky Johnson, President, FDA

09.25

Permanent Secretary's opening address

Leading the charge: creating a culture of inclusivity & inspiring positive change

SPEAKER: Sarah Healey, Permanent Secretary, Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

10.00

Comfort break

10.15

Breakout session G

Transforming your stress into resilience: bouncing back from adversity 

SPEAKER: Carole Spiers, CEO, Carole Spiers Group and Founder of Stress Awareness Week 

Breakout session H

Preparing for the SCS: are you ready for a promotion?

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, Dods Trainer

Breakout session I

Succeeding remotely: detangling remote challenges and learning new skills

SPEAKER: Kirsten Clacey, Remote Agile Coach, eyeo

SPEAKER: Jay-Allen Morris, Remote Agile Coach, eyeo

11.15

Comfort break

11.40

Plenary address

Discovering your authentic self: purpose, passion and value-led leadership

SPEAKER: Sherin Aminossehe, Director of Infrastructure, Ministry of Defence

12.10

Comfort break

12.20

Breakout session J

Menopause in the workplace: seeking support and opening up the conversations

SPEAKER: Julie Dennis, Menopause at Work Trainer

Breakout session K

Managing challenging situations at work: transforming the destructive energy of conflict

SPEAKER: Ishreen Bradley, Chief Inspiration Officer, Equality Pioneers

Breakout session L

Tackling imposter syndrome head-on: facing up to fears and owning your accomplishments 

SPEAKER: Susie Ramroop, Mindset Coach and Author

13.20

Lunch

14.15

Plenary address

Exploring the Confidence Conundrum: a lesson in knowing and demonstrating your worth

SPEAKER: Zamila Bunglawala, Director, International Education Directorate, Department for Education

15.00

Comfort break

15.15

Closing address

Failing forward: the necessity of risk-taking for success

SPEAKER: Rachel Pendered, Managing Director, Co-Founder, Co-owner at Media Zoo Group

16.00

Chair's closing remarks 

SPEAKER: Vicky Johnson, President, FDA

Edinburgh | 13 May 2021

09.15

Chair’s welcome and introduction

09.25

Permanent Secretary's Opening Address

Leading the charge: creating a culture of inclusivity & inspiring positive change

SPEAKER: Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government

10.00

Comfort Break

10.15

Breakout session A

Working Parents: banishing guilt to manage wellbeing and power success

SPEAKER: Gifty Enright, Author & International Speaker

Breakout session B

Transforming your stress into resilience: bouncing back from adversity

SPEAKER: Carole Spiers, CEO, Carole Spiers Group and Founder of Stress Awareness Week 

Breakout session C

Maximising your impact in online communications

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

11.15

Comfort break

11.40

Morning Plenary Address

Culture change and your leadership: how we create conditions where diverse women can succeed 

SPEAKER: Talat Yaqoob FRSEIndependent Consultant; First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls; Co-Founder, Women 5050 and Pass the Mic

12.10

Comfort Break

12.20

Breakout session D

Managing challenging situations at work: transforming the destructive energy of conflict

SPEAKER: Ishreen Bradley, Chief Inspiration Officer, Equality Pioneers

Breakout session E

Tackling imposter syndrome head-on: facing up to fears and owning your accomplishments

SPEAKER: Susie Ramroop, Mindset Coach and Author

Breakout session F

Thinking on the spot: responding with coherence under pressure

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

13.20

Break for lunch

14.15

Afternoon Plenary Address

Exploring the Confidence Conundrum: a lesson in knowing and demonstrating your worth

15.00

Comfort Break

15.15

Closing address

Failing forward: the necessity of risk taking for success

16.00

Chair's closing remarks