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Five Ideas… reasons to attend Women in Leadership Conference

Wednesday 11-01-2017 - 15:00

Next month we'll be hosting the biggest NUS event for aspiring Women Leaders. The Women in Leadership Conference will see hundreds of Women SU staff descend upon Sheffield for a jam-packed day of workshops, inspirational speakers and networking. Here are our top five reasons as to why you should join us for this unmissable event...

1. Play a part in our biggest Women’s event of the year
The Women in Leadership conference is our biggest women’s event of the year. It provides an unrivalled opportunity for delegates to build their networks and share ideas with other women staff, officers and students from all over the country.

2. Your chance to hear from our keynote speaker - one of the most influential LGBT people in Britain, Ruth Hunt, Stonewall CEO
Voted as one of the most influential LGBT people in Britain, Ruth spearheads Stonewall’s ground-breaking campaigning, research and interventions. Ruth will talking about a range a topics including sharing her leadership journey, how she’s overcome challenges and  the importance of intersectional feminism in the fight for gender equality. 

3. Discover and develop your leader identity
Knowing who you are as a leader is critical to your career success. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in a workshop exploring the importance of women’s leadership and how you can create a leader identity that is both authentic, accessible and founded on your values and purpose. 

4. Be inspired by a panel discussion with successful women leaders
We are excited to be joined by Reni Eddo-Lodge, a writer and award winning journalist focusing on race and social justice. Reni’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian and others; her first book will be published by Bloomsbury and is set for release in June 2017. Harriet Minter, will also take part in the panel, a journalist and broadcaster, specialising in women’s leadership. Harriet founded and edited the Guardian's Women in Leadership section, which focussed on women in the workplace, and now writes a column for them on Women in Tech.

5. Learn to stay strong and resilient in the face of everyday sexism 
Delegates will have the opportunity to explore the everyday overt and covert sexism that women and non-binary people face. In the workshop delegates will explore different responses and strategies to these incidents to help you stay resilient in the workplace.

If you would like to attend the Women in Leadership event, please save your spot here

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