Wednesday 21-12-2016 - 09:50
We’re really excited to announce that registration is now open for NUS’ fourth Women in Leadership Conference. This event will be taking place on Wednesday 8 February 2017 in Sheffield. Please book now to secure your place!
Our flagship event for women in the movement is taking place in just under two months. Every year, our Women in Leadership Conference has gone from strength to strength, with more and more women learning how to maximise their leadership potential and supporting each other as leaders. This event is open to all self-defining women who are part of the student movement – so whether you’re an officer, a staff member or a student who’s considering getting more involved in your union, this event is ideal for you.
The conference provides an invaluable, transformative space where women in the student movement can come together and learn and share skills to support each other in our roles as leaders. It is a brilliant opportunity to recognise and harness your leadership skills and network with other women in the movement.
Women leaders are hugely underrepresented across our society. From parliament through to engineering and even in our student movement, women are often overlooked as Leaders and this needs to change. We want to see women having a full and equal voice in our students’ unions, institutions and beyond. Women leaders are effective, capable and strong and every woman has a right to be a leader in her union. But we recognise that it can be challenging and sometimes even isolating. So come and join us in this empowering and unapologetic space, where we can inspire and support each other to be the great leaders we are.
The agenda is full of fantastic speakers, who will share their wisdom and knowledge. We are really pleased to announce that Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall UK, one of the UK’s most influential LGBT+ charities, is the keynote speaker. Ruth was once herself the president of a students’ union. And there are many other women leaders who will be joining us throughout the day.
We also have some great sessions lined up, where you will get the opportunity to learn more about advancing your career, feminist activism, solidarity leadership, resilience techniques, powerful communication and so much more. This is a great opportunity for you to explore the power and potential you have as a woman leader, whilst considering the challenges we face as women leaders and how we can create an environment that overcomes them.
Every woman in your union should have access to this much-needed space. So if you or women in your union want to come along, registration is now open and unions can send up to five delegates, with one reserved place for a delegate who defines as a Black woman*. Places are limited, so please do book now to avoid disappointment.
And please do spread the word and encourage women in your union and others - officers, students and staff - to come along. Make sure you get registered before your union shuts down for the break.
We cannot wait to attend this brilliant event and look forward to seeing many of you there!
Hareem, Angela & Ellen
*Black is used as an inclusive term to represent those from African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean and South American communities.