Speakers announced for Women in Leadership Conference 2017

Tuesday 10-01-2017 - 11:20

We’re delighted to announce that Reni Eddo-Lodge and Harriet Minter will be appearing at our flagship event for aspiring Women leaders in Sheffield this February.

Reni and Harriet, two of the UKs leading journalists, will join our previously announced keynote speaker Ruth Hunt, who is the Chief Executive of Stonewall and in 2015 was voted the third most influential LGBT person in Britain.

More about our speakers

Reni Eddo-Lodge is a writer and award winning journalist focusing on race and social justice.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Voice Newspaper, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Grazia, Stylist, Vice, the New Humanist and others.

Her first book, 'Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race', will be published by Bloomsbury and is set for release in June 2017.

Harriet Minter is a journalist and broadcaster, specialising in female leadership. She 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.

Harriet is also a columnist for Psychologies magazine and hosts The Badass Women's Hour on TalkRadio. She has written for publications including The Times, Huffington Post and The Pool.

Prior to working at the Guardian, Harriet completed a Politics degree at Newcastle University following which she started her journalistic career at, the leading news site for lawyers. She is a regular speaker on women's rights, the future of work, and digital media. In the past two years she's given two TED Talks, the first on the importance of learning to fail and the second on yoga, which have had 10s of thousands of views. Outside of work her passions include high heels and big boats - just not together.

This year’s Women in Leadership Conference takes place in Sheffield on Wednesday 8 February. If you’d like to attend, you can register online today!



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