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What happened on each day

Thursday 4th March

  • Opening Session: Embracing Challenge and the World Post Pandemic. Speakers: Sandra Pinnington (Founder of The WLA) and Ian Funnell (CEO UK & Ireland, Hitachi ABB Power Grids).
  • Creating Exceptional Cultures and Resilient Leaders – a senior HR panel debate. Speakers: Helen Webb (Chief People & Services Officer, Co-op), Sonia Belfield (Group HR Director, Tunstall Healthcare) and Carol Elderfield (HR Director, Amey). 
  • A Pioneering Woman – a leader on a mission. Speaker: Paula Chadwick (CEO, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation). 
  • Women Stepping Up  – WLA women sharing their stories – . Speakers: Karen Seth (People Director, Co-op), Rita Kaydea (Projects Director, Quantiq), Sophie Davidson (European Channel Range Director, Electrolux). 
  • Leadership Deep Dive Sessions
    >> 'Totally You' with Laura Brunton | Founder & CEO, Totally You Coaching & Consultancy .
    >> 'Challenging Conversations' with Dr Sarah Howling | The Connect Revolution.
    >> 'Digital Vision Boards Workshop' with Jo Thackwray | JK Coaching.
    >> 'Powering Up Your Menopause' with Kate Usher | 2nd Phase.
  • Keynote Speaker Session: ‘Developing Authority, Presence and Leadership Become Undismissable’ with inspirational award-winning entrepreneur – Geeta Sidhu Robb from Nosh Detox. 

Friday 5th March

  • Introduction by Ed McAlpine
  • ‘Life on the Frontline – an NHS Perspective’. Speaker: Nicky Clarke (Chief People Officer, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group).
  • Women Pioneering the Future – a look at how women are challenging the norms and changing the world –. Speakers: Laura Lee (Chief Executive, Maggie’s), Karen Brookes (Director, People & Infrastructure, Sir Robert McAlpine), Jackie Hyde (Managing Director, Stanmore Insurance Brokers).   
  • Leadership Deep Dive Sessions
    >> 'Overcoming Imposter Syndrome' with Ngozi Weller | Aurora Wellness. 
    >> 'Finding a Rhythm for Remote Leadership' with Beverlie Wilkinson | Nuggets of Learning. 
    >> 'Stepping Up and Owning your Voice' with Lyn Roseaman | Now You’re Talking. 
    >> 'The Accidental Sexist' with Dr Jill Armstrong | Board Director, Men for Inclusion and Gary Ford | Board Director, Men for Inclusion. 
  • Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Leaders – a STEM Panel. Speakers: Jeremy Shears (Chief Scientist, Shell), Kate Ellis (Group Commercial Director, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority), Claire D’Abreu-Hayling (Global Sterile Head, TEVA Pharmaceuticals).
  • An interview with Angela Luger (Non Executive Director).
  • Keynote Speaker: Become a Habit Master: The Three Keys to Creating the Life You Want with With Tamsin Astor, PhD || Chief Habit Scientist.
  • Awards Ceremony: Announcement of the winners of the Remarkable Woman Award, Rising Star in STEM Award and WLA Member of the Year Award.  
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Why the IWD Conference?

A unique opportunity to access ACTIONABLE CONTENT and INSPIRATION.
Get the chance to bring TRANSFORMATION into your work life,
and the way you see yourself in it.


limiting belief patterns that have been holding you back. Boost your health and well-being with tools and techniques from our
resilience experts.


Lead your teams with greater energy and focus. Learn how to have courageous conversations. Accelerate your career aspirations with practical ‘how to’ tips and strategies.


how and why we must bring greater feminine energy into our workplaces. Be inspired and hear from women and men living their passions.

Feedback from this year's
first virtual IWD event:

"Wow! What a fantastic two days! There was something for everyone, heaps of information, plenty of tips that we could take away and implement straight away, and best of all an amazing group of people, all genuinely supportive of one another and keen to help each other''.

"A very inspiring 2 days and I'm so glad that I took the time out of work to attend. This has been very beneficial - I feel so much happier and lighter heading in to the weekend. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart''.

"The organisation was fantastic, energy levels remained high right through the two days and the time went so quickly. The networking opportunities were great too. Honestly it was the best online event I have been too - even the awards ceremony felt special. Thank you guys - another fantastic success xx''.

And from one of our male delegates:
Sandra, I absolutely LOVED your conference last week, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of it. I can say honestly the best conference I have been to in decades :-)''.

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