Women in Leadership Conference

Women in Leadership Conference

When; Wednesday 22 February 2017, 9am - 4:30pm
Where; Eastern Gateway Auditorium

The vision of this conference is to empower and inspire a new generation of women to become leaders in society.

Start 2017 feeling inspired and gaining key skills for your leadership development by attending the Women in Leadership Conference.

The Union of Brunel Students recognises that there is a lack of women leaders throughout society and the need to address this gender disparity in leadership roles continues to have urgency. Our Women in Leadership Conference is part of our wider work to address gender inequality here at Brunel and in wider society. The overarching aim of the conference is to provide a safe and inclusive space for you to become empowered to be a leader and provide you with leadership tools in order to enable you to reach your full leadership potential.

 

Special Guests & Speakers  |  Session Summaries  |  Session Timetable  |  Book your space

 

 Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • DISCUSS women’s leadership;
  • HEAR from inspiring speakers;
  • DEVELOP leadership skills through a range of workshops; and
  • EXPLORE strategies to overcome barriers for women in leadership.
 

The conference will include up to 12 workshops covering some of the following topics:

  • How to be a leader in a male dominated environment
  • How to use Social Media to promote yourself
  • Self-Care
  • Understanding your leader identity
  • Application and Interview Skills
  • Public speaking skills

View the Agenda Here

 

Here is a little sneak peek at some of our special guests and speakers:

Heather Fell

British Modern Pentathlete

Susan Turnbull

Director, People Strategy at Help for Heroes

Abigail McAlpine

Freelance Marketing Consultant

Emily Siddaway

Graduate Engineer (Site and Tender) at Galliford Try (Aviation South)

Hema Ghantiwala

Chief Counsel at NCR Corporation & Independent Member of Council at Brunel University London

Jane Kelly

Owner, JK Consulting & Chair and Independent Member of Council at Brunel University London

Julia Buckingham

Vice chancellor of Brunel University London

 

Fflur Elin

President of NUS Wales

 

Roshni Assomull & Shaleena Chanrai

Founders of Bella Kinesis

 

Found out more information about Women in Leadership via our webpage: https://brunelstudents.com/wil/

 

Session Summaries

Understanding your leader identity
This workshop will explore the importance of women understanding and accepting themselves as a leader. We will do this by; exploring the values that are fundamental to you as a leader, considering your leadership purpose and making your leader identity clearer.

How to use Social Media to promote yourself
This interactive session will look at how companies perceive social media, and give you an insight into how to promote yourself using social media.

The Importance of Self-Care
We believe that self-care is key to success. In this session we will look at what self-care is and practical ways you can look after yourself and collectively support each other’s self-care

Starting a business – taking the first step
Have you ever thought about starting up your own business, but aren’t sure how you would go about doing this or what it would be like? The founders of Bella Kinesis will talk you through why they started their business and how they took the first steps to creating their company and the difficult decisions they had to make along with the personal sacrifices. They will give you an insight into how they dealt with setbacks and embraced failure. There will also be an opportunity for you to discuss what’s holding you back from taking the plunge and how to access resources (data, startup loans etc…).

Public speaking skills
We’ll give you key tips and advice to help you to develop a natural and authentic public speaking style that will allow you to connect with your audience, and successfully get your points across in a way that impacts your audience.

Powerful Interview Tips
Do you struggle with interviews? Do you get nervous easily? Does your mind go blank at crucial points in the interview? Do find it difficult to structure your answers? This session will look at how to succeed in an interview and overcome your struggles.

CV Workshop
When applying for jobs, first impressions count. How you present yourself on paper could make the difference between getting that important interview or not. By the end of this session participants will have an understanding of how to write high quality CVs and cover letters.

How to be a Leader in a Male Dominated Environment
This session will explore what it is like to work in a male dominated environment, including what you think the behaviour would be like and how it would make you feel. It will then look at what the perceived weaknesses are of women working in a male dominated environment are and how you can change those views.

 

Timetable 

 

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

11am - 12pm

How To Be A Leader In a Male Dominated Environment
Delivered by: Emily Siddaway (Galliford Try (Aviation South))
 

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How to use Social Media to promote yourself
Delivered by: Abigale McAlpine

 

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The importance of Self-Care
Delivered by: Rebecca Davies (Union of Brunel Students)

 

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12pm - 1pm

Starting a business – taking the first step
Delivered by: Roshni Assomull  & Shaleena Chanrai (Bella Kinesis)

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Understanding your leader identity
Delivered By: Union of Brunel Students
 

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Public speaking skills
Delivered by: To be announced

 

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2pm - 3pm

How To Be A Leader In a Male Dominated Environment
Delivered by: Emily Siddaway (Galliford Try (Aviation South))

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How to use Social Media to promote yourself
Delivered by: Abigale McAlpine
 

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Powerful Interview Tips
Delivered by: Director, People Strategy at Help for Heroes

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CV Workshop
Delivered by: Brunel PDC

 

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3pm - 4pm

Understanding your leader identity
Delivered By: Union of Brunel Students

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Public speaking skills
Delivered by: To be announced
 

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Powerful Interview Tips
Delivered by: Director, People Strategy at Help for Heroes

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CV Workshop
Delivered by: Brunel PDC
 

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