Women In Leadership Conference

Women In Leadership Conference

Union of Brunel students is hosting its Annual Women in Leadership Conference on International Women’s Day, Friday 8th of March 2019! #wil #girlboss

Event Details

  Friday 08 March 2019

  9am - 5pm

  The Newton Room, Hamilton Centre


£0.00 (Student)

The vision of the conference is to empower and inspire a new generation of women to become leaders in society, especially in light of recent studies showing that women don’t apply for jobs unless they are 100% qualified or over qualified, whereas men are confident if they just meet 60% of the criteria.


As part of this enriching day we have lined up a range of panels and workshops, ran by external trainers, business people and University professionals and alumni. This will be accompanied by a delicious lunch, tea break and a complimentary goodie bag!


The agenda is now up and looking full of fantastic workshops! Please see below.

09:45 - 10:00

Arrival and registration

10:00 - 10:30 Welcome and Opening Speech
10:30 - 12:00 Inclusivity in Work Place Panel Self Care and Self Love TBC How To Be A Leader (Session 1)
12:00 - 13:00  Lunch
13:00 - 14:30  Women in Academia and Research Panel TBC Networking Skills How To Be A Leader (Session 2)
14:30 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 16:30 Swimming with the Sharks Confidence Building and Public Speaking Networking Skills How To Be A Leader (Session 3)
16:30 - 17:00 Closing Speech


To register your place on this event please secure your FREE TICKET as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Can’t commit a whole day? Don’t worry, when you secure your ticket here it will ask you which sessions you would like to attend.


More info on the panels:

Inclusivity in Work Place - Explore different areas of liberation, the barriers our Women in Leadership have faced and how they overcame them.


Women in Academia and Research - Pick the brains of our best women leaders in research and academia, perfect for those considering a career in this area.


Swimming with the Sharks - How to thrive as a woman in a male-dominated field. From STEM to managing a prison daycare facility, there will be great insight to be gained from our inspirational guests.


For the full list of confirmed speakers, please check back soon.


More info on the workshops:

How To Be A Leader - Delivered by Kate Gardener (Gardener Training and Consultancy) - Develop your leadership skills with our expert, Kate who will help you explore different leadership styles and find which works best for you.


Self Care and Self Love - Delivered by Lorraine West, Manager of Counselling and Mental Wellbeing at Brunel - Dive into positive techniques to look after yourself and ensure you're the best you can be, whilst nourishing your mental and physical wellbeing.  


Confidence Building and Public Speaking - Delivered by Rebecca Davies, Student Voice Manager at the Union. Rebecca will take your confidence to the next level by teaching you useful techniques, tips and tricks, in a safe environement where you can develop your own style.


Networking Skills - Delivered by Brunel PDC - Learn the ins and outs of networking and how to get the most out of the networks you develop. Fun and interactive session to help you take your career to the next level. 

For more information on our work in this area, you can contact Peri Sherif (Vice President for the College of Design, Engineering and Physical Sciences)

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