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Nottingham Business School to sponsor Women as Leaders Convention 2019

11 Feb 2019
IoD East Midlands Women as Leaders Convention

Nottingham Business School to sponsor Women as Leaders Convention 2019 

IoD East Midlands invites you to book your place now to join us at the fifth annual Women as Leaders Convention, sponsored by Nottingham Business School which will celebrate successful female leaders in the East Midlands.

The event will be held on Friday 29th March at the Crowne Plaza Nottingham, 12pm-3.30pm. As always this event will be a great showcase of female leadership to inspire and encourage not only women but also their male colleagues.

This year’s focus is the importance of what is leadership and how to be an effective leader, resulting in better directors, better business, better services and better economy. The IoD is committed to increasing the diversity of boards in the private, public and third sectors; and to supporting those aspiring to senior leadership positions.

We are delighted to announce the IoD Chair, Charlotte Valeur will be our keynote speaker. Charlotte was appointed Chair in September 2018 and is a corporate governance expert, a keen advocate for diversity in the boardroom and founded Board Apprentice.

She will be joined by some of the region's top leaders who will share inspirational stories with delegates. Those taking part offer truly insightful views into the world of business, the military, the law, sport and not for profit organisations.

Currently confirmed speakers are Lisa Wainwright, established leader in the world of the sport,Bill Skelly, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire, Caroline Killeavy, Chief Executive at YMCA Lincolnshire,Karen Smart, Managing Director at East Midlands Airport and Susan Hallam, Founder and CEO of Hallam Internet with Louise Third returning as our host.

We are delighted to be working with Nottingham Business School on this event, Deputy Dean Melanie Currie said:

"At Nottingham Business School we are committed to developing and supporting the leaders of the future and enabling them to meet their ambitions. We are delighted to support the Institute of Directors on this event, with a focus on women as leaders.  I am sure we will all be inspired by the fantastic speakers and their personal reflections and stories of leadership."

This event is for people, not just women, so why not encourage some of your colleagues or contacts to attend? We are still taking bookings for tables of 8 or 10 and have just launched half tables. Should you be interested in booking a table then you can email Cari Grice or Sophie Jackson

Should you not be able to attend on the day, did you know we are running the event as a live webinar? Plus you will have the opportunity to watch the event again on demand for up to 30 days. To sign up to receive your unique login for the webinar then please contact the regional office and we will send you all the information a few days before the event.

For more information on this year's line-up and to book your place now then please click here.

Alongside our convention our IoD East Midlands Ambassador for Diversity, Carole Harvey is hosting our ‘Unlocking Diversity in the Workplace’ event on the 14th March at Notts County Football Club, 9.30am-12.30pm. This event will help your business unlock its potential by exploring 5 things businesses can do. Why would you pick a team from only half the squad?

The latest news article 'Women taking on the East Midlands' covers these upcoming events. To view all of IoD East Midlands news articles click here.

Contact IoD East Midlands

For more information, please contact

0115 857 8170

East Midlands

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD East Midlands
Nottingham Trent University,
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Sponsors and Partners 

Take a look at the organisations that sponsor the IoD East Midlands, and find information about our sponsorship packages. 

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