One-Day In-Person Event & The WLA SHINE Awards
Thursday 3 March 2022
Back in 2015, the United Nations set out a blueprint of 17 Sustainable Development goals to radically transform our economies and societies. To deliver this promise, we must and with urgency, rethink our definition and practice of leadership.
Our current leaders are charged with creating a sustainable future worthy of all our grandchildren and their grandchildren too. Sustainable leadership is co-creating futures with multiple stakeholders. It’s seeking collaboration, embracing continually changing dynamics and bringing greater consciousness to the impact of decision-making.
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Our speakers are
"A truly powerful day with motivational speakers, insightful masterclasses and an opportunity to network with an amazing group of inspirational women."
Post Break Session
Business Panel Discussion: Sustainable Leadership in Practice
with Ian Funnell, CEO, UK and Ireland, Hitachi Energy
"The energy in the room from celebrating being a woman was electric."
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PM Post Break Session
Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE
Kate Richardson-Walsh, is the most capped female hockey player in her country's history, and was captain of the GB and England women’s hockey teams for 13 years.
An inspirational and charismatic leader she has been widely credited for helping build the incredible team ethos and commitment that drove the GB team to a nail biting victory at the Rio Olympic Games.
In winning gold Kate also made history in other ways, becoming one half of the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic medal playing in the same team.
Shining a light on leaders who go above and beyond, we invite you to celebrate our annual SHINE Awards.
There are six award categories, and we are very grateful to our sponsors for their support.
The winners will be announced at the end of the conference.
What is the IWD about?
On 8th March every year, International Women's Day is celebrated globally
Here at The WLA, we mark this occasion with our biggest event of the year. We celebrate equality and bring you live interactive debates and discussions on the issues facing leaders today.
For the last seven years, hundreds of leaders have joined this event to learn what's new, what's different, what's working NOW in the gender diversity and leadership space. Now it's your turn. If you are a leader in business then this is the MUST attend event of 2022.
This year, it will be a 1 DAY IN-PERSON EVENT, where you will have the opportunity to hear about tested, proven tactics by experts across a range of fields that you will be able to apply to your career. You will also be able to connect and ask questions to leaders from blue chip companies in the UK.
Last but not least, it is a great chance to network with people with similar challenges to yours, who have faced the same problems and have overcome them.
This is the biggest annual event by The WLA,
fuelled by inspiring speakers across a range of fields.
An opportunity not to be missed!
"WOW – what an absolutely amazing day and evening. Thank you so much for putting on such a fantastic event."
Join us for an incredible lineup of keynote speakers, panel discussions and masterclasses, all topped off by our fabulous SHINE Awards celebrations
"An absolutely fantastic day, with hugely inspiring speakers in a genuinely friendly and supportive atmosphere. I left feeling motivated and ready to be my best self and leader again."
"When you get nominated it's just such a great honour and boosts your spirits and makes you feel that wow people are noticing; I am making a difference. It's an amazing feeling."
The Women Leaders Association (WLA) offers one of the most rewarding women leadership development programmes available. We develop the authentic leadership skills, confidence and courage needed for women to initiate change in the workplace today.
Based upon the principles of feminine energy, learning and connection, The WLA seeks to inspire women to step out of the shadows. To be the change they want to see.
We want a world where everyone’s potential is fulfilled, which requires a fundamental shift on the inside and practical support and encouragement from the outside.Find Out More