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Women in Leadership

Women currently make up 11% of FTSE 100 executive directors (Hampton-Alexander Review, 2016).  

To help address the gender imbalance at executive level, the School for CEOs is delighted to be running our first ever all-female programme.  On 15th June, we will be inviting women to join an exclusive all-female Runway programme, helping female leaders break through the glass ceiling.

Ahead of this event, we have been speaking with female members of the School for CEOs Faculty, to find out who they are inspired by and how they overcome the challenges of leadership in a male-dominated environment.

We also caught up with Samantha Barber who is a Non-Executive Director at Iberdrola and Scottish Water, Chairman and Non-Executive Director at The Scottish Ensemble and a valued member of the School for CEOs Faculty, speaking at previous Vital Few programmes.

In this short clip, Samantha reflects on the early days of her career, considering what advice she would give to her 18-year old self.

Mary Spillane is a highly successful entrepreneur, author, executive coach and brand consultant, and has joined many Vital Few programmes to help delegates finesse their personal brands.

In this short clip, she talks about the challenges for women in leadership and what they can do to overcome them.

Anita has been with Brunswick Group for over 20 years where she is currently a Partner.  She was one of the first expert practitioners to join the School for CEOs Faculty and joins the Vital Few programme to talk about Reputation Management, helping delegates manage external relationships outside their organisations.

In this short clip, Anita reflects on her career and any advice she would give young women looking to progress their careers.

Ahead of the programme, on 3rd May we are hosting a complimentary webinar on Women in Leadership featuring guest speaker Rachel Short, Director at Why Women Work. If you are a woman looking to further your career or you manage a mixed gender team, join us to discuss the 30% Club’s latest research ‘Just about Managing: men and women through the executive pipeline', a study focusing on how managers affect gender diversity through the executive pipeline.

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