IoD North West Women as Leaders 22nd April 2016

Surprised myself again – by participating for the first time in the annual Institute of Directors North West Women as Leaders conference – the theme ‘Impact and influence’.

The event was described as ‘a superb line-up of some of the region’s top female influential and inspirational Business Women and experts from across the UK to help you shape your leadership skills, communication styles and business impact.’

As I approached the venue an initial thought was “is this really me?” However, I had decided to go along with an open mind and a degree of curiosity. It turned out that….

– it wasn’t all women, both genders featured.
– the speakers were inspiring.
– the participants comprised an interesting and diverse collection from many different ‘walks of life’ and professions.

The venue and organisation were ‘top notch’ and the event supported a worthy charity in Teach First.

As a send off – Uchenna Dance got everyone up dancing and in the mood, urging us to:


Well, you live and learn – and indeed just keep on learning…

and that’s important when offering leadership consultancy and support to others.

Looking forward to next year!

by Julie Charlesworth