Home   Business   Article

Resilience the theme of the second Women in Leadership Conference hosted by Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce at Sopwell House in St Albans



More news, no ads

LEARN MORE


Resilience was the theme of the second Women in Leadership Conference hosted by Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

The event, which took place at Sopwell House in St Albans on February 25, examined the ways that women in leadership from diverse backgrounds and industries have faced difficult circumstances and made tough choices.

Topics at the conference, which featured keynote speakers, included career progression, self-promotion in the workplace, women's health and the menopause.

Briege Leahy (55209500)
Briege Leahy (55209500)

Latest figures from the 2021 Female FTSE Board Report showed that the percentage of women in FTSE 100 boards is 38%, with women holding 393 directorships across FTSE 100 boards.

"We need more women in positions where they can influence. Not power – it's all about influence," said the chamber's chief executive Briege Leahy, who held senior roles in sales and business development before setting up and eventually selling her own multi-million pound technology logistics company.

"We need this to start in schools and show girls what is possible. No one showed me I could be a CEO. You need to have those conversations earlier and make sure younger women can meet these role models. I think men have a massive role in ending gender bias and it's about educating further down the chain that women are equal."



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More