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Voices of Leadership


Cost: Free

The effectiveness of female leaders in handling the COVID-19 crisis has received a lot of media attention with evidence showing that outcomes are systematically better in countries led by women. Some say that this success is based on honest open communication with their countries, and for clearly showing their people that they care. Are these the characteristics of a true leader? Are we now prepared to acknowledge that Compassion is strength, Kindness is strength, Empathy is strength.

This virtual half-day conference from 09.30 - 12.30 will shine a spotlight on global leaders and hear their perspectives on effective leadership. We are delighted to welcome speakers that truly demonstrate leadership at the highest level. We will also explore with Elaine Birchall, CEO of SHS Group and Sara Venning, CEO of NI Water why they are the only two women CEOs in NI's top 100 companies in our "2%" panel session.

If you want to understand why we need more diversity in leadership and how we might achieve this, then register for free today for Voices of Leadership.

The conference is free of charge and we are partnering with many all-island business organisations as supporting partners.

Women in Business NI is delighted to announce our amazing line up of speakers:

  • Sharon Thorne, Global Board Chair, Deloitte
  • Alyse Nelson, President & CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
  • Norah Casey, Award Winning Business Woman and Broadcaster
  • Elaine Birchall, CEO, SHS Group
  • Sara Venning, CEO, NI Water


5 November 2020, 09:30 - 12:30
Online event

Cost: Free


The following terms and conditions apply to all Women in Business events.

Booking: Unless otherwise stated, all Women in Business events can be booked online at www.womeninbusinessni.com. Where a charge is applicable, this must be paid for in advance. Maximum attendees from any one organisation to WIB events is 10 employees, masterclasses 3 employees and business lunches 2 employees.

Payment: Payment can be made online or by sending a cheque for the amount made payable to 'Women in Business', Arthur House, 41 Arthur Street, Belfast, BT1 4GB. You will receive an email one week prior to the event asking that you confirm attendance.

Cancellation policy: WIB requires written or email notification of cancellations two working days prior to any event. Failure to cancel will mean that paid bookings cannot be refunded, and provisional bookings will be invoiced and full payment expected. Free events will incur a minimum £10 + VAT charge to cover catering and administration costs if you do not cancel in writing five days prior to the event. Any cancellations made up to two days before the event will result in a full refund.

Event organiser

Women in Business
Arthur House
41 Arthur Street
United Kingdom: Northern Ireland

0845 6076041
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