For those who love the high life (i.e.everyone), the sleek Novotel in Canary Wharf – screaming sophistication at every turn is set to host us in June. Join other forward thinking women over dinner in an open discussion with our inspirational speakers.
BARONESS LORELY BURT
Baroness Lorely Burt has a distinguished parliamentary career, spanning 10 years as an MP from 2005-2015, becoming a life peer in 2015, and today is Shadow Secretary for Equalities.
She was the first woman to chair the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party. In the 2010-15 coalition she was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary for the Treasury, a Government Whip and the Government’s Champion for Women in Enterprise. On entering the Lords she was the Shadow Secretary of State for Business and spoke on matters as diverse as equalities, small business and Northern Ireland.
Before entering Parliament she was an entrepreneur with several small businesses, worked in Personal and Training management for several international businesses and has also served as an Assistant Governor in HM Prison Service.
Sophie Chandauka is the CAO of the Legal and Compliance Division of Morgan Stanley in EMEA, having previously been at Virgin Money and Baker McKenzie in senior roles. Apart from her professional achievements, Sophie is recognised in Britain for her public service as an advocate for education, equality, diversity and inclusion and also as a mentor for young entrepreneurs and aspiring lawyers.
Anne-Marie Archard is the Head of the London Leadership Academy, the local delivery partner of the NHS Leadership Academy. She has held a variety of roles at a strategic level in the NHS including being the national lead on the NHS leadership qualities framework at the Leadership Centre, overseeing the development of Workforce for London, the NHS London workforce strategy, and being Programme Lead for the leadership team at NHS London.
TESSY OJO – FRSA
Tessy Ojo is the CEO The Diana Award – the only charity that bears the name of Diana, Princess of Wales. With over 15 years’ leadership and management experience, Tessy has led the organisation through a significant period of turnaround to ensure increased and diversified income streams ensuring long term sustainability. She is an inspirational speaker and regularly consults and comments on issues around youth participation, charity growth, diversity, women in leadership and other social issues affecting young people.
Tessy is on the boards of two charities and sits on the governing board of a chain of academies in London. Tessy is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Institute of Directors, a recipient of various Awards recognizing her outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of young people including an Excellence Award from Eva Longoria’s Global Gift Foundation.
The Women in Leadership Conference will be held at The Novotel Hotel, Canary Wharf London, on Wednesday the 7th of June 2017 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. The theme for this year is ‘Walking In Her Shoes”. The ticket includes a three-course dinner.