Pure to host second Women’s Leadership Alumni event

Pure will be hosting its second Women’s Leadership Alumni event, bringing together past and present delegates, and their employer sponsors, for a morning of continued development and inspiring guest speakers.

Held at The Jockey Rooms in Newmarket on Wednesday 24 May the event has been organised for previous participants of the Women’s Leadership Programme and anyone interested in finding out more about inclusive leadership.

The Women’s Leadership Programme was first developed in 2014 by professional recruitment specialists Pure, in conjunction with strategic HR consultancy People & Performance. It has already helped more than 65 aspiring female leaders in the Eastern region to strengthen their leadership skills, develop their confidence and to work with their employers to remove any barriers to progression. The second alumni event will be an opportunity for all those involved to come together and to continue discussions on progressing gender equality in businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Lynn Walters, founder and director at Pure, said: “As well as supporting the continued development of aspiring female leaders in our region, this event also provides a great opportunity for them to further develop their professional networks. Our aim is to inspire organisations across the region to create inclusive work environments, where any barriers to progression are removed and everyone can work in a way that makes them feel productive and engaged. We will be joined by guest speakers from the region’s leading organisations who will facilitate discussion and workshops around leadership, culture and strategy.”

The event’s speakers include Dr Andy Wood, Chief Executive at Adnams, David Britain, a strategic HR Consultant who will be leading a workshop on aligning culture and Lynn Morgan, CEO at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity (ARHC) and Donna Talbot, Fundraising Director at the charity.  Donna is a previous programme participant and, with Lynn, will share the story of ARHC raising £10m to build the spectacular new hospice which opened in Cambridge last year.

Limited spaces are still available for employers and aspiring leaders who are interested in finding out more about the programme and who would like to hear from those who have already taken part. All ticket sales will include a donation to the Arthur Rank Hospice and a special discounted ticket is available for not-for-profit and charities.

The next Women’s Leadership Programme will begin in June and a part-funded place is available for an aspiring female leader working at a not-for-profit or smaller enterprise in the region. Sponsored by the Blossom Charity, which supports women in the East of England to be the best they can be, applications for the sponsored place are open to female managers and directors working within social enterprises, not-for-profit organisations, early stage start-ups and SMEs across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

For more information about the Women’s Leadership Programme, attending the alumni event or the sponsored place on the next course, contact Lucy Plumb:

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