About the event

Women into Leadership 2022

Women into Leadership is back and bigger than ever! This year, our series of conferences will be delivered in-person at a wide range of regional locations, with one online event for those wishing to attend from home. For the full list of upcoming dates, or to register, please click here

Now in their twelfth year, the annual Women into Leadership conferences have established themselves as the key events for all those interested in seeing leadership opportunities for women enhanced. Women into Leadership 2022 will examine how female leaders, at any grade, can enhance their skills to become the leader they aspire to be.

The conferences will offer hands-on advice and coaching on how to further develop your career in times of change. You will hear from inspirational women of all grades and levels, within and outside the Civil Service. You’ll discuss together how you can manage the challenges of modern leadership and help ensure the Civil Service doesn’t lose momentum in recognising and rewarding female leaders.



Upcoming dates and Locations

Manchester | 24 November 2022 

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London | 13 December 2022

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London | 14 December 2022

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Liverpool | 17 January 2023 

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Cardiff | 2 February 2023 

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Belfast  | 22 February 2023 

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Birmingham | 16 March 2023

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Please get in touch with conference.admin@dodsgroup.com if you have any queries. 


Speakers who have joined us recently:

  • Sarah Munby, Permanent Secretary, BEIS
  • Susan Acland-Hood, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education
  • Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government
  • Sarah Healey, Permanent Secretary, Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Sherin Aminossehe, Director of Infrastructure, Ministry of Defence
  • Clare Moriarty, Leader of Transformation and Former Permanent Secretary, DExEU
  • Helen MacNamara, Former Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Office
  • Zamila Bunglawala, Director, International Education Directorate, Department for Education
  • Carolyn McDonald, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, Scottish Government
  • Karina Singh, Director of Transformation, HM Land Registry
  • Rachel Pendered, Managing Director, Co-Founder, Co-owner, Media Zoo Group
  • Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Journalist & Author
  • Eunice Olumide, International Supermodel, Broadcaster and Curator; Managing Director, Olumide Galleries
  • Vicky Johnson, President, FDA
  • Victoria Jones, National Officer, FDA
  • Margaret Haig, Vice President, FDA
  • Harriet Green, Global Business Leader, Board Exec Chair & Director, Former Chairman & CEO, IMB Asia Pacific
  • Berndatte Thompson OBE, Deputy Director Inclusion, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement; People Capabilities and Change Directorate, MHCLG
  • Talat Yaqoob FRSE, Independent Consultant; First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls; Co-Founder, Women 5050 and Pass the Mic

Benefits of attending Women into Leadership

  • Examine the barriers currently facing female leaders (and future leaders) in the Civil Service and hear how to overcome them
  • Hear from a diverse range of Senior Civil Servants, as well as inspirational leaders from outside of the Civil Service
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and attributes needed to be a successful leader
  • Design your own breakout session schedule, based on your own needs and aspirations
  • Learn how to be an effective leader
  • Network with peers and counterparts from across Government who are also contemplating furthering their career in the Civil Service

Registration & Prices 

Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester & Online rates:

  • Public sector rate: 1 place: £295 + VAT | 4 places or more: £250 + VAT
  • FDA/Keyskills member rate: 1 place: £195 + VAT
  • Others: 1 place: £695 + VAT

London rates:

  • Public sector rate: 1 place: £345 + VAT | 4 places or more: £295 + VAT
  • FDA/Keyskills member rate: 1 place: £245 + VAT
  • Others: 1 place: £745 + VAT

Registrations can be made online here

Book with confidence

In view of the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we want you to feel totally confident about booking onto our events.

  • If the Women into Leadership team needs to reschedule the event, your place will automatically transfer to the new date.
  • If the Women into Leadership team is unable to reschedule the event for a time within the next 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund

Who should attend?

Women into Leadership is aimed at all those who aspire to move into a leadership role or those already in a senior role looking to progress.