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Bringing out the Best in People: Health & Wellbeing at Work

by Jackie Grubb, Principal at City of Westminster College Bringing out the best in people and keep on learning is my mantra. In my teaching days I taught anatomy and physiology and sport therapy for the colleges football academy, so I have always had a good...

Annual conference for women leaders in FE will focus on unlocking talent

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Women’s Leadership Network is hosting an annual conference on how employers and employees can identify their talents and achieve their full professional potential. Four workshops will take place on themes including flexible working and board membership, and there will be...

Governance myths dispelled at Women’s Leadership Network workshops

Colleges in the south-east and the midlands have been hosting workshops aimed at women from FE and business, in a bid to increase female representation on boards. The four workshops – run by the Women’s Leadership Network and funded by the Education and Training Foundation –...

WLN Members Update 11th January 2017

Dear *|FNAME|* We wish you a happy and successful 2017 from all at the WLN. Now is a great time to look forward to a new year of opportunities and some of the challenges that may lie ahead, and is a great time to reflect on how...

WLN Mentoring Programme

Kathryn James heads up our mentoring and coaching programme at the Women’s Leadership Network. She is passionate about helping women succeed in their careers whatever sector they work in. She explains a bit more about how coaching and mentoring can help you in your career,...

Male Champions of Change

We recently invited business and community leaders from across the UK to the House of Commons to discuss the launch a Male Champions for Change initiative in the UK. Maria Miller MP, Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee and Stephen Fitzgerald, former Chair, Goldman...

WLN Conference 2016 Presentations

Here are the presentations from our speakers at the Women's Leadership Network Conference 2016. Jane Bristow Presentation 1 (Powerpoint) Supplementary video: Gillian Hewitson Presentation (Powerpoint) Women on the Move - Workshop Presentation 1 (Powerpoint) Presentation 2 (Powerpoint) The Nonconformists Guide to Leadership - Workshop Presentation (Powerpoint) The Ethical Girls Club - Workshop Presentation (Powerpoint) Would you be interested...

Supporting women leaders of the future – Ruth Gilbert on FE News

On the 25 May, I’ll be speaking at the Women’s Leadership Network conference in London. I am keen to share my experiences with other senior women leaders and indeed, aspiring leaders – to help galvanise some of the remarkable female talent we have in our...

Guest Blog: Dan Godsall

In November 2014 I made a momentous decision: to quit my job as Managing Director at Barclays, and take some time out as a stay-at-home dad to my then six month old son, Jesse. As an older dad (forty six this year) it had been on...

The Women on the Move Seminar

Are you going through a mid-life career change? This may be something you have chosen to do, or it may be something that is, or could be, forced upon you. A career change can feel scary, demoralising, exciting or liberating. Or all of those things at...