Women in Leadership Session 1 for Groups 1 & 2

location iconOnline | location icon Tue. 25th October 2022 | Time icon 9:00am-10:30am (NOTE: If the event is listing as EVENT FULL, please contact events@md2md.co.uk to be added to the waiting list for the next upcoming event.
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Session 1

This is a confidential peer board dedicated to challenges women in leadership face. The objective for the meetings is for women to venerate other women and although some of the challenges that we face may also be faced by other genders, the fact that the McKinsey Report shows that men are promoted or hired based on their potential and yet women are promoted or hired based on their track record and that they are statistically given less management support or access to senior leadership, means that women are facing challenges which can be specific to their gender.

Suggested challenges could be:

  • Unconscious Bias
  • Unequal Pay
  • Limited Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Lack of Mentors
  • Own self limiting assumptions
  • Impostor Syndrome
  • Micro aggression and discrimination

Meeting 1 is led by: Alison Barker

Alison has a had a long career in leadership and management roles, most recently as MD of Independent Living Solutions (ILS).  Initially qualifying as a physiotherapist and after spells in the NHS, 3rd sector and private practice she joined ILS; a national Case Management provider in the medico legal sector. Here she set up and managed a rehabilitation division before becoming MD. She enjoys supporting and developing staff alongside structuring and motivating management teams to deliver results. Alison is now undertaking a range of consultancy work in the medico legal industry.

Facilitator: Jo Luke

Having previously worked in male dominated environments, – initially in engineering departments, both in the public and private sector (local authority & WS Atkins a global engineering design consultancy) and then latterly as Owner/Director of a construction company, Jo passionately believes in the value and perspectives that women bring to leadership. She recognises that globally women have become engines for economic growth & are critically important to improving business outcomes.
Jo is proud to be facilitating the Women in Leadership group for MD2MD.

Meeting 2

Meeting Manager: Emma Phipps

Emma Phipps

Emma is Managing Director for MD2MD, an exclusive community of operational business leaders ambitious to achieve even more business success by becoming even better leaders. Emma has been with the company for nearly ten years and has been a part of its pivot to online during the pandemic and its continuing growth. She is passionate about MD2MD being a diverse, empowering community, that is a force for good, for its members, team, partners and indeed the entire business community as a whole.

Facilitator: Helen Loveday

Helen Loveday Executive Coach

Helen has had a varied career across a wide range of industries including travel, financial services and construction both in the UK and the Middle East. For the last 12 years, she has provided executive coaching to a broad spectrum of leaders in a variety of organisations from start-ups to MNCs including BCG, EY, Visa, Dubai Airports, BP and New York University. Alongside her coaching work, Helen assists teams in developing their effectiveness through her team facilitation expertise and also conducts leadership assessments. These activities provide her with ongoing valuable insights into leadership capabilities and organisational systems.

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Women in leadership