Portsmouth first UK city to host global women leadership event

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The 6th ILA Women and Leadership Conference will take place at the University of Portsmouth next month.

  • 09 May 2022
  • 3 min read

The 6th ILA Women and Leadership Conference will take place at the University of Portsmouth next month.

Put together by the International Leadership Association (ILA), it brings together female leaders from around the world to build meaningful relationships, engage in lifelong learning, and advance their practice and research.

Portsmouth has been chosen as the first UK location to host this gathering on the 15-17th of June.

The theme for this year’s event is Reflection and Rejuvenation: Inspiring Women Leaders. It offers two-and-a-half-day of programming including plenary sessions, reflective conversations, workshops, panels, presentations, and more. There will also be plenty of networking opportunities for attendees to build long-lasting connections.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for people to feel empowered and energised by hearing from truly inspiring women

Karen Blackett OBE, University of Portsmouth Chancellor and CEO of Group M

The University of Portsmouth Chancellor and CEO of Group M, Karen Blackett OBE, will be one of the plenary speakers.

“It’s a huge honour to be speaking at the conference, especially one being hosted by the University of Portsmouth,” said Karen.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for people to feel empowered and energised by hearing from truly inspiring women.”

As a British businesswoman who works in the advertising industry, Karen knows first-hand the challenges many leaders have faced over the past few years.

“During times of great uncertainty leadership can be tiring”, she added.

“Our panel will explore our own lived experiences and offer an insight into how we maintained our well-being in the process.”

Other plenary speakers include Katie Bell, Chief Marketing Officer at the UK Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, and Kristin Engvig, CEO & Founder of the women’s international network, WIN.

For more information about this conference and how to attend, visit here.