06 / 6 / 2016 9am
Join us for an event dedicated to exploring the professional development of established and emerging women leaders working across health and care, chaired by the director of external affairs at NHS Confederation, Helen Birtwhistle.
In partnership with the HSJ Women Leaders Network, our event is split into three interesting segments that each bring a different perspective to challenging and championing diversity in the workplace.
An interview with Helen Sharman
The event opens with an insightful interview with the first British astronaut, Helen Sharman, who recently celebrated her 25th anniversary as the first woman to travel to the Mir space station. A unique achievement in a male-dominated environment, Helen was picked from 13,000 applicants and is today one of only 59 women that have completed space flights – compared with more than 470 men.
Following a presentation from Helen, she will be interviewed by award-winning journalist and editor of Nursing Times magazine, Jenni Middleton, another woman who has broken through traditional gender boundaries to achieve a senior position in her field.
This session will explore workplace themes such as power dynamics, decision-making at all levels, progression, leadership, cultural change and getting that next job, and is led by coach, mentor, and author of the book No more casualties, breaking the glass ceiling in the care profession, Shirley Baah-Mensah, and Joan Saddler, associate director and patient engagement lead, NHS Confederation.
Rounding off the event is an exclusive networking reception with an audience comprising chief executives, HR directors, HRD deputies, medical, nursing, clinical and finance directors.
The event is timed well for attendees of the NHS Confederation’s annual conference, opening the day before the conference starts on 14 June in the conference venue, Manchester Central, but is also open to women who are interested in attending this event only.
Book your place at the event and join in the conversation on Twitter using #NHSwomen.