International Women's Day: Local government future leaders

When: March 8 2018

Where: London, United Kingdom


EY - International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, NLGN will be holding a speed mentoring event for women in local government.

This will bring together female chief executives with women at the earlier stages of their career who are on the path to be future leaders.

The session will be run as a series of short, focused conversations in small groups led by a mentor, covering topics such as leadership, progression, networking and effective management.

There will be the opportunity to have conversations with several different mentors, and also for further networking. The event will be held on March 8th from 4pm to 6pm at the Vincent Rooms, Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PD.

Confirmed mentors include:

  • Becky Shaw, Chief Executive of East Sussex County Council
  • Rachael Shimmin, Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Wendy Thomson, Chief Executive of Norfolk County Council
  • Merran McRae, Chief Executive of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
  • Sophie Hosking, Executive Director of South Hams District Council

Removing the barriers

In 2017, 78% of council employees are women, but only 33% of chief executives are women.

We want to help remove the barriers, both real and perceived, that prevent women from reaching the top.

Are you one of local government's future leaders?

Register for your place.

Local government future leaders

Have questions about International Women's Day: Local government future leaders?

Contact New Local Government Network

This event is kindly sponsored by EY. 

About the New Local Government Network

New Local Government Network is an elite group of around 50 organisations from the public and private sector united by a belief in innovation and creativity. NLGN forms the safe space we need to meet as peers and have the most forward thinking conversations in the sector.

“Access to ideas, experience and collaborative learning has never been more important as we wrestle with the ongoing challenge of declining resources and rising demand. NLGN provides many such opportunities and is valued here for the focused and action oriented work it does.”
Ada Burns, Chief Executive, Darlington Borough Council

Our membership is our greatest asset - a wealth of wisdom from across the country - district, county and London boroughs with diverse political leadership. They, along with our corporate partners, are united by their appetite for innovation, a willingness to embrace change and passion to do things better.



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