Association of Chairs: Celebrating and advancing female leadership

When: March 8, 2023

Where: Virtual, United Kingdom


On International Women’s Day 2023 we’re celebrating female leadership and exploring how to get more women into leadership positions.

We’ve invited a panel of women leaders to share their very different leadership journeys and perspectives on feminist leadership. We’ll also be exploring what holds women back from serving on boards and stepping up for leadership positions.

Most importantly we’ll ask what Chairs can do to create a culture and environment that encourages women, whatever their background, to join boards and thrive and ensure that more women will be the Chairs of the future.  

If you are looking around your board table, or your organisation and noticing there are not enough women or that they seem disinclined to take on leadership positions, do come. We can help you explore how you can help.

Or if you are a woman considering stepping up – do come. Or simply come to celebrate and be inspired. In keeping with the theme of International Women’s Day 2023 we’ll be exploring how to embrace equity.

We’re keen to welcome you to this event whatever your gender and whether you are a Chair, Vice Chair, CEO, trustee or aspiring trustee, or interested in progression female leadership.  

Zara Mohammed
Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain and is the first woman in the organisation’s history to have been elected into the post. She has a masters in Human Rights Law and is a Training and Development Consultant.  

Benaifer Bhandari
Chair of Global Generation and Chair of Voluntary Action Camden. She is also CEO of Hopscotch Women’s Centre. She has a passion for robust governance ensuring every action is reflected in mission and insisting deeply that every minoritised person and group have support in a person-centred and trauma informed way.

Hilary Carty
Executive Director of Clore Leadership and a governor of the Royal Ballet. Her career includes acting as a consultant, facilitator and coach specialising in leadership development, management and organisational change. Hilary was the Director of the Cultural Leadership Programme a £22m government investment in excellence in leadership within the UK cultural sector.  Hilary has been awarded several Honorary Doctorates.

The session  will be held over the online platform Zoom using the webinar format, where your camera and audio will be switched off and only the speakers will be visible. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the session and there will be additional time for questions and discussion at the end.

We aim to be inclusive and know that some people have different needs. If you need a reasonable adjustment for an event, please let us know what you need when completing the booking form and we will contact you about how we can help.

6.30pm - 7.30pm
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