28 Apr 2021| Online

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Wednesday, 28th April 2021 | Online

Although the PR and communications industry is overwhelmingly female overall, the number of women at board director level and above remains stubbornly low.

Organised by Dods Parliamentary Communications and held in partnership with the IoIC, CMA, PRCA and CIPR, our unique Women in Communications conference seeks to provide current and future leaders with the skills needed to correct this imbalance. The unique conference explores the role of women in communications and offers practical advice and coaching on how to develop your career and leadership capabilities in times of change. We will discuss together how we can manage the challenges of modern leadership and help ensure we don't lose momentum in recognising and rewarding female leaders in communications.  

Due to current uncertainty surrounding live events and restrictions around social distancing, Women in Communications 2021 will take place online.

In addition to the live agenda, the Women in Communications online event platform will enable you to explore on-demand materials which will supplement your learning experience and help you focus on the topics most relevant to you.

The full agenda can be found here.
Why attend?
  • Examine the barriers currently facing female leaders (and future leaders) in communications and hear how to overcome them
  • Understand when and how gender plays a role in both organisational and personal advancement
  • Learn how successful women negotiate for what they need to be effective leaders
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and attributes needed to be a successful leader
  • Raise the visibility of women as senior leaders in communications
  • Receive video recordings of all sessions after the event
2019/2020 speakers included: 
  • Louise Stewart, Director of Communications, Federation of Small Businesses

  • Richard Etienne, Deputy Head of Internal Communications, Department of International Trade

  • Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Consultant & former Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

  • Sneha Patel, Senior Advisor for External and International Affairs, Mayor of London’s Office

  • Poli Stuart- Lacey, Director of Communications, HM Revenue & Customs

  • Laura Bates, Acting Director of Communications, Museum of London

  • Poli Stuart-Lacey, Director of Communications, HMRC
  • Lucy Reynolds, Head of External Communications, Vodafone
  • Sally Otter, Head of Internal Communications, Oxfam
  • Sneha Patel, Senior Advisor for External and International Affairs, Mayor of London’s office
  • Abbie Sampson‚Äč, Director of External Affairs, Energy UK
  • Emma Reynolds, Head of Communications, National Crime Agency
  • Laurian Hubbard, Head of Campaigns and Channels, Intellectual Property Office, UK Government
  • Sarah Pinch, Managing Director, Pinch Point Communications
  • George Blizzard, Co-Founder, The PR Network
  • Ebony Gayle, Independent Consultant & Founder, Ebony Gayle Communications Ltd
Who should attend?

Women in Communications is aimed at all those who aspire to move into a leadership role or those already in a senior role looking to progress. Presentations and workshops offer practical advice and coaching relevant to all women across the communications sector.


Registrations for the Women in Communications conference can be made here.

For enquiries or to request a booking form, please contact conference.admin@dodsgroup.com.