02 Sep 2020| Online

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Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 | Online

According to the 2019 PRCA Census, the PR and communications industry is 67% female overall, but 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, this event will now take place online. The content for the day exactly mirrors that of the live event, and there will be plenty of time built into the day for Q&A and interaction with speakers and fellow delegates. Video recordings of each session will also be made available to delegates following the event. 

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
  • Create a lasting network of women leaders across the sector who are effecting change in communications
2020 speakers include: 
  • 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

2019 speakers include:
  • 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