Meet the female bosses who will totally transform your career

The networking event that can teach you how to boss it like a pro...

Some of the UK’s most successful female bosses are joining forces in London for a game-changing networking event. The aim? They’ve reached the dizzy heights of career success and now they want to give you a helping hand to join them. Because, let’s face it, the world could do with some more brilliant women at the top. We’re in. Are you?

How to be a leader, by the women who lead is, ultimately, the talk of the day for the IoD’s 2016 Women As Leaders conference on June 17th, supported by Marie Claire. For the ninth year running, the UK’s largest business network, the IoD, brings together some of the country’s most influential female bosses to deliver a host of motivational speeches, workshops and Q&As. And it’s not too late for you to be a part of it.

Kick-ass female bosses, including Virgin Money’s CEO, Jayne-Anne Gadhia, and CEO of major City accountancy firm Grant Thornton, Sacha Romanovitch will share their thoughts on the challenges facing women in finance, and how to smash gender stereotypes by not becoming a ‘she-man’. As Jayne-Anne Gadhia tells us, ‘It does surprise me that there aren’t more women as bank CEOs and this definitely needs to be sorted out.’

Geeta Sidhu-Robb, the founder of Nosh Detox and speaker at the Women As Leaders conference 2016

For budding entrepreneurs, start-up sensation Geeta Sidhu-Robb, the founder of Nosh Detox who counts Gwyneth Paltrow and Cara Delevigne as clients, talks about starting your own business. Also, Kim Winser OBE, founder and CEO of fashion label Winser London and former director of womenswear at M&S, talks modern-day power dressing. ‘I would like women to have confidence. Confidence comes when people find their own style,’ she says.

If a career recharge is what you’re after, the conference will inspire you to implement it, be mentored by the women already doing it and help make lasting changes to your CV. If you’re itching to get your start-up off the ground then it’s also a chance to find out more about IoD 99, a scheme that recruits 99 entrepreneurs aged 18-40 from various sectors to join the prestigious IoD for one year for £99. Included is start-up support, incubation and acceleration from some of the UK’s most successful businesses. So it’s like winning The Apprentice, but without the gruff beardy guy.

Book your tickets now to the Women As Leaders Conference 2016 and claim an IoD membership rate, which is £300+VAT. Email lise.kroeyer@iod.com providing your full name and contact number, referencing the code ‘Marie Claire Reader’ to claim your discount. See you there on June 17th.

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