Insight with Passion’s impressive speaking programme continues as Founding Partner Kate Hardcastle will be speaking at the Institute of Directors Women as Leaders Conference at the Grange Hotel St Paul’s. She is one of many successful entrepreneurs who will share stories, tips and advice on 15 November.
Now in its seventh year, this engaging and popular event provides you with an opportunity to network with your peers and hear from the very women who are stimulating, revitalising and growing business worldwide. Whether you are at the top of your game,climbing the corporate ladder, or want to better understand the benefits diversity can bring to your company, make this event a date in your diary.
Despite the progress made in the last century, the percentage of female directors on boards is still low. At this conference you can hear from and question the women who have made it to the top of some of the biggest international brands. These women business leaders have traits that other aspirational business women would be wise to emulate. Find out what motivates them and how they overcame the barriers they faced in order to achieve success.
The subject of women on boards and in business continues to populate the column inches of papers and magazines even more significantly these last twelve months; it remains highly topical.
“The notion that women should not play an equal role with men in the boardroom is not only unjust, but – equally importantly – inconsistent with the efficient functioning of a modern economy. I am absolutely convinced that the IoD must assume a position of leadership in advancing the cause of diversity on boards and in other leadership positions.”
Simon Walker, Director General, IoD
“There is clearly strong momentum and progress towards better gender-balanced FTSE 100 boardrooms, with the latest statistics showing 48 per cent of new non-executive director appointments since March 1 being women – 30 out of 62 – but the lack of female executive director appointments shows there’s a lot to be done to build a sustainable pipeline.”
Helena Morrissey CBE, CEO New Investment Management & founder of 30 per cent club
The IoD describe Kate as:
Having become a multi award winning business woman, saving the fortunes of many businesses and creating multimillion £ value brands, before establishing her own business – Insight with Passion. Kate has spoken on world stages on her specialist topics of Business, Brand, Marketing & Customer Focus. The Keynote speeches are sell out, & Kate speaks alongside names such as Bill Clinton, Joanna Lumley & Michael Jordan to name a varied few.
Insight with Passion has been tremendously successful as a business, in the 4 years since launch – helped by Kate’s rising media profile. Kate is the go-to expert for the BBC, ITV, ITN, SKY, CH4 & 5 on her areas of expertise in retail, business & turnaround.
Further details can be found at http://www.iod.com/connecting/events/cwl13-women-as-leaders-2013