The Women’s International Networking (WIN) Conference is back in Manchester for the second time. The theme is ‘Leading the Way, Differently’ and will explore who are the individuals and organisations leading the way in business with purpose, meaning and developing societies where everyone thrives. WIN Manchester mixes the city’s innovative thinking with the collaborative nature of WIN to make an immersive and inspiring event.
WIN Manchester takes place on Friday 28th June 2019 10am-3.45pm at Alliance Manchester Business School. WIN is an independent global women’s leadership organisation which develops and connects leaders in a feminine, authentic and a global way.
The event is open to organisations and individuals from any sector and will look at how to integrate the masculine and the feminine, art and business, a variety of industries, professions, age groups, backgrounds and ways of thinking into the business arena. It will explore how to make sure there are women in STEM and in boardrooms, and that men can choose to do things differently too.
Delegates will hear from an inspiring line of speakers on how to prepare for the future, accelerate their journeys, enrich their skills, boost their confidence and grow as authentic and global leaders. There are three breakout sessions to choose from: Inspiring Leaders Doing it Differently; Creating an Inclusive & Innovative Organisation and Releasing You.
This year’s speakers include:
• Prof. Fiona Devine OBE, Head of Alliance Manchester Business School & Professor of Sociology, The University o f Manchester
• Prof. Colette Fagan, Professor of Sociology and Vice-President for Research, The University of Manchester
• Nazir Afzal OBE, International Adviser on Rule of Law & Former Chief Prosecutor
• JC Townend, CEO, UK & Ireland, Lee Hecht Harrison Penna
• Lisa Kelly, Head of BTC UK & Ireland, BTC Chemical, BASF Plc
• Dr. Marilyn Comrie OBE, Director of The Blair Project and Director Formula Girl Ltd.
• Cherie Buttle, Chief Inspector, City Centre Integrated Neighbourhood Policing Team, Greater Manchester Police
• Kristin Engvig, CEO and Founder of WIN
Claire-Marie Boggiano, WIN Partner at WIN Manchester and director of Lurig Change & Development, a company specialising in innovative business change and people development, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring WIN Manchester back for 2019. This year’s event promises to offer a real mix of inspiration for finding new methods of working collaboratively and sharing best practice of the changing business landscape across a wide range of industries.”
Jane Crombleholme, managing director of Executive Education at Alliance Manchester Business School: “The WIN network curates’ powerful events across Europe that attract both women and men from an array of sectors to work together for the greater good. It’s an honour for Alliance Manchester Business School to be able to host the event and it’s great to have LURIG and BASF on board as fellow sponsors.”
Registration opens at 9:30am, the event runs 10am- 3:45pm, closing with a networking drinks reception. There is an optional evening celebration dinner, being held at Albert Square Chop House. Opera Singer, Kerry Firth and Singer Anita Ryan will perform with the Levenshulme High School for Girls Choir during the event.