Around 100 female leaders and the next generation of leaders from across the UK events industry came together to uncover ‘A New Path to Leadership’ at micebook’s International Women’s Day 2023 event on Monday.
Hosted at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, the event kicked off with an empowering keynote session by Lorraine Heggessey, a trailblazing television producer, media consultant and business leader and the first female controller of BBC1, in partnership with Speakers Corner.
The event was expertly hosted by Samme Allen, founder and CEO of conferenceemcees.com, who got our audience to create a wall of experience – from less than two years’ experience, right up to 32 years’ experience in the events industry, overall, the audience represented an impressive 1490 years of experience between them.
Zoe Tuffs, a micebook associate, who curated the content for the event said: “micebook’s purpose is to serve at the heart of the sector and we remain committed to supporting women’s career progression. Today we have heard inspiring stories from many incredibly talented women, we have, facilitated powerful conversation and shared ideas, on what is needed to create a new pathway to leadership.
“It is clear that we have a long way to go truly embrace equity. But by bringing our community together we can inspire meaningful change. If we continue to work together we will drive the all important actions that will make the difference we all need to see.”