We’re delighted to welcome some very talented, dedicated, wise, women to contribute to our next gathering on Saturday 18th March. If you haven’t booked yet, you can do so here. We meet in central London to provide a place for women involved and interested in leading – at any level, in all kinds of ways, from all over the place, and of all ages – to meet, make friends, share wisdom and experience, and eat together. We have speaking and interactive sessions, and time to get to know each other too. The day runs from 11-4 at St Clement’s Eastcheap (directions below). While we don’t intentionally theme gatherings, we often find strands come together! All of our contributors this time have a lot to offer in tenacity, resilience, and building strength, with years of experience and knowledge to share.
Rev Dr Kate Coleman will be joining us for the Knowledge session, talking about ‘Going the distance as leaders‘. Kate is founding director of Next Leadership, has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in the church, charity and voluntary sectors and is a mentor and coach to leaders. She was Chair of the Evangelical Alliance Council (2012-2014) and former president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (2006-2007). Kate is a much in demand speaker and strategic advisor who mentors, coaches and supports leaders and organisations locally, nationally and internationally. Her network extends across all sectors and church denominations. Kate is author of 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership.
Kate Middleton (no, not that one!) is able to join us for the Community slot. Kate is a psychologist, author, and speaker with a medical background, and a passion for applying psychology and faith to real life, with a particular interest & expertise in emotional health. Kate is also assistant pastor at Hitchin Christian Centre, in Hertfordshire, and one of the directors of Mind & Soul. She will be talking about ‘Building Resilience’, looking at how we learn to be more confident in who we are, less prone to being thrown or swayed by the opinions of other people – but also how we get through the various storms life throws at us and adjust/adapt as necessary as our lives change as well.
And we are thrilled one of GWL’s founders, Jenny Baker, is coming to be celebrated! Jenny is a writer, marathon runner and chair of Amos Trust. Her latest book is Run for Your Life about her experience of running and breast cancer, published by Pitch Publishing. From February she will be interim COO for Redthread. She has masters in gender studies and voluntary sector management and is also author of Equals, published by SPCK. You can read her blog here and tweet her here. We’ll be talking to Jenny about her life and learnings.
March sees both International Women’s Day and the Million Women march. To reflect on how women around the world are specifically affected by poverty, health, and other issues, Hannah Mudge will be joining us for the Justice slot. Following on from her work with the Leprosy Mission England and Wales, she’ll be talking about how women suffering with leprosy face additional issues because of their gender. Hannah is also a founder member of the Christian Feminist Network and of Project 3:28, which advocates for a more equal balance of male and female speakers at Christian events and conferences, and passionate about women’s lives and equality.
You can join us to share the conversations, food, and friendship by booking here. Lunch is provided – please let us know any dietary requirements. Please do spread the word to other women interested in leadership. If you have any questions please get in touch. We’re on twitter here, and Facebook here. Please do let us know if you have any access needs. We will tweet during the day using #GWLMar17 so you can follow online if you can’t come in person.
St Clements Directions: Full address is St Clement’s Eastcheap, 1 St Clements Court, Clements Lane, London EC4N 7HB. Nearest tube is Monument or Bank. From Monument tube, follow exit to King William Street and then directions to Bank tube. (Don’t go up the exits to King William Street South or Eastcheap!) Go up the steps by House of Fraser to the left. Follow the road round to the right, and turn right before Pod. St Clements is on the right.