Exploring the Making of Women Leaders: Examples From the UK

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 13:30 in Discussion Forums

Venue: Online
Date: Tuesday, 23rd March 2020
Time: 13:30


  • Dr Meghan Campbell, Univeristy of Birmingham & Deputy Director of Oxford Human Rights Hub
  • Prof Karen Ann Mumford, University of York
  • Prof Abby Day, Goldsmiths University
  • Iysha Arun, Research Fellow, Dialogue Society
  • Hannah Lowe, Research Fellow, Dialogue Society


On 23rd March, the Dialogue Society will be hosting “Exploring the Making of Women Leaders: Examples From the UK” for the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW 65). Featuring three key speakers from our panel series entitled “Women’s Empowerment”, this event will explore the challenges that women face throughout their careers across different sectors, and the obstacles to equal representation, particularly in senior leadership positions.

Having hosted a panel series focussing specifically on Women in Politics, Women in Workplace, and Women in Academia, the Dialogue Society has produced a policy paper reviewing and collating the issues raised during panel discussions and formulating policies from recommendations made during discussions. This policy paper, therefore, aims to highlight issues of gender equality through policy recommendations informed by both the shared experiences expressed during the open discussion and themes that emerge from recent literature. Following this focus, this event aims to provide a space for discussion on the issues and recommendations made in this policy paper, inviting participants to reflect on the variety of, yet similarities between, women’s gendered experiences in different work-based environments.

We hope that this event will contribute to the dialogue surrounding the pressures that women, particularly those in positions of leadership, continue to face throughout their career progression and provide further female-led research on issues of gender equality.

You can participate in this virtual event on our YouTube channel. There will be a chance to join the conversation through comments and questions towards the end.