150 delegates recently attended the second Women in Leadership Conference at the Bath University Student’s Union, aimed at helping women students feel empowered and take the lead in business.
The event included a keynote speech from Paralympic athlete and sports reporter Kate Grey as well as a range of workshops, including a joint presentation from Louise Prynne, Chief Executive of Bath Business Improvement District (BID) and Louise Fradd, Strategic Director Place B&NES Council and Board Director Bath BID Company.
The joint presentation, entitled Place Making: Women in Leadership in Bath – The Power of Collaboration gave students an insight into the career journeys of two leading women in the Bath business community and how they use their complementary skills to champion business in Bath.
“As an alumna of the University it has been a privilege to return to speak at this event” said Louise Prynne.
“The joint presentation with Louise Fradd has hopefully inspired students and reminded them that women have an important role to play in business and city management, and are indeed central to driving progress and success.
“I’m keen to strengthen the ties between the BID, University and B&NES council, and our joint presentation was a great way to start.”
Louise Fradd added: “I was delighted to speak at the Women in Leadership conference about my experiences of working in senior management in local government.
“I have worked with many strong and successful women throughout my career and I enjoyed sharing some stories to give inspiration to the next generation of female leaders.”
Other workshops covered a range of subjects from confident communication to networking with purpose, gender representation in UK Parliament, and top tips on how to set up a business venture.
Approximately 150 student delegates attended the event from a range of courses.
The presentation took place in the Chancellors’ Building on the University of Bath campus.