Welcome to the London Women's Leadership Network


London Leadership Academy has established a Women’s Leadership Network. This network aims to create a happier, healthier workforce – and to shape an NHS leadership that is truly diverse and inclusive at every level. Led by NHS staff of all genders - by women, for women, and with men - the London Women’s Leadership Network will drive an innovative and transformative approach to gender equality that demands real and lasting change.

Promoting a diverse and inclusive leadership is crucial both for the development of a strong NHS workforce as well as for those concerned with equality more generally. While many female leaders are breaking through into top positions, they remain the exception rather than the rule. London Leadership Academy has launched a network that will
explore and dismantle hidden barriers, promote and advocate for a more inclusive NHS across London. Please join us and become an advocate for gender equality in the NHS across London.

Upcoming Events

The London Women's Leadership Academy is running a range of Masterclasses and Workshops that are free to attend for network members.

24th January 2017 - Securing Success: Women’s Leadership and the Workplace

How can employers and HR directors develop aspiring female talent and embrace flexible working policies to redress the workforce crises faced by the NHS? How can the NHS workforce embrace change and adapt itself to develop aspiring female leaders? What can current leaders and employers do to motivate women leader through the talent pipeline? This is a full day of interactive workshops and plenaries to learn and discuss how women as leaders can best secure success. The day will kick off with a Keynote speech from Harriet Minter, Editor of the Guardian's Women in Leadership section.

2nd February 2017 - Workshop: Exploring gender, race and power in the workplace

This is a personal development session which requires individuals to explore their own thinking and behaviour and also review how gender, race, class and power play out on an organisational level. Gender inequality creates unequal workplaces, where the role of women can be routinely marginalised and devalued. This session will honestly explore the role that women play in the workplace, including our ability to collude with existing power structures and adopt unhelpful behaviours. This workshop will be delivered by Brap, the equalities charity.

8th March 2017 - International Change Makers


In this Masterclass, you will focus on identifying major themes and trends in the global world of change and transformation, with a particular focus on women in leadership, that are likely to shake our world of health and care improvement. This event will be led by Helen Bevan, expert and radical change-maker across health and social care.

TBC - Joining the Dots between Diversity, Patient Health and Innovation

This session will be run by Simon Fanshawe, OBE, of Diversity by Design. The day will explore how to create change in your organisation, how Senior Leaders can mentor and develop aspiring talent, and whether collaborative leadership teams can innovate more effectively for patient health.

TBC - Leading for Compassionate Care

A half-day masterclass led by Dr Andrew McDowell, of The Performance Coach, that will work with participants to explore at the individual, collective, and network level the relationship between compassion and delivering high quality patient care at a systems level. The aim of this Masterclass is to work with participants to explore the concept of Compassion and support them to integrate this into the way they work both individually and collectively as a network.



Join in and become an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the NHS


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