Stepping into the Spotlight: International Women’s Day 2023

Embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.

To mark International Women’s Day, we have a special edition of our Stepping into the Spotlight series. We’ll be hearing from a range of inspirational speakers, as well as learning how to forge an inclusive, equal world.

This event is now sold out. To join the waiting list or receive a copy of the recording, please email Crystal Kwan.

In its fifth year, Stepping into the Spotlight offers mid to senior-level adlanders the tools and strategies to turbo boost skills and confidence – and in turn, motivate you to take your career to the next level.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #EmbraceEquity, so in this event we’ll be hearing from a range of stellar speakers who will explore the actions we can all take to make this industry an unbiased, welcoming environment where everyone belongs. There will also be training on how to help you define your unique leadership style and how to maximise your potential as a high-performance leader.


9.00am Breakfast and networking

9.30am Introduction

Leila Siddiqi, Associate Director, Diversity, IPA

9.40am The State of the Industry

Tabitha Morton, COO, UN Women UK

9.55am Panel discussion: #Embrace Equity

  • Leila Siddiqi, Associate Director, Diversity, IPA (Chair)
  • Hanisha Kotecha, Chief Client Officer, Creature London & WACL Exec committee member
  • Balpreet Mangat, Managing Partner, Dentsu Creative
  • Anne Stilling, Brand Director, Vodafone

10.25am Coffee break

10.45am Coaching: High-Performance Leadership

Sally Henderson, High-Stakes Leadership Mentor

Your full potential as a leader often remains untapped simply because this important asset gets overlooked and is left as an intangible concept.

In this interactive session you will learn how to:

  • Make your leadership tangible
  • Harness your USP leadership traits that make you valuable and distinctive
  • Overcome imposter syndrome
  • Create your own personailised growth plan to accelerate your development
  • Find greater joy in embracing the unknown
  • Gain greater confidence in your authentic leadership self

11.45am Closing remarks

12.00pm Event ends

Last updated 01 May 2024