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Teach First Women in Leadership Event: Does Gender Play a Role in Leadership?


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Teach First Women in Leadership Event: Does Gender Play a Role in Leadership?

Teach First Women in Leadership Event: Does Gender Play a Role in Leadership?

Wednesday 14th March 2007
18:30 – 20:30h
Lehman Brothers, 25 Bank Street
Canary Wharf
London E14 5LE

The charitable business-education partnership Teach First* would like to invite you to its first ever Women in Leadership panel event for up to 250 participants, ambassadors and supporters of the two-year graduate teaching and leadership scheme (

The aim of the event, kindly hosted by Lehman Brothers, will be to identify some of the challenges and opportunities faced by women in leadership today and, through this, to provide members of the audience, many of whom will be in the early stages of their leadership journeys, with advice and encouragement on how to make the most of the opportunities available to them as they carve out successful careers across a range of sectors. We also hope the event will stimulate a bit of debate around some of the more controversial viewpoints on the subject!

We are fortunate to have a fascinating panel of speakers at this inaugural event: Eleanor Angel, Chairman of Women of the Year Lunch and Assembly and Director of Angels Costumiers; Chantal Coady, Founder of Rococo Chocolates; Jo Dibb, Headteacher at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School; Suzi Digby Eatwell OBE, experienced broadcaster and Founder of (training company using the arts); and Mandy Mannix, Head of Capital Advisory, Europe, Lehman Brothers.

The format for the evening will be a moderated panel, during which our panellists will share some of the personal and professional experiences that have shaped their careers, and subsequent roles as leaders. This will be followed by an audience Q&A session. A time for networking and further discussion will take place afterwards over drinks and canapés. The event will run from 18:30 to 20:30h.

*Teach First was launched in July 2002 with the aim of transforming exceptional graduates into inspirational teachers, placing them into London schools where they are needed most. Whilst raising pupil aspirations and achievements through innovation and resourcefulness, Teach First teachers gain experience and skills that will help build a new generation of leaders both inside and outside education. The programme includes an innovative cross-sectoral leadership training programme and the Women in Leadership panel is one of a number of events within this. Teach First is currently ranked 16th in The Times annual survey of most prestigious graduate recruiters – the highest ranked charity in Britain and second only to Microsoft among organisations founded in the past 25 years. Its participants are carefully selected to be among the most able graduates in Britain each year.

We hope to see you at this important inaugural Teach First event. Kindly RSVP by 11th March by emailing

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