Gearing up for opportunity: Female business leaders for a global Britain 

Join IoD East of England and some of the region’s most inspirational enterprising women to hear fascinating stories.

Learn how to implement lasting changes in your company and leave motivated to accelerate your career.

The Enterprising Women in the East Summit 2017 will bring together some of the region’s most inspirational and influential leaders in business.

This is a key event in the IoD East of England business calendar providing a unique opportunity to meet and hear from female business leaders working in a diverse range of sectors.


  • It’s a Man’s World, Or Is It? – Managing your gender pay gap and how to overcome it.
  • Step to the Top – Overcoming challenges to reach Director level no matter where your journey begins
  • Women in Policing in the 21st Century – Brining a fresh and transparent approach to management
  • You and Your Team – Panel discussion regarding creating a productive healthy work environment
  • Start Up/Scale Up – How to take your business to the next level
  • The Importance of Role Models – Networking, mentoring and asking for help
  • The Art of Storytelling – How to tell your story in an effective and meaningful way
  • HR, Financial and Legal Pitfalls to Avoid – Panel discussions regarding protecting your assets
  • Measuring Your Impact – The benefits of cross sector learning
  • EPIC Leaders – Ignite your career and accelerate your potential by becoming an EPIC leader    


  • Rachel Nolan, Chief Superintendent – Operational Policing for Essex Police
  • Karen Thornber, HR strategist for Chadwicks
  • Dr. Zara Nanu, CEO of Gapsquare
  • Francesca de Lacey, Managing Director of JMS Group Ltd
  • Dr. Sabrina Robinson, Head of Health and Welbeing  at Hertfordshire Mind Network
  • Alison Charles, Stress Management and Productivity Expert for Diva on a Harley
  • Lottie Fletcher, Associate Solicitor for Birkettes LLP
  • Harley Smith, Director of Boxed Out PR
  • Jacqui Simpson, Director of Bilberry Bloom
  • Nikki Walker, Managing Director for More2Gain
  • Alex Skailes, CEO and Director of Centre of Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School, London
  • Lucy Brine, Area Director – Health and Education for Lloyds Bank

Reasons to attend

  1. Accelerate your career – leave feeling inspired and motivated with the confidence to drive your career forward
  2. Meet the enterprising women who can contribute to your success – those you could be doing business with, gaining advice from or brainstorming ideas with
  3. Unique stories to learn from – speakers are from a diverse range of backgrounds and sectors and will share personal stories and insights
  4. Leave with results in mind – learn strategies and tips to achieve success in your business and reach future goals
  5. Make lasting change – learn how to implement positive and lasting changes in your company that will allow more enterprising women who want to get to the tope, to do so

To book your attendance for this event, please follow the links provided on the right hand side.

Cost: Members: £55.00, Non-Members: £70.00