Cornwall and Devon Women’s Leadership Network for Senior Leaders

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South Devon College

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Networking event for senior leaders in further education, skills and lifelong learning in Devon and Cornwall with guest speakers

About this Event

You are invited to join us for our Cornwall and Devon networking event

What's it about?

Women networking-learning from, sharing with, and supporting each other in more ways than one.

In addition to an exciting programme with no less than 3 great speakers, you can support girls access to education by donating your smalls (or new ones) @SmallsforAll

"Smalls for All® is a Scottish charity which collects and distributes underwear to help women and children in Africa and the UK"

Outline Programme

16.00 Tea/coffee on arrival

16.15 Welcome. About the Women’s Leadership Network. Kathryn James, WLN. @KathrynWLN1

16.30 What makes you special? - recognising and promoting your unique skills and attributes. Pauline Odulinski OBE (WLN. Ex-Principal/CEO Aylesbury College. Chair of Board City College Plymouth)

17.00 Putting it all into practice - skills in chairing meetings and how to demonstrate your skills. Debbie Wilshire. (Director at DW Leadership Limited. Non-exec Director. Ex- Deputy CEO Cornwall College

17.30 Networking activity

17.50 Closing address and AOB - Kathryn James

This promises to be an exciting opportunity to:

  • Hear from two exciting guest speakers
  • Create precious time and space in your busy working life to meet and network with other women leading, learning and working in the sector
  • Discuss what else we need to do to increase intersectional gender equality in #FE and promote more inclusive organisations that work for everyone
  • Support girls and women's access to education by donating to 'Smalls for All'
  • Sign up as a WLN partner and take advantage of future opportunities and the support we offer

Who's it for?

Women leaders and aspiring leaders in further education, skills and lifelong learning.

If you know a talented and aspiring leader in your organisation who might like to attend, please encourage them to come with you.

If you are unable to attend yourself, do please nominate someone else from your organisation to attend in your place.

Where is it?

Thanks to Charlotte Bounsall and colleagues for welcoming us to South Devon College for this meeting.

We want everyone to have full access to this event, so please do not be offended by us asking you to help us get this right. When you complete your booking, please be sure you tell us if you have any accessibility, belief/faith, caring, dietary, learning, medical or other requirements that we need to take into account and what you need us to do so that you can participate in this networking event.

What to bring

  • Your work name/ID badge if you have one
  • Business cards if you use them or
  • Your mobile device (smartphone or tablet) if you use this to share your own and record others' contact details

Plus, don't forget your 'smalls' donation

Practical stuff

Finding the venue: Please use the Eventbrite interactive map for travel directions.


If you are travelling by car, please park in the overflow carpark behind the Hi Tech and Digital Centre and head for main reception.

You will need a token to exit the car park so make sure to collect one from Charlotte before you leave. and I will have these on hand on the day.

WLN will greet you on arrival at the main college reception and escort you to the meeting room.

Refreshments provided.

Wi-Fi available.

Any questions?

Anything else you want to know? Ask away.

Can't join us this time but interested in future events and joining our mailing list?

Please use the 'contact the organiser link or email/text Kathryn James | 07535482217

Tell us about it

We are grateful for your time in joining us at this networking event at relatively short notice. We hope that afterwards, you will feel it was practically useful. We’ll create opportunities during the event for you to ask questions and share your thoughts. A few days after the meeting, we will send out short survey to invite feedback . Please look out for it in your inbox.

We look forward to seeing you at South Devon College at 4pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

Pauline Odulinski OBE and Kathryn James

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