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Purposeful Leadership Isn’t Just from the Top

Thursday 28th July 2022

This November, we’ll hold our first in-person Summit in three years with a focus on leading with purpose. But we’ll look beyond just CEOs, presidents and the like to include leadership conducted by all the individuals who make up the Alliance community. They might not be at the very top, but these leaders bring purpose to everything they do in their roles, from enabling women to start and grow businesses to ensuring gender inclusion in their organizations.

This strong sense of purpose plays out in members’ commitment to our community. More than half of Alliance members contributed their expertise to the organization in 2021, and 80 percent want to do so this year. Whether that means being a mentor or mentee, a presenter or participant, these contributors create real impact by spreading knowledge quickly and efficiently. Of course, these numbers don’t convey the real spirit this community has—and that’s why it will be so good to come together in person this November in London.

The Summit will also allow us each to explore how we can take personal accountability for making the change we want to see—particularly in a time when it seems that governments are not moving quickly enough. How can we drive progress on climate and gender at the same time? How can we create a more women-friendly financial services ecosystem?

We’re building an action-packed agenda to help you impact your organization and your customers: We’ll be conversing with leaders who exemplify purposeful leadership, like Alison Rose, CEO of NatWest; discussing how to increase investment in WSMEs; previewing the latest fintech innovations adding value for women; and learning strategy to influence the national financial services agenda during a policy advocacy session at the UK’s House of Lords. But most significantly for us, we’ll have the chance to reconnect over two days, as well as to celebrate our achievements during our Championing the Female Economy Awards ceremony.

We hope the information shared, questions asked, and new models showcased will inspire your purposeful leadership journey. We can’t wait to be inspired by you, too. To register for the Summit, click HERE. To find out about UK Visa requirements, click HERE