The Baytree Centre is proud to present Sparking Change, a leadership conference for women and girls.

Come join us for a fantastically inspiring day celebrating women in existing leadership roles, get an insight into how to achieve success yourself (both professionally and personally) and network with like-minded women.

Get your ticket here.

From this day you can expect a panel discussion with five extraordinary women as they discuss their roles as leaders and how they found success; A professional ‘speed-dating’ session where you can meet some brilliant working women and discuss their roles, their professional journeys and have a chance to network; A number of workshops covering various themes and topics, from celebrating women working in technology to creating artworks inspired by empowerment. This day will not only look at how to achieve professional leadership but leadership within one’s community and how to achieve and celebrate personal, as well as professional, success and well-being.

We will be joined on our panel by the following wonderful women;

– Barbara Burton – Founder of Behind Bras, an initiative that helps women to transition from prison to employment in the fashion, retail and creative industries.

– Margot Heller – Director of the South London Gallery for nearly two decades.

– Mariah Idrissi – A British model, public speaker, and online personality involved in humanitarian work. She endorses the Human Care Syria’s ‘Women’s Hygiene and Sanitation’ project, participates in the NHS blood-donor project ‘Represent’ and is an ambassador for Islamic Relief.

– Leyya Sattar – Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships at the award-winning The Other Box, a platform for increasing diversity in the creative industries. The Other Box celebrates and champions people of colour, and people from other underrepresented backgrounds.

 Otegha Uwagba – Founder of Women Who, a community for creative working women, and author of the Sunday Times Best Seller, the Little Black Book.

For our speed-dating session you will have the chance to chat and network with women from various professional levels and occupations, including but not limited to; journalists, CEOs, government officials, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and architects.

And lastly, we will have multiple workshops running throughout the afternoon;

– Liz Sugg – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development  – ‘Confidence in Communication’ – TBC

– Leticia Rosales – Marketing Executive at HTC – ‘Out of this World! Women in Technology’ – An out of this world interactive workshop with a chance to experience HTC’s VIVE virtual reality headset.

– Kanndiss Riley – Co-founder of She is Clothed – ‘Find & Wind Your Purpose’ – Explore imperfection and alternative pathways with She is Clothed (a company which promotes the education and elevation of girls) co-founder , Kanndiss Riley, while making pom poms!

– Nina Cosford – Illustrator – ‘That’s What She Said’ – Join illustrator Nina Cosford to create an empowering piece of art to take home. Choose from a list of quotes from iconic women and bring them to life through illustration.

– Ebehneita Letitia – Milk & Honey presents ‘Growing Girls’ – A creative workshop that will provide a space for women and girls to explore who they are (their roots) and what they can achieve (their growth).