Celebrating International Women's Day

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To celebrate International Women's Day NHS Employers has been supporting women across health and care to think about the steps they can take to support this year's theme of 'being bold for change'.

On Tuesday 7 March we held a free event, with support from PwC, in Horizon Leeds. More than 50 women, both aspiring and senior leaders, attended to hear from four inspiring panel members as they shared their leadership journey. 

  • Dawn Jarvis, executive director of strategy and improvement at Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust shared her experiences of growing up in the north of England, battling imposter syndrome and the support she received from mentors, both male and female
  • Karen Finlayson, partner and leader for the health industries and internal audit across the North at PwC explained why resilience, confidence and learning from others have been the key themes in her leadership success
  • Thea Stein, chief executive at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust talked about why we should see careers less like ladders and more like climbing frames, and the importance of being yourself
  • Salma Yasmeen, director of strategy at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust took delegates through her career journey from Castle Hill in Huddersfield to Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, and the importance of living your values.

Missed the event? Watch it again on periscope and read the blogs from panel members Salma Yasmeen and Karen Finlayson

Follow the conversation on Twitter and pledge your support for International Women's Day using the hashtags #beboldforchange and #nhswomen.

Find out more about the HSJ Women Leaders Network, including how to join, on our web pages.

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