Women’s Sector Leadership Conference – Currency of Change – Manchester

Date: Friday, 7th June 2024

Time: 9:15 am – 6pm

Place: Central Manchester Location (exact location given upon registration)

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After the tremendous success of our 2023 conference last June in London, WRC are pleased to announce our second annual Women’s Leadership Conference in Manchester on 7th June 2024.

This free one-day conference will explore the themes of economic justice and empowerment, with a specific focus on radical ideas and solutions for economic justice and financial independence. It will explore new forms of working, organising, delivering services and supporting women and girls, that truly work for them.

It will also be a chance to explore your leadership skills in a collaborative setting. In the face of a cost-of-living crisis that we know is hitting women the hardest, and in the face of a government who are doing little to address the crisis, it will be a unique opportunity to come together as a sector collectively around one of the key issues affecting women in the UK today and to explore radical solutions together.

The inspiring agenda kicks off with an expert panel discussing how to achieve economic justice for women in a hostile environment. This is followed by a series of curated workshops in the morning and afternoon. The day will also feature the award for the Audre Lorde Prize for leadership in the sector and concludes with a drinks reception in the evening.

Develop your own radical ideas and leadership skills

There will be two workshop sessions during the day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. You will get an opportunity to attend two different workshops. You will be asked to pick which workshop you would like to attend in each session upon registration.

  • Workshop 1 – Alternative Economies, Radical Solutions & Personal Finance
  • Workshop 2 – Ways out of poverty for migrant women
  • Workshop 3 – Leadership for Change: Introducing the Network for Black Women Leaders and the Feminist Leadership Programme
  • Workshop 4 – Creative solutions to our sector’s funding problems
  • Workshop 5 – Art Workshop
  • Workshop 6 – Building Resilient Regional Voices

This national conference is free to attend and open to women across the UK. We encourage women from Manchester and the North of England to attend.

  • We can offer a limited number of travel bursaries covering expenses for those travelling from outside of Manchester and who cannot otherwise afford to attend. More information on travel bursaries will be provided upon registration, however, if you require more detail please email development@wrc.org.uk.
  • WRC are pleased to be able to offer a travel bursary of up to £60 per individual for travel to and from the Women’s Leadership Conference from outside of London for those who cannot otherwise afford it. These apply for any voluntary or community organisation with an annual income below £350,000 and for individuals from other organisations who fund their travel themselves.
  • The deadline to apply for a bursary is the 10th May 2024.
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