After learning how to "take the leap" we discussed what it truly means to lead and to make an impact on our own terms.
Harriet Minter, founder of Women In Leadership, and Ambica Jobanputra, Head of Social Leadership at BeyondMe were our speakers. Read the writeup of the session by NOILady and founder of MP Cosmetics Shari Nunes here.
Harriet Minter is a writer, journalist and speaker. Currently the editor of the Guardian's Women in Leadership section, she writes extensively on a variety of issues relating to women and the workplace and has interviewed a range of leading women from MPs to entrepreneurs and celebrities. Prior to her current role she worked as a commissioning editor for a range of sections on the Guardian and also ran the engagement and social media strategy for the Guardian's Professional Networks. She started her journalistic career at RollOnFriday.com, the leading community site for lawyers and as a consequence she knows far too much about the private lives of the City's highest paid litigators. She is a regular speaker on women's rights, organisational change, the future of work and just getting stuff done. Outside of work her passions include high heels and big boats - although not together.
Ambica joined BeyondMe in April 2014 and is responsible for engaging professionals in its giving and leadership programme. To date, BeyondMe has supported over 1000 professionals to donate their time, money and skills to social causes. Prior to this, Ambica spent two years as a policy adviser in the Cabinet Office working on central government’s savings and reform agenda, and three months volunteering in the West Bank with a refugee rights organisation. She holds a degree in Law and European Legal Studies from King’s College London University.
Ambica is a big fan of everyday leadership and is committed to working with others to realise their potential – whatever it might be. She is a mentor with offender rehabilitation charity Key 4 Life.