IoD Women’s Leadership conference attracts record number of male attendees

  • The upcoming Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Women's Leadership Conference scheduled for March 8th has received a record number of signups from men in business.

    A record number of senior male executives have signed up to attend the upcoming IoD NI Women’s Leadership Conference, an annual event that will be taking place on March 8th next month to mark International Women’s Day. The annual event is now in its 12th year, and the number of male attendees is set to be significantly higher than in previous years.

    The event will host 450 delegates from a broad range of leadership roles in businesses across the UK and Ireland. Local and international speakers at the vent will include Hilary McGrady, Director General of the National Trust; Sophie Cornish MBE, co-founder of; technology evangelist Dr Sue Black OBE and Clare Guinness, CEO of Warrenpoint Port.

    IoD NI Business Development Manager Heather White was pleased with the signups so far, saying "That ethos of championing the contribution made by women is set to continue this year. Senior executive teams, made up of men and women, from companies and organisations across the region are choosing to attend the conference together and in greater numbers than ever before."

    She continued: "I very much look forward to joining with my female colleagues, and men and women from other businesses across Northern Ireland as we come together to learn best practice and hear inspiring stories in an inclusive and welcoming environment. There has been an unprecedented level of interest from men in attending this year’s event as our broad spectrum of speakers resonates with all business leaders."

    Signups are still open over at the IoD website for those who haven't registered to attend, and are open to both IoD members and non-members.

    Source: IoD Press Release

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