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24 September 2022

Club News


24 September 2022

Find out more about the Female Inclusion and Empowerment Conference

- Female Inclusion and Empowerment Conference on Thursday 13 October 2022
- The event will take place at the John Smith’s Stadium from 8.30am–noon
- Event sponsored by iTrain Legal

The John Smith’s Stadium is hosting its first Female Inclusion and Empowerment Conference on Thursday 13 October 2022; from 8.30am until noon.

This is a free conference and networking event open to all to promote female inclusion in sport and other industries, through a series of inspirational talks.

Taking place at the John Smith’s Stadium on Thursday 13 October 2022, from 8.30am until noon, the conference will provide attendees with lots of information and inspiration around Female Inclusion and Empowerment!

Dorigen Sykes, the Headline Speaker at this conference, will reflect on her journey from working in the Ticket Office at Huddersfield Town to becoming Managing Director of her own technology training business.

She will discuss the many challenges inherent in achieving career success as a woman and try to provide inspiration to pursue goals in career and life regardless of gender. Dorigen will be on hand to share tips on how to support the women and girls in your life to be whomever they want to be.

Alongside Dorigen, there will be a flurry of guest speakers to follow:

Jacqui Gedman (CEO of Kirklees Council) will share details on her career to date and the lessons she learnt along the way, as well as the things she wishes she could have told her younger self!

Kim Leadbeater (MP for Batley and Spen) set up her own business after finishing college as a personal trainer, wellbeing coach, and group exercise instructor and will speak about the importance of sport for women’s empowerment in the UK and internationally.

Steph Bartle (Delivery Lead for Apprenticeships, Kirklees Council Employment and Skills Team) is driven by a desire to ensure that opportunities are accessible to all and will give an overview of the Employment Skills service at Kirklees Council.

Solat Chaudhry (CEO of the National Centre for Diversity) will focus on the ambivalence and complacency we still have around gender equality, if we get gender equality right then we will have taken a large step at getting equality right.

Anne Bell (Former Senior People Lead for HSBC UK Corporate Bank) was instrumental in recognising the need for menopause awareness, education, and support within the HSBC UK Corporate Bank.

Joseph Bell (Speciality Dental Registrar in Orthodontics) will share how he has been heavily involved in raising awareness and helping to reduce the taboo around menopause in the dental profession.

Representatives of Huddersfield Town will present an overview of the Club's female inclusion work to reinforce the importance of football being a game for everyone.

If you would like to attend the conference or to find more information on the guest speakers that will be making appearances, then CLICK HERE to register for free!

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