#TalkingTruths - The Future of Female Leadership

27th February 2020 | York U.K.

Are you a female leader?

Do you find you’re working harder than ever, facing even more challenges at work and home?

Are you ready to make a difference with leadership, progression and work-life balance?

The Future of Female Leadership

Female leaders are facing increasing challenges in their roles at work and home. Issues such as:

  • Gender parity
  • Barriers to progression
  • Isolation in leadership
  • Managing work-life balance

That means that the future of female leadership looks far away – and frankly, unappealing.

The reality though is that we want it to be different!

Female leaders across the globe are ready to step up and create revolutions – leading to true equality within the workplace, more acceptance of gender roles and breaking down the barriers that come with being a leader.

#TalkingTruths Conference has been created so that ..

Women can share the truths about the struggle, judgement and pressures they face in the workplace AND also share the strategies and actions that will make a difference to your workplace.

You will leave feeling supported and empowered so that you can step up and be a better leader, know how to grow your confidence, embrace failures and enhance your wellbeing and resilience.

#TalkingTruths Event promises some incredible speakers who will have you interacting and engaging in their sessions. They will share with you

Creating Courageous Conversations with your host, Emma Langton

Your conference host, Emma Langton, will share how to have conversations that make a difference, get you heard and get the results that you want from difficult situations.

The session will give you tools and strategies so that you leave feeling empowered to have successful conversations without the worry.

Emma is a straight-talking, engaging speaker who shares her knowledge and experience of her corporate communications career together with her passion for helping others to create change with ease.

Why Failure is Fundamental with Susie Ramroop

Failure can be scary, and at times we’ll do anything to avoid it. 

This session with Susie Ramroop will show you how to take the fear out of failure, and show you how much further you can go when you embrace and even encourage it. 

You will gain practical tips and learn how to stop comparing yourself to others.

Susie is an energetic speaker who wears her heart on her sleeve. Be prepared to be inspired and raring to take action at the end of this.

Balancing a Career and a Family with Sue Jefferson

Sue spent 30 years in UK Director and Global Leadership roles.  

She really is best placed to share some really practical SPARKLE tips to enhance the balance of working full time with a family. 

She’ll also share the inside information on why bosses are nervous about flexibility and how you can overcome it and make it a win win. 

Sue’s mission is to equip more women to reach even more positions of influence. She really is a speaker who leaves you with an “I can do that” attitude.

Step into Self Promotion with Gemma Stow

Gemma Stow is on a mission to stop female leaders from hiding.

In this session, Gemma will talk about how you can step into being able to promote yourself with ease, so that you can speak up, step forward and increase your confidence in this area.

Gemma brings experience of both public and private sector business to help women who are holding back.


Panel Discussion on Well-being in the Workplace

A selection of corporate wellbeing experts will share what works and what doesn’t so that you can advance your learning on wellbeing in the workplace and at home. 

You’ll get a chance to ask questions to make this session relevant and valuable to you.

Why you need to attend:

Studies show women who support women are more successful in business. The Talking Truths conference will enable you to improve your performance and lead effectively.  You will grow in confidence and make a positive impact on the professional and personal growth of you and your team, without compromising wellbeing.

Who should attend:

Anyone with a role or interest in supporting women in the workplace including: HR managers/officers; well being officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, staff network leads and representative groups.

This event is for you if...

  • You want to improve your performance at work without compromising on wellbeing
  • You want to feel supported and empowered 
  • You’ve been letting past negative experiences hold you back
  • You’re ready to stop hiding and go for those opportunities you’ve been longing for
  • You’re ready to step up, speak, be heard and respected and be equal in the workplace

This event is NOT for you if...

  • You’re not ready to take action and step out of your comfort zone
  • You’re not a supporter of women being equal in the workplace
  • You just want a day out of the office


9.30 – 10.00

10.00 – 10.15
Welcome with your host, Emma Langton

10.15 – 11.15
Why Failure is Fundamental with Susie Ramroop

11.15 – 11.30
Networking Break

11.30 – 12.30
Creating Courageous Conversations with Emma Langton

12.30 – 1.30
Complimentary lunch

1.30 – 2.00
Interactive Panel on Wellbeing in the Workplace

2.00 – 2.30
Step Into Self Promotion with Gemma Stow

2.30 – 2.45
Networking Break

2.45 – 3.45
Balancing a Career and a Family with Sue Jefferson

3.45 – 4.15
Talking Truths In Your Workplace, An Interactive Session with Emma Langton


 Please note that the agenda is subject to change without notice

Our Conference Venue is Hilton York, 1 Tower St, York, YO1 9WD


The Hilton Hotel, Tower Street, York.

Registration 9:30am

Start 10.00am

Finish 4.00pm

Yes. Lunch and refreshments during the breaks are all included. Please advise of any dietary requirements by email to emma@emmalangton.com

Whatever you are comfortable wearing.

Pad and pens will be provided but please do bring gadgets so you can take photos and share the #TalkingTruths event on social media. 

I’m expecting that most of our delegates are women, but men are absolutely welcomed.

Of course you can! You will still get a ton of benefit from attending.

Of course – as long as they buy a ticket if they’re attending the event itself.

If you are unable to make the event, you may transfer your ticket to a friend/colleague. Just drop us a line at least 48 hours before the event with their name (and dietary requirements).

Unfortunately not.

Automating registration and payment via Eventbrite helps us keep ticket prices down so that is our preferred method of payment.

Of course you can.  We offer volume discount for those buying 5 or more tickets.  Just email emma@emmalangton.com with your numbers and requirements and we can sort that out.

You don’t need a PayPal account to buy a ticket for this event. When you get to the checkout select ‘checkout as guest’ and you’ll be able to enter your credit or debit card details as normal.

Please be advised that if you are unable to attend the event we are unable to offer refunds, transfers to a digital ticket or credits for a future event. If you buy a ticket and are unable to attend, you are welcome to change the name on your ticket as long as we have at least 48 hours notice of the name of your replacement and any dietary requirements. Please email this to emma@emmalangton.com

Praise for Emma Langton

Emma gave an amazing talk, which hit home on several points and really made me stop and think - so thank you for that Emma. And I have taken steps already to make my business more successful.

Thank you to Emma for a very inspiring and though provoking talk. Loved it!

Thank you Emma for sharing your wisdom and motivation... brilliant as always!

Thanks Emma. Your talk was really fantastic. So many of us nodding around the room about the challenges with a corporate career you talked about.

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