March 6th 2018 |

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About the conference

Ethnic Minorities into Leadership

Now in its eleventh year, the annual Ethnic Minorities into Leadership conference has established itself as the key event for those interested in enhancing the capabilities & leadership opportunities for Ethnic Minority colleagues across the Civil Service and wider public sector. The conference & speakers will examine how Ethnic Minority individuals, at any level, can continue to overcome barriers, build networks and become the leaders they aspire to be. 

Drawing on the strengths of the phenomenal 2021 events, the upcoming 2022 conferences will centre on driving professional development & change during times of upheaval. Events will offer hands-on advice, practical steps and coaching on how to adapt to new environments, expand networks, utilise opportunities effectively and further your career in times of change.

Attendees will hear from inspirational speakers of all grades & levels from across the public and private sectors. Plus learn valuable strategies on how to manage the challenges of modern leadership and help ensure the Civil Service and public sector doesn't lose momentum in recruiting, retaining and rewarding Ethnic Minority  leaders.   




Dates and Locations:

Upcoming events:

Ethnic Minorities into Leadership Leeds | 6th July 2022

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Ethnic Minorities into Leadership London | 20th October 2022

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Why attend?

  • Examine the barriers & enablers affecting your progression
  • Receive hands-on advice & coaching for your professional development 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and competencies required to be a successful leader
  • Hear from senior Ethnic Minority leaders on how to succeed 
  • Network with peers & counterparts from across the public sector also trying to further their careers
  • Hear from inspirational speakers of all grades and levels from across the public and private sectors

Sessions include: 

  • Leadership for all: challenging traditional leadership paths & behaviours
  • Achieving your full potential: overcoming barriersand maintaining resilience
  • Effective communication: enhancing your listening and communication skills
  • Leading a change in culture: where do we go from here?
  • Demonstrating your track record: applications and interviews
  • Integrity in leadership: enhancing performance and building confidence


Speakers include:

  • Sal Naseem, Regional Director for London, Independent Office for Police Conduct
  • Nicola Williams, Crown Court Recorder; Chair, Independent Complaints Panel, Portman Group; Author
  • Asif Sadiq, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, adidas
  • Karen Blackett OBE, Country Manager, WPP & CEO, GroupM U.K.
  • Dame Shan Morgan, Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government
  • Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government
  • Gian Power, Founder & CEO, TLC Lions
  • Lalia Datoo, Founder,
  • Rob Neil OBE, Director, Krystal Alliance & Former Civil Servant
  • Jazz Bhogal, Assistant Director, Health, Education and Youth, Greater London Authority
  • Imran Fazal, Head of Strategy, Policy and Engagement - Digital Identity, Government Digital Service
  • Sharon Lo, Head of Long-Term International Climate Strategy; Co-Chair BEIS Faith & Minority Ethnic Network & Civil Service Race Forum
  • Richard Etienne, Award-winning Brand Consultant & Former Civil Servant 
  • Anthonia Ifeanyi-Okoro, Head of Programme Management and Delivery, Climate and Energy - Trade and Europe; Faith Lead, BEIS Faith & Minority Ethnic Network
  • Ahmed Azam, Tax Professionalism Programme Manager, Customer Compliance Group, HMRC; Co-Chair, Civil Service Muslim Network
  • Abigail Agyei, Senior Policy Advisor in the Race Equality and Community Engagement Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government


Register your place:

Public Sector Rate (NHS, Central Govt, Local Govt etc.): 1 place: £295+VAT | 4+ places or more: £250+VAT

FDA/Keystone Member Rate: £195+VAT per place

Others: £695+VAT per place 

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