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Why Society is Poorer without Women Leaders with Dame Tessa Jowell MP

Showing Women What’s Possible

Lessons for Leadership from Making it Happen ‘Ask yourself why not?’


At Progressive Women, we encourage debate and discussion about women’s equality, particularly in leadership positions. However, what we want to do more of is practically supporting, inspiring and enabling women to take the steps necessary to follow their own path to success. This is why we hosted a ‘Making it Happen’ conference in 2013, where over 70 current and future female leaders assembled in Limehouse, London, to share their experiences and their ambitions, to support one another and celebrate women’s leadership.

Workshops covered a range of issues such as:

A huge thank you to Georgia Hussey for making the below short films, which will give you a taste of the day!

The day couldn’t have happened without the generosity of so many women and men. Huge thanks to all of the below who donated their time and their expertise free of charge. Without these fabulous women and organisations, the day could not have happened: