Inspired by our new exhibition BIG WOMEN, we’ve brought together some of the most influential and inspiring women from across the art and cultural sector (and beyond!) to share their professional and personal experiences of leadership in culture.
Experts in their field, breaking countless glass ceilings and creating positive change across our society, don’t miss this unique experience as we bring these female leaders together for one day at Firstsite.
Enjoy a day packed full of thought-provoking, motivational talks and innovative ideas. What makes a successful leader? How can we develop the sector to be more inclusive and encourage more diversity in our work and organisations?
There will also a chance for attendees to put their own questions to all speakers. And if you book before 3 Feb you will also receive the opportunity to submit a question in advance – check out your confirmation email for further information.
Ticket price includes lunch and 5 panel discussions.
We are delighted to be able to offer 10 free places, thanks to generous sponsorship by the Firstsite Collectors’ Group.Find out more
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Can’t attend in person? Book onto our livestream event here
Maria Balshaw CBE, Director of Tate
Louisa Buck, writer and broadcaster
Sonia Coode-Adams MBE, artist and Firstsite President
Prof. Pam Cox, Head of Sociology, University of Essex
Sadie Coles OBE, owner Sadie Coles HQ
Susannah Howard, Integrated Care Partnership Director, NHS Suffolk and North East Essex
Jahanara Loqueman, Bangladeshi Women’s Association Essex
Sarah Lucas, artist
Rosie Millard OBE, Chair of Trustees, Firstsite
Munira Mirza, Chief Exec for Civic Future and Former Director of the Number 10 Policy Unit (2019-2022)
Sally Shaw MBE, Firstsite Director
Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor, Culture and the Creative Industries
Rachel Walton, co-founder African Families in the UK
Lunch is included in the ticket price, if you have any dietary requirements please let us know at the time of booking
Our talks and events help raise vital funds for Firstsite
By purchasing tickets to our conference you will help to keep our exhibitions free for everyone and fund community projects like our Holiday Fun programme which provides free art and movement activities and meals to families facing economic challenges
All tickets £100.00