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Women+ In Leadership

illustration of womens' hands in the air
Illustration by Nia Hefe Filiogianni

Our Women+ in Leadership programme delivers events and opportunities throughout the year.

Join a network of likeminded students, graduates and industry to celebrate female+ successes and feel empowered to break through the glass ceiling.

UAL's Women+ In Leadership programme aims to:

  • identify and address the barriers that women face accessing leadership positions in the creative and cultural industries
  • inspire and empower UAL students and graduates who identify as women to prepare for leadership positions
  • address the double barrier of the gender glass ceiling and racial discrimination
  • create a mutually supportive network of stakeholders who identify as female.

We do this through an inspiring programme of industry-led events and opportunities throughout the academic year.

Applications for our Women+ of Colour – live brief 2022 programme are now open.  Read our case study with UAL graduate Zahraa Karim to find out how she benefitted from taking part in our live brief earlier this year.

How to get involved

Register your details to be the first to hear about Women+ In Leadership projects and events.

Working in industry and interested in being part of our Women+ in Leadership programme? Get in touch with us at creativeshift@arts.ac.uk

Read about our previous events

  • Illustration of people networking
    Illustration by Nia Hefe Filiogianni
    Future Women+ Leaders – Live brief

    This 8-week project for 15 UAL students featured a live brief from leading publishing agency Raconteur.

  • Illustration of women networking
    Illustration by Nia Hefe Filiogianni
    How to Network event

    A practical workshop to help students and graduates to get the most out of networking opportunities. Topics included how to start conversations, prepare and approach people.

  • illustration of womens' hands in the air
    Illustration by Nia Hefe Filiogianni
    Women+ In Leadership – launch event

    Our launch event featured Sagina Shabaya (60 Min. Career Coach), Jodie Eastwood (Knowledge Quarter London and Sarah Akwisombe (No Bull Business School).

  • Illustration of people networking
    Illustration by Nia Hefe Filiogianni
    Women+ in Creative Entrepreneurship event

    A panel of inspiring female speakers shared their journeys to success, featuring: June Sarpong (TV presenter and executive), Pip Jamieson (The Dots) and Ade Hassan MBE (beauty entrepreneur).

  • Illustration of women helping each other up a ladder
    Illustration by Nia Hefe Filiogianni
    Women+ of Colour in Leadership – Live brief

    This 8-week project for 15 UAL students featured a live brief from leading creative agency The Elephant Room and black hair beauty business Treasure Tress.

  • Illustration of women networking
    Illustration by Nia Hefe Filiogianni
    Women In Leadership – Network with Confidence  

    This workshop delved into the best ways to nail physical and digital networking with guest speakers: Stef Sword-Williams (F*ck Being Humble) and Swarzy Macaly (Kiss Radio).