31 October 2019
Listening intently - attendees at the first-ever Women in Football Level 3 & 4 courses
The first-ever Women in Football Level 3 & 4 courses were held at Barclays' Canary Wharf HQ on 30 and 31 October - and the great news is that more will follow!
Over the two days individuals from the broadcasting industry, The FA, Deloitte, Lewes FC, West Brom, TEAM, Mishcon, Arsenal FC, Sheridan's law firm, and Brighton & Hove Albion, to name just a few, attended the events.
Women in Football board member Monique Choudhuri kicked off Level 3 and amongst topics discussed were the core differences between leading and managing.
Monique, who is also a Non-Executive Director at Brentford and Managing Director at Career Path Training and Consultancy Ltd, was joined by fellow board member Jo Tongue, one of the founder members of Women in Football and CEO of Tongue Tied Media.
Jo shared her own personal story, and by the time lunch had been taken, the attendees had really settled in and were getting a feel of what the day was about.
Topics covered in the afternoon included 'Power of feedback and its impact on performance and motivation' along with 'Emotional intelligence and leadership'.
The conversations were open, varied and plenty of personal experiences were shared.
Level 4 proved to be equally inspiring for those lucky enough to be in attendance, including the two bursary places offered by Women in Football.
Professor Sue Bridgewater talked about marketing and personal branding before Women in Football Chair Ebru Köksal and CEO Jane Purdon shared their own experience and knowledge about becoming 'Board ready', with Ebru also passing on some useful tips about Networking, an area an awful lot of us feel uncomfortable with!
Lungi Macebo, also a Women in Football board member, COO at Birmingham City and a Sport Industry NextGen Leader 2019, led the afternoon session, discussing Unconscious bias and Effective recruitment.
Ebru and Sue joined in again with Lungi to help wrap up an incredible day by sharing tips on 'Creating your Personal Development Plan'.
The venue was fabulous, the support of Barclays throughout was second-to-none and the great sense of comradeship, camaraderie and mutual support in the room was evidence enough, that the only question about these courses was "What took so long?!"
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