April 9th 2019 | Central London

About the event

Event background:

According to the 2018 PRCA Census, the PR and communications industry is 66% female overall, but the number of women at board director level and above remains stubbornly low.

Organised by Dods Parliamentary Communications and partnered by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA)Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) and The Content Marketing Association (CMA), Women in Communications seeks to provide current and future leaders with the skills needed to correct this imbalance. The unique conference explores the role of women in communications and offers practical advice and coaching on how to develop your career and leadership capabilities in times of change. We will discuss together how we can manage the challenges of modern leadership and help ensure we don't lose momentum in recognising and rewarding female leaders in communications.

Why attend?

  • Examine the barriers currently facing female leaders (and future leaders) in communications and hear how to overcome them
  • Understand when and how gender plays a role in both organisational and personal advancement
  • Learn how successful women negotiate for what they need to be effective leaders
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and attributes needed to be a successful leader
  • Raise the visibility of women as senior leaders in communications
  • Create a lasting network of women leaders across the sector who are effecting change in communications

2019 speakers include:

  • Poli Stuart-Lacey, Director of Communications, HMRC
  • Lucy Reynolds, Head of External Communications, Vodafone
  • Sally Otter, Head of Internal Communications, Oxfam
  • Sneha Patel, Senior Advisor for External and International Affairs, Mayor of London’s office
  • Abbie Sampson​, Director of External Affairs, Energy UK
  • Emma Reynolds, Head of Communications, National Crime Agency
  • Laurian Hubbard, Head of Campaigns and Channels, Intellectual Property Office, UK Government
  • Sarah Pinch, Managing Director, Pinch Point Communications
  • George Blizzard, Co-Founder, The PR Network
  • Ebony Gayle, Independent Consultant & Founder, Ebony Gayle Communications Ltd

Who should attend?

Women in Communications is aimed at all those who aspire to move into a leadership role or those already in a senior role looking to progress. Presentations and workshops offer practical advice and coaching relevant to all women across the communications sector.


Registrations for the Women in Communications conference can be made here


Public Sector
1 Place £295 (+VAT)
4+ Places £250 each (+VAT)

1 Place £695 (+VAT)