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Women in learning at Learning Technologies 2020

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Kate Graham and Sharon Claffey Kalliouby, co-founders of the #womeninlearning movement are hosting a conference session at Learning Technologies 2020 sharing experiences and lessons learnt from leading female L&D professionals and insights into ways women can dynamically design their learning careers.

Kate Graham, co-founder of the Women In Learning movement
Kate Graham, co-founder of the Women In Learning movement 

Research shows women are twice as likely as men to have administrative support roles – and half as likely to have leadership positions – in L&D as men. We need to support women in building their careers so we can help to find a better balance across our industry. Supporting awareness of gender equality and creating environments committed to a more diverse future is something all organisations are seeking to do well. The conference will learn why #womeninlearning is now a movement – and how it can benefit L&D professionals and teams regardless of gender.

With over 800 L&D professionals now part of the growing #womeninlearning movement, this session creates a unique opportunity to hear invaluable first-hand stories, experiences and key lessons learnt from leading female L&D professionals. It is open to everyone of any gender, with conversation and networking that will provide all attendees with new connections and insights on how to get to the top in L&D.

Kate Graham and Sharon Claffey Kalliouby’s session on Women in learning takes place on day two of the conference, Thursday 13 Feb at 12:40. 

Women in learning: Taking us ‘beyond the panel’, covers:

  • What women can do to dynamically design their learning careers
  • How women build confidence to overcome barriers, achieve goals and tackle new roles
  • What new career and executive pathways exist in L&D
  • How to build your network for the future

Booking for the Learning Technologies 2020 Conference is available via the event website, with tickets priced at £1,295 + VAT.

About Kate Graham
Head of Content, Fosway Group

Kate has worked in L&D and HR for over 15 years. In her role with Fosway Group, she works with organisations using HR, talent and learning technologies to feed into the research agenda and extend Fosway’s Corporate Research Network. In addition, Kate is social chair of the world's leading L&D event, Learning Technologies, co-host of Learning Now TV and a regular contributor to the Training Journal podcast. She is also a seasoned awards judge and long-time contributor and writer for numerous industry publications as well as co-founder of the #womeninlearning movement.

About Sharon Claffey Kaliouby
Masie Fellow & Advisor, The Learning CONSORTIUM

As a Masie Fellow & Advisor, Sharon supports events and shows with high social impact that are "breaking" boundaries. Other areas of her focus include: the MASIE Learning Labs, Learning Consortium, Story Telling & Broadway and Global Learning. Sharon is also the co-founder of #WomeninLearning. Previously, Sharon was the Head of Global Learning & Development for State Street Global Advisors and at Thomson Reuters, Head of the Sales Academy Learning Partners. Sharon also served as SVP for Enterprise Ireland in an international sales role. Lastly, Sharon was a two-time member of the USFA National gold medal women’s sabre fencing team.