The power of women’s leadership


A big thank you to Stephanie, Eleanor and Rosie.  It was an honour to chair a panel of amazing women leaders on International Women’s Day 2106.

It was an electric night, with plenty of candid conversation about our leadership journeys. This wasn’t about leadership theory, but how we are trying to make a real difference for others, our challenges and vulnerabilities. The inspiring communities that we worked with featured prominently, they had inspired us all.  The Q and A was fantastic.  The audience were really engaged during the Q and A. It  was an inclusive, open and honest dialogue.



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A bit more about the amazing women:Rosie Freeman and Eleanor Barrett are Co-Directors of arts organisation and social enterprise The Brick Box .  Eleanor has been the Director of the Bradford Playhouse, and Development Manager at Shunt Events Ltd. She has also devised and delivered arts participation programmes for people with entrenched substance misuse lifestyles. Rosie has produced work at the Shunt Vaults, LIFT, and managed projects for Penguin Books UK, Pearson Publishing, abd written for The Independent. She has supported Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy courses at the London Buddhist Centre.

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Stephanie Busari, Founder and Curator of TEDxBrixton   Stephanie Busari is a content strategist with 15 years experience working with some of the world’s leading publishers. She’s currently a digital editor at where she has worked for the past seven years. She is also the founder and curator of TEDxBrixton. She has won several journalism awards including a Peabody award. Stephanie is storyteller who is passionate about giving people a voice and helping them tell their stories.