Perrett Laver were proud to sponsor the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Women, Women Leaders in Museums Network and DCMS Women’s Network in the implementation of an exciting event entitled “Trailblazers and the lessons they learnt along the way.”
The event was situated in the grand Locarno Suite at the FCO. The panel featured three pioneering women, Karen Pierce, the UK’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Hilary Carty, Director of the Clore Leadership Programme and Maria Balshaw, Director of TATE, who spoke about the obstacles they faced as leaders and some of the valuable lessons they learnt along the way.
FCO Women is the FCO’s staff network that champions gender equality. Its vision is to support women through every stage of their career and enable every woman to reach the peak of her potential. The DCMS Network aims to provide development and networking opportunities, provide educational and awareness-raising opportunities, to improve the working environment for women in the Department and collaborate with other Networks and related organisations to champion gender equality in DCMS sectors. The Women Leaders in Museums Network was created to provide an opportunity for senior women leaders in museums, galleries and the heritage sector to network in an environment which allows for the sharing of ideas, concerns, problems and successes in a mutually beneficial and trusting way.
Perrett Laver were proud to be able to sponsor this event and were fascinated to hear more about the issues these inspirational female leaders have faced, and how they have overcome or dealt with them, from different environments.