In this month's Leadership Story, we feature Marty Wikstrom, a top brand and retail executive with over 30 years’ experience. She was the first woman to lead Harrods and her current board roles include Fortnum & Mason, Cath Kidston and Farrow & Ball. Marty writes about managing family life and how listening leads to more considered decisions.
Our next ‘Leadership Story’ is a film of Barbara Hosking CBE, one of the founders of IWF UK. She has recently published her autobiography 'Exceeding My Brief: Memoirs of a Disobedient Civil Servant' to great acclaim and will be speaking at a special IWF UK event on 31 May about her career and achievements.
This month's Leadership Story is by Dr Elizabeth Sidwell CBE, an educational strategist and consultant. A former Schools Commissioner for England, Liz’s goal has been to raise standards, tackle underperformance and champion the growth of Academies. Liz writes about the importance of handing the next generation an organisation that can flourish.
The sixth of our Leadership Stories is by Penny Egan CBE, Executive Director of the US-UK Fulbright Commission, and former head of the RSA, where she was the first woman to have led the organisation. Penny describes her collaborative style, her life's biggest challenge, and the importance of being yourself.
The fifth of our ‘Leadership Stories’ is a special film of Mary Baker, one of the founders of IWF UK. Her achievements include: Chair of the London Tourist Board and Tourism For All Campaign, Non-Executive Director of Thames Television, Avon, Barclays, MFI, Camelot, President of Women in Management and a member of the Women’s National Commission.