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Top UK Women in Business to Form Women in Leadership Panel Hosted by Dragons’ Den Star Steven Bartlett

Top UK Women in Business to Form Women in Leadership Panel Hosted by Dragons’ Den Star Steven Bartlett
22 August 2022 Samantha Anderson

To support the next generation of female leaders, 25 tickets are being given away to aspiring female leaders who are in education or just starting their careers.

Leading UK women in business are to form a panel next month hosted by Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett, debating key workplace issues from gender bias to the impact of female leaders on organisations.

BBC Radio One’s Mollie King will be joined by Jacqueline Gold CBE, CEO at Ann Summers, Grace Beverley, CEO at TALA, and Nicola Kilner, CEO at DECIEM to spearhead the “Women in Leadership” Power Panel, taking place at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden on Wednesday, 14th September.

The event is part of e-learning specialist THRIVE’s annual customer conference, THRIVE LIVE ’22, and will be attended by hundreds of delegates from organisations currently using the THRIVE platform, including Sky, DECIEM, Sysco, Nandos, Ted Baker, Krispy Kreme, Huel and Bally’s Interactive.

The audience will hear from each of the panellists about their journey to success, including how they overcame barriers, their top tips for aspiring leaders, and how to affect change for the future workforce.

To inspire and support the next generation of female leaders in business and tech, THRIVE are giving away complimentary tickets to the event to 25 young aspiring female leaders under 18.

Anyone attending college, university or starting out in their career are being invited to share what they’re most passionate about and why they want tickets to see these inspiring speakers live in September.

If you know someone who would love the opportunity, they can register here. The winners will be announced on the 19th August.

THRIVE’s Chief Marketing Officer, Cassie Gasson, said: “Whether it’s due to workplace discrimination or the unequal distribution of childcare labour – the stark truth is that business world still unfairly favours the success of men over women. That’s why we’re so excited to hear from some of the most inspiring career-driven women in the world today, to find out how they have navigated challenges and overcome setbacks. It’s so important that we take the time to celebrate these women’s wins and give them a platform to inspire the next generation of young women to follow in their footsteps. We’re also excited to be inviting young aspiring future leaders to the event with free tickets, so they can benefit from the insight our panellists will be sharing.”

THRIVE is the world’s first complete Learning and Skills Platform, helping forward-thinking L&D teams ditch their outdated learning management system and build totally addictive learning experiences that enable organisations to share knowledge and upskill collaboratively.

This year, THRIVE welcomed its 100th employee and 200th customer, with Primark, Financial Times, McLaren, Co-op and Howdens among the notable names joining the ‘THRIVE TRIBE’.


For further press information or if you’re interested in attending or interviewing one of the panellists, please contact:
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About the Women in Leadership Panellists
Jacqueline Gold CBE is the Chief Executive of Ann Summers and Knickerbox and is renowned for managing a business run by women, for women. Jacqueline is the perfect person to lead the conversation as an activist for women in business that champions female entrepreneurs, through sharing her own experiences.

Grace Beverley is the founder of two fitness-inspired brands that have earned her a spot on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. A successful female entrepreneur, she won Natwest’s GBEA Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 and is shaking up the archaic business world, with a global reach of over 1.5 million.

Next up is Fortune’s 40 under 40, Nicola Kilner, the co-founder and CEO of the quirky, science-based, multimillion-dollar empire, DECIEM, which includes brands such as The Ordinary and NIOD. Nicola has been instrumental in developing its global presence and scaling the company into a business with annual net sales of $460 million.

Also leading the panel is Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Radio Academy Award Winner, Mollie King. She’s gone from one-fifth of the #1 girl band, The Saturdays, selling over 5M records worldwide, to developing into a leading Radio Presenter for BBC Radio 1 and Columnist for the fashion magazine, Marie Claire.

THRIVE’s Chief Marketing Officer, Cassie Gasson, is also joining the discussion to share her experiences supporting and empowering women in the workplace. Cassie has worked in the technology industry for over six years gaining a wealth of experience in commercial marketing, attracting brands such as Ted Baker, Sky and Nandos. Now CMO at THRIVE, the UK’s fastest-growing learning technology company, Cassie heads up a team of creatives and the marketing strategy focussed on growing a disruptive, people-driven brand.

THRIVE creates learning solutions fine-tuned for modern businesses and the people powering them. Its complete Learning & Skills Platform integrates learning, upskilling and communication in a slick, intuitive platform that’s easy and compelling to use. Companies use THRIVE to connect people to each other and personalised learning opportunities so they can share knowledge, upskill collaboratively and identify and manage skills. THRIVE solutions are transforming learning for forward-thinking organisations including Sky, Ted Baker, Huel, Zoopla, Coca-Cola and the Scottish Government. Since it was founded in 2017, THRIVE has expanded to serve over 200 clients worldwide.

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