"Women in Leadership" Careers Day for St. Marylebone CE School. To be held on Wednesday November 14th 2018, to be attended by up to 30 sixth form pupils of the school.  

The partnership, between Leathwaite and St. Marylebone's School, is part of a national initiative to promote a healthy and sustainable relationship between business and the local community, run by Business In The Community (BITC) - The Prince's Responsible Business Network.

Key objectives of the day:

Sixth formers at the school are currently studying women in leadership and are keen to connect the theory of their studies to women in the workplace. 

As such, Yatish Vadhwana, the teacher leading the programme, has asked if Leathwaite was able to arrange for them to hear short presentations from women at various stages of their careers – from grad level to senior executives – with the goal of:

  1. Understanding the personal career journeys of the individuals as they are a superb introduction for students to get to know speakers (including things like subject choices but also day to day duties and reasons got for general career choices)
  2. To hear from and understand more about women in high profile positions (how this has changed over time and how this still might need some change)
  3. Provide a personal insight into the global nature of careers. Maybe we can explore the international aspect of the roles of those speaking at the event (global careers might be one of the main themes).

A number of Leathwaite’s own graduates will also be attending the sessions in order to share their own careers journey with the pupils.


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Business In The Community (BITC)

Business Class, BITC’s school-business partnership programme, provides an effective framework as well as support to address a school’s key needs and prepare the UK’s most disadvantaged school pupils to build successful working lives.

It takes a holistic approach with BITC helping the school to identify its needs across four areas; curriculum, leadership and governance, enterprise and employability and wider issues. BITC then supports the school and business to develop and deliver a unique collaborative programme of activities.


For more information on the BITC click here

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