6th Women and Leadership Conference

Reflection and Rejuvenation: Inspiring Women Leaders
15 – 17 June 2022
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

The 2022 ILA Women and Leadership Member Community Conference Committee is proud to announce its 6th conference scheduled for 15-17 June 2022 at the University of Portsmouth, UK. The conference theme is Reflection and Rejuvenation: Inspiring Women Leaders.

We are living in an exhausting period of time with constant demands, deadlines, and daily dilemmas, further heightened by global sustainability challenges and the pandemic. The theme and aim of the conference is to provide space and time to reflect and rejuvenate whilst developing our research and practice as leaders for today and tomorrow.

The women and leadership conference committee invite you to spend some time to explore our theme and streams for the conference. We want to support your development and the development of others to provide an opportunity to support reflection in leadership practice.  Whilst we have provided a list of possibilities, please do remember we are an inclusive community and welcome submissions that fit broadly within our streams. Whether you are early, mid, or at the latter stage of your career, we welcome both scholarly and professional practice submissions. We encourage submissions to start and continue leadership conversations to support women’s leadership and promote diversity, equality, and inclusion for all.

Women and Leadership Conference Program Team

Conference Chair

Liza Howe-Walsh

Liza Howe-Walsh, Reader in International Human Resources Management, Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management, University of Portsmouth

Dr Liza Howe-Walsh is a Reader in International Human Resource Management (IHRM) at the University of Portsmouth. She has published widely including journals such as, the International Journal of Human Resource ManagementJournal of Global Mobility, Journal of Business Research and the Journal of International Management and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Global Mobility. She is the incoming President (2022) of the executive leadership team for women and leadership (ILA) and actively supports and research women’s leadership. Additionally, Liza has gained extensive consultancy experience, following a commercial career in IHRM for PwC and continues to support businesses on behalf of the University to support diversity, equality and inclusion.

Liza Howe-Walsh, Reader in International Human Resources Management, Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management, University of Portsmouth

Program Co-Chairs

Susan Kirk

Sue Kirk, Senior Lecturer in International Human Resource Management, Leadership, Work and Organisation, Newcastle University

Susan Kirk is the Deputy Head of the Leadership, Work and Organisation Subject Group at Newcastle University Business School. She is a Senior Lecturer in International Human Resource Management. Susan is an interpretivist researcher and publishes in the fields of identity, global talent management and professional doctorate education. Her work has been published in several book chapters and journals such as Work, Employment and Society, Global Networks, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review and the European Management Review. ). Susan is an elected member of the Senior Leadership Team and the Research Group of the Women’s Council of the International Leadership Association (ILA). Susan is also an elected Special Interest Group (SIG) member and Secretary for the Human Resource Management SIG, the largest SIG in the British Academy of Management (BAM. She is Co-Lead for Research, Scholarship and Impact within her Subject Group and also Co-Theme Lead for Transport, Society and Place in the Newcastle University Mobility and Transport Research Group. 

Sue Kirk, Senior Lecturer in International Human Resource Management, Leadership, Work and Organisation, Newcastle University
Victoria Pagan
, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, Business School, Newcastle University  

Stream Co-Chairs

Reflection and Rejuvenation: Inspiring Women Leaders 
Rita Gardiner, Assistant Professor, Critical Policy, Equity and Leadership Studies, Faculty of Education, Western University
Liza Howe-WalshReader in International Human Resources ManagementOrganisation Studies and Human Resource ManagementUniversity of Portsmouth

Leadership Across Culture and Context
Wendy Fox-Kirk, Assistant Professor, Business Administration & Marketing, Weber State University
Dionne Rosser-Mims, Vice Chancellor, Troy University – Phenix City 

Advancing Leadership Development and Education Globally
Karen Perham-Lippman, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager, Talent Acquisition and Global Diversity, Lumen Technologies
Randal Thompson, President & CEO, Dream Connect Global

Helping Girls and Young Women Become Leaders
Chrys Egan, Associate Dean, Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Fulton Dean’s Office, Salisbury University
Hayley Finn, Student, Faculty of Education, Western University