Posted: 5th February 2018
During her talk How to think like a leader Katie will take us through the top 10 key traits of successful leaders, share some of her personal story and encourage us to ‘step up, step out and step ahead’.
About Katie Day
Katie started her training and motivational speaking career in 1989. She worked for The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development running programmes for female staff from all 51 countries of operation, and headed up the Task Force to look at gender diversity. From there she worked for Business in the Community working with FTSE companies on their CSR and gender diversity agendas, often being asked to speak and present to the Board and at conferences.
Since 2004 she has been running a speaking, training, coaching and consultancy company, RDP International Ltd, with her business partner. Amongst their many international clients are: Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Atkins Global, Citibank, Northern Trust, Kent Police, AXA, Kimberley Clark, Willis, AIG, Taj Group, The UN, and the MOD. She has been a guest lecturer at Warwick Business School on their MBA programme and is currently a visiting professor at The Shadomal Shahani Centre for Management in Mumbai, India. She regularly writes for a number of online business publications, including The Huffington Post, and has been interviewed many times on radio in the UK, USA, Australia and India, and has appeared on television in Canada and Dubai speaking on women in the boardroom.
Her signature programme Women in business has been running for over two decades and Katie has delivered this in the UK, USA, India and the Middle East. Her first book, The High-heeled Leader, led to book signing trips to the East and West coast of the USA along with appearances all over the world, including WEConnect International in Bangalore.
Katie recently worked with over 100 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria with a series of webinars on how to take their business to the next stage of success. She is mentoring women entrepreneurs in Ghana and has worked with a number of students from Cote d’Ivoire.
She is one of the Directors at the Foundation for International Collaboration. Katie is a sought after global speaker, often appearing as the Keynote at conferences in UK, US, India and the Middle East.
Katie was the winner of WEConnect International Global Pitch Competition in Philadelphia, winner of the most inspiring book of 2012 by the organisation Key Person of Influence, and is being awarded by the global organisation, Women’s Economic Forum, as Outstanding Woman of the Decade in April 2018.