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Enterprise M3 women board members support diversity in LEPs at key conference

An Enterprise M3 Board member took a prime position at a conference showcasing the role of women in Local Enterprise Partnerships.
 
Stacey King, also BT Group’s Regional Director London & South East, spoke at the LEP Women Leaders 2019 event held in London on 6 June.
 
The event aimed to showcase existing women in leadership positions, inspire future generations of women to become business leaders and get involved with LEPs, and to promote the work of LEPs around the economy, skills and infrastructure.
 
Enterprise M3 have been championing diversity over the past year with a push on encouraging women leaders to apply for board positions and to engage on the LEP’s action groups. Stacey spoke passionately about her career and the motivation she gained from working with others. She took part in the panel discussion on ‘enhancing gender diversity on LEP Boards’, speaking about the scale , range and impact of LEP work.
 
She said: “People have no idea of the amazing projects LEPs do, it’s about approaching things in a different way.”
 
“Each board member has to be an advocate of their LEP. You need stories. Case studies. Your toolkit must make your stories come to life,” she added.
 
Fellow Board member Linda Cheung, co-founder at Intrapreneur Nation, attended the event and tweeted key insights from the conference to spread the word on the role of LEPs and how they can be more diverse.
 
Enterprise M3’s Chief Executive Kathy Slack also attended the event and is now working with board members and chief executive in other LEPs to encourage more women to get involved. The board of Enterprise M3 are keen to hear from anyone who is interested in getting involved - info@enterprisem3.org.uk and both Stacey and Linda are happy to speak about what hey have gained personally from being a board director. 
 
Tweet @imstaceyking, @LindaCheungUK, @KathySlackEM3
 
 
(Photos show Stacey on the panel and Kathy posing her question)