pro-women Discussion Group: Holding Difficult Conversations
Our next bi-monthly meeting will pick up the theme of International Women's Day #choosetochallenge and how to have difficult and challenging conversations in our own organisations.
Join our panel, who will set out what structures progressive organisations have in place so that employees can have those difficult conversations in a "safe space" and what organisations can put in place going forward into ‘the new normal’.
We will also explore how we can all have difficult conversations in our organisations and how to find our voice. Once our panel has spoken we will breakout into groups so that we can discuss the themes further and have an exchange of views and top tips.
About the Speakers:
Nichola is a partner with Ward Hadaway specialising in Commercial Litigation with extensive experience of high value complex litigation for both International and British companies This has included litigation conducted in the British courts and also arbitration (domestic and international). She is also experienced in using different forms of ADR especially mediation
Nichola sits on the National Executive Committee of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (“FOIL”) and is a FOIL’s representative on the Law Society Council and on the Law Society Civil Justice Committee.
She has been involved with pro-manchester for a number of years and very much enjoys her involvement on the Committees she sits on and is also the Chair of the pro-women group which forms part of the pro-manchester EDI committee.
Nik has been Managing Partner of Brabners LLP since 1st May 2018, having first joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 1995. Nik is a keen ally and vocal champion and advocate for ambition and positive change, including in relation to ED&I. He is one of the shortlisted finalists for the Transformational Leader award at the Northern Power Women awards due to take place at Manchester Central on 18th March. Nik is also a trustee of Michael Carrick Foundation.