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Boardroom Insights Manchester: Exploring Purpose, driving your board career

In-person networking in Manchester, hosted by Becks Ganz

Date and Time
12 Oct 2023
17:30 - 19:30
PwC, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB
Director’s Circle
Full Member
Digital Member

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Refunds for all our individual events are available if notice is given three business days prior by email or telephone, or one month prior to first session of our programmes. After this, a transfer to another event will be given. Cancellations on the same business day will not generally be eligible for a refund or transfer, however you may substitute someone to come in your place. In the case of exceptional circumstances let us know and we will consider a refund/transfer.

Understanding your ‘why’ is key to gather and maintain the inspiration and motivation to succeed in your career. At this event we will make space to explore how to tap into your purpose to fuel an ever more rewarding work life, for aspiring, early stage and established Non-Executive Directors.

Becks Ganz, Women on Boards Northern Lead, will be joined by three fantastic female leaders who will share their personal journey.

Two outstanding Northern Power Women winners will share how their purpose has led them to become a social entrepreneur and to serve as a Trustee early in their careers. We will also hear about channelling your purpose to accelerate starting a portfolio career, from an ex-financial services C-Suite Executive.

As always, our evening in Manchester will be an opportunity to connect with like-minded women in a warm and open atmosphere. This event is suitable for aspiring or active non-executives from all sectors and professional disciplines. Do come along!


Rebecca Ganz, Non-executive Director, Entrepreneur & C-Suite adviser and Women on Boards Lead for the North

Rebecca Ganz (aka Becks) is an ex-pat who successfully kickstarted her Non-Exec career in August 2018. With a range of Chair, Non-Exec & Advisory Board roles, which span Education, Institutional Health and Business sectors, Becks knows what it takes to strategically build a Non Exec portfolio, while continuing to grow her Entrepreneur and C-Suite coaching practice. Becks is Non-Exec of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust & Blueskeye AI Ltd, Trustee of Leodis Multi Academy Trust and Advisory Board Member for Patchwork Health. As part of her Board roles, she Chairs various committees relating to transformation, strategy, finance, risk & remuneration. For further background on Becks, please see www.rebecca-ganz.com

Lauren Rosegreen, Winner of the Ultimate Northern Gamechanger Award 2022, Northern Power Women (NPW) One To Watch ‘Commended’ Award 2023 and selected for the NPW Future List 2023, Trustee & Co-Chair

Lauren is a committed advocate for community engagement projects around Greater Manchester. As the Policy and Influence Manager for Macc, she engages Manchester’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to influence policy decisions that directly affect the communities they support. Through her work with Invisible (Manchester), she helps empower people affected by homelessness. As a young, mixed-race female, Lauren has a strong focus on intersectionality when tackling social issues.

Her other roles include Trustee, Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity, Charity Director; JCI Manchester, Co-chair; GM Homelessness Action Network Delivery Group; Ops and comms committee member, GM4Women & Volunteer Immigration Advisor, Manchester Refugee Support Network.

Nikki Marsh, Non-Executive Director & Executive Coach

Nikki has had a long and successful career centred around her customer obsession. Former C-Suite roles include Chief Brand & Marketing Officer, and Chief Digital Officer at Leeds Building Society. Nikki has covered a broad range of remits in her career including driving customer-centric cultures, customer experience, digital transformation, as well as marketing and communications. She is experienced in working in highly regulated environments (financial services and public sector) as well as agency environments supporting the retail, travel and leisure, and financial services sectors).

Since leaving Leeds Building Society at the end of 2022, Nikki has developed a portfolio career of executive coaching and consulting (Shine 55 Coaching & Consulting), alongside Non-Executive Director roles at Nest Corporation and Penrith Building Society. This builds on her experience as a Trustee at the Point of Care Foundation, which aims to make health and care more human.

Elicia Curtis, Executive Director & Founder – the REIGN Collective, Northern Power Women winner for One to Watch award and Group-Coordinator for young girls

Elicia is the Co-founder and Executive Director at The REIGN Collective which is a survivor led organisation tackling child sexual abuse and exploitation. She developed REIGN at the age of 19 with the mission to ‘’fix the system that failed me as a child.’’

Elicia is also the 2020 winner for the Northern Power One to Watch award which she received an acknowledgement for the work she continues to do at REIGN.  Recently Elicia became a youth worker helping girls from South Manchester break down gender barriers and help them recognise their future potential.

What previous Boardroom Insights attendees say:

“A most insightful evening.I met some fascinating ladies and found the whole event inspiring.”

“I got so much from you and wanted to thank you for sharing your learnings. You’ve helped me reframe what a NED is.”

“It totally surpassed my expectations! Inspirational! I made some great contacts.”

“The session was a true inspiration to me. It was just what I needed at this time. The speakers you chose shared great insights on what NED roles they’d done, why they’d chosen them and how they got them. I also liked the Q&A session where the panel shared their hints on how to demonstrate what you will bring to the organization.” 

With thanks to our hosts, PwC