• Seat At The Table Workshops

    Ninety minute small group learning and networking events

Seat at The Table workshops are 90-minute virtual, small group learning and networking sessions that I personally design and facilitate. You can join from home or work, you just need your laptop or phone and a quiet space.

I cover topics that have particular relevance for women who want to build the knowledge and skills necessary to advance their career, and thrive in their leadership role. They are a fun, effective and efficient means of building both your understanding and network, while gaining tools and techniques to take back to your workplace.

Whether you are a senior professional or in your first or second managerial role you will benefit. There are up to ten on the video Zoom call, so they are interactive sessions where we get to know one another. They are also practical so you start to build your own individual strategies to implement straight away.

Seat at The Table workshop: Don’t miss out!
If you are interested in attending a future Seat at The Table workshop, register your interest below and we’ll let you know when new registrations open so you can take your seat at the table!

  • Tina Yang Seat at The Table creates a collaborative environment that encourages you to share experience ... and build ways to improve when facing some common challenges. It is truly inspiring when you can closely associate with the discussions and the participants.

    Tina Yang, MCIPD Senior HR Manager, WBA

  • Nicola Sullivan It was a brilliant opportunity to work with and learn from a great group of women. It gave me the perfect blend of learning and practice in a safe environment.

    Nicola Sullivan Business Development Director, Meet & Engage

  • Patricia Taylor I never expected something so virtual to be so personal. It was an experience in bite-sized, insightful learning I could take away and apply to immediate business issues.

    Patricia Taylor Operating Partner, Acresis LLC

  • Emma James COO Kamwell Penny’s ‘Seat at the Table’ session was a source of great inspiration for me as a female COO and a valuable opportunity to connect with, and learn from, other women across industries.

    Emma James COO Kamwell

  • Maria Firkin Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank. Based in Asia taking 'A Seat at the Table' provided an easy and effective way to connect across the globe and share perspectives on pertinent challenges facing women leaders. Important topics and expertly facilitated.

    Maria Firkin Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank

  • Sarah Mortimer, Philanthropy Manager Stroke Association ... virtual but far from remote. Penny orchestrates these with her typical warmth, energy and assurance, generating an inclusive approach to provoke self-discovery, create appetite for learning and inspire personal application.

    Sarah Mortimer Philanthropy Manager, The Stroke Association

  • Carolyn Bishop - Global Brand Lead, Skyscanner Session was extremely informative and helpful. It enabled me to identify personal behaviour patterns and thought processes capable of further improvement. Penny provided valuable tools and techniques to address these ...

    Carolyn Bishop Global Brand Lead, Skyscanner

  • Val Benjamin CEO. H.E.N ...your sessions have taken me to another level. I love the enthusiasm, love, inspiration and transparency that you demonstrate. I cannot thank you enough.

    Val Benjamin CEO. H.E.N

Upcoming workshops

Becoming a Powerful Negotiator as a Leader
Monday Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm (BST)

How to ask for what you want and get it as a woman leader

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Building our Resilience as Women Leaders
Wednesday Nov 23 @ 9:00 am (GMT)

How to ensure you have the stamina to build your brilliant leadership career.

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Reputation Building for Women Leaders
Monday Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm (GMT)

How to build your reputation and visibility with skill and intention.

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Look out for these other workshops

Leadership Purpose for Women Leaders
Political Savvy with Integrity for Women Leaders
Building Confidence for Women Leaders
Presence and Impact for Women Leaders
Authentic Authority as Women Leaders
Finding our Voice as Women Leaders

What to expect from my workshops

  • One click on your Zoom invite to join
  • Welcoming, warm and engaging
  • Join from your office or home
  • Tools and exercises to take with you
  • Share and learn in breakout groups
  • Personalised and impactful
  • “Penny’s compelling approach to leadership is steeped in her wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom – she is an insightful and empowering mentor whose guidance has had a hugely positive effect on my approach to matters of presence, impact, self-awareness and authenticity.”

    Emma James COO Kamwell
  • “Penny for me is a stand out role model of women in leadership. She fought for my career, believed in me and showed firsthand what being a powerful woman in business can look like. For this especially I am eternally grateful.”

    Celine Floyd, Director of Leadership Assessment Capp & Co Ltd
  • “Penny was a catalyst for significant change, redefining the strategy and structure, developing the senior team to achieve their best through her coaching style and driving a more commercial approach. I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with such an inspirational, innovative and insightful leader.”

    Gaynor Lewis. Head of Commercial Development. ILM
  • “Penny is without hesitation one of the best CEOs I have worked with. …She is results focussed driven and challenging combined with an engaging style, an incredible sense of warmth and a clear passion for business.”

    Sara Barrie – Sara Barrie & Associates
  • “Penny is one of the most accomplished professionals I have had the privilege of working for and with…She has a real focus on results but creates an environment/culture that allows people to be their best”

    Stephen Randall Partner Melior HR
  • “Superb at managing stakeholders, calm in a crisis and always with her sense of humour close to the surface, Penny is one of the best CEOs I’ve ever worked with and I’d have no hesitation in recommending anyone take the opportunity to work with her if they get the chance”

    Kerry Simmons Marketing Director LHH
  • “Penny was my boss and inspiration for over three years…With Penny you want to work hard and be your best. And work hard we did, but we also had a great deal of fun and satisfaction in making a difference at ILM under Penny’s leadership”

    Helen Oldfield, Sales and Marketing Director, MRS
  • “She has a strong focus on customer experience and cutting through ‘stuff’ to deliver results. I can’t think of anyone better placed to provide first class advice on business and personal growth”

    Hilary Hall, Chief Executive, National Hairdressers Federation
  • “Penny is without doubt one of the most impressive senior professionals working in the people space. Her presence, intellect and stature dictate that Penny is a leading light in her field, bringing both a commercial and deeply wise approach to business. She has other rare qualities for a senior executive, genuine charm, authenticity and humility. It is always a happy experience when one gets the chance to work with Penny and a fabulous opportunity to learn.”

    John Renz, Director at Executive Action
  • “Penny was (and remains to this day) an inspiration to me and so many others. Working with her is a highlight of my career, and one that I sincerely hope happens again!”

    Rob Sayers-Brown, Customer Relationship Manager at Eliesha Training Ltd
  • “Penny is simply outstanding in the capacity of coach and mentor. She has a warm personality which coupled with her sharp business acumen, professionalism and generosity in the way she invests in others professional growth is something which I have rarely seen in leaders who have held positions such as Penny has.”

    Caroline Mellor, Global HR Director, Transformation and Effectiveness at Dentsu Aegis Network