NHS Yorkshire & the Humber Leadership Academy

Supporting your leadership journey


Regional NHS BAME Women's Summit

Date: 28 June 2019

Time: 09:30 AM to 03:00 PM

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Venue: Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds


Leadership Skills Development

Leadership Dimensions:

Regional NHS BAME Women's Summit

“Recent research demonstrates that very little progress has been made in the past 20 years to address discrimination against black and minority ethnic (BME) staff in the NHS.” Kings Fund, 2015


Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Academy recognise the challenges around culture, attitudes, inclusion, talent management, and equality of opportunity. This positive action summit has been designed to provide a safe space specifically aimed at NHS BAME women within our region, to explore and discuss the personal challenges experienced by BAME Women. We also recognise from studies that negative experiences in these areas exist for other minority staff groups in the NHS.

BAME staff still play a disproportionately large part of both the workforce and the patient population of today’s NHS, compared with their proportion in senior leadership roles (The Kings Fund, April 2016).

Despite some BAME senior leadership progress, studies still show us that very little progress has been made in the past 20 years to address discrimination against BAME staff in the NHS (The Kings Fund, 2015).

 Aims and objectives

  • Raise the level of ambition on inclusion – with a focus on BAME women leaders and leadership systems across NHS funded services.
  • Quicken the pace of change towards improving talent and inclusion for BAME women.
  • Ensure that Yorkshire and the Humber are equipped to achieve and leave an ever increasing and sustainable legacy of talent and inclusion.
  • To enable BAME women greater access to high quality development in order to grow their skills, knowledge base and capabilities.
  • Create a safe space for BAME women to network, discuss learn and share with other BAME women. 
  • To be inspired by other BAME women leaders.
  • To explore the notion of inclusive talent management.
  • Experience speed coaching.
  • To identify a role model to help leverage your ambitions.
  • To celebrate your achievements.

Invitation to take part

We invite women in Yorkshire and the Humber in any role in the NHS, who identify themselves as belonging to the BAME community. We welcome transgender and non-binary people working in the NHS who are BAME to join us at this event also. 

Keynote speaker

Professor Uduak Archibong, MBE

Uduak Archibong MBE is Professor of Diversity at the University of Bradford, UK, where she directs the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity and provides strategic oversight for equality, diversity and inclusion across the institution.

Uduak has been recognised for her services to higher education and equality, and was awarded MBE in the 2015 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. She is recognised as a thought leader in inclusion and diversity and currently leading in setting agenda to drive research, learning and knowledge exchange activities internationally.

Panel Members:

  • Professor Carol Baxter CBE, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
  • Pauline Garnett, Nursing & Midwifery Staff Governor
  • Maggie Stubbs, Coach Consultant
  • Heather Nelson, CEO Black Health Initiative
  • Beverley Powell, Development Manager

For further information

Contact Amy Makler