Bright Network Women in Leadership

20 Sep 2021, 1:15 p.m.
Application deadline is 13th September 2021, 11:59pm

For Bright Network’s second virtual edition of Women in Leadership, we’re looking for 300 of our brightest female and non-binary members to join us in celebrating and supporting women in the workplace.

This event gives you the chance to discover opportunities with world-leading firms. It will include sessions with inspirational women who have overcome various challenges to become leaders and changemakers in their respective fields. They will be able to answer your questions and give advice on how to break into these sought-after sectors. You’ll be able to make connections with those in the graduate and more senior roles that you aspire to, as well as meet the HR teams that would be helping you get there. 

Women in Leadership is a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded students, receive advice from leading professionals, and hear from firms who are passionate about gender equality. To see the highlights from past editions of this event, see our previous events page.

The two day event will be held on the 20th and 21st September, with different panel and networking sessions for you to attend each day.

Why attend

Connect with leading graduate employers

During our virtual networking sessions, you will be able to chat with them over video call as well as use the chat function.

Build your CV

Develop key skills that employers are looking for and learn how to make your CV stand out.

Meet like-minded peers

Grow your network with other female members in attendance using our 1:1 chat function.

Who can attend

Undergraduate or full-time postgraduate female students at university in the UK, graduating in 2022, 2023 or 2024 (or 2025 if on a four-year course)

On track for at least a 2:1 and have demonstrated academic excellence throughout their education

Additional skills gained from extracurricular activities/work experience will be viewed favourably

Employers joining us


20 Sep 2021 - 21 Sep 2021

1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Member networking

An opportunity to connect with other Bright Network members

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Day 1: Bright Network welcome

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Panel sessions

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.


4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Alumni success story and day one wrap up

1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Day 2: Bright Network welcome

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Panel sessions

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Skills session

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Takeaways and next steps


What people say about this event

It is not often that opportunities are presented to students to engage with top executives and managers, let alone them being women and arising from very competitive industries such as finance and commerce... I was able to ask key questions to a wide range of leaders. Not only did I learn about the steps needed to succeed in management, but I also gained an insight into the work-life balance of such positions. I highly recommend Bright Network. They offer excellent advice, services and events that are crucial for students!

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Frequently asked questions

Please note all timings on the agenda for Bright Network Women in Leadership correspond with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

If you have any questions about Women in Leadership, we have gathered all the most frequently asked questions here. If you have any other questions please get in touch with our Events Team -

Apply today

Application deadline is 13th September 2021, 11:59pm

This is a popular event, so we recommend getting your application in as soon as possible to secure your spot. Let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you on 20th September.