Photos and summary from London Reconnect 2022 - our in-person 2-day event.
In September 2022, the Wavelength team headed to the Art Pavilion in Mile End, London with our Wavelength Connect 2022 members, for what was to be the final face-to-face element of our year-long leadership development programme.
With thanks to John Owen Photography
Our theme for the two days was The Responsible Organisation.
We explored sustainability – what it takes to transform an organisation from negative or neutral to making a net-positive contribution to the dual imperative of environment and society – the responsibility of leaders to challenge the stigma of mental health in the workplace, and as always had some honest conversations about lessons learnt on our personal leadership journeys.
Joining us were an exceptional array of leaders:
Mike Barry, former Director of Sustainable Business, Marks & Spencer
Sue Garrard, former EVP Sustainable Business and Communications, Unilever
Liv Garfield, Chair, Council for Sustainable Business & CEO, Seven Trent Water
Uzma Hamid-Dizier, Head of Responsible Business, Slaughter & May
Tessa Clarke, Co-founder & CEO of OLIO & former Exec at Dyson
Kresse Wesling, Co-founder, Elvis & Kresse
Hilary Berg, Strategy Lead at M&C Saatchi Life
On Mental Health in the Workplace
Alastair Campbell, writer, communicator, strategist and mental health campaigner
Geoff McDonald, former Global VP, HR, Marketing, Communications, Sustainability & Water, Unilever
On Personal Leadership
Alison Platt, Chair, Dechra, Non-Exec Director, Tesco & former CEO, Countrywide
Sophie Devonshire, CEO, The Marketing Society & author of Lead at Speed
Thank you to all our speakers for their thoughtful insights, practical top tips, and provocation to action.
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