The Bayes Global Women’s Leadership Programme seeks to inspire, equip and connect women who are leaders or aim to become leaders. We support women who want to grow and are seeking their unique version of success; a success that can go well beyond corporate or entrepreneurial leadership to include community involvement, mentoring and other initiatives.

Our programme has five main pillars

  • We develop speaker/panel events to illustrate why and how organisations should support gender-balanced leadership and to inspire women for such roles
  • We organise skill-based workshops to empower women for leadership
  • We coordinate scholarships for bright, high potential women to study at Bayes
  • We disseminate research of Bayes academics to establish Bayes as a leader in the conversation on gender-balanced leadership
  • We connect women by nurturing networks for women's success.

With this, we help equip women with the tools, skills and insights to help achieve their career goals. While we are fundamentally focused on Bayes women – past, current and future – we also build strong ties with businesses, societies, research institutions and regulatory bodies as we know these create an ecosystem essential for women’s success as leaders. If you are passionate about advancing your career and empowering women for future leadership roles through the supportive nature of the programme, apply for one of our Global Women's Leadership Scholarships. You will be provided with mentoring and access to unique networking opportunities along with a 50% fee scholarship.

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The Programme is led by the Director Janina Steinmetz, with the support and involvement of an Executive Board.

Janina SteinmetzJanina Steinmetz, Director

The Executive Board

The Executive Board is made up of a diverse group of women leaders, successful in a variety of fields and with a wide range of expertise, Bayes non-academic staff, who support the programme’s initiatives and the scholars.  The Board is actively involved in steering the programme and making it a success. Board members work closely with scholars to mentor them and to support them. The role is for three years, with the option to opt-out at the end of the second year. Scholars join the Board during the duration of their scholarship. The Executive Board meets four times a year.

Alex SkailesAlex Skailes, Chair, Bayes Global Women’s Leadership Programme Executive Board

Cass AdamsonCass Adamson, Board member

Gunisha AroraGunisha Arora, Board member

Sonya Barlow, Board member

Natatlie BonnickNatatlie Bonnick, Board member

Laila Ed-daneLaila Ed-dane, Board member

Romeo EffsRomeo Effs, Board member

Gagandeep GohlarGagandeep Gohlar, Board member

Marian Pengyan HanMarian Pengyan Han, Board member

Jo HjälmåsJo Hjälmås, Board member

Demy LimboDemy Limbo , Board member

Laura PreeceLaura Preece, Board member

Sheetal Smith, Marketing lead and Board member

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past scholars


in the Bayes Global Womens' Network


years of gender-based leadership talks