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WIN Manchester 2021 - Leading with Courage

In collaboration with Women Leading in Business

16 June | 9:30-11:30 BST

WIN has an incredible community of women in Manchester, who each year run a fabulous event with local leaders, global talent and inspirational entrepreneurs.

In 2021, WIN will run the WIN Manchester event in partnership with with Women Leading in Business and support from Alliance Manchester Business School. While we look forward to meeting in person in 2022, we will gather again this year online, with the same magical combination of inspiring speakers and networking as always.


9:30     Start & Welcome 
Claire-Marie Boggiano, WIN Executive Partner & Founder, Lurig Change & Development
Prof Fiona Devine CBE, Head of Alliance Manchester Business School, Professor of Sociology at University of Manchester
Performance by Dr. Kerry Firth, Opera Singer

9:45     Networking Groups A    
Facilitated networking groups on achievements and growth.  

10:00   Keynotes
Nazir Afzal OBE, International Adviser on Rule of Law & Former Chief Prosecutor
Lucy Danger, Chief Executive, EMERGE 3Rs
Doug Manuel, Speaker, Performer, Social Entrepreneur
Kristin Engvig, CEO & Founder, WIN & WINConference


11:00   Networking Groups B
Facilitated networking groups on becoming ready for a new start. 

11:20   Closing Session






Claire-Marie Boggiano, Director & Coach, Lurig Change & Development
Claire-Marie is a Chartered Engineer holding an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School. Her early career was in Financial Services & she established her own Business Change & People Development business in 2003, Lurig Ltd. Claire-Marie works with blue chip clients such as Rolls-Royce, AstraZeneca, BASF, the NHS & GMCA. She also works with smaller high growth companies and provides coaching & mentoring to individuals making personal transitions in the corporate arena and to entrepreneurs. She has extensive experience of coaching executives and business professionals through complex change. Claire-Marie founded and hosted the Institute of Directors Women Director’s Forum for the IoD North West. Claire-Marie has been part of the WIN experience since 2007, as a participant, forum speaker, moderator and coach. She is delighted the third WIN Manchester has been able to go ahead online this year. Demonstrating once again what a courageous and pioneering spirit the whole WIN family has.


Fiona Devine CBE, Head of Alliance Manchester Business School & Professor of Sociology at The University of Manchester

Fiona Devine is Head of Alliance Manchester Business School and Professor of Sociology at The University of Manchester. Prior to Manchester she worked at the University of Liverpool, the Policy Studies Institute, and the former Department of Employment in London. She studied Sociology and Government as an undergraduate at the University of Essex where she also completed an MA and PhD. Fiona's research interests are in the related fields of social stratification and mobility, work and employment, and politics and participation. Much of her research has been funded by grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Leverhulme Trust. She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) in 2011 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (FRSA).  Fiona is a companion of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).  She was elected onto the Assembly of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce in 2015. She was awarded an OBE in 2010 and CBE in 2019 for services to social sciences.


Nazir Afzal OBE, International Adviser on Rule of Law & Former Chief Prosecutor
Nazir Afzal OBE, was Chief Crown Prosecutor for NW England and formerly Director in London. Most recently, he was Chief Executive of the country’s Police & Crime Commissioners. He is also Independent Chair of safeguarding at the Catholic Church and Independent Member of Oxfam’s safeguarding group. During a 24 year career, has prosecuted some of the most high profile cases in the country, advised on many other and led nationally on several legal topics including Violence against Women & Girls, child sexual abuse, and honour based violence. He had responsibility for more than 100,000 other prosecutions each year. His prosecutions of the so called Rochdale grooming gang, BBC presenter Stuart Hall and hundreds of others were ground-breaking and has helped change the landscape of child protection. He is on the European Union and Council of Europe list of expert speakers and he assists the UN on rule of law. Nazir gives a considerable amount of time to charitable work and is trustee & Patron of several NGOs. The award-winning BBC Film “Three Girls” was based on his case & featured Ace Bhatti playing him. 


Kristin Engvig, CEO & Founder, WIN & WIN Conference
A pioneer and thought leader in the field of creativity, feminine and authentic leadership. She embraces global responsibility through innovative leadership experiences and personal speaking engagements to inspire women worldwide to become agents of possibility. She was named among Diversity Global Magazine’s Top 10 Influential Women in Global Diversity and received the International Alliance of Women Award. She has dedicated the past 23 years to women’s leadership and organizational change in order to inspire others to create a world where business flourishes and societies thrive. She created WIN in 97’ to bring alive a vision of a more feminine, global and sustainable way at work, in communities and life’. 22000 individuals and hundreds of companies have attended WIN’s live meetings, expanding worldwide. In her early career she worked for big companies such as JP Morgan, Citibank and Innovation Norway, EU and an as international strategy and marketing Consultant. A business economist (BI, Oslo) with an MBA (Milan’s Bocconi).


Lucy Danger, Chief Executive, EMERGE 3Rs
Lucy has skilfully driven the EMERGE Group from its inception as a voluntary pressure group in 1996. EMERGE has a unique position as a leading Social Enterprise and recognised, trusted provider of commercial waste and recycling services across the Greater Manchester city-region. As a key partner of FareShare, EMERGE runs the Greater Manchester operation and Lucy has received praise for her insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the charity in its growth over the past 5 years, not least from a social enterprise expert practitioner perspective. Lucy is passionate about the sustainability and the environmental agenda. She is a member and supporter of Lancashire and Cheshire Wildlife Trusts and Friends of the Earth. She is also passionate about ‘good food’ and raising awareness generally about food provenance, production, cooking and nutrition. Other interests include social equality, mental health, antiques and reuse, gardening and the arts.


Dr. Kerry Firth, Opera Singer
Kerry Firth is currently studying for a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, under the tuition of Jon Christos and Linda Hurst. Here she has achieved first prize in the college’s English song competition, and she was selected to perform with David Gowland in the Jette Parker Young Artists masterclass and recital series. Kerry also holds a PhD in ethnomusicology, which she obtained from The University of Manchester. Operatic roles have included: Madeline (Louise) with Opera Coast; Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) with Manchester University Music Society; lead roles in three contemporary operas which were written for Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with Opera Viva, and Damon (Acis and Galatea) and Adele (Die Fledermaus) with Ensemble OrQuesta. Solo concert appearances include: A Child of our Time (Tippett) withThe University of Manchester Chorus, Requiem (Fauré), Requiem (Mozart), Nelson Mass (Haydn), Requiem (Rutter), The Spirit of England (Elgar) and The Armed Man (Jenkins).


Doug Manuel, Speaker, Performer, Social Entrepreneur
With 25 years of experience working with multinationals, sports teams, leading business schools, NGOs, Oprah Winfrey, and through his own award-nominated stage show, Doug is an expert in creating unifying, relevant and uplifting experiences for audiences. More than 300,000 people in 21 countries (including Oprah) have experienced his work which he has now successfully taken on-line. After an 8 year career of producing documentaries for the BBC, he left his job and travelled to West Africa to study music. In 2012 he created ‘Do You Speak Djembe?’ (an award nominated stage show) which has performed across Europe and in the USA. A portion of the proceeds of his work go towards his charity ‘Lighting Up Lives’ an initiative to create model sustainable villages in rural West Africa. An advocate of personal development, his work combines a first-hand experience of indigenous cultures with a deep understanding of the human being and business processes and dynamics. He is a sought after workshop leader and conference speaker.