online inclusive leadership training

Register for our free, inclusive leadership training with Marteka Swaby

Join us on Monday 4th March for a free online seminar and inclusive leadership training session with Marteka Swaby from Benevolent Health, an expert in mental health and a registered BPC Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, and our very own Liaquat Lal, Partner in our Leadership & Talent Consultancy team.

This event is open to senior professionals and leaders across public, education and not for profit sectors. It’s an opportunity to get inclusive leadership training from world-class experts and practical advice on how to develop inclusive leadership and cultures, with a particular focus on inspiring Black women into leadership. You’ll also experience how GS champions D&I internally, as all GS colleagues are invited to attend to support their ongoing personal development.


10:00 – 11:00 – Inspire Black Women into Leadership with Marteka Swaby, Benevolent Health

Marteka will share how organisations across the public, education and not for profit sectors can Inspire Black Women into Leadership, including:

  • Barriers Black women face in leadership
  • The impact these barriers have on mental health
  • How to support Black women into leadership roles
  • The power of representation and allyship
  • Q&A with Marteka

11:00 – 12:00 – Inclusive Leadership taster workshop with Liaquat Lal, GatenbySanderson

Marteka’s seminar will be followed by a taster workshop on Inclusive Leadership with Liaquat Lal from our Leadership & Talent Consultancy team, including:

  • Exploring personal awareness and understanding of inclusivity
  • How to create a psychologically safe organisation
  • Practical steps to develop your inclusive leadership and culture
  • Q&A with Liaquat

An edited replay will be available to all who register, excluding any Q&A to encourage openness and transparency during the interactive sessions.

About our speakers

Marteka SwabyMarteka Swaby is a dynamic and influential figure in the mental health space, a registered BPC Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and also the founder of Benevolent Health, a platform committed to enhancing mental health access. Marteka’s session aligns perfectly with her ongoing efforts to empower and uplift women in leadership roles, especially those with diverse lived experiences and protected characteristics. We know she will offer insightful perspectives and inspirational guidance, making this event an unmissable opportunity for leaders and professionals keen on championing diversity and inclusion in their organisations.


Marteka says: “My mission is to change the narrative on race and mental health and elevate diverse women into greater positions of influence. I believe we all deserve a seat at the table, and we need to create more opportunities and legacy for future generations, and I am passionate about seeing other diverse women leading and winning across their expertise,”

Headshot of Liaquat Lal, a GatenbySanderson employee, smiling to cameraLiaquat Lal is Partner in our Leadership & Talent Consultancy, designing and delivering world-class leadership and management development programmes and workshops, with a particular focus on organisational development, change management, disruption, ideation, and strategic thinking.

Liaquat started his professional life working in the social care field as practitioner, team leader and strategy co-ordinator for local and central government. The second stage of his career saw him moving into internal learning and development leadership roles for GE Capital and the Co-op. Liaquat transitioned into organisational development and change management, leading teams, consulting and delivering global development programmes to private and public sector, before joining GS.


International Women’s Day

This event falls in the same week as International Women’s Day (IWD). With this year’s IWD theme of #InspireInclusion, we want to inspire understanding and value women’s inclusion in leadership across the public sector, especially those who are underrepresented and have been systemically held back from these positions. We hope you can join us.

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