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Leading Ladies business network for professional women welcomes guests from all sectors in the city. Since launching in August 2011 Leading Ladies has grown into one of the most popular (and glamorous!) networks of its kind. 

Guests are encouraged to join us with a colleague or client and make valuable business contacts. 
Click here to see a list of participating companies.


We are very pleased to announce the new Leading Ladies online booking service.

For all future bookings, please use the BOOK NOW button in our emails. You can choose to print an e-ticket, OR have the tickets sent to you in the post. As part of the process you will receive an order confirmation email and receipt.

The next two events available to book online are:

Backstage Tour & Networking
Tue 27 Jan 2015, 5pm - 7:30pm

We are delighted to announce a Backstage Tour of Britain's biggest pantomime....oh yes we are!

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Join us from 5pm to enjoy cross-sector networking, tasty tapas and a welcome glass of champagne and then step backstage from 5:30pm for a very special view of our magnificent auditorium dating from 1899. 

You will be taken on a private tour of the cavernous back-dock and offered fascinating glimpses and anecdotes about the world-class shows that have passed through the theatre in recent times.

And for those with a head-for-heights, climb up to the fly floor and see the complex workings of the Jack and the Beanstalk panto set first-hand.

Tickets are £28 per person and PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED.


Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands
Thu 12 Feb 2015, 6pm - 10pm

Edward Scissorhands

Join us for Matthew Bourne's magical production of Edward Scissorhands, based on the fairytale story by Tim Burton.

From 6pm Leading Ladies can network over a glass of champagne, canapes and enjoy sweet treats before the show.

This evening also comprises a Hippodrome Plus flagship project - a Curtain Raiser performed by local dance students, giving Leading Ladies a chance to see a project they help to support by attending the network.

Tickets are £65 per person. Our Matthew Bourne events are always very popular so book now to avoid disappointment!


The pre-Christmas event saw a buzzing room of cross-sector guests being treated to a conversation between BBC’s Kathryn Stanczyszyn and Jessica Ward, Principal of Elmhurst School of Dance before a performance of BRB’s The Nutcracker.  

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Jessica described her career as an inner-city turnaround Headteacher before returning to her true passion and the world of dance at the leading ballet school, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Elmhurst graduate pupils Emma and Katherine gave an insight into an en pointe world, staving off injury and explainED how giving up is simply not an option.

Prizes included beautiful festive wreaths from Tuckshop Flowers and Angelica’s Herbs with luxury treatments from Highfield Wellness and Beauty going to lucky winners who helped to raise nearly £1,000 for Hippodrome Plus, the theatre’s Education, Access and Community programme. 


Leading Ladies attended our first professional development network event on Wed 12 Nov, with Helga Henry of Creative Shift giving her insight into ways to develop your personal brand and invest in your professional development.
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We received some fantastic feedback on the event and hope that those who attended found something valuable to take away with them at the end of the evening - not least from the enviable list of generously-donated items won during our prize draw! 
Our thanks go to those donors; Gastro Card, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, The Highfield and The Drinks Emporium Birmingham, whose generosity helped to raise over £500 for Hippodrome Plus.
Images from the evening can be found via the Gallery button on the right-hand side of this page.
Tue 27 Jan 2015 Backstage Tour at Panto SOLD OUT
Thu 12 Feb 2015 Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands ON SALE NOW

Get your tickets via the Book Now buttons above,
or call Rosie on 0121 689 3068 


Fiona Alexander - University Hospitals Birmingham
Jilly Cosgrove - Barques PR
Victoria Emery - HSBC
Nicola Fleet-Milne - FleetMilne Property
Dr Mahnaz Hashmi - Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
Mary Hendry - Key
Jayne Herritty - Calthorpe Estates
Claire Newbold - Holiday Inn
Ruth Pipkin - Rewired PR
Claire Ralley - Digital Media & Videogames Consultant
Gus Virk - Artis Legal

To get your name on the most glamorous members list in town and gain access to an array of exclusive Leading Ladies benefits, please call Judith on 0121 689 3082.

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