Paula Sheridan

Inspiring others to take action to close the gender gap in leadership

Paula challenges her audiences to close the leadership gap and mend the broken rung in corporate career ladders.  

In a talk filled with humour and empathy, Paula will challenge what you might think is behind the gap in men's and women's careers (it’s not having babies!) and offer tangible and actionable solutions for both female staff and their leaders.  And you will learn why girls staying bossy is good for business.

Paula is a charismatic and engaging speaker.


Paula knows the corporate workplace, after 25 years in large, global companies.  She has seen what works and what doesn’t, and, importantly, how to get past the roadblocks.  

While still within a large corporation, as SteerCo member for the UK women’s network, she grew the network by 300% in 3 years by designing and delivering conferences and content that made a difference for the members.

Since leaving a corporate career, she has been working with women and organisations to make women’s achievements visible and recognised, through coaching, workshops and speaking events.

Paula has been interviewed on Radio 5live, BBC News, Vanity Fair and The Law Society Podcast, talking about workplace equality

A RANDOM FACT (or two)

- Paula is a devoted owner of a retired greyhound
- She also lives with her partner and daughter


- ‘Why your organisation needs bossy girls’
- Mending the Broken Rung
- Influence and Visibility – the two pillars of career success
- Uncut Diamonds – why so many women undervalue their skills and how to change that

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