We spoke to a number of delegates and speakers at The King's Fund's Women in Leadership conference in November 2013.
They revealed the best piece of advice for aspiring women leaders, including the importance of believing in yourself and having the courage of your convictions, and maintaining honesty and integrity; what they wish they'd known at the beginning of their career and what keeps them resilient as a leader.
They discussed the difficult topic of quotas for women on boards - are they necessary to bring equality in leadership or do they risk labeling the women who then fill these positions as less than equal to their male counterparts?
Find out more about our Athena programme for women in leadership
Do see my new book, Public administration and disability: Community services administration in the US (Racino, in press) at communityandpolicystudies.blogspot.com
US women increasing in community services administrator roles at the state levels.