The talented Mrs Ripley – are women better at selling?

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Research shows that 86% of female sales professionals hit their target, compared to 78% of men, so why do women hold only 26% of senior roles? Patricia Seabright, Archimedes Consulting, will be leading our focus on women in sales at the National Sales Conference 2021, with ‘The Talented Mrs Ripley’, Breakfast Masterclass.  This is an opportunity for all business and sales leaders to change the landscape, recruiting and retaining the industry’s top talent by addressing the missing step in ascending the sales ladder.

Patricia will be joined by a host of female speakers to help leaders and sales professionals ‘win & retain more business’, including…

  • Our host: Jenna Davies, Founder of the IAM Hub and Communication Specialist
  • Olympic Gold medalist: Kate Richardson Walsh OBE, author of ‘Winning Together’
  • Former RAF fighter pilot: Mandy Hickson, author of ‘An Officer, not a Gentleman’

Jenna Davies will be sharing her secrets on ‘How to enjoy speaking to strangers!’ If you’ve got a bit reclusive since lockdown then don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to spark your confidence in any room!

Plus, if you are finding the sales arena a tough environment and hearing ‘No’ too often, then learn from the best:  ex-fighter pilot Mandy Richardson, a former RAF Fast-Jet Fighter Pilot – which is still a rare claim for a woman! She’ll be drawing on her experience of calculated risk-taking and decision making under pressure, giving you the guidance you need to still hit your goals even when times are tough!

Finally, there is no greater guidance for achieving peak performance than an olympic Gold medalist, and we are honoured to welcome Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE to the main stage as she shares how we can win together! As the most capped female hockey player in her country’s history she is widely credited for helping build the incredible team ethos and commitment that drove GB team to a nail biting victory at the 2016 Rio Olympic games.

Steve Lindsey, managing director of event organiser, Lincoln West, said `We recognise the importance of a diverse team in driving revenue in sales and are proud to be addressing the balance at this inspiring conference, for sales and revenue leaders. This is an excellent opportunity for businesses in Midlands to access world renowned speakers and cutting edge sales techniques and we are delighted that are supporting the event.’

NSC21 is sponsored by Showpad, The Growth Hub, Outreach, Plecto, Professional Academy, Archimedes Consulting and Discovery, and supported by the Institute of Sales Professionals (ISP), BNI, MD2MD and The Business Desk

To book your place and receive a 20% discount, quote ‘BD20’ – BOOK TODAY or contact event manager, Carly Hearn (, who will answer any questions and discuss your company’s involvement.