Meet the facilitators

WLP - Facilitators

Our programme is run by three experienced and successful women, keen to share their thoughts and insights with others. They are:

Christina Youell, Director at People & Performance

Christina’s been a board member for several large public sector organisations and has worked with boards in the private sector too. She’s also an executive coach, a highly effective facilitator, and an expert at creating a safe and supportive learning space. Christina designed the Women’s Leadership Programme to advance gender equality in the eastern region.

In her own words

‘I understand what it takes for women to be successful in the boardroom. And I’m passionate about helping women in business progress and achieve their potential.’

Caroline Batchelor, Director at Pure

Caroline has been with Pure since we began in September 2002, and has over 17 years’ recruitment experience. She currently recruits HR professionals across Cambridgeshire, covering all levels and sectors. She also regularly attends CIPD evenings and organises HR events to help jobseekers and clients share knowledge. With a qualification in coaching, Caroline’s passionate about helping people reach their full potential at work.

In her own words

'I’ve completed the programme as an attendee and know how important it has been to me in my career. I’m keen to share my experience and make sure every person who participates get everything they need from the programme.'

Lynn Walters, Executive Director at Pure

Lynn is a co-founder and Director of Pure, and leads Pure Executive. She recruits for both executive and non-executive board roles, and advises and builds senior management teams. As well as contributing to this programme, Lynn also founded Best Employers Eastern Region, an employee engagement initiative, and the Board Ready Talent Scheme.

In her own words

‘I’m passionate about helping women across the East of England develop their confidence and careers, and help organisations with succession to build a better, fairer future for all.’

Our guest facilitators.

Dr Claire Gillvray, Chief Medical Officer at Ekho wellbeing and co-founder of CST Corporate

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Claire is a GP, psychiatrist, personal trainer and nutritionist. As well as being CMO of EKHO Wellbeing (a start-up helping women with reproductive and hormonal issues stay in work), running CST Corporate (a company that helps people be physically and mentally strong in the workplace), she’s also the current Cambridge University Boat Club doctor. On top of all that she’s a former triathlete, including taking part in the famously gruelling Ironman competition. All this has given her a real passion for exploring the links between mental and physical health.

In her own words

‘I’m delighted to be part of the Women in Leadership Programme. I’m particularly excited about empowering attendees to use physical activity to improve their mental health.’

Lucy Hibben, founder and teacher at Yogastrong, and co-founder of CST Corporate

Lucy is a senior Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teacher and Founder of YOGASTRONG, a wellness business in Cambridge. She also runs CST Corporate, a company helping people be physically and mentally strong in the workplace. Lucy helps companies with their well-being programmes to manage stress, stop burnout and improve mental health, and ultimately increase happiness and productivity. Lucy has over 500 hours of yoga teacher training under her belt, and she’s also a certified breath coach and mobility specialist.

In her own words

‘I’m looking forward to helping attendees gain the strength and resilience they need to feel well and at home in their own bodies.’

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