Nicola Ryan

Nicola is a design leader, who solves business problems through design, creating products which millions of people experience every day.

Nicola is currently Vice President of Design for Condé Nast, where she leads an international team of designers, researchers and ux writers to deliver digital experiences for Condé Nast's portfolio of brands including The New Yorker, Vogue, Wired and Vanity Fair.

Previously Nicola was Creative Director of The Telegraph, Head of Digital Design at The Times, as well as working for agencies Karmarama and Pentagram.

Nicola Ryan

About the talk

Quiet leadership and leading authentically

- Barbican Centre

As an industry, our leadership is more diverse than ever before. With that, comes a diversification of styles, as individuals bring their own unique approaches to leadership and challenge our preconceptions of how a successful leader acts.

Leaders who are charismatic, outgoing and confident are still widely celebrated — what does this mean for our quieter, introverted leaders?

In this talk, Nicola will draw on her own experiences and learnings as a quiet leader — how can quiet leaders be successful in a world that values bold personalities and extrovert tendencies in their leaders? And how can they be successful in a way that is authentic to who they are?

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