Key Points
  • Supporting Women in the Workplace - Office Cultures, Flexibility and Re-Entering the Workplace
  • Building the Female Talent Pipeline - Inspiring the Next Gen Female Leaders
  • Gender Pay Gap Reporting - Best Practice and Impact
Guest of Honour

Brenda Trenowden Global Chair, 30% Club & Head of FIG Europe, ANZ Bank (CFA, CCMI)

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Overview
Following the recent publication of the Hampton-Alexander Review one year on report, this timely forum brings together key stakeholders to discuss progress made towards the review’s key objectives. Key topics include increasing the number of women in senior leadership roles, supporting women within the workplace, Gender Pay Gap reporting, building the talent pipeline and inspiring the next generation of female leaders.

Attend to hear keynote presentations about progress made to date towards fulfilling the Hampton-Alexander Review recommendations and from the Government Equalities Office about the impact of the first Gender Pay Gap report and how it is affecting equality of pay.

Put your questions to our panel of experts who will explore progress made in overcoming barriers to increasing board and senior level representation of women. Including how executive recruiters, investors and men in leadership positions can support the cause.

Take the opportunity to discuss the quality and availability of support for women in work, to improve retention and encourage talented women back to work after a career break. Successful initiatives will be considered including flexible working, maternity programmes, addressing ageism and redesigning roles to overcome gender bias.

Time will also be provided to debate what is being done to inspire the next generation of female leaders. From improving careers advice and encouraging entry into STEM subjects to investment in mentoring, training and development to support progression and promotions.

Expert Speakers

  • Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, Founding Partner - Fidelio Partners

  • Julie Kapsalis, Advisor - Govt Task Force for Women’s Enterprise

  • Karina Govindji, Head of Diversity and Inclusion - Vodafone

  • Catherine Lynch, Chief People Officer - Virgin Media

  • Gillian Unsworth, GPG Team Leader - Government Equalities Office

  • Kate Vandenberg, Head of Women in Leadership, Sky

  • Terri Duhon, Board Member, Morgan Stanley International, Lecturer, Said Business School Oxford University, former Derivative Trader, JPMorgan

  • Chloe Chambraud, Gender Equality Campaign Director, Business in the Community

  • Jon Terry, UK Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Leader, PwC

  • Agenda
    Start

    08:30 - 09:00
    Registration, Networking and Refreshments

     

    09:00 - 09:05
    Chair and Westminster Insight Welcoming Remarks

     

    09:05 - 09:35
    The Hampton/Alexander Review – Progress so Far and Challenges Ahead

     
    • Progress made with meeting the diversity targets set by the Hampton-Alexander review
    • Support available for businesses to take action
    • Keeping up momentum and next steps
    - - - -  Question and answer session with delegates - - - -


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    Brenda Trenowden Global Chair, 30% Club & Head of FIG Europe, ANZ Bank (CFA, CCMI)

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    09:40 - 10:25
    Women in Leadership – Improving the Gender Balance in Boardrooms

     
    • Progress made towards the Hampton-Alexander Review targets for women in board positions
    • Key challenges and barriers to increasing the number of women in leadership positions
    • Increasing transparency and holding organisations to account
    • The role of investors to help solve gender imbalance at board level
    • Encouraging men to champion the cause for greater representation of women in leadership roles
    • Improving female entrepreneurship, business ownership and  representation in SME’s
    • The role of executive recruiters in supporting clients to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions
    - - - -  Question and answer session with delegates - - - -

    Speakers

    Julie Kapsalis Managing Director, Chichester College Group, Board Member, Institute of Economic Development

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    Terri Duhon Board Member, Morgan Stanley International, Lecturer, Said Business School Oxford University, former Derivative Trader, JPMorgan

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    Gillian Karran-Cumberlege Founding Partner, Fidelio Partners

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    10:25 - 10:55
    Refreshment and Networking Break

     

    10:55 - 11:20
    Gender Pay Gap Reporting

     
    • Causes of the gender pay gap - the evidence so far
    • Feedback from the first year of reporting
    • Recommendations designed to address pay gaps
    - - - -  Question and answer session with delegates - - - -


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    Gillian Unsworth GPG Team Leader, Government Equalities Office

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    11:25 - 12:10
    Supporting Women in the Workplace – Office Cultures, Flexibility and Re-Entering the Workplace

     
    • Examples of impactful initiatives to improve the working environment for women
    • Redesigning roles to reduce gender bias
    • Getting talented women back into the workplace for women returning from career breaks
    • Improving flexible working options, including job sharing, reduced hours or multi-site locations
    • Ensuring women aren’t penalised for taking career breaks and are able to return to the same level job
    • Incentives and initiatives for fathers to share parental leave
    • The impact of extended free childcare hours
    • Retaining talented women in the workplace
    • Improving company maternity programmes
    • Addressing ageism in the workplace
    • The key barriers left to overcome to better support women in the workplace
    - - - -  Question and answer session with delegates - - - -

    Speakers

    Karina Govindji Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Vodafone

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    Chloe Chambraud Gender Equality Campaign Director, Business in the Community

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    Catherine Lynch Chief People Officer, Virgin Media

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    Jon Terry UK Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Leader, PwC

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    12:10 - 12:55
    Building the Female Talent Pipeline – Inspiring the Next Gen Female Leaders

     
    • Improving careers guidance in schools and universities
    • Ensuring a talented stream of potential employees across all sectors, including STEM
    • Talent acquisition and recruitment
    • Investing in training, personal and professional development for women
    • Successful mentoring schemes, job shadowing and workplace demonstrations
    • Improving in-house career advice for progression and promotion
    • Increasing women’s confidence
    - - - -  Question and answer session with delegates - - - -


    Speakers

    Karina Govindji Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Vodafone

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    Carrie De Silva Vice-President, British Federation of Women Graduates and Principal Lecturer, Harper Adams University

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    Kate Vandenberg Head of Women in Leadership, Sky

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    12:55 - 13:00
    Chair’s and Westminster Insight’s Thanks

     

    End

    Speakers

    Chloe Chambraud Gender Equality Campaign Director, Business in the Community

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    Carrie De Silva Vice-President, British Federation of Women Graduates and Principal Lecturer, Harper Adams University

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    Terri Duhon Board Member, Morgan Stanley International, Lecturer, Said Business School Oxford University, former Derivative Trader, JPMorgan

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    Karina Govindji Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Vodafone

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    Julie Kapsalis Managing Director, Chichester College Group, Board Member, Institute of Economic Development

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    Gillian Karran-Cumberlege Founding Partner, Fidelio Partners

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    Catherine Lynch Chief People Officer, Virgin Media

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    Jon Terry UK Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Leader, PwC

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    Brenda Trenowden Global Chair, 30% Club & Head of FIG Europe, ANZ Bank (CFA, CCMI)

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    Gillian Unsworth GPG Team Leader, Government Equalities Office

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    Kate Vandenberg Head of Women in Leadership, Sky

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    Park Plaza, London, Westminster 200 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London, SE1 7UT

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