Key Points
  • Reviewing Gender Equality in the Workplace: the disproportionate impact to women at work during and post COVID-19
  • Inspiring Future Leaders: Building support networks and mentoring opportunities to connect young female employees with senior leaders across the public and private sector
  • Exploring how men can be better allies in the workplace and support the drive for gender inclusive workplaces
  • Achieving Gender Equality in Underrepresented Industries: Encouraging and attracting more women to careers in STEM
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Felicia Willow, Interim CEO, Fawcett Society
  • Heather Melville OBE, Chair, The Chartered Management Institute Women
  • Rosehanna Chowdury, Deputy Director, Cabinet Office & 30% Club
  • Felicia Willow, Interim CEO, The Fawcett Society
  • Vikki Cook, Director, Ofcom - The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020
  • Sophia Aluko, Head of Group CIO Office, Group Technology, Barclays
  • Naz Shah MP
  • Dr. Doyin Atewologun, Advisor, The Parker Review & Chartered Organisational Psychologist & Member, NHS People Directorate
  • Arlene McDermott, Group Legal and Compliance Head of Business Management, London Stock Exchange Group, OUTStanding LGBT Role Model 2020, Pride Power List 2020, Visible Lesbian 100 List 2020
  • Kay Hussain, CEO, Wise Campaign
  • Lara Oyesanya, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer, Contis – 50 Must Follow Black Female Leaders 2020
  • Dave Riley, Head of Delivery, UK Public Sector Fujitsu- The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020
  • Rhys Archer, Founder, Women of Science
  • Ayuna Nechaeva, Head of Europe, Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group



    Join Westminster Insight’s Women Mean Business Digital Conference to explore how to regain momentum in achieving gender equality in the workplace. You will hear from leading diversity champions on creating an inclusive workplace for all women.

    Award-winning employers including The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020 will share how to overcome the challenges of COVID-19 including offering long-term flexible working, holistic support and implementing actionable interventions.

    You will hear how to go beyond data and targets to improve intersectionality, creating truly equitable workplaces and changing the dialogue around diversity. Explore how to increase the number of women in leaderships roles, hearing from first-hand experience and male allies on how to uplift women in the workplace at every stage of their careers.

    Understand why women are underrepresented in STEM fields and what actions we can take to attract and retain women in these spaces, establishing an inclusive workplace culture for all.


Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:15
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Felicia Willow Interim CEO, Fawcett Society

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09:15 - 09:45
Keynote Address: Achieving Gender Equality in the Workplace Post COVID-19

 
  • Reviewing gender equality in the workplace and the disproportionate impact to women at work during and post COVID-19
  • Considering the intersectionality of women and how to address inequalities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic 
  • Addressing the impact of suspending gender pay gap reporting in 2020 and how to ensure momentum isn’t lost moving forward
 09:25 – 09:45 Questions and Discussions 

Speakers

Naz Shah MP

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09:45 - 10:20
Panel Discussion: Creating an Inclusive Culture: Building Intersectionality in the Workplace

 
  • Understanding the role of intersectionality and the different experiences of women in the workplace 
  • Changing dialogue when talking about diversity within both the public and private sector, helping to implement provisions for women re-entering work
  • Providing successful support for women from all backgrounds including women with disabilities, ethnic minority backgrounds, and LGBTQ+

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Heather Melville OBE Chair, The Chartered Management Institute Women

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Arlene McDermott Group Legal and Compliance Head of Business Management, London Stock Exchange Group

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10:20 - 10:30
Intermission

 

10:30 - 11:00
Best Practice Case Study: *The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020*

 
  • Learning from actionable interventions from an inclusive employer making great strides to achieve gender equality in their organisation 
  • Implementing diagnostic approaches to tackling gender inequalities in the workplace via robust data tracking and reporting 
  •  Addressing accountability and transparency around company targets for gender equality at every level of an organisation
10:50 - 11:00 Questions and Discussion 

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Vikki Cook Director - Content and Media Policy, Ofcom

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11:00 - 11:10
Intermission

 

11:10 - 11:40
Joint Session: Attracting More Women into STEM: Achieving Gender Equality in Underrepresented Industries

 
  • Understanding why women are underrepresented in STEM fields and what actions we can take to improve gender equality in these spaces
  • Establishing an inclusive workplace culture to both attract and retain female employees at every level of an organisation
  • Creating career pathways for women in STEM to help improve the number of women leaders
  • Implementing inclusive recruitment practices that can encourage gender equality  

Speakers

Rhys Archer Founder, Women of Science

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Kay Hussain CEO, Wise Campaign

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11:40 - 12:00
Building Allyship: Understanding how Men can be Better Allies to Women in the Workplace

 
  • Using allyship to support and uplift women in the workplace at every stage of their careers      
  • Utilising privilege to effectively challenge gender inequalities and call out gender-based discrimination in the workplace        
  • Understanding how executive-level allies can lead from the front and take a collaborative and proactive approach to helping female leaders reach the top, and thrive in an inclusive environment once there
11:50 - 12:00 Questions and Discussion

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Dave Riley Head of Delivery, UK Public Sector, Fujitsu

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12:00 - 12:45
Panel Discussion: Cultivating Future Female Leaders – Ensuring Success for the Next Generation

 
  • Learning from the lived experiences to increase the number of female business leaders 
  • Supporting women with different ethnicities, sexual orientations, and backgrounds into leadership
  • Building support networks to connect young female employees with senior female leaders across the public and private sector


Speakers

Lara Oyesanya General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer, Contis

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Ayuna Nechaeva Head of Europe, Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group

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Rosehanna Chowdury Deputy Director, Cabinet Office & 30% Club

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Sophia Aluko Head of Group CIO Office, Group Technology, Barclays

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12:45 - 13:00
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Felicia Willow Interim CEO, Fawcett Society

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End

Speakers

Sophia Aluko Head of Group CIO Office, Group Technology, Barclays

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Rhys Archer Founder, Women of Science

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Rosehanna Chowdury Deputy Director, Cabinet Office & 30% Club

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Vikki Cook Director - Content and Media Policy, Ofcom

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Kay Hussain CEO, Wise Campaign

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Arlene McDermott Group Legal and Compliance Head of Business Management, London Stock Exchange Group

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Heather Melville OBE Chair, The Chartered Management Institute Women

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Ayuna Nechaeva Head of Europe, Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group

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Lara Oyesanya General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer, Contis

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Dave Riley Head of Delivery, UK Public Sector, Fujitsu

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Naz Shah MP

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Felicia Willow Interim CEO, Fawcett Society

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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