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:
  • 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,COO, Barclays
  • Naz Shah MP
  • Dr. Doyin Atewologun, Advisor, The Parker Review & Chartered Organisational Psychologist & Member, NHS People Directorate
  • Arlene McDermott, Portfolio Director, London Stock Exchange Group, OUTStanding LGBT Role Model 2020, Pride Power List 2020, Visible Lesbian 100 List 2020
  • Kay Hussian, CEO, Wise Campaign
  • Lara Oyesanya, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer, Contis – 50 Must Follow Black Female Leaders 2020
  • Dave Riley, Delivery Executive for Law and Order, Fujitsu- The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020
  • Charlotte Cooke, Assistant Director - Services, LGBT Foundation
  • Rhys Archer, Founder, Women of Science

    The disproportionate impact of the pandemic and its economic fallout are having a regressive effect on gender equality. Women are more likely than men to lose work or be burdened with childcare in the crisis*.

    With increasing concerns the temporary stop in gender pay gap reporting will lead to widening inequalities, ensuring women have equal opportunities to succeed is vital to both our society and economy.

    Join Westminster Insight’s Women Mean Business Digital Conference to explore how to regain momentum in achieving gender equality in the workplace. Hear from leading diversity champions on creating an inclusive workplace for all women. Addressing the inequalities that have been exasperated by the pandemic, explore how working from home and offering long-term flexible working could help to better support women in the workplace.

    You will hear how to go beyond data and targets to improve intersectionality to create a truly equitable workplace. Hear from both public and private organisations who are changing the dialogue around diversity.

    *The Fawcett Society


Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:15
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

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

 
 09:35 – 09:45 Questions and Discussions 

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Naz Shah MP

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09:45 - 10:30
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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Dr Doyin Atewologun Advisor, The Parker Review & Member, NHS People Directorate

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Charlotte Cooke Assistant Director - Services, LGBT Foundation

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Heather Melville OBE Chair, The Chartered Management Institute Women

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Arlene McDermott Portfolio Director, London Stock Exchange Group

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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

Kay Hussian CEO, Wise Campaign

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Rhys Archer Founder, Women of Science

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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

Speakers

Dave Riley Delivery Executive for Law and Order, 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


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Rosehanna Chowdury Deputy Director, Cabinet Office & 30% Club

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Lara Oyesanya General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer, Contis

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Sophia Aluko COO, Barclays

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

 

End

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Charlotte Cooke Assistant Director - Services, LGBT Foundation

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Naz Shah MP

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Lara Oyesanya General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer, Contis

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Heather Melville OBE Chair, The Chartered Management Institute Women

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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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Dr Doyin Atewologun Advisor, The Parker Review & Member, NHS People Directorate

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Kay Hussian CEO, Wise Campaign

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Dave Riley Delivery Executive for Law and Order, Fujitsu

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Sophia Aluko COO, Barclays

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Vikki Cook Director - Content and Media Policy, Ofcom

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Arlene McDermott Portfolio Director, London Stock Exchange Group

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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