25 Feb 2020| London

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25th February 2020 | Central London

According to multiple recent reports, the UK is still generations away from achieving gender equality at work. Culture and structure remain key impediments to women reaching their full potential.

Awareness is building around the need to take firm action around issues such as the menopause, as well as parental leave and flexible working for male and female employees alike. Clear communication and guidance can ensure the implementation of such initiatives is both straightforward and achievable.

Join us at ‘Supporting Women in the Workplace’, where expert speakers will provide awareness of the cultural and structural changes that allow women to thrive at all points in their careers. You will receive actionable advice and best-practice from thought-leaders, and ultimately learn how to map a path to progress for your workplace.

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Why attend? 
  • Learn how to foster women's development in your organisation

  • Team performance improves by 50% when everyone feels included

  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression

  • Hear about best practice in creating a gender-equal workplace from leading figures

  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with top speakers and fellow colleagues

  • Bring new, innovative ideas about realising gender equality back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 

Key Speakers: 
  • Fiona Cannon OBE, Group Director, Responsible Business, Sustainability and Inclusion, Lloyds Banking Group; Hampton Alexander Review Steering Group Member 
  • Emma Codd, Global Special Advisor on Inclusion, Deloitte

  • Jason Ghaboos, Co-Chair, Home Office Gender Equality Network & Head of Sponsorship, Visas & Citizenship Operations, Home Office
  • Sheree Atcheson, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Monzo Bank
  • Patricia Chinyoka, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser, BITC
  • Keela Shackell-Smith, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Cabinet Office and Founder, Cross Government Women’s Network​
  • Monica Burch, Chair, The Mentoring Foundation; Lead Non Executive Board Member and Chair of the Board of the Crown Prosecution Service
  • Brian Stanislas, Product Manager, Civil Service HR
  • Natalie Gill, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Santander UK
  • Tony Vickers-Byrne, Chief Adviser for HR Practice, CIPD
  • Louise Hosking, Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner; Director, Hosking Associates
  • Sarah Davies, Co-Founder & Director, Talking Menopause 
Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in creating an inclusive workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, staff network leads and representative groups.

Registration

Public Sector rate: 1 Place £295 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £250 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £595 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £245 (+VAT)

Registrations can be made online here

 

Venue

The venue for the event is as follows:

Etc. Venues - Prospero House
241 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1GA

For further information regarding the venue, please click here.

Agenda

Please find the full agenda below:

09:00
Registration
09.35
Welcoming Session

Grace McLoughlin, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods PLC

09:40
Chair's Introduction

SPEAKER: Tony Vickers-Byrne, Chief Adviser for HR Practice, CIPD

09:50
Mapping a path to gender equality in your workplace
  • Developing a shared vision and ensuring buy-in from across the business

  • Understanding how effective solutions involve everyone

  • Changing mindsets, and challenging bias and stereotype

  • Communicating the benefits of an inclusive workforce

  • Incorporating gender-equality into the business strategy

SPEAKER: Patricia Chinyoka, Assoc CIPD, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser, BITC

SPEAKER: Monica Burch, Chair of The Mentoring Foundation; Lead Non-Executive Board Member and Chair of the Board of the Crown Prosecution Service

SPEAKER: Natalie Gill, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Santander UK

10:50
Structural change: facilitating women at all stages of their life and career
  • Putting structures in place that help women progress throughout their careers
  • Flexible working as opportunity rather than obstacle
  • Menopause in the workplace: seeking support and opening up the conversation

SPEAKER: Sarah Davies, Co-Founder & Director, Talking Menopause 

SPEAKER: Brian Stanislas, Assoc. CIPD, Product Manager Civil Service HR

11:30
Networking Break
11:50
Lifting as you climb: fostering gender-representative networks and engaging men as allies
  • Facilitating mentoring between and amongst male and female employees
  • Providing opportunities for mutual support, cooperation and networking
  • How male colleagues’ actions and behaviours can champion change

SPEAKER: Jason Ghaboos, Co-Chair, Home Office Gender Equality Network & Head of Sponsorship, Visas & Citizenship Operations, Home Office

12:30
Lunch
13:30
An inclusive workplace culture: creating and maintaining the foundation for meaningful progress
  • Establishing the rationale and gaining leadership buy-in
  • Impact of non-inclusive everyday behaviours – and steps to address
  • Effective ways to bring about meaningful and sustained change

SPEAKER: Emma Codd, Global Special Advisor on Inclusion, Deloitte 

14:00
Making it happen: realising a culture that allows women to thrive
  • Harnessing potential by supporting managers to develop their female staff
  • Coaching: key to maximising skills, retaining talent, and improving performance
  • Engaging senior management as role models and sponsors
  • ‘If I can see it, I can be it’ – spurring ambition, supporting success and communicating what is possible

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell-Smith, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Cabinet Office; Founder, Cross Government Women’s Network

SPEAKER: Sheree Atcheson, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Monzo Bank

SPEAKER: Louise Hosking, Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner; Director, Hosking Associates

15:30
Keynote Address:
We Mean Business: Countering Gender Norms to Promote Gender Equity

SPEAKER: Fiona Cannon OBE, Group Director, Responsible Business, Sustainability and Inclusion, Lloyds Banking Group; Hampton Alexander Review Steering Group Member

16:00
Chair's summary
16:15
Event Close