Working Together: From Awareness to Results

 

This year’s theme, Working Together: From Awareness to Results, will explore concrete, practical solutions that men and women can undertake together to realise the changes so clearly needed in our workplaces and beyond. On the day, you will have the chance to hear from some of today’s most inspiring male and female business leaders, learn tangible skills and techniques through skills-based workshops, and connect with other professionals during dedicated networking sessions.

 

Learn more about previous Women In Business Conferences.

Learn more about the Women In Business Conference and Women In Business Club.

 

This year's conference will host panels, fireside chats and speeches from inspiring professionals including Baroness Patience Wheatcroft, Irina Bokova, Dame Cilla Snowball and many more. See all speakers


The day will include two groups of breakout sessions designed to provide you with tools and skills that allow you to trigger change in your workplace. See all breakout sessions

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REGISTRATION
8:00 - 8:40


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section 1
The situation today and the challenges that remain

8:50 - 9:00 Dean's Welcome

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WELCOME SPEECH

François Ortalo-Magné
Dean of London Business School

9:00 - 9:30 The state of progress in the workplace and world today

SPEAKER SESSION

Baroness Patience Wheatcroft
Non-Executive Director of Ford Chrysler and St. James's Place Plc., Conservative Party Life Peeress
Read bio

9:35 - 10:00 The importance of working together to confront the challenges that remain

SPEAKER SESSION

Irina Bokova
Director-General of UNESCO
Read bio

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10:00 - 10:30
Networking break


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SECTION 2
The challenge of change

10:30 - 11:00 Learning from the Frontrunners

FIRESIDE CHAT with two inspiring speakers
Speakers TBC

11:05 - 11:45 Male agents of change: How to be a "Manbassador"

PANEL DISCUSSION
Speakers TBC

11:50 - 12:45 Skills Breakout Morning Session

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Option 1
Working "gender equality advocate" into your brand in a positive way

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Option 2
Asking for promotion / pay raise / flexible working

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Option 3
Seeking and providing Mentorship / Sponsorship

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12:45 - 13:45
lunch


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section 3
how to make the change: tangible skills & IMPLEMENTATION techniques

13:45 - 14:40 HR perspective: different ways of achieving the same goal

PANEL DISCUSSION
Speakers TBC

14:40 - 15:35 Skills Breakout Afternoon Session

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Option 1
Confronting and preventing everyday biases

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Option 2
Building a compassionate workplaces and addressing mental health stigmas

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Option 3
Building inclusive teams in start-ups from Day 1

15:35 - 16:00
Networking break


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SECTION 4
Looking forward: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE

16:00 - 16:30 Feminism beyond the west

SPEAKER SESSION
Speaker TBC

16:30 - 17:00 Becoming drivers of change and facing the challenges that remain

Dame Cilla Snowball
Group Chairman and Group CEO of AMV BBDO
Read bio

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17:00 - 19:00
DRINKS RECEPTION


 
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a leading management consulting firm with over 90 offices in 50 countries, partnering with clients not just to transform companies but also entire industries and even segments of society. Learn more about Women@BCG and BCG's inspiring commitment to improve equality and diversity in their workforce. 

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a leading management consulting firm with over 90 offices in 50 countries, partnering with clients not just to transform companies but also entire industries and even segments of society.

Learn more about Women@BCG and BCG's inspiring commitment to improve equality and diversity in their workforce. 

Accenture Strategy combines deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models. Their mission is to improve the way the world works and lives. Learn more about Accenture's work in creating an inclusive workforce that embraces diversity and equality.   

Accenture Strategy combines deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models. Their mission is to improve the way the world works and lives.

Learn more about Accenture's work in creating an inclusive workforce that embraces diversity and equality.