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

DATE & VENUE

The Conference will take place on the 9th of March at the breath-taking venue, 8 Northumberland Avenue. See map and address description

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REGISTRATION
8:00 - 8:40


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section 1
The situation today and the challenges that remain

8:45 - 9:00 Dean's Welcome

WELCOME SPEECH

François Ortalo-Magné
Dean of London Business School
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9:00 - 9:30 The state of progress in the workplace and world today

SPEAKER SESSION

Baroness Patience Wheatcroft
Non-Executive Director of Fiat Chrysler and St. James's Place Plc., Conservative Party Life Peeress
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9:35 - 10:00 The importance of working together to confront the challenges that remain

SPEAKER SESSION

Irina Bokova
Former Director-General of UNESCO
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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
Speaker TBC

Terri Duhon
Board Member at Morgan Stanley International, Founding Member of the Women's Leadership Group for the Prince's Trust, Lecturer at The Said Business School
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11:05 - 11:45 Male agents of change: How to be a "Manbassador"

PANEL DISCUSSION

David Croft
Global Sustainability Director of Diageo
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Chris Stylianou
COO of Sky UK & Ireland
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Susan Boster
Founder and Manager of Boster Group, Vice Chairman of the Board of English National Ballet
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Ben Black
CEO of My Family Care
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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
Negotiating for yourself

Jeanette Cowley
CEO of Go For Growth
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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 Implementing the vision: Different ways of achieving the same goal

PANEL DISCUSSION

Charlotte Sweeney OBE
Founder and Director of Charlotte Sweeney Associates
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Leena Nair
Chief HR Officer of Unilever, Member of Unilever Leadership Executive
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Rita Trehan
Chief People Officer of AGL Energy, President of RitaTrehan.com
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Sally Boyle
Partner and International Head of Human Capital Management of Goldman Sachs
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14:40 - 15:35 Skills Breakout Afternoon Session

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Option 1
Confronting and preventing everyday biases

Laura Wendt
Global Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at A.T. Kearney
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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

Xoliswa Daku
Founder and CEO of Daku Group of Companies
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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
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17:00 - 18:00
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. 

 

Women in A.T. Kearney are an aspiration to have a greater impact on the societies. The firm has continually been recognized by Working Mother Magazine and many of its women partners have been named to Consulting Magazine's Top 25 consultants. Furthermore, The Women’s Network is one of the longest-standing in the firm emphasizing networking and mentoring opportunities through formal and informal channels. Learn more about about how women propel their careers at A.T. Kearney and get the right balance

Women in A.T. Kearney are an aspiration to have a greater impact on the societies. The firm has continually been recognized by Working Mother Magazine and many of its women partners have been named to Consulting Magazine's Top 25 consultants. Furthermore, The Women’s Network is one of the longest-standing in the firm emphasizing networking and mentoring opportunities through formal and informal channels.

Learn more about about how women propel their careers at A.T. Kearney and get the right balance