Past Conferences

For the past seventeen years, the London Business School Women in Business Conference has been a prominent forum for female and male professionals and students to engage with important and pressing issues facing women in a dynamic business environment.

Past conference themes have included: "Women: The Next Engine of Growth"; "Global Careers and the Passport to Success"; "Redefining Success: Supporting Career Choices"; "Sprints & Marathons: The Sustainable Career"; and "Inspiration: What Inspires Today’s Female Executives to Drive Business Forwards?"

As a flagship event at London Business School, the conference has attracted participation from inspirational, accomplished business leaders, such as:

  • Estelle Brachlianoff, Executive Vice President and Director of Veolia Environnement UK and Northern Europe
  • Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council
  • Sally Tennant, CEO of Kleinwort Benson
  • Durdana Ansari OBE, CEO of Pearl Education Foundation
  • Christine Langan, Head of BBC Films
  • The Rt. Honorable Patricia Hewitt, former MP and UK Health Secretary
  • Emma Walmsley, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Lady Barbara Judge CBE, Chairman of the Institute of Directors
  • Marianne Abib-Pech, Founder of Lead the Future
  • Dena McCallum, Founding Partner of Eden McCallum
  • Jo Malone, Founder and Creative Director of JO LOVES
  • Amanda Sourry, Executive Vice President and Chairwomen of Unilever UK & Ireland