Key Points
  • Unlocking the talent and potential of women at different stages of their careers and from diverse backgrounds to drive productivity and create truly equitable workplaces
  • Spotlighting key policies and best practice cases on the path to closing the gender pay gap
  • Hear from pathfinders and women leaders on breaking barriers and thriving by empowering their own narrative
  • Highlighting the economic potential of closing the progression gap at different stages of women's careers, including entrepreneurs and women returners.
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Overview
Expert Speakers

  • Elysia McCaffrey, Director, Government Equalities Office
  • Dame Barbara Stocking, President, Murray Edward College
  • Anna Vainer, Founder of #IamRemarkable, Google
  • Loraine Martins MBE, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Network Rail
  • Sam Smethers, CEO, The Fawcett Society
  • Sophie Walker, Chief Excecutive, Young Women's Trust
  • Olivia Champion, Founder, BioSystems
  • Helene Martin Gee, President, Pink Shoe
  • Linda Doe, MD and Principal Psychologist, Apana Business Psychology

    Westminster Insight’s annual Women Mean Business Conference will feature key stakeholders, business leaders and pathfinders who will explore ways to tackle unconscious biases and remove institutional obstacles for women in business.

    Attend this conference to review the policies and working practices that are closing the gender gap in different sectors, including finance, transport and women in STEM. You will gain actionable advice from leading businesses as they redesign roles and recruitment strategies to unlock their female talent pipeline.

    Hear from the Director of the Government Equalities Office on the “Roadmap for Gender Equality”. A year after the release of the Gender Equality Monitor, we will analyse what its numbers reveal and the steps that remain to achieve diversity and representation.

    Explore ways that facilitate returning to work after a career break, and the avenues to reconcile age, caring responsibilities with a successful career.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your peers and participate in an inclusive dialogue to understand and empower women at different stages of their career. This conference will help you harness and grow the potential of truly equitable and collaborative workplaces where every woman can thrive.

Agenda
Start

08:45 - 09:20
Registration, Refreshments and Networking

 

09:15 - 09:35
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Dame Barbara Stocking President, Murray Edwards College

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09:35 - 10:00
Keynote Address: Action Plan Towards Gender Equality

 

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Elysia McCaffrey Director, Government Equalities Office

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10:00 - 10:50
Panel Session: Constructing Truly Equitable Workplaces

 
  • Exploring strategies to tackle everyday workplace sexism and unconscious gender bias
  • Implementing a workplace culture that embraces gender diversity and involves men as gender allies
  • Improving two-way communication channels between the organisation and its people to better understand women’s needs and improve productivity

    10:40 - 10:50 Questions and Discussion

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Sam Smethers Chief Executive, The Fawcett Society

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Loraine Martins MBE Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Network Rail

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Sophie Walker CEO, Young Women's Trust

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10:50 - 11:30
Women’s Progression in Business, Raising the Bar for Professional Development

 
  • Analysing different approaches from both recruiters and applicants to propel women’s development
  • Constructing a self-confident discourse to overcome the Impostor Syndrome
  • Seizing opportunities and potentialising women's skills in different stages of their career
  • Exploring strategic ways to reconcile work and caring responsibilities with a progressive career
  • Redesigning roles that allow women to achieve their maximum potential

    11:20- 11:30 Questions and Discussion

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Anna Vainer Founder, I am Remarkable, Google

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11:30 - 12:00
Refreshments and Networking Break

 

12:00 - 12:40
Joint Session: Promoting Female Entrepreneurship

 
  • Exploring the entrepreneurship gap through Economic Blueprint White Paper        
  • Unlocking the potential of women as leaders in start-ups
  • Exploring opportunities and initiatives that champion women in business


    12:30- 12:40 Questions and Discussion

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Helene Martin Gee President, Pink Shoe

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Olivia Champion Founder, Bio Systems

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12:40 - 13:05
Embracing Age: Learning from a Generation of Pathfinders

 
  • Opening the dialogue to address the needs of women at different life stages
  • Practical advice from women who opened the path for a next generation of leaders 
  • Changing the narrative around age for women in the workplace

    12:55- 13:05 Questions and Discussion


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Linda Doe MD and Principal Psychologist, Apana Business Psychology Ltd

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13:05 - 13:15
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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Dame Barbara Stocking President, Murray Edwards College

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End

Speakers

Olivia Champion Founder, Bio Systems

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Linda Doe MD and Principal Psychologist, Apana Business Psychology Ltd

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Helene Martin Gee President, Pink Shoe

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Loraine Martins MBE Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Network Rail

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Elysia McCaffrey Director, Government Equalities Office

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Sam Smethers Chief Executive, The Fawcett Society

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Dame Barbara Stocking President, Murray Edwards College

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Anna Vainer Founder, I am Remarkable, Google

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Sophie Walker CEO, Young Women's Trust

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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