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
  • Exploring the impact of COVID 19 and the economic downturn on gender equality in the workplace and how harnessing virtual working could be a catalyst for positive long term change
  • Spotlighting key policies and best practice cases on the path to closing the gender pay gap
  • 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

  • Brenda Trenowden CBE, former Global Co-Chair, 30% Club, Advisor, Hampton-Alexander Review
  • Elysia McCaffrey, Director, Government Equalities Office
  • Sandra Kerr, Race Director, BitC
  • Anna Vainer, Founder of #IamRemarkable, Google
  • Helen Lamprell,General Counsel & External Affairs Director, Vodafone
  • Nancy Kelley, CEO, Stonewall
  • 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 Forum 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 forum to explore economic impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on gender equality in the workplace and how to ensure a positive response. We will explore how flexible and virtual working could become more mainstream, benefiting women’s careers and building not just a new normal but a ‘better normal.

    We will 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 forum will help you harness and grow the potential of truly equitable and collaborative workplaces where every woman can thrive.

Agenda
Start

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

 

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Brenda Trenowden Former Global Chair, 30% Club & Head of FIG Europe, ANZ Bank (CFA, CCMI)

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09:35 - 10:00
Keynote Address 1: Action Plan Towards Gender Equality

 

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Elysia McCaffrey Director, Government Equalities Office

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10:00 - 10:30
Keynote Address 2: Supporting Women of Ethnic Minorities in the Workplace and Closing the Ethnicity Pay Gap

 

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Sandra Kerr CBE Race Director, Business in the Community

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10:30 - 11:00
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

    10:50 - 11:00 Questions and Discussion

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Nancy Kelley CEO, Stonewall

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Sam Smethers Chief Executive, The Fawcett Society

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Sophie Walker CEO, Young Women's Trust

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11:00 - 11:30
Case Study: #IamRemarkable

 
  • Anna’s story, as a female founder: How she managed to create and build up an initiative (inside of and with the support of Google) which has 140k participants across 130+ countries and 800+ companies
  • How #IamRemarkable could help companies and individuals during the Covid-19: we learnt a lot during this period about the importance of “keeping connected” and “staying motivated”
  • Why companies bring #IamRemarkable to their workforces: how this narrative related to women empowerment 
11:20- 11:30 Questions and Discussion

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Anna Vainer Founder, #IamRemarkable, Google

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11:30 - 11:50
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
Questions and Discussion 11:40- 11:50 


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Helen Lamprell General Counsel & External Affairs Director, Vodafone

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11:50 - 12:10
Break

 

12:10 - 12:50
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


    12:40- 12:50 Questions and Discussion

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Olivia Champion Founder, Bio Systems

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Helene Martin Gee President, Pink Shoe

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12:50 - 13:20
Compassionate and Mindful Leadership

 
  • Considering the emotional landscape, assessing how leadership and management need to evolve in light of COVID-19
  • Knowing what compassionate and mindful leadership really looks like in practice
  • Seizing the opportunities that we are presented with as women leaders going forward
Question and Discussion 13:10 - 13:20

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Linda Doe MD and Principal Psychologist, Apana Business Psychology Ltd

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13:20 - 13:30
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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Brenda Trenowden Former Global Chair, 30% Club & Head of FIG Europe, ANZ Bank (CFA, CCMI)

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End

Speakers

Helen Lamprell General Counsel & External Affairs Director, Vodafone

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Nancy Kelley CEO, Stonewall

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Olivia Champion Founder, Bio Systems

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Linda Doe MD and Principal Psychologist, Apana Business Psychology Ltd

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Sandra Kerr CBE Race Director, Business in the Community

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Helene Martin Gee President, Pink Shoe

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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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Brenda Trenowden Former Global Chair, 30% Club & Head of FIG Europe, ANZ Bank (CFA, CCMI)

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Anna Vainer Founder, #IamRemarkable, Google

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Sophie Walker CEO, Young Women's Trust

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Venue details

Digital Live Broadcast


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