Gender | September




Chair's introduction


Keynote: Challenging modern sexism- understanding how and why gender discrimination persists in the 21st century

Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Acas


Removing the barriers to equality from your workplace

  • Avoiding tokenism: making equality a priority for your senior leaders
  • The benefits of a written equality policy and where to begin
  • Using your data to inform targets that drive diversity and inclusion forward

Patricia Chinyoka, Diversity Advisor, Business in the Community

Tristan Dugdale- Pointon, Diversity Inclusion Cohesion Equality Advisor, West Midlands Fire Service


Networking break


Taking responsibility for diversity: addressing your gender pay gap

  • Understanding and utilising the most effective recruitment processes
  • Exploring responsible line management to ensure all talent is being properly nurtured and rewarded
  • The legalities of positive action: how and when to use it
  • Designing a flexible working policy with both genders in mind

Emma Codd, Global Special Advisor on Inclusion, Deloitte

Sian Elloitt, Womens Equality Policy Officer, TUC


Networking Lunch


Keynote: Men as allies: their role as agents of change

Dan Guiness, Director, Good Lad Initiative 


Creating a change in culture: ensuring all staff feel valued in your workplace

  • Appreciating the relationship between workplace culture and productivity
  • Enhancing the position of women by tackling the gender roles of men
  • Tackling toxic masculinity: the detrimental impact of stereotyping on men’s mental health
  • No more blurred lines: enforcing appropriate behavior in the workplace

Mark Hashimi, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Hammersmith & Fulham Mind

Asif Sadiq, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, The Telegraph

Fiona McClement, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, University College London


Chair's summary


Event end