Gender | September




Chair's introduction

Tony Vickers- Byrne, Chief Adviser for HR Practice, CIPD


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, Director of Strategic Wellbeing and Senior Consultant, 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