Gender Equality in the Workplace

Gender Equality in the Workplace 

24th September 2019 | Central London

In recent years, companies have consistently reported that they are highly committed to gender diversity. Unfortunately, this commitment has not translated into meaningful progress.

Women continue to be vastly underrepresented at every level of seniority, and are still paid on average 8.6% less than their male co-workers. For BAME women, the figures are far worse, with just one in 25 senior leadership roles filled by a woman of colour.

Meanwhile, stereotypes surrounding men in the workplace are preventing them from reaping the benefits of flexible working and making a larger contribution to childcare. A change in attitude towards all genders is required to make sure workplaces are prepared to keep pace with social change. 

This conference offers practical advice on removing the barriers that are preventing equality in the workplace. We will discuss together how best to take responsibility for diversity in our organisations, and how to encourage a positive culture change to the benefit of all in your place of work. 

This unique event particuarly encourages attendance from all gender identities. The day offers attendees a space for productive discussion surrounding diversity and inclusion, and an opportunity to explore their role in the conversation.

 

Key Speakers:

  • Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Acas
  • Emma Codd, Global Special Advisor on Inclusion, Deloitte
  • Mark Hashimi, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Hammersmith & Fulham Mind
  • Dan Guiness, Director, Good Lad Initiative 
  • Asif Sadiq, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, The Telegraph
  • Patricia Chinyoka, Diversity Advisor, Business in the Community
  • Tristan Dugdale- Pointon, Diversity Inclusion Cohesion Equality Advisor, West Midlands Fire Service
  • Fiona McClement, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, University College London
  • Sian Elloitt, Womens Equality Policy Officer, TUC

 

Why attend? 

  • Learn how to boost staff engagement in your organisation 
  • Bring new, innovative ideas around gender equality back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures in workplace gender equality
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with top speakers and fellow colleagues

 

Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in creating an inclusive workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, staff network leads and representative groups.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available to confirm your attendance.

 

Dates and Locations

Gender Equality in the Workplace | Central London | 24th September 2019

 Register now 

 

For registration queries please contact:

Annaliza Battiston

0207 593 5739
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

Agenda

9.00

Registration

9.45

Chair's introduction

10.00

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

Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Acas

10.25

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

11.25

Networking break

11.45

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

13.15

Networking Lunch

14.00

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

Dan Guiness, Director, Good Lad Initiative 

14.30

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

15.45

Chair's summary

16.00

Event end