Supporting Women in the Workplace

Supporting Women in the Workplace

26th February 2019, London 

With the business case for workplace diversity now universally recognised, a more decisive focus on gender parity is now essential to ensure that women are supported at all levels of the workplace. Women still represent fewer than 50% of leaders in every industry analysed and are still paid on average 8.6% less than their male co-workers. Action 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 women’s representation in the workplace. We will discuss together how best to recruit and promote more women in our organisations, and how to encourage a positive culture change at all levels of your place of work. 

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Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Laura Heywood, HR Business Partner, HR & OD, Greater London Authority
  • Shaun McNally, Chief Executive, Legal Aid Agency
  • Samantha Rennie, Executive Director, Rosa
  • Anne-Marie Archard, Director of the London Leadership Academy and member of London Women's Leadership Network
  • Adrienne Burgess, Joint CEO and Head of Research, The Fatherhood Institute
  • Chris Naylor, Chief Executive, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • Franstine Jones, Vice President, National Black Police Association 

 

Why attend? 

  • Learn how to remove the barriers to women’s progression in the workplace
  • Bring new, innovative ideas around workplace diversity back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures in women’s inclusion 
  • 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

Supporting Women in the Workplace | Central London | 26th February 2019

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Agendas 

9.00

Registration

9.45

Chair's introduction

Chloe Chambraud, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community

10.00

Understanding the barriers for women in the workplace

  • Encouraging effective management of women in the workplace
  • Developing women’s confidence in the workplace
  • Recognising talent and tackling the under-utilisation of skills
  • Supporting women through flexible working & child care

Laura Heywood, HR Business Partner, HR & OD, Greater London Authority

Shaun McNally, Chief Executive, Legal Aid Agency

Samantha Rennie, Executive Director, Rosa

11.30

Networking break

12.00

Recruiting more women and ensuring that they progress

  • Rethinking recruitment strategies and targeting female talent 
  • Supporting female talent and creating a truly inclusive environment 
  • Confronting unconscious bias and the role of positive action
  • Boosting engagement and innovation in your team

Debbie Epstein, Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers

13.15

Networking lunch 

14.00

Culture change & making workplaces more women friendly

  • Treating diversity as a business objective and taking more decisive action
  • Addressing intersectionality in the workplace
  • The role of men as agents of change
  • Enhancing the opportunities of women by challenging the gender roles of men

Chloe Chambraud, Gender Equality DirectorBusiness in the Community

Anne-Marie Archard, Director of the London Leadership Academy and member of London Women's Leadership Network

Chris Naylor, Chief Executive, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Adrienne Burgess, Joint CEO and Head of Research, The Fatherhood Institute

15.45

Chair’s closing remarks

Chloe Chambraud, Gender Equality DirectorBusiness in the Community

16.00

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