Supporting Women in the Workplace

Supporting Women in the Workplace

25th February 2020 | Central London


Despite significant progress in recent years, gender equality in the workplace remains a key issue requiring action and attention. In terms of maximising potential and skills, and facilitating the retention and progression of female staff, the rewards for both businesses and employees are clear. However, traditional workplace culture and structure often impede women in reaching their full potential.

Awareness is building around the need to initiate conversations around the menopause, and to accommodate female employees accordingly. It is also becoming increasingly apparent that there is a requirement for parental leave and flexible working to be made more accessible and feasible for male and female employees alike. Clear communication and guidance can ensure the implementation of such initiatives is both straightforward and achievable.

With this in mind, join us for our upcoming event, ‘Supporting Women in the Workplace’. At this event, our speakers will discuss the main barriers which women face and how to address them; provide awareness of the structural changes that can allow women to thrive at all points in their career; and contribute insights into how positive change requires commitment from all. You will receive actionable advice and best-practice from thought-leaders, and ultimately learn how to map a path to progress for your workplace.


Key Speakers: 

  • Monica Burch, Chair of The Mentoring Foundation; Lead Non Executive Board Member and Chair of the Board of the Crown Prosecution Service
  • Emma Codd, Global Special Advisor on Inclusion, Deloitte 


Why attend? 

  • Learn how to foster women's development in your organisation
  • Bring new, innovative ideas about supporting female employees back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear about best practice in creating a gender-equal workplace from leading figures
  • 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 | 25th February 2020

10% Early Bird Discount is available until 15th November 2019

 Register now 


For registration queries please contact:

Ivana Picone 

0207 593 5739





Chair's Introduction


Mapping a path to gender equality in your workplace

  • Developing a shared vision and ensuring buy-in from across the business
  • Understanding how effective solutions involve everyone
  • Changing mindsets, and challenging bias and stereotype
  • Communicating the benefits of an inclusive workforce
  • Incorporating gender-equality into the business strategy

Monica Burch, Chair of The Mentoring Foundation; Lead Non Executive Board Member and Chair of the Board of the Crown Prosecution Service


Structural change: facilitating women at all stages of their life and career

  • Identifying and addressing the key factors contributing to the gender pay gap
  • Flexible working as opportunity rather than obstacle
  • Menopause in the workplace: seeking support and opening up the conversation
  • Using data to identify potential for positive organisational change
  • Putting structures in place that help women progress throughout their careers

Emma Codd, Global Special Advisor on Inclusion, Deloitte 


Networking Break


Lifting as you climb: fostering gender-representative networks and engaging men as allies

  • Facilitating mentoring between and amongst male and female employees
  • Providing opportunities for mutual support, cooperation and networking
  • How male colleagues’ actions and behaviours can champion change


Networking Lunch


Making it happen: creating a culture that allows women to thrive

  • Harnessing potential by supporting managers to develop their female staff
  • Coaching: key to maximising skills, retaining talent, and improving performance
  • Engaging senior management as role models and sponsors
  • ‘If I can see it, I can be it’ – spurring ambition, supporting success and communicating what is possible


Keynote Address:

We Mean Business: Countering Gender Norms to Promote Gender Equity


Chair's Summary


Event Close