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09:00 - Registration
09:25 - ’WE WILL NOT WAIT’ Welcome from Kate Bassett, Head of content and chair of inspiring women, Management Today
09:30 - THE MANAGEMENT TODAY INTERVIEW: MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL, I DON’T SEE ANYONE LIKE ME AT ALL With great power comes great responsibility. The media has always set the narrative around women – but it’s permeating untruths, false expectations and dangerous stereotypes. Research by Dove shows that 70% of women do not feel represented by media and advertising. The Stylist Group CEO Ella Dolphin reveals how to challenge outdated views and change the representation of women in the media.
Hear about: The importance of story-telling in challenging a set narrative Gender stereotypes - and how to tackle them The Love Women campaign: what works, what doesn’t and how we can all get involved Ella Dolphin, CEO, The Stylist Group
10:00 - TURBO TALK: HOW TO BECOME A PERSON OF INFLUENCE
Only 35% of managers, directors and senior officials are women, and less than a third of MPs are women. Acclaimed career change and personal branding consultant consultant Joseph Liu reveals five ways you you can build influence in the workplace and super-charge your career.
Learn how to: Become an expert or “celebrity” in three areas of your job Build your gravitas and executive presence Develop your personal brand and create your career scaffolding Joseph Liu, career change and personal branding consultant
10:20 - FISHBOWL: I’M A MIDDLE MANAGER… GET ME OUT OF HERE!
Stuck in the middle and struggling to rise up? Held back by your boss? Frustrated by the office hierarchy? Gemma Greaves, CEO of The Marketing Society, uses the fishbowl format to hear your problems and create an interactive and engaging debate on the problems facing women in middle management.
Find out: How to get your voice heard Progression 101: Advice and tips from your peers The power of quitting Gemma Greaves, CEO, The Marketing Society
10:50 - MORNING BREAK
11:15 - KEYNOTE More information to follow shortly
11:30- PANEL DEBATE: THE LIES WE TELL - BUSTING THE FLEXIBLE WORKING MYTH From the gender-pay gap statistics to the growing swathes of millennials who view freelancing as a Plan A, it's clear that the traditional structure of work no longer works. What impact will "mandatory" flexible working have - and are bosses really on board?
Topics include: The flexible working bill: What it really means for bosses and staff The gap between rhetoric and reality - and how to close it The five-day week no longer reflects reality: The impact of over-working Guest chair: Nicky Kemp, managing editor, BITE Mark Eaves, co-founder, Gravity Road Mamta Singhal, Design engineer and consumer goods expert
12:05 - THE MANAGEMENT TODAY: INTERVIEW
THE PATHWAY TO CEO
Dame Inga Beale was the first woman to lead insurance giant Lloyd's of London and one of the most powerful figures in the City. In conversation with artist Martin Firrell, she reveals her career journey, the sexist and homophobic abuse she when received when she took the job, and why she’s campaigning for diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Dame Inga Beale, board director of London First, will be interviewed by public artist Martin Firrell
12:30 - TURBO TALK: LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP - NAVIGATING THE STORMS
Last year, Nikki Henderson became the youngest skipper in history to finish a round-the-world race. Heading up a team of 60, she battled 100mph winds and 50ft waves over 11 months to complete the gruelling 40,000-nautical-mile Clipper Race. She was just 25.
Hear from this inspiring young leader on: How to cope with failure Lessons from the world of sailing on motivating a team
Building resilience and strength Nikki Henderson, professional yachtswoman
12:45 - LUNCH
13:45 - SPEED MENTORING Meet our speakers and get one-to-one advice from some of the country’s top businesspeople in our speed mentoring sessions.
Sarah Ellis, Co founder, Amazing If
14:30 - KEYNOTE More Information to follow
15:00 - TURBO TALK: THE GENDER SAY GAP - WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE SEEN AND HEARD? If we want more female role models, what does it take to step up and stand out, when your inclination is to fit in? Sarah Lloyd-Hughes, founder and CEO of Ginger Public Speaking, shares practical and personal insights around the psychology of being a visible, vocal leader.
We’ll investigate: The peculiar female habits that hold many of us back Strategies for daring to be the voice that’s heard Methods for overcoming your personal or organisation’s gender ‘say’ gap Sarah Lloyd-Hughes, Leadership Communications Coach, speaker and author
15:20 - TURBO TALK: PROJECT YOU More information to follow shortly
Renee Elliott, Founder, Planet Organic and Beluga Bean
15:45 - BREAK
16:00 - ASK ME ANYTHING In this no holds barred session, three top business executives answer questions from The Booth of Truth, Slido and the audience.
The big themes: Too young to have an opinion, too old to be relevant Sexual harassment: #MeToo isn’t over yet Dame Cilla Snowball, former group CEO, AMV BBDO Guest chair: René Carayol, coach/ advisor to leaders and FTSE 100's CEOs, author, tv presenter and columnist Anne Timpany, founder, On Tap Plumbers
16:35 - THE HACK: DON’T LEAVE THIS CONFERENCE WITHOUT… Named an Agent of Change by Management Today, Daniele Fiandaca draws the conference to a close, pulling out the small, actionable changes that can make the biggest difference to your career.
Daniele Fiandaca, Co-founder, Utopia and Token Man