Please note that minor changes to this agenda may occur.
  • 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 The Stylist Group CEO Ella Dolphin reveals how to challenge outdated views and change the representation of women in the media.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, Public speaker, personal branding consultant, podcast host, Career Relaunch podcast
  • 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, chief executive of The Marketing Society will be hosting a fishbowl to create a safe space where we can all take part. There will be confessions, uncomfortable truths and a little soul baring - all designed to help each other and leave with some fantastic take-aways.

    Find out:
    How to get your voice heard
    Building confidence
    Being at your best vs Just surviving
    Progression 101: Advice and tips from your peers
    The power of quitting
    Gemma Greaves, CEO, The Marketing Society
  • 11:00 - MORNING BREAK
  • 11:20 - KEYNOTE: Be the change- Equality isn't about fair. It's about impact
    As a specialist in Change Management, and Executive Sponsor of Inclusion & Diversity at Accenture, Rebecca will talk about the imperative for change that lies behind the equality agenda and how we as both individuals and leaders, can make it happen.
    Rebecca Tully, UK Talent, HR & Change Consulting Lead, Accenture
  • 11:35- 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:
     Engaging men: How to stop flexible and part-time working being seen as just a "women's issue" 
    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
    Rosie Brown, co- CEO, Cook
    Mark Eaves, co-founder, Gravity Road
    Mamta Singhal, design engineer and consumer goods expert
    Guest chair: Nicky Kemp, managing editor, BITE
  • 12:05 - THE MANAGEMENT TODAY: INTERVIEW TO 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 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 mentors and get one-to-one advice from some of the country’s top businesspeople in our speed mentoring sessions.

    View our mentors page to see this year’s line up
  • 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, Founder & CEO, Ginger Public Speaking
  • 15:20 - TURBO TALK: PROJECT YOU
    Renée Elliott started Planet Organic in 1995 and built it into the UK’s largest fully certified organic supermarket. She shares her story of starting up and scaling up, providing tips on what to do when the going gets tough.

    Find out:
    Should you start a business? When to pivot your career.
    Will it be too hard for you? How to cope with stress
    Project You: Looking after yourself


    Renée 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 on everything from pay and promotions to stress and stereotypes. This is a unique opportunity for you to grill women who have reached the top - and pose the questions you've always wanted to ask.

    Dame Cilla Snowball, former group CEO, AMV BBDO
    Carol Hui, chief of staff and general counsel, Heathrow Airport
    Anne Timpany, founder, ATRA Living
    Guest chair: René Carayol, coach/advisor to leaders and FTSE 100's CEOs, author, tv presenter and columnist
  • 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
  • 16:55 - End of the conference
  • 117:00 - Networking Drinks