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 - 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 The Stylist Group CEO Ella Dolphin reveals how to challenge outdated views and change the representation of women in the media.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 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
12:40 - 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 - GOING IT ALONE
Anne has been an MP for Guildford for 14 years. However, having voted against the government in September 2019, the Conservative Whip was withdrawn and she now sit as an independent MP
Anne Milton, MP for Guildford and former Minister for Women
14:55 - 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
15:15 - THE MANAGEMENT TODAY INTERVIEW: 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 and advisor to FTSE 100 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