INSPIRING WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2017

PROGRAMME

Here is the programme for London 2017. Stay tuned for updates and speaker additions.

08.15 Registration

09.25 MT’s welcome address

Kate Bassett, head of content, Management Today

09.30 Stepping Up and Speaking Out 

After challenging the government at the High Court and fighting for transparency in the City and charity sector for nearly a decade, Gina Miller has become a well-known figure. We interview her about her successes and her scars - and why women must make their voices heard.

Gina Miller, business woman and transparency activist

10.00 Entrepreneurs: Going for growth 

Building your own business is tough. Two business experts discuss their biggest mistakes - and they share tips on how to kick-start your company's growth.

Cat Gazzoli, founder, Piccolo Foods

Poppy Mardall, director, Poppy's Funerals

10.20 Start up; scale up

Tech platforms are offering small companies new innovative ways of working and trading. Here's how to take advantage of them.

Anna Beadle, UK merchant services manager, Amazon  

Lavinia Davolio, founder, Lavolio  

10.50 Morning refreshments

11.10 Getting to equal 

What we can do to close the gender pay gap.

Omar Abbosh, chief strategy officer, Accenture

Guest chair: Ann Francke, CEO, Chartered Management Institute

11.40 When the chips are down

Three inspiring businesswomen share their darkest moments and how they coped.

Helen Barber, vice president, Nuveen 

Emma Lawton, devices and apps strategist, Parkinson's UK 

Yasmin Sheikh, disability consultant and founder, Diverse Matters 

12.10 Poet's corner

A shining star in the UK's literary world, Claire will give a poetry reading before running a group activity to boost your creative skills.

Claire Askew, poet  

12.25 Lunch and mentoring

Your chance to chat to several speakers from the conference. Confirmed mentors include:

Helen Barber, vice president, Nuveen 

Rachel Bartonmanaging director, customer and digital strategy, Accenture 

Emma Lawton, devices and apps strategist, Parkinson's UK

Poppy Mardall, director, Poppy's Funerals

Jennifer Thomashead of internal communications & experience, Direct Line Group 

13.45 Work: where's the fun factor?

Eat. Sleep. Work. Repeat. Isn't there more to life than that? Twitter's vice-president for Europe gives his take on work culture and happiness.

Bruce DaisleyEMEA vice president, Twitter 

14.05 The productivity makeover

How can you boost your productivity? What's the secret to getting the best out of your team and staying competitive? Our panel reveal how to do more and work less.

Bruce DaisleyEMEA vice president, Twitter 

Jennifer Thomashead of internal communications & experience, Direct Line Group 

Guest chair: Christine Armstrong, contributing editor, Management Today

14.25 Keynote speaker

Zahra Bahrololoumi, technology lead in UK and Ireland, Accenture 

14.40 35 Women Under 35: What millennials want

Stephanie Alys, co-founder, MysteryVibe 

Detective chief inspector Tor Garnett 

Sarah Harvey, UK lead, Square 

Fayola Jack, commercial expert, Cabinet Office 

Beijia Ma, equity derivatives trader, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

15.10 Break

15.20 My story

Stella Duffy has spent her whole life being 'othered' - from a working class background, as a gay woman, after two cancers. She talks about her work as a writer and theatremaker, her work towards an inclusive cultural democracy - and the vital importance of personal authenticity in the attempt to create value.

Stella Duffy, writer and founder, Fun Palaces

15.40 Pale, male, stale: why Adland needs to change 

Vicki Maguire, executive creative director, Grey London 

16.00 The MT interview with Prue Leith, restaurateur, food campaigner and Great British Bake Off judge  

Introduced by Rachel Barton, managing director, customer and digital strategy, Accenture 

MT interviews Cookery Queen Prue Leith on her career journey, her biggest mistakes and life behind the scenes at Britain's most talked about TV food show.

16.30 Networking and drinks                                       

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