INSPIRING WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2018

PROGRAMME

Here is the programme for Edinburgh 2018. Stay tuned for updates and speaker additions.

08.15 Registration

09.20 MT’s welcome address

Kate Bassett, head of content, Management Today

09.30 The MT Interview

Interview to cover leadership, the challenges of being at the helm of a large company, threats and opportunities posed by the digital world, personal views on being a female leader, impact of Brexit

10.00 My story

We will hear a career journey from a high-flying lawyer.

Anuja Ravindra Dhir QC

10.15 Entrepreneurs: Going for growth

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

Caroline Jones Carrick, director, TEV project 

Sarah Haran, founder, VVA 

10.50 Be a Jedi - a letter to my sons on gender equality and diversity

Tracy de Groose, chief executive, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland 

11.05 Morning refreshments

11.25 Getting to equal

How digital fluency will close the gender pay gap. The panel will include companies based in Scotland who are leading the way.

Dame Cilla Snowball, group chairman and group CEO, AMV BBDO and chair, Women's Business Council

11.55 Agents of change

Dame Cilla Snowball, group chairman and group CEO, AMV BBDO and chair, Women's Business Council

12.00 Overcoming the odds

Two inspiring businesswomen will share their darkest moments - and how they coped.

Kellie Rixon MBE, founder, Rixon Associates

Michelle Thomson, former MP for Edinburgh West 

12.30 Poet's Corner

A poetry reading/performance to boost our creative skills

12.50 Lunch and mentoring

14.15 Rise of the unicorns

Jude Cook, CEO, ShareIn 

Guest chair: Janine Matheson, Stirling Manager, CodeBase 

14.45 Keynote speaker

15.00 Keynote speaker

15.20 Pay rises, promotions: how to super-charge your career panel discussion

15.45 My story

Moji Shand, CEO, Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky 

16.00 The MT interview with drinks

16.30 Conference ends for networking           

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