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 welcome

Kate Bassett, head of content, Management Today

09.30 The MT keynote and interview

09.55 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.

Razan Alsous, managing director, Yorkshire Dama Cheese 

Caroline Jones Carrick, director, TEV project 

Sarah Haran, founder, Sarah Haran 

10.30 Keynote

Claudia Ribeiro, managing director, Accenture Interactive, Accenture Digital and health and public service industry lead

10.45 Morning refreshments

11.05 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.

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

Debbie Crosbie, COO, Clydesdale Bank

Juliet Simpson, CEO, Stripe Communications and Marketing Society Scotland Fellow

Archie Struthers, global head of investment governance & oversight, Aberdeen Standard Investments

11.40 Agents of Change: Why men need to champion women

Management Today and the Women's Business Council published the Agents of Change power list in March shining a spotlight on the 'manbassadors' who are championing gender equality at work. We will hear from two Agents on why it matters.

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

11.55 Overcoming the odds

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

Kellie Rixon MBE, founder, Rixon Associates

Michelle Thomson, founding director, Momentous Change 

12.25 Performance

Milly Forrest, soprano

Hear what happened when the cloakroom attendant stood in for the soprano at world-famous Wigmore Hall.

12.35 Lunch and mentoring

Confirmed mentors include:

Razan Alsous, managing director, Yorkshire Dama Cheese 

Debbie Crosbie, COO, Clydesdale Bank

Lucy Murdoch, managing director, Global Corporate Citizenship Delivery, Accenture  

Kellie Rixon MBE, founder, Rixon Associates

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

14.00 How to overcome your confidence gremlins

Sarah Ellis, co-founder, Amazing If and managing director, Gravity Road

14.25 Breaking the mould: How I made it in engineering

Jo Moffatt, associate director, Atkins 

14.40 Why I hid my disability from my boss

Caroline Casey, founding CEO, The Aisling Foundation 

Read Caroline's story here

15.00 Break

15.15 Scotland: where are the opportunities? Where are the skills?

Guest chair: Tracy Black, director, CBI Scotland  

Jude Cook, CEO, ShareIn  

Carolyn Jameson, chief legal officer, Skyscanner 

Lucy Murdoch, managing director, Global Corporate Citizenship Delivery, Accenture  

15.45 The MT keynote 

Ruth Davidson, Scottish Conservative MSP for Edinburgh Central & leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 

16.15 Conference ends for networking           

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