FT Women at the Top 2019

The Landmark Hotel , 222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JQ
Thursday 17th October 2019 8:00am to 7:00pm Add to my calendar

Join us in October for the return of the FT’s summit on gender equality in business. WIBF members are entitled to a 10% discount to attend. Hear leaders share their stories of success and setbacks, learn from honest discussion about the obstacles stalling further progress, and take part in forward-looking, action-focused debate with the women and men driving change.

The world is run by those with the most money and power, who for centuries have shaped hierarchies, cultural norms and the structure of how people live and work. Today, despite significant efforts from government and business to shift a greater share of money and power to women, this imbalance persists. The number of women at the top of FTSE 350 and S&P 500 companies has dropped in the last year, while the gender pay gap, investment gap and pensions gap all remain. Enforced transparency and societal pressure has brought hidden power inequalities to light and helped drive progress, but to achieve further meaningful change, business and policy leaders must show commitment to more action.

The need for gender equality is widely accepted, yet progress on achieving this in the workplace is in danger of grinding to a halt.

You can find out more about the event by following this link.

To claim your members’ discount, please use the code WIBF10 when registering.

Speakers include:

Inga Beale DBE, former Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd’s of London
Warren East, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls Royce
Alison Rose, Deputy CEO, Natwest Holdings; CEO, Commercial & Private Banking, RBS
Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, Non-Executive Director and Advisory Director; Former Chief Executive Officer, Mitie Group
Sharon White, Chief Executive Officer, Ofcom
Bénédicte de Raphélis, Founder, Clustree
Elizabeth Uviebinene, Marketing Manager; Co-author, Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible
Will Carling OBE, former England Rugby Captain
Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia; Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King’s College London
Vivian Hunt DBE, Managing Partner, UK & Ireland, McKinsey & Company
Iona Bain, Founder, Young Money Blog
Ilham Kadri, Chief Executive Officer, Solvay
Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Legal & General
Denise Wilson OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Hampton-Alexander Review
Elizabeth Corley, Chair, UK Government Implementation Taskforce on social impact investing

Why Attend:

- Join the vanguard of those driving progress and participate in cutting edge debate on gender diversity. Show your commitment to making work and home life fairer for women and men.
- Listen to successful leaders talk about their journey to the top, with honesty about setbacks and what they have learnt about leadership.
- Hear the top excuses companies give for not appointing women leaders, about the tech tools making work fairer, and how to lead diverse teams.
- Learn how to pitch an idea, bounce back from career hurdles, and avoid costly financial mistakes in order to make the most of your money.
- Understand why a fairer work culture benefits everyone, and why it’s good for business. Hear from and network with advocates of best practice on pay gap transparency, shared parental leave, flexible working, role models, and more.
- Learn about the changes you need to make now to attract and retain younger employees, for whom diversity is an essential attribute of a progressive employer.
- Find out what you can do to take action and pick up practical tips to help you drive progress and lead by example.

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