Key Points
  • The Hampton-Alexander Review and Gender Pay Gap Reporting: exploring the policy behind improving gender equality at work
  • Women in Senior Leadership: aiming for equality in boardrooms, senior and middle management roles
  • Developing the Female Talent Pipeline: improving access, support and opportunities
  • Addressing harassment in the workplace: fostering a safe and open working environment


Overview

    Confirmed Speakers:

    • (Chair) Vanda Murray OBE, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Governors, Manchester Metropolitan University
    • Denise Wilson OBE, Chief Executive, Hampton-Alexander Review
    • Julianne Miles MBE, Co-Founder and CEO, Women Returners
    • Sabina Khanom, Senior Global Diversity and Inclusion Partner, Aviva
    • Beth Carruthers, Director of Business Development and Growth, Maximus UK
    • Claudia Carvell , Business Development Manager, Pride in Practice LGBT
    • Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
    • Sarah Churchman, Head of Diversity Inclusion and Wellbeing, PwC
    • Pavita Cooper, Founder, More Difference
    • Professor Colette Fagan, Vice-President for Research, Alliance Manchester Business School
    • Claire Campbell, Programme Director, Timewise
    • Alison Loveday, Partner, Kennedys
    • Susan Raftery, Adviser, ACAS

    Join us this coming November for our Women Mean Business Conference in Manchester, as industry experts will be responding to the release of the fourth annual Hampton-Alexander Report.

    Providing a crucial update on the progress being made towards the 2020 targets and the challenges that lie ahead, you’ll hear from Denise Wilson OBE, Chief Executive of the Hampton-Alexander Review. Learn more about the support available to organisations in order to achieve equality and the future of women at work.

    Through initiatives, investment and increased flexibility, you will gain actionable strategies which will foster the future female talent pipeline from education to career development. Examine how to increase support provisions for different types of women in work while challenging the dialogue around diversity in your workplace.

    This conference will share expertise in how to implement a progressive approach towards Gender Pay Gap Reporting, in turn helping to increase productivity. A FTSE 100 company will share their experience of trying to cultivate cultural change, improving access to opportunities for women and creating an inclusive workforce. Analyse how men can advocate for women to help create change and keep momentum in the fight for equality in the workplace.

    Don't miss out of this invaluable opportunity to network with peers from across multiple industry areas and hear from successful women who are helping to change the landscape of work.

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Refreshments, and Networking

 

09:30 - 09:40
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Vanda Murray OBE Pro-Chancellor & Chair of the Board of Governors, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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09:40 - 10:10
Reviewing the Hampton-Alexander Report: progress made and the challenges ahead

 
  • Exploring the fourth annual Hampton-Alexander Review report, what the data tells us, progress made and the future of women in business
  • Analysing the number of women in senior leadership roles, including board level and executive committees
  • Exploring the support available for businesses to take action, and keeping up momentum

10.00 - 10.10 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Denise Wilson OBE Chief Executive Officer, Hampton-Alexander Review

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10:10 - 10:40
Case Study - Aviva: progressing opportunities and creating an inclusive culture

 
  • Improving access to opportunities for women in the workplace, improving the number of women in middle and senior management positions
  • Changing organisational culture to promote inclusion and a creatively diverse workplace
  • Developing a new approach towards women in business, removing bias and tokenism to help women feel more confident
  • Exploring how men can advocate for women in business, through different initiatives including mentoring and role modelling

10.30 - 10.40 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Sabina Khanom Senior Global Diversity & Inclusion Partner, Aviva

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10:40 - 11:20
Panel Discussion - Closing the gender gap in senior management and boardrooms

 
  • Identifying key barriers stopping women from taking senior management or boardroom roles
  • Explore biological differences between men and women, to understand how to encourage women to apply for senior leadership roles
  • Changing senior management and boardroom roles, removing gender bias and implementing flexible hours to attract women
  • Understanding the role investors play in helping to decrease gender imbalances in the workplace

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Claire Campbell Programme Director, Timewise

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Alison Loveday Partner, Kennedys

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Professor Colette Fagan Vice-President for Research, University of Manchester

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11:20 - 11:50
Networking Break

 

11:50 - 12:20
Understanding the impact of Gender Pay Gap Reporting

 
  • Assessing the impact of Gender Pay Gap Reporting to organisations and employees
  • Implementing a progressive approach to closing the gender pay gap, understanding the benefits to productivity and wider society
  • How Gender Pay Gap Reporting can help meet the Hampton-Alexander Review targets by 2020 and beyond

12.10 - 12.20 Questions and Discussion

12:20 - 13:10
Panel Discussion - Supporting Different Types of Women in the Workplace

 
  • Understanding the role of intersectionality and the different experiences of women in the workplace
  • Facilitating non-linear career paths by supporting women re-entering the workforce after an extended career break
  • Changing dialogue when talking about diversity within an organisation 
  • Providing successful support for women from all backgrounds including women with disabilities, BME, and LGBTQ+

Speakers

Claudia Carvell Business Development Manager, Pride in Practice LGBT Foundation

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Beth Carruthers Director of Business Development and Growth, Maximus UK

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Julianne Miles MBE Co-Founder & CEO, Women Returners

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Pavita Cooper Founder, More Difference

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13:10 - 14:10
Networking Lunch

 

14:10 - 14:40
Case Study - Developing the Future Female Talent Pipeline

 
  • Inspiring the next generation of women into business to increase gender equality
  • Implementing role models and mentoring schemes for women in the workplace to facilitate positive career progression
  • Changing talent acquisition and recruitment to benefit women
  • Improving career support from schools, removing stereotypical  or gender-based assumptions to engage more women in STEM subjects and entrepreneurship 

14.30 - 14.40 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Sarah Chuchman Head of Inclusion, Community and Wellbeing, PwC

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14:40 - 15:10
Personal Journey - Women Succeeding in Business: Tackling and Overcoming Stereotypes

 
Joanne discusses her personal experience of the business industry, what has changed for women and what more can be done to reduce the gender imbalance. Looking towards the future, and why seeing more women as business owners and leaders can help to increase productivity. 


15.00 - 15.10 Questions and Discussion

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Joanne Roney OBE Chief Executive, Manchester City Council

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15:10 - 15:40
Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

 
  • Changing organisational culture to create a safe, open working environment for everyone
  • Having a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment
  • Improving the reporting process for people who come forward, offering support and provisions

15.30 - 15.40 Questions and Discussion

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Susan Raftery Adviser, ACAS

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15:40 - 15:45
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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Vanda Murray OBE Pro-Chancellor & Chair of the Board of Governors, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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End

Speakers

Claire Campbell Programme Director, Timewise

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Beth Carruthers Director of Business Development and Growth, Maximus UK

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Claudia Carvell Business Development Manager, Pride in Practice LGBT Foundation

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Sarah Chuchman Head of Inclusion, Community and Wellbeing, PwC

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Pavita Cooper Founder, More Difference

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Professor Colette Fagan Vice-President for Research, University of Manchester

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Sabina Khanom Senior Global Diversity & Inclusion Partner, Aviva

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Alison Loveday Partner, Kennedys

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Julianne Miles MBE Co-Founder & CEO, Women Returners

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Vanda Murray OBE Pro-Chancellor & Chair of the Board of Governors, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Susan Raftery Adviser, ACAS

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Joanne Roney OBE Chief Executive, Manchester City Council

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Denise Wilson OBE Chief Executive Officer, Hampton-Alexander Review

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Venue details

Central Manchester


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