Agenda

08:30

08:50

ADVANCING FEMALE LEADERS 

09:00

09:30

How do we create a common global language for discussing gender equality?
Kiersten Barnet will share views on improving disclosure and reporting on gender equality in the workplace, and growing global investor demand for standardized, comparable data so as to track progress. 

10:00

 

  • VMLY&R's campaigns in emerging markets that empower women and how VMLY&R grooms and hires with diversity in mind 
  • What it’s like being a leader in an emerging market 
  • Being a woman leader – how that changes between emerging and developed markets 

 

10:30

EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE

11:00

  • How to break down the barriers of unconscious bias for greater business potential
  • Recognising the role of unconscious bias in hindering the progression of high-potential women
  • What diversity of thought, perspective, and understanding can do for business development and innovation

11:30

  • The role of philanthropy in modern business and the rise of corporate responsibility and outreach programs
  • Maintaining business viability while engaging in socially or environmentally driven business methods and practices
  • Women’s role as drivers of sustainable business, both as consumers and suppliers

12:00

  • Understanding the role of attributable successes in salary negotiations and leadership selection processes
  • Creating and embedding a pipeline of female leaders into the organizational structure of your business
  • Breaking free of the boys’ club and dealing with the challenges of being in a male dominated workplace

01:00

IMPLEMENTING SUCCESSFUL DIVERSITY PROGRAMS

02:00

  • Implementing workplace practices which encourage a good work/life balance
  • Allowing for flexibility while maintaining productivity and profit
  • Are mandated quotas counterintuitive to the cause of gender diversity? 
  • What is the role of merit/meritocracy in the modern workplace

01:50

Hear what PepsiCo have done to create efficient, effective, profitable, and diverse workplaces in this real-life case study on the best practices and policies for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

03:10

It is well known that women in the legal and finance industries suffer from higher than average levels of discrimination. Hear what initiatives and practices have worked (and what hasn’t) when it comes to adjusting the divide in the professional services.  

03:30

THE CHANGING FACE OF MODERN LEADRSHIP 

04:00

 

  • Reflections on the changing face of business leadership today.    
  • Different ways of approaching leadership.  
  • Fighting conscious and unconscious bias in the workplace.    
  • Challenges of implementing change in the workplace. 

 

05:00

05:15

08:30

08:50

LEADING BY EXAMPLE 

09:00

  • The changing nature being a role model of female leadership in the 21st century.   
  • Using power and influence to further the causes of women and enact change.  
  • Being both feminist and feminine in the modern world.  

09:30

  • Methods for empowering male allies to support gender diversity and workplace equity.   
  • How engaging in strategic partnerships can facilitate change
  • Using cross-gender mentorship and sponsorship to further business goals
  • Normalising flexible workplace practices and work-life integration to increase employee satisfaction and productivity

10:00

DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS 

10:20

1. Road-mapping your career for an everchanging future

  • How do you prepare yourself for a job which doesn’t exist yet?  
  • What do you need to do to ensure you remain competitive, even when you aren’t yet looking to change roles? 
Jane Horan, Founder, The Horan Group 

 

2.  Leading with authenticity 

  • Why authenticity is crucial to longevity of leadership capabilities. 
  • How to find your authentic leadership style.  
Amra Mubashir, Senior Manager Learning, Culture & Diversity, PepsiCo 

 

3.  Overcoming fear and making the jump into Leadership 

  • Advice on how to overcome the barriers of taking the next step into leadership positions.  
  • How can you embed a pipeline of female leaders into your organisation? 
Sophie Guerin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, DELL

 

BUILDING FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS 

11:30

  • Knowing what potential investors will look for in you when presenting them with your business plan and overcoming the barriers of unconscious bias when making your pitch.  
  • Identifying investment opportunities and options which are right for you and your business and understanding the importance of good investor-investee relationships in maintaining business growth for both entities.  

12:00

  • Importance of international experience and perspective when it comes to taking the next step into the highest levels of leadership 
  • What the experiences, challenges, and perspectives of working overseas can do for you when you arrive home  
  • How to manage cultural and societal demands when also looking to further your career
  • The benefits of completing an overseas posting in your early-mid career

12:30

01:30

  • Identifying, approaching, and building positive relationships with mentors and sponsors
  • Instituting mentoring programs in your organization  
  • How to turn business cards into business contacts

02:30

THE FUTURE OF FEMALE LEADERS 

03:00

  • What do they mean, how are they interlinked, and when should they be used?  
  • What is women’s role as leaders of innovation and disruption?  
  • Building processes around innovation and embedding it in organizational structures

04:00

  • A message for my younger self: what I wish I’d known 15 years ago
  • Managing challenges and failures with resilience
  • Finding success through passion, determination, and hard work
  • Advice from leader to leader

04:30

04:40