Key Points
  • Improve the representation of women in leadership and on boards
  • Use data to identify disparities in staff experiences and leverage intersectional approaches to gender equality in the workplace
  • Understand what is being done to support those outside of the gender binary
  • Support career progression through mentoring, flexible working and stretch work opportunities
  • Impacts of the pandemic and new ways of working on gender equality and inclusion
  • Role of employee staff networks to tackle intersectional gender disparities
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Denise Wilson OBE, Chief Executive, FTSE Women Leaders Review
  • Susan Douglas-Scott CBE, Chair, NHS Golden Jubilee
  • Sarah Mukherjee MBE, Chief Executive Officer, IEMA
  • Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community
  • Jaspal Roopra, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Caroline Colliston, Partner & Member of the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Group, DWF
  • Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Former Global & UK Relationship & Membership Development Manager, ENEI
  • John Peart, Chair, Civil Service LGBT+ Network
  • Nazreen Visram, Co-Chair of Embrace Multicultural Diversity Network, Barclays
  • Natasha Khadka, Vice Chair, Ethnic Minority Women's Forum

Westminster Insight’s timely Gender Equality in the Workplace Digital Conference will feature contributions from leading D&I experts and trailblazing organisations from across the private and public sectors.

Through a lens of intersectionality, learn how to improve equal representation across the organisation and create cultures of belonging in the workplace. What practical steps can be taken to increase the representation of women in leadership positions and on boards? With no shortage of talented and capable women, how do you create an equal playing field and support the career progression of women?

The event will answer these questions and more, showcasing a range of intersectional approaches to gender equality. Case studies will spotlight what others are doing to address overlapping areas of disadvantage, including gender, race, ability, sexuality and other competing identities.

Discover the strategies that other organisations have adopted to tackle gender-based inequality and the gender pay gap. Get the latest insights on how the pandemic and new ways of working are affecting women in the workplace. Hear the lived experience from a diverse panel of inspirational leaders as they recount having to navigate through the intersections of their identities as they raced to the top.

Delivered virtually, watch content from your own setting and on demand, network with colleagues via the digital platform, build relationships and directly discuss challenges with your peers.

Agenda
Start

09:30 - 09:45
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

09:45 - 10:15
Gender Equality in the Workplace: Representative Leadership and Intersectionality

 
  • Reviewing the current representation of women in positions of leadership across sectors
  • Discussing the drivers behind the gender pay gap and progress to date
  • Achieving representative leadership across boards to acquire organisation-wide change
  • Assessing the need for intersectional approaches to gender equality in the workplace
Questions and Discussion - (10:05 – 10:15)

Speakers

Denise Wilson OBE Chief Executive Officer, Hampton-Alexander Review

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10:15 - 11:45
Case Study: A Data-Driven and Intersectional Approach Towards Gender Equality and Inclusion

 
  • Understanding how ethnicity and gender dominate the intersectional experiences of black women within the workplace
  • Establishing bold targets to progress the gender equality agenda
  • Tracking, monitoring, and reporting consistently on diversity data to identity barriers, disparities, and evidence progress
Questions and Discussion - (10:35 – 10:45)

Speakers

Jaspal Roopra Skills, Capabilities and Talent, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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10:45 - 11:00
Break

 

11:00 - 11:30
Supporting the Career Progression of Women in the Workplace

 
  • Using data to identify and tackle intersectional disparities in career progression
  • Leveraging reverse mentoring to break down stereotypes and expand staff’s professional networks
  • Exposing senior staff to competing perspectives, intersections, and professional experiences
  • Offering stretch working opportunities to deliver clear career pathways for emerging female leaders
Questions and Discussion - (11:20 – 11:30)

Speakers

Caroline Colliston Partner and Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group Member, DWF

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11:30 - 12:00
Networking Break

 
Meet your colleagues and make new connections via the virtual platform

12:00 - 13:00
Conversations in Leadership Panel: Executive-Level Allies, Champions and Role Models

 
  • Showcasing the diverse journeys and lived experiences of female leaders, woman role models and gender allies
  • Recognising and celebrating the unique and individual differences of staff to successfully navigate intersections of gender, race, ability, sexuality, and other competing identities
  • Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable to successfully challenge gender inequality
  • Breaking down the concept of allyship and how to be an effective ally


Speakers

Sarah Mukherjee Chief Executive Officer, IEMA

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Sandra Kerr CBE Race Director, Business in the Community

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Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett Global & UK (Inclusion & Diversity) Relationship & Membership Development Manager, ENEI

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Susan Douglas-Scott CBE Chair of Board of Directors, NHS Golden Jubilee Foundation *2019 Stonewall Star Performer of the Year*

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13:00 - 14:00
Lunch Break

 
Networking areas will remain open so you can continue to meet your colleagues and make new connections over the lunch break

14:00 - 14:30
Impacts of New Working Models on Gender Equality and Inclusion

 
This session will feature an exploration of how new working models and a return to office working will affect different demographics within the workplace.

Questions and Discussion – (14:20 – 14:30)

14:30 - 15:20
Panel Discussion: Utilising Staff Networks to Tackle Intersectional Gender Disparities

 
  • Discussing the role of employee resource groups in highlighting the intersections in staff experiences
  • Using staff networks to celebrate intersections, create safe spaces for discussion and foster cultures of belonging
  • Resourcing staff networks to support gender equality and inclusion in the workplace

Speakers

Natasha Khadka Vice Chair, Ethnic Minority Women's Forum

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John Peart Vice Chair, Civil Service LGBT+ Network

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Nazreen Visram Co-Chair of Embrace Multicultural Diversity Network, Barclays

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15:20 - 15:30
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Caroline Colliston Partner and Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group Member, DWF

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Susan Douglas-Scott CBE Chair of Board of Directors, NHS Golden Jubilee Foundation *2019 Stonewall Star Performer of the Year*

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Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett Global & UK (Inclusion & Diversity) Relationship & Membership Development Manager, ENEI

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Sandra Kerr CBE Race Director, Business in the Community

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Natasha Khadka Vice Chair, Ethnic Minority Women's Forum

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Sarah Mukherjee Chief Executive Officer, IEMA

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John Peart Vice Chair, Civil Service LGBT+ Network

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Jaspal Roopra Skills, Capabilities and Talent, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Nazreen Visram Co-Chair of Embrace Multicultural Diversity Network, Barclays

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Denise Wilson OBE Chief Executive Officer, Hampton-Alexander Review

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Venue details

Online Event Broadcast Live


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