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Annual Conference 2018

23 May 2018 | 09.30 to 14.00 (registration from 09.00) | Kindly hosted by EY, 25 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5EY


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Join us at our interactive and thought provoking 2018 Annual Conference for HR and D&I practitioners: Moving the dial: it’s not just about fixing the women…

Keynote Speaker announcement

We are delighted to confirm that Dame Helena Morrissey DBE will present the Keynote Address at the Working Families’ Annual Conference

Why attend?
In this, the centenary year of women’s suffrage, there is still a lot of work to do to achieve a level playing field for women so we’ll be asking how employers are going to make a step change that leads to real results on gender equality. And we’ll be looking at the learning for employers from the results of the Modern Families Index research, which finds increasing evidence of a parenthood penalty, as fathers and mothers try to navigate flexible and family friendly policies within organisational cultures where traditional gender assumptions about who works and who cares are still present; nearly 1 in 5 mothers and fathers report having deliberately stalled their careers for family reasons.


Hear practical examples from experts and leading employers:
The conference will include a keynote speechtwo interactive panel discussions and a speed networking session.

Panel discussion one: Moving the dial on gender equality includes speakers from EY, Barclays, Euromonitor International, NHS Employers and UBS.

Panel discussion two: Modern Families Index 2018 includes contributions from Working Families’ Head of Research, Jasmine Kelland, University of Plymouth and Denise Priest from Bright Horizons.

Attending this inspiring event will give you best practice examples, access to the latest thinking and solutions to key challenges to take back to your workplace.

Please note: this conference is for HR and D&I practitioners only.


The Conference is kindly hosted by






Ticket prices

Fees Members (inclusive of VAT) Non-Members (inclusive of VAT)
Dynamic and Aligned* 2 free places
Core* 1 free place
Organisation (250+ employees)  £294
Public Sector/ Not-For-Profit/ SMEs  £174

Suppliers – This event is for HR and D&I practitioners only

£138 inclusive of VAT for additional places after your free place/s quota has been reached

All events are subject to Working Families’ Terms and conditions