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Annual Conference 2018 – Programme

Moving the dial: it’s not just about fixing the women…

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


09.30 Welcome

  • Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive, Working Families
  • Stephanie Lamb, Partner, EMEIA Financial Services – Tax, EY

09.40 Keynote address 

  • Dame Helena Morrissey DBE, Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management, founder of the 30% Club and one of Fortune magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

10.00 Panel discussion one: Moving the dial on gender equality with Q&A

Discussion will be on the impact of parental status on gender pay gap figures/position; how to move the dial in terms of women’s career progression; the impact of gender pay gap reporting on the development and implications of flexible working and family friendly policies; pay equity; and considering the impact of parental responsibility on the differing roles done by men and women at work?  Hear from and ask your questions to the following panellists:

  • Chair: Sarah Jackson, Chief Executive, Working Families
  • Andy Clewer, Assurance Talent Leader, EY
  • Mark McLane, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Barclays
  • Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers
  • Carolanne Minashi, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, UBS
  • Emma Blaney, Global HR Director, Euromonitor International

11.00 Interactive session

11.15 Coffee break and speed networking

12.00 Panel discussion: Modern Families Index findings and Q&A

Working Families’ Head of Research will outline findings from the study, and what they mean for you in terms of the challenges to achieving gender equality in your workplace. The panel will give their perspective on the findings and suggest how some of these challenges might be overcome.  Hear from and put your questions to the following panellists:

  • Chair: Sarah Jackson, Chief Executive, Working Families
  • Jonathan Swan, Head of Research, Working Families
  • Jasmine Kelland, Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Programme Leader of the Masters in Human Resource Management at the University of Plymouth
  • Denise Priest, Director of Employer Partnerships and Executive Sponsor of the Modern Families Index, Bright Horizons

13.00 Closing comments

  • Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive, Working Families

13.05 Lunch and networking

14.00 Close