CMI Women: A groundbreaking 50 Years
Gender balance is one of the most effective ways to maximise business performance. Join us as we
Gender balance is one of the most effective ways to maximise business performance. Join us as we celebrate CMI Women’s 50th anniversary.
Established in 1969 as ‘Women in Management’ by Eleanor MacDonald – one of the first women to break into UK boardrooms – CMI Women was created to develop a strong pipeline of female managers and leaders.
Besides its obvious benefits for women and their careers, not least of all it served as a means of expanding the talent pool for a broader variety of skills and perspectives – thus allowing businesses to make more effective, well-rounded decisions, and ultimately improve results.
Now, 50 years later, we’re delighted to welcome NatWest Group CEO Alison Rose – first woman to lead a major UK lender – to share her reflections in conversation with our own CEO, Ann Francke, and CMI Women Chair, Heather Melville, on career development as a woman, and what still needs to happen to achieve gender balance at all levels.
She’ll also be joined by co-founder of IMAGINE and former Unilever CEO, Paul Polman, who, as a long-standing advocate for gender-balanced business, brings a wealth of insights and experience in leveraging the full range of talent available, to maximise performance.
(Tuesday) 16:15 - 18:30