21/11/2018 – Cracking The Glass Pyramid | CMI Women

21/11/2018 - Cracking The Glass Pyramid | CMI Women

21nov17:4519:4521/11/2018 - Cracking The Glass Pyramid | CMI Women

Event Details

When you get to executive levels, the female talent pipeline runs dry — just 9.7% of FTSE100 executive directors are women.

So how can we fix it? Well, the answer is far simpler than you might think.

While mentoring is essential for leadership development, it’s not enough to support women in accessing executive positions. Sponsorship, however, helps to open the right doors and clear the obstacles in the way of women’s progression.

Join CMI Women for their first ‘Sponsoring Women’s Success’ networking event series. This time they’ll focus on encouraging BAME women, with STEM and Finance sector-focused events to follow — the areas where women are most under-represented.

With expert insights and tips from two of their most esteemed Companions, Vanessa Vallely OBE and Heather Melville OBE, you’ll discover:

  • What sponsorship is (and isn’t);
  • The benefits of sponsoring talented women;
  • How to get or become a sponsor.


5.45pm  –  Registration

6:15pm  –  Welcome and Introduction – Anne Francke CMgr CMII FIC, Chief Executive, Chartered Management Institute

6:20pm  –  What Does Good Sponsorship Look Like – Vanessa Vallely OBE CCMI, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity

6:35pm  –  Two sides of the Story: The sponsor and the sponsored

7:00pm  –  Panel discussion

7:30pm  –  Q & A

7:45pm  –  Drinks and Networking


Questions about the event should be addressed to CMI Events at [email protected] or by telephone on 01536 207485.


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