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A three-part lecture series on the Economics of Discrimination: How does parental income or the lack of, affect a person’s chances of future success? Do banks discriminate
Do banks discriminate when lending? How is Technology impacting changes in the labour market and could contribute to reducing gender gaps or inequalities in access to employment? These are a few of the questions we will discuss, as we explore the findings from our latest research – including how policies translate to strategies and actions – and share real-world accounts of organisations and individuals effecting positive change.
Director of Policy Outreach at Opportunity Insights at Harvard University, David Williams will share his insight into Economic Opportunity and Race and whether the U.S. is truly ‘the land of opportunity’. Specifically, he will ask:
• Are chances of success really independent of parental income?
• What are the patterns of intergenerational mobility?
• What explains inequality in opportunity? Is it geography, education, income or race? Do policies that can improve economic opportunities exist?
Director of Research at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Ralph de Haas who will give us a detailed look at the banking sector and will present his research on discrimination in bank lending, addressing these particular areas:
• The types of discrimination and how prevalent they have become.
• What banking institutions can do to reduce discriminatory behaviour.
• How policies at the national level translate into action at the organisational level.
Associate Professor at Monash University, Michelle Rendall will look into gender gaps and inequalities in the changing labour market, transformed by Technology.
• Developed economies have experienced a rise in female labour market participation, a reversal of the gender education gap and a closing of the gender wage gap. Developing economies are following in stride.
• How are these patterns linked to technology and the changing demands of the economy?
• What do they mean for gender disparities on the labour market?
• While much progress has been done in narrowing gender gaps, gaps remain all around the world. What are potential policy tools that could go some way in reducing the gap further?
October 30 (Friday) 12:30 - November 27 (Friday) 08:30
Consider for a moment: - Have you ever worked for someone who you truly trusted? - Who you could question without fear? - Who supported you when you screwed
– Have you ever worked for someone who you truly trusted?
– Who you could question without fear?
– Who supported you when you screwed up?
– Who was open with you in the good and the bad times?
– Who supported you to learn?
– Who you delivered your best work for?
Remember that feeling? THAT my friends, is psychological safety!
Leaders who create psychological safety create teams who perform, are innovative and are strongly bonded and supportive to each other.
If you want to create that within your team/s, this is for you!
1. What psychological safety is and isn’t
2. Your personal audit of safe behaviours
3. 3 things to do to create psychological safety in your team
Leaders and managers at all stages of their leadership experience.
Nicola is a people aficionado; a student of human interactions and dynamics, executive leader and coach. She brings her insight to championing HR/ People Professionals through the development programme, The A List and sometimes shares her observations in stand-up comedy.
She brings her perspective from her work with leaders in London start-ups and scale-ups, along with her experience of leadership throughout her 20 year career. She is passionate about the female agenda and is known for leading panels sharing the female experience and nurturing the future environment for women in work.
She takes a coaching approach to enabling you to develop self-awareness, understanding of those that are not you, your conscious impact and your toolkit of techniques. You can expect psychological insight, humour and a supportive voice.
(Tuesday) 12:00 - 13:00
How often do you wonder if this is really what you’re meant to be doing with your life? Is this job “it”? Is the potential enough for
Is this job “it”? Is the potential enough for you? Will you ever move up the ladder and – if the opportunity arises – are you ready?
In this value-packed session, Charlotte covers four essential actions to creating career confidence, satisfaction & success.
Charlotte’s mission is to empower & support high-potential, driven career women to create a successful & fulfilling career path, without burning out. Her experience in the events industry has seen her grow through the ranks via a number of developing roles into senior management & leadership positions, where she found her true calling in supporting & developing others within her team. Coaching was a natural segway for Charlotte, & she now provides 1:1 support to women across the world to unleash their true potential & start living a life they love, starting with their career.
(Thursday) 12:00 - 13:00
Don’t miss the Morgan Stanley; Technically Speaking Conference on 06 November. This one-day virtual event will give you an exclusive opportunity to hear from leading female technologists
This one-day virtual event will give you an exclusive opportunity to hear from leading female technologists at Morgan Stanley. These industry experts will delve into the key tech trends, opportunities and complexities that are impacting the industry.
With multiple topics and talks on offer throughout the day, you’ll be able to build your own agenda based on your interests and availability. Sessions include: AI, Software Engineering, Agile, the challenge of Covid-19, and more all discussed by experts across various panel sessions and career talks. Don’t miss out, register today to:
All Day (Friday)
Most business owners overlook the opportunities for smart business development and growth they already have within their grasp. Innovation and growth expert Erica Wolfe-Murray will take us
Innovation and growth expert Erica Wolfe-Murray will take us on a quick trip through her tops tips to understand what you own, how these assets can help you build new revenues against five key areas of opportunity. Lots of ideas to take away to trigger your own business development and build greater resilience.
I founded innovation studio, Lola to help companies across the creative, cultural and tech sector understand how valuable their IP/intellectual assets could be if repurposed and developed inventively. A career spanning advertising, product and graphic design, pr, licensing and tv production, with roles as both a creative head and financial director gave me a unique perspective on how a company’s own creative assets could build new revenue streams for different audiences. We’ve worked on projects for Disney, NatGeo and Harvey Nichols, for theatres and tech companies, dance schools and universities. And we’ve found our self-developed methodology works as effectively for small studios as it does for big companies, leading to a client roster of 300+ companies in just 8 years.
I am also an author having poured my experience into a book ‘Simple Tips, Smart Ideas: Build a Bigger Better Business‘, finalist in the 2020 Business Book Awards and with only 5* reviews on Amazon. I wrote it with a particular focus on freelancers and micro companies who get little or no support.Since 2019 I have been a director of award-winning fin-tech company, Taxo’d, whose platform helps freelancers organise their finances from book-keeping through to filing with HMRC. I am a Design Business Association expert and a WeWork Labs mentor.
(Tuesday) 12:00 - 13:00
Following a summer of intense debate about public art and which historical figures deserve commemoration, London is welcoming a ground-breaking new sculpture by the iconic British artist Maggi
A Sculpture for Mary Wollstonecraft challenges the traditional statue form by elevating an idea, personifying the spirit, rather than depicting the individual. It will be welcomed to London’s Newington Green on Tuesday 10th November after over a decade of local campaigning and fundraising.
Friends and supporters can join the celebrations online on Tuesday 10th November following the livestreamed premier of the launch film at 7pm.
For the last 4 years, Daniele Fiandaca, co-founder of Utopia and Token Man, has been using International Men’s Day to open up a conversation around the impact
In this talk he will explain why he believes it is important to recognise International Men’s Day and how you can use it as a platform for inspiring positive change in the workplace. He will also cover some of the key results from last year’s Masculinity in the Workplace research and will give a taster of what to expect in this year’s Masculinity in the Workplace event whose theme is Inclusive Leadership.
Daniele is co-founder of Utopia, a culture change business that creates more purposeful, inclusive and entrepreneurial cultures for clients. Utopia’s top-to-bottom, boardroom to factory floor approach has clinched household names including Coca-Cola European Partners, Google, Schneider Electric, Spotify and Universal Music.
He also co-founded Token Man in 2014, an initiative that gives men a better understanding of gender inequality in the workplace and inspire them to become change-makers. He was named one of Management Today’s Top 30 Male Agents of Change, and in 2019 was on the Advisory Board for Inclusion Matters. He continues to nurture a number of communities he co-founded, including Culture Social, a community for anyone who wants to build better work cultures, and has co-authored a number of books including Creative Superpowers: Equip Yourself for the Age of Creativity.
(Wednesday) 12:00 - 13:00
Learn how to build and nurture networks which are futureproofed beyond the pandemic. Highly practical and fast
As we head into a second national lockdown everyone could be forgiven for missing their social lives and their networks. For those in the professions, either starting out, or being portfolio or freelance (the ‘solopreneur’) the absence of face-to-face networking opportunities can feel not just isolating but scary.
But all is not lost. This is a moment to understand the power of networks which lies behind all networking, and to learn new ways to manage your connections and to build stronger networks.
Editorial Intelligence understands networks and networking because we are the experts, with over 15 years experience connecting thousands of people who have made deep and enduring connections both personally and professionally.
LEARN FROM THE NETWORKING EXPERT
This practical workshop will help you build and manage your networks even when you cannot be face-to-face. Led by Julia Hobsbawm OBE, Honorary Visiting Professor at The Business School (formerly Cass Business School, City of London, University of London), who is a leading expert in networking, you will learn:
* How to bring what you know to who you know .
* Why being a good networker is not all about selling – but understanding.
* How small scale is a big advantage when it comes to building sustainable networks.
* The importance of Dormant Ties: knowing who you already know
* Creating a ‘peoplebase’ not a ‘database’ to keep track of and manage connections
* What common mistakes to avoid.
Everyone who joins this workshop can be connected for free to the Editorial Intelligence network of 3,500 professionals in the UK and around the world to share experiences, ideas and make connections after the event. A PDF worksheet and copy of the digital presentation will be distributed to all attendees recapping the learning.
(Wednesday) 18:00 - 19:30
There is no doubt that 2020 has been a challenge and that confidence has been knocked across the board, but it doesn't have to be this way.
This live, interactive session with Career and Confidence Coach, Natalie Trice, will look at what you can do to remain positive at this time and how you can keep your confine high.
As well as polishing up your CV, looking at your strengths and setting new goals, Natalie will also look at why we hide in the shadows and the benefits that stepping into the spotlight can have.
Natalie Trice, aka The Visibility Duchess, is an award winning coach, PR mentor and university lecturer.
Having worked in PR for the past 23 years, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge that she combines with creative thinking, curious questioning and a love of the media.
Being visible doesn’t come natural for everyone, but Natalie knows only too well how powerful it can be and makes this a reality for everyone she works with.
Her second book, PR School: Your Time to Shine, is a masterclass in self-promotion that comes with a side serving of her signature cheerleading that her clients adore.
Natalie lives by the sea in Devon with her husband, sons and two news hounds, Coco and Dotty.
(Thursday) 13:00 - 14:00
While the workplace has changed beyond recognition in 2020 due to COVID, toxic environments and cultural bias are alive and kicking and we explore these topics in more
A panel of revered industry professionals, chaired by Anna Geffert, WPR and Founder of Hera Communication Strategies, will come together to discuss some of the most emotive issues at play in both agency and in-house settings. Racism, sexism, ageism, cliques, favouritism, nepotism and social class bias are likely to make an appearance on the day, together with the perceived lack of allyship in the industry.
The event will also see the launch of a WPR survey, with Opinium, intended to get under the skin of toxic workplaces and behaviours.
The panel on 12 November includes:
Elizabeth Bananuka, Founder of BME PR Pros and Blueprinted
Ali Hanan – Founder and CEO of Creative Equals
Vivian Leinster, Arqiva, Chief People Officer
Hayley Lewis, Organisational behaviour expert and founder and director of Halo psychology
Adrian Walcott, Managing Director Brands with Values and Founder of BAME2020
(Thursday) 16:00 - 17:30
She Leads 2020 is a powerful conference for women seeking to take their leadership and business to new levels of success and prosperity. BOOK NOW
(Friday) 16:00 - 20:00
In this webinar, Faith Ruto, resilience coach, speaker and mentor, will teach us how to learn to live by faith, not fear. This session will cover how
This session will cover how living in fear can stop us from being resilient and confident, as well as providing practical tips and key strategies to help you thrive in your career and business during change.
Transformation21st Ltd was set up in 2015, to help busy professionals and entrepreneurs build confidence, resilience and career clarity to thrive during a time of change. To date, Faith has delivered bespoke programmes to multinationals, charities and supported women & BAME professionals to help accelerate their career.
Faith is a dynamic and inspirational keynote speaker, a resilience coach, mentor, published author and a mum of two. Faith started her global corporate career in the Royal Dutch Shell in 2002 as an IT graduate. She progressed quickly to leading global technology and change projects that resulted in business transformation and innovation.
Faith was a shortlist at the Woman of the Future awards(2011) and speaker of the year award at Women in Business (2019). Faith is a public speaker ambassador for the www.EveAppeal.org.uk and a student ambassador for www.BasingstokeConsortium.com
(Tuesday) 13:00 - 14:00
What does it take for women to stand
Hear from experienced members of the party about the selection process for standing as a Cllr, MP or MSP. Learn more about the steps you need to through to get selected as a candidate, understand what support is available to you on your journey and define your own next steps.
This workshop will be facilitated by Parliament Project facilitator Zainab Asunramu.
(Tuesday) 19:30 - 21:00
Join Centenary Action Group as we discuss politics hostility towards new parents, the disproportionate impact that this has on women in political life, and the path forward in
(Tuesday) 19:30 - 21:00
Join us this International Men’s Day for an open conversation on mental health.
Around 1 in 8 men have a common mental health problem, however it is well documented that often men do not feel like they can come forward to discuss how they are feeling or seek support for a variety of reasons
This International Men’s Day, we will be hosting a discussion panel to raise awareness of mental health issues affecting men, and to support with removing any associated stigmas
This session is designed to bring the community together to have an open and honest conversation during these uncertain times. You will hear from a range of panellists and our host who will openly share their personal experiences and expertise in this area to:
– Break down barriers
– Reduce poor job cultures and high stress environments within business/workplaces
– Empower men to share their experiences and ask for help at the earliest possible -stage
– Highlight the part we can all play in reducing stigma and improve current poor statistics
– Provide actionable steps to help reduce mental distress
This will be a 1 hour interactive discussion panel hosted by Martin Roberts who is the Mental Health Lead for Lloyds Bank and who has experienced the struggles that come with men’s mental health.
The session will be followed by a 30 minute open Q&A.
(Thursday) 10:00 - 11:45
Around one in eight men have a common mental health problem, however it is well documented that
This International Men’s Day, we will be hosting a discussion panel to raise awareness of mental health issues affecting men, and to support with removing any associated stigmas.
This session is designed to bring the community together to have an open and honest conversation during these uncertain times
This will be a one hour interactive discussion panel, followed by a 30 minute open Q&A
(Thursday) 10:00 - 11:45
Welcome to the Masculinity in the Workplace conference 2020 'Virtual Edition' which will be taking place on the 19th November in conjunction with International Men's Day. “ Masculinity
“ Masculinity in the workplace consistently has more white men attending than any other diversity/inclusion event. Bravo. Now use it to drive change.”
After the success of the last two events, we have taken up the challenge to truly drive change at a leadership level. For us, leadership is not about the corner office. It’s about doing the right thing. It’s about role modelling change and attracting others to follow suit. We need more courageous leadership right now. From everyone.
Put simply, our current leaders don’t always have the insight or skills to lead diverse and inclusive teams. The skillset at the top needs to change. Come along and learn these skills, and be inspired by those showing leadership in 2020.
Join us for a day of panels, keynote speakers and workshops where we will explore:
Register using the link below to receive 50% off.
(Thursday) 10:30 - 16:30
International Men’s Day is celebrated each year on the 19th November. There are 6 pillars supporting the celebration of IMD: 1.To promote positive male role models
1.To promote positive male role models
2.To celebrate men’s positive contribution to society
3.To focus on men’s health and wellbeing
4.To highlight discrimination against men
5.To improve gender relations and promote gender equality
6.To create a safer, better world
To celebrate IMD this year, enei are holding a webinar focussing on men’s health and will be joined by key specialists in this area. We will look at what are the key issues and how employers can help employees and employees help themselves.
(Thursday) 12:00 - 13:00
How can we become a compassionate leader? What does compassion actually mean? What effect can it have on our leadership style, staff, the organisation? These are some
These are some questions that underpin this webinar. At the heart of this webinar lies the exploration of a model for mindful compassionate leadership.
Karen will be sharing practical tips and practices to take away that you can use instantly in your day to day work and role as a leader.
Karen Liebenguth is an accredited mindfulness teacher and supervisor, a certified coach, mentor and facilitator.
Karen works with individuals, groups and teams and offers tailored mindfulness and coaching programmes for the workplace.
She set up Green Space Coaching and Mindfulness in 2008 to foster personal and professional development, self-leadership and mental resilience.
Karen is a member of the Association of Coaching and an accredited and associate mindfulness trainer with Breathworks.
Karen follows the Good Practice Guidelines set out by the Association for Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA)
Karen has worked with clients such as Kew Gardens, Deloitte, GAMA Healthcare, The Royal Town Planning Institute, Adam & Eve Communications, Unison, Trades Union Congress, Working Well Trust, The City Centre (Corporation of London), Chobham Academy and others.
(Thursday) 12:00 - 13:00
The 19th November is International Men’s Day. For us here at 50:50, we’re big believers that gender equality won’t be possible without *everyone* being involved. It’s not
It’s not just a ‘women’s issue’ and that’s why we’re big supporters of male allies.
We’re thrilled to be joined by Brian Ballantyne. Brian’s not only a 50:50 Ambassador, he’s also Regional Manager, Training Programs at Amazon Luxembourg. Author of Confessions of a Working Father and one of the founders of Men for Inclusion.
This International Men’s Day we’ll be exploring male stereotype threat, the challenges of having to conform to society’s idea of what a man should be and the importance of male allies in the battle for better gender balance.
Join us live at 12:30pm as we chat to Brian about his experiences and why he’s an active advocate for gender equality.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many nascent trends in the world of work as well as offering glimpses of a very different post-pandemic working future. To celebrate
To celebrate International Men’s Day, we ask the critical question of how we can use the lessons from the pandemic to permanently improve the workplace experience for all employees while promoting inclusivity and enhancing productivity.
Join a session with experts Dr Grace Lordan from the LSE (author of Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Career You Want, and Director of the Inclusion Initiative) and Dr Carl Frey from Oxford University (author of the Technology Trap: Capital, Labor and Power in the Age of Automation) alongside Andrew Pitt, Global Head of Research at Citi, and Laurie Rebholz, Head of Leadership & Performance Solutions at Citi.
(Thursday) 13:00 - 14:00
Diversity, equity and inclusion is a challenging space in which we must make significant inroads. In this series, we speak with individuals, advocates and organisations leading the way
‘Pathways to Visibility’, the first episode of the series, features representatives from Sesame Workshop, supermodel and activist Diandra Forrest, and Executive Director of the New York Dermatology Group, Stephan Bognar. Together they worked on the Colorfull campaign, conceived by the NYDG and sponsored by the United Nations, which highlights the prejudice that albinism attracts.
Learn from those who are experts, and already making inroads, in this space.
Join us for a day dedicated to men learning about how their voice & values make a difference
An opportunity for men to learn about where their voice and values can make a difference in culture change and equity.
Listening to Learn
A 3-hour gathering in 3 parts:
(Friday) 17:00 - 20:00
You had big plans for 2020... This was going to be a good year, the start of a
This was going to be a good year, the start of a new decade full of opportunity and possibility. Well…let’s face it 2020 has not really gone according to plan so far now has it!
But it’s NOT TOO LATE to reset.
Yes with everything that has been thrown at us over the last few months and the uncertainty of the future, it’s difficult to know where to start. We will be exploring it all at Focus Reset 2020. You won’t want to miss anything from the day’s program so here are all the talks and speakers.
All Day (Saturday)
Elliott gives an impactful talk about engaging men in the conversations about gender equality while giving a powerful account of his own journey through trauma, fatherhood and
Elliott Rae is the founder of MusicFootballFatherhood.com (MFF) – the UK’s most exciting parenting & lifestyle platform for men, called the ‘Dad’s version of Mumsnet’ by the BBC. He is also the curator of forthcoming book, DAD.
MFF is the online community for dads who want to have more open conversations about fatherhood. Through blogs, podcasts and events, MFF aims to increase positive representation of diverse fatherhood while providing a space and community for dads to share the ups and downs of parenting.
Elliott is one of the leading voices for fathers in the workplace in the UK, regularly working with organisations to help them support working fathers through his ‘Engaging Dads’ workshops and talks.
A trustee at the anti-bullying charity Kidscape and a contributor for The Independent, Elliott is vocal about the intersection of fatherhood, gender equality and race. His first Independent article went viral and was shared 17k times in two days. His latest article was shared on Twitter by none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson!
Passionate about culture change, Elliott dedicates his life’s work to creating a better world and believes that we all have the power to influence change.
(Monday) 14:00 - 15:00
Annette Shaw is a Life Coach specialising in supporting PA’s, EA’S and senior administrators who have experienced workplace bullying. If you have ever been bullied, in the
If you have ever been bullied, in the playground, at work or otherwise, you know what it is like to go through this awful nightmare.
In 2013, while she was recovering from depression and anxiety after a period of horrendous bullying by a team leader, Annette decided she wanted to help other people who are going through this ordeal. She realized this was a common problem that nobody was willing to address and support was needed.
So, Annette had the idea of training as a life coach to support people in regaining their self-esteem, self-confidence and find joy in their lives again. She made this her mission.
As a life coach who helps senior administrators (PA’s, Executive Assistants) who are bullied in the workplace I am very passionate about treating your colleagues with dignity and respect in the workplace. I help empower you to stand in your power, live your values, set boundaries. Having experienced workplace bullying myself and experiencing mental health challenges as a result of this (I used to be a senior administrator/PA), I became determined to help women like myself and decided to train as a life coach.
(Tuesday) 12:00 - 13:00
An expert panel of industry insiders discuss the impact of Brexit and the result of the US election
In these unprecedented times, our expert panel of industry insiders discuss the impact of Brexit and the result of the US election on the economic outlook for the UK.
Join us for a fascinating discussion, presented by:
Don’t miss your opportunity to come away inspired, empowered and equipped to overcome tomorrows challenges.
Places are free, but donations are requested for The Anne Frank Trust UK.
The Anne Frank Trust UK is an education charity that uses the story of Anne Frank to empower young people to recognise and challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination. Founded in 1991, it works in schools, prisons and communities across Britain, reaching over 120,000 beneficiaries a year. Independent research shows that 97.2% of young people who take part in the charity’s programmes become more positive towards other social groups. With inequality and ‘othering’ exacerbated by the coronavirus lockdown, and as the racist killing of George Floyd has made tragically apparent, the Trust’s work is needed more than ever to promote diversity and social cohesion.
For more information on this event or The Anne Frank Trust email Lara Wilks Sloan, Development Director at [email protected]
We hope you are able to join the webinar.
(Tuesday) 12:00 - 13:00
Gender balance is one of the most effective ways to maximise business performance. Join us as we
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
Join the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and Jo Cox Foundation to discuss violence against women in politics, whether it is increasing and what we can do about
Rutgers University Professor of Political Science Mona Lena Krook will present findings from her new book on the subject, followed by a discussion with the following panel:
• Maria Miller, former UK Women and Equalities Minister and MP for Basingstoke
• Rosalee Keech, League of Women Voters Observer to the United Nations
• Catherine Anderson, CEO of the Jo Cox Foundation (chair)
(Wednesday) 13:00 - 14:00
SheTravel will bring you our final webinar of the year, to mark the International Day for the
On the 25th November, during our ‘Women & Safety: Home, Travel, Abroad’ in partnership with Girls on Travel webinar, we will discuss the place of violence and safety for women at home, on the road and abroad. A confident business woman might still face concerns when travelling, or have a situation at home they are not talking about. And the society you are visiting, might have different social norms and culture to yours.
We will be joined by expert speakers discussing their experience, both personal and professional, at home, during travel and exploration. We will also talk about what abuse is, and how it may manifest both verbally and physically. We will provide information about charities and organisations to contact for support.
During this pandemic, UN Women has alerted countries worldwide that the violence against women has been on the rise, causing a widespread shadow pandemic, affecting girls and women worldwide. We wish to raise awareness and come together as a group to share the knowledge we have.
The UN System’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence activities, from 25 November to 10 December, will take place under UN Women 2020 global theme: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”
“As the world retreated inside homes due to the lockdown measures introduced to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, reports showed an alarming increase in the already existing pandemic of violence against women.”
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
(Wednesday) 17:00 - 18:15
Personal profile can be one of the most powerful elements in your business armoury, but you have to know what tools and techniques will help you build it, protect it
Culturally, many of us are brought up not to “toot our own horns” or “shout about our successes”, but in today’s highly competitive world if you don’t stand out, you’re likely to watch those with a higher profile pass you by on their way to the top.
Throughout this interactive and practical session Vanessa Vallely will share stories from her career; starting in Banking in the City at 16 and her rise to the C-suite.
Vanessa will provide the top tips she’s picked up in corporates, as an entrepreneur and as a network leader, and encourage you to become comfortable with raising your profile:
• How to stop feeling like an imposter
• How to focus on your personal brand and exhibit leadership behaviours
• The importance of networking and building relationships for the future
• Speed networking – Getting to know your fellow guests
• Optimising your digital footprint
• Coach, Mentor, Sponsor – who can help you drive your career
• The importance of giving back.
Vanessa will provide guidance on a wide array of profile-raising opportunities that are easy to implement straight away. She’ll help you take the next steps towards raising your profile and attracting opportunities to progress in your career and help others too.
(Wednesday) 18:00 - 19:00
How to attract prospective clients, leads and impressive potential employers from social media. The session will cover Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and also go into the 'less popular'
The session will cover Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and also go into the ‘less popular’ social platforms which, actually, generate more organic traffic and conversions to linked websites than people think. We will also go over the best type of content to feature on social feeds, how to go about interacting with employers/employees you want to impress, and how to stand out as a strong candidate (if looking for a job), or client (if self-employed).
Unsah is a leading Social Media Expert who has spent the past 7+ years leading social media (creative, analytical and influncer) for some of the biggest publications, broadcasters and brands across a range of industries: Entertainment, Beauty, Travel, Fashion and TV. Her motto is to think like a publisher, act like a brand and to shift perceptions by never following the norm.
Unsah is also the founder and author of @SLASHED.IT, an online community, and best-selling social media and influencer marketing e-book (500 copies sold in the first 10 hours of launch and credited as ‘better than a degree’) used by all level agencies, brands, consultants, university students and influencers. It serves as a non-BS educational resource to grow long-term on social media while cutting the gimmicks, ‘hacks’ and inauthentic methods.
The e-book is backed with 10 years worth of case studies, experience and findings and notably includes her self-developed, never-published-elsewhere 6SS Rule, Attention Loop and the Rate Equation which can be applied to any social platform at any given time.
(Thursday) 12:00 - 13:00
In this webinar, we are joined by Marie Hannan-Meads FCMI, founder of Professional Development Training Ltd. She will be discussing what
She will be discussing what skills are important for women who are pursuing leadership and management roles and what are the key skills that should be included in Personal Development Plans (PDP).
Join us to find out her top tips for finding new roles and how to approach skills and career development outside of work.
As usual we will be encouraging live interaction with the audience and answering questions, we hope you can join us.
Want to know how to create a Personal Development Plan? Click here to find out more
Click here to find out more about Personal Development Planning.
(Thursday) 14:00 - 15:00
Changing careers may sound daunting but with the St. James’s Place Academy, we’ve supported hundreds of people just like you to make the smooth transition to becoming a
At this event, you will have the opportunity to hear what it’s like to be a financial planner from people who have been in exactly your position. They will describe their day-to-day role, and how the St. James’s Place Academy helped them establish their new career. We will explain the flexible options available to support those seeking to start their own financial planning business, as well as opportunities for those who want to explore becoming a professional Adviser for an established St. James’s Place Practice.
You’ll have the chance to meet the St. James’s Place Academy team and alumni virtually, and we’ll seek to answer any questions you have around retraining with the Academy.
This event is suitable for people looking to join our Academy and therefore reside in and around Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and the Midlands.
(Thursday) 18:30 - 19:30
This is the 2nd annual "Above and Beyond" Thoughtful
Are you a business leader or business owner? Do you ever feel like you should be doing more, making a bigger impact, enjoying life and business a bit more?
Thought leadership is a starting point, but sometimes it is not enough. Your clients are looking for truly innovative, exciting, original and bold ideas to shift things in their business and life.
During these challenging times, more than ever before, people are looking for clarity and direction. So much is uncertain, but the real leaders – THOUGHTFUL LEADERS – will be leading the way and showing the way to
Great news if you are a leader or want to develop more leaders in your organisation! The “Above and Beyond” Thoughtful Leadership Conference is coming back to London and beyond, on November 30th 2020!
In our innovative virtual space, you will have an experience you will never forget, and leave fully inspired to go above and beyond in your life and work.
* Inspiration to try new things in business and life
* Discover how to be a Thoughtful Leader
* New insights about your business, organisation and leadership
* Top speakers and authors to connect with and learn from
* Experts and business leaders to meet and network with
(Monday) 09:30 - 18:30
In this provocative session for International Mens Day, mental health campaigner and tech start-up CEO, Rob Stephenson, will ask the question "Who cares about Men's Mental Health?".
He will answer it by sharing his own story of living and working with bipolar and details of his work as a campaigner. Rob will also consider why, despite all of the privilege men enjoy in the workplace and society, suicide is the biggest killer of middle aged men. He will give a few ideas how we can all better look out for each other during these challenging times and discuss how the pandemic has the potential to help create a more empathetic world where mental health is concerned. This talk is aimed at both men and women and how we can all change the way we think and act about mental health.
Rob Stephenson is an international keynote speaker, campaigner and wellbeing consultant who is on a mission to help create happier, healthier and higher performing workplaces. He experiences bipolar disorder personally.
Rob is the founder of InsideOut LeaderBoard, a social enterprise with the mission of smashing the stigma of mental ill-health in the workplace by showcasing senior leader role models with lived experiences of mental ill-health. This is done by virtue of a published annual list – The InsideOut LeaderBoard. As a consultant, Rob works with Boards and senior leadership teams on the design and implementation of an integrated wellbeing strategy.
Rob is the CEO of FormScore, a revolutionary technology start up helping people to monitor their mental health using a score out of ten with a mobile app to help friends, family and colleagues support each other.
(Monday) 12:00 - 13:00