08:30 Registration & coffee
09:00 Welcome - Maxine Benson MBE & Karen Gill MBE, Founders, Everywoman Ltd
09:20 Gender PARITY and artificial intelligence
Tabitha Goldstaub, Co-Founder, CognitionX
The tech entrepreneur discusses her journey into AI and the challenges she faced and overcame along the way. Tabitha will use her experience to discuss the impact of AI on the workplace and her advice for women working within the tech sector.
09:40 Knowing what I know now...
Melissa Di Donato, Chief Revenue Officer, SAP S/4HANA Cloud
In this session, hear from Melissa Di Donato, who will discuss hercareer journey and her strategic insight to advise on what you can expect to see happen in the future of the sector and how best to advance your career in technology.
10:00 PANEL session: WOMEN IN TECH CHANGING THE IOT WORLD
Panel moderator: Marija Butkovic, Founder & CEO, Women of Wearables
Elena Corchero, Founder & Director of Lost Values
Tania Boler, Co-Founder & CEO, Elvie
In this session key players in IoT will look at how this fast-paced sector will affect women in business. What impact will the IoT have on workplace equality and what resulting opportunities will arise for women in tech?
10:30 Refreshments Break
11:00 Panel session: What key skills are required for staying relevant during the rise of AI?
Panel moderator: Denise McQuaid, Commercial & Strategy Director, everywoman
Inma Martinez, Venture Partner, Deep Science Ventures & Chief Data Scientist, Right Brain Future Ltd
Suki Fuller, Founder, Miribure
With data, analysis and fact-based decisions becoming more automated as machines become faster and more efficient than humans, skills such as social understanding and empathy are going to become essential to anyone who wants to future proof their career. In this session key players in AI will look at how AI is transforming the workplace and the opportunities arising as a result. What are the implications on the workplace? And, how can you manage this change?
11:30 Building teams of balance & productivity
Panel moderator: Helen Kelisky, Vice President of Cloud Business, IBM UK and Ireland
Ed Alford, Vice President of Business Application Services, BP
Jess Butcher, Co-Founder & Director, Blippar
Tunji Akintokun, Senior Vice President, NSC Global
A growing body of research demonstrates that gender balanced teams produce better outcomes and create a more sustainable future for an organisation’s entire workforce, with a direct and positive impact on the bottom line. In this panel session leaders in diversity will discuss the importance of implementing diverse strategies and the impact it has had on their workforce productivity.
12:00 THE RISE OF THE COBOT
Yen-Sze Soon , Managing Director, Accenture
In this session Yen-Sze Soon discusses her experience in training cobots, collaborative machines working with humans to help revolutionise the UK production line. You will hear about her passion for bringing digital to the industry as well as arising opportunities for women in this sector. In addition to this Yen-Sze Soon will deliver a live demonstration of how cobot can work.
12:20 Reverse mentoring
Panel moderator: Denise McQuaid, Commerical & Strategy Director
Odo Noel, Senior Project Manager, Santander
Erica Neve, Director of Learning & Impact, Freeformers
Adam Freeman, Co-Founder & MD, Freeformers
Joseph Charm, Coach, Freeformers
14:00 POWER HOURS
14:00 – 15.00 Session 1
15:00 – 15:05 Session Changeover
15:05 – 16:05 Session 2
1. Building teams of balance & productivity
Matt Grimshaw, everywoman expert
Diversity within organisations and teams is increasingly sought as a source of competitive advantage. This session will explore the practical skills that managers need to manage diverse teams and foster an environment of psychological safety.
2. Emotional Intelligence & theory of mind
Des Christofi, everywoman expert
With the rise of AI, and skills such as social understanding and empathy becoming essential, our everywoman experts in this workshop will focus on how you can develop your emotional intelligence in order to stay relevant.
3. Your authentic self
Lucy Ball, everywoman expert
In this digital age it is easy to let the pressures of advertising and social media as well as competitive organisational life affect your own self-belief. Many of us as a result of this compare ourselves unfavourably to others and focus on our weaknesses. During this workshop Lucy Ball, everywoman expert, will help you identify and appreciate your strengths, preferences and talents and explore what gets in the way of you being the best version of yourself.
4. Gender Dynamics
Fiona Morden, everywoman expert
Gender dynamics are informed by sociocultural ideas about gender and the power relationships that define them. Playing a part in our daily lives, gender dynamics can reinforce or challenge existing norms. This workshop will look at how gender intelligence impacts motivation and ambition.
16:10 What’s getting in the way of your true work happiness
Samantha Clarke, Happiness Consultant & Changemaker, Growth & Happiness School
When we feel happier, more connected, and more fulfilled at work, the impact on goals and those around us is infinitely better. However most of the time we struggle to function effectively or falter over common workplace woes like finding meaning in a monotonous job, dealing with a difficult coworker, or stepping up confidently as a new leader. In this talk, Samantha will share concrete and substantial ways you can implement happiness & wellbeing to navigate the natural highs and lows of work to help yourself and others flourish.
16:30 Closing Remarks - Maxine Benson MBE & Karen Gill MBE, Founders, Everywoman Ltd
16:40 Coffee & Networking