Registration and coffee: The Mindful Hour
Spoken word opening performance
Momtaza Mehri, Young People’s Laureate for London
Grasping the opportunities: Opening remarks and welcome from the co-founders of Everywoman.
The everywoman in Tech forum is all about advancing women working in tech, as well as women who want to stay abreast of how technology is affecting the workplace – and beyond. To kick-start the day, Karen and Max will share their views on how women can improve their position in a rapidly changing market to empower themselves and get a real seat at the table.
Maxine Benson MBE and Karen Gill MBE
The art of the possible: Defying stereotypes and preconceptions through inclusion
Pre-conceived ideas of women could have stopped many of our role models being who they were. We are all part of the movement to dispel limiting stereotypes but how do you practice inclusivity yourself?
Melanie Eusebe, Business Strategist and Entrepreneur
Dataversity – a holistic approach to value creation of data
Data science can help women get a seat at the top table but the female voice needs to be heard in the discussion. This session will explore the challenges our panellists have faced whilst mining their insights into data and its business applications.
- Bridging the business-IT gap: the cultural values your organisation needs
- How data literacy and data ethics can be transformative for your business
- What is the correct balance between extracting value from data whilst respecting privacy?
- What part will data play in developing the future of work?
- How data can amplify the social impact of female leaders
Holly Armitage, Head of Data Services, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Sue Daley, Head of Big Data, Cloud and Mobile Services, tech UK
Nicola Wadham, CIO, SSE
Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Founder, Ness Labs
Emma Kendrew, AI and Intelligent Automation Lead, Technology, Accenture UKI
Coffee and networking activity
Panel session: Inclusive innovation – driving transformation through different perspectives
This session will explore why a synthesis of people with differences of opinion, personality and thinking is essential and how diversity needs to be at the heart of the successful employment of innovative technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, virtual and augmented reality.
- What does the future of inclusive innovation look like?
- Hiring strategies to transform your workforce’s diversity
- How broadening the base of input and ideas changes the innovation game
- Stepping back and giving permission to people to change things/fail
- The benefits of building inclusive products and what’s at stake if we don’t
Paula Kennedy, Vice-President, EMEA Markets, CEU, Concentrix
Andrew Harmel-Law, Technical Principal, ThoughtWorks
Dr. Marily Nika, Technical Product Manager, Google
Debbie Vavangas, Digital Strategy and iX UKI Lead, Vice-President, IBM
Paola Sandrinelli, Engineering Lead - Digital Platform Evolution, Lloyds Banking Group
Panel session: Blockchain – hype vs the reality of business models
Does blockchain disruption and diversity equal fresh thinking and new business models? This panel session examines whether blockchain technology can justify the current hype around it and how diversity is needed to shape the future of this technology.
- So what is blockchain and is it a catalyst for transformation?
- What are the real business benefits of the disruptive thinking behind blockchain?
- What are the benefits of applying other technologies on top of blockchain?
- Stimulating creativity and innovation through the right mix of collaboration and competition and tolerating differences
Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President, tech UK
Troy Norcross, Co-Founder, Blockchain Rookies
Jessica Douglas, Executive Partner, UKI Blockchain Leader, IBM
Michelle Chivunga Nsanzumuco, Chair of the International Committee, Senior Regional Adviser, Africa, British Blockchain Association
Nkiru Uwaje, Blockchain Strategy Lead for UKI Enterprises, Dell Technologies
In conversation: The role of ethics and emotions in technology
As we increase our focus on transforming the way we work, both in terms of culture and technology, we must be mindful not to leave anyone behind. It is not enough to build diverse environments – they must also be truly inclusive. In this session we look not just at what we do, but how we do it, and how we can engage our hearts and emotional intelligence to achieve success for everyone.
Clare McDonald, Business Editor, Computer Weekly
Jacky Wright, Chief Digital and Information Officer, HMRC
Modern Muse Live: By girls for girls
The Modern Muse charity informs girls about future careers. It helps them explore their subject choices and empowers them to make more informed career decisions and be future leaders. This panel session will take a look at the future of the workplace and how this may or may not chime with the needs and aspirations of our young panellists.
What’s important for young women in the workplace of the future?
Perceptions vs reality: work/life balance, innovation, true diversity and measuring productivity in a knowledge economy
5 ways the workplace is going to change and how it will impact us all
The Modern Muse Challenge: How you can be the change needed
Priya Guha, Advisor, Merian Ventures, Member, InnovateUK Council
Dr Nicola Millard, Head of Customer Insight and Futures, BT Global Services Innovation Team
Shahd Ahmed, Intern, Microsoft
Elizabeth Babalola, Year 12 Student, Harris Academy Bermondsey
Power Hour – Session 1
1. OWNING THE ROOM – Jodi Goldman, everywoman expert
In this power hour Jodi Goldman, THE Personal Impact Specialist, will run this high energy workshop where she will uncover the secrets of confidence, control and charisma. She will share tools, techniques and strategies that can be applied to meetings at all levels, networking events and when presenting to audiences of any size. Discover how to:
- get into the conversation (even with more dominant, loud personality types)
- hold attention (without getting interrupted or spoken over) so you're memorable for all the right reasons
- work a room (even if you're an introvert) and connect with people quickly and effectively.
2. ACHIEVING PEAK PERFORMANCE – Dr. Carlton Brown, everywoman expert
How do you achieve peak performance? Is it even achievable? In this session, Carlton explores how you and your organisation can measure, achieve and continue to deliver your best performance yet. Demystify the interplay between the determinants for peak performance through:
- discovering the effect of personal branding, personality constructs and levels of motivation
- exploring what styles of leadership work and how reward, compensation, training and development should be deployed
- learning how to use emotional intelligence and goal setting to support great performance.
Power Hour – Session 2
3. BUILDING AN AUTHENTIC BRAND – YOU! – Des Christofi, everywoman expert
We all have a personal brand and reputation as we are creating day to day experiences in others. The question is whether its Brand You – I.e. The brand you want. In this session, Des will explore how you know, own, manage and evolve your brand so that you are you with skill and influence those around you. Discover how to:
- identify the uncompromisable you
- land with effect without compromising what you’re about
- actively manage others perceptions of you
- manage your brand footprint through consistency and visibility
- cultivate your personal boardroom so that you have brand ambassadors, lifters and enablers
- evolve your brand so that you’re relevant and staying true to self.
4. UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOUR – EQ IN AN IQ WORLD – Pippa Isbell, everywoman expert
EQ, unlike IQ, can be learned and developed throughout life and it has become clear that IQ needs EQ, emotional quotient or intelligence, to function effectively. In this session, Pippa will guide you through the wide spectrum of intelligence that makes all us tick and show you how to develop your EQ for personal and business success. Find out how to:
- recognise and positively manage your own emotions, developing resilience and setting goals for success
- manage teams, conflicts and office politics effectively by recognising emotions in others and developing empathy
- address unconscious bias and support diversity for high performing teams.
Closing keynote: Be happy and fulfilled without being perfect
This interactive session will explore how we often inhabit a fiction about who and what we should be, telling ourselves that we are not good enough, striving for perfection. Fiona will guide you in identifying your true values and how you can honour these to live a fulfilled and authentic life. You will step forward from this session with shining eyes and a heart full of kindness towards yourself!
Fiona Buckland, Co-Active Life Coach and Facilitator