everywoman Global Summit Agenda
Training and Focus Day
6 November: The Employee Resource Group Leaders’ Academy
For managing/leading affinity groups, employee resource groups, inclusion forums or diversity networks.
7 – 8 November: Leadership Development Summit
For women and male allies looking to advance their careers in either a people management or individual contributor role.
8 – 9 November: Leadership development content focused on the Indian market
Tuesday 7 November: Day One – Leadership Development Summit
09:30 GMT/ 04:30 EST
EMEA breakfast workshop #IamRemarkable
Break free of imposter syndrome with this intensive practical workshop. Learn about the importance of self-promotion in your professional life and equip yourself the with tools to do it in an authentic and confident way.
Pre-registration is required for this session – for further details email [email protected]
11:30 GMT/ 06:30 EST
Welcome and opening remarks
12:00 GMT/ 07:00 EST
Keynote – How to change 2 billion minds: embracing an activist mindset
Anjali Gopalan has spent her life fighting to help others. She has founded a care home which provides sanctuary for over 60 children living with HIV. She spearheaded an 18 year legal battle to decriminalise homosexuality in India. She then went on to establish the All Creatures Great and Small animal sanctuary in Harayana.
Anjali will share how she chose the right team and partners and supported and empowered them to get behind each cause, creating an environment where people can contribute creatively, develop their skills and own their achievements.
12:20 GMT/ 07:20 EST
12:50 GMT/ 07:50 EST
Panel: Sustainability leadership – proactively creating positive change
- Making the shift from purely decarbonising your operations to proactively taking on initiatives that positively impact the world
- How are leaders embodying the ethical and social values of the organisation?
- What kinds of initiatives are sustainable leaders driving?
- New types of collaborations coming out of the sustainability agenda
13:30 GMT/ 08:30 EST
Specialist pathways – Session 1
Panel: Developing your leadership presence
- What does a good leader look like and how can we emulate these qualities?
- How to make an impact in meetings and ensure you come across as a future leader
- Recognising the skills and qualities you already have that you can take with you into a management role
- Putting yourself forward for opportunities to step up in the organisation
13:50 GMT/ 08:50 EST
Briefing: Creating a workplace where neurodivergent can thrive
Around 15 to 20% of the world’s population is estimated to be neurodivergent and this figure will be higher in some workplaces. What is the emerging best practice for supporting neurodivergent team members and building an environment where they can bring their whole selves to work?
You will gain practical guidance on:
- Creating psychological safety for neurodivergent colleagues in your team
- Approaching conversations about experiences and workplace adjustments with neurodivergent team members
- Adjustments that can create a more inclusive environment for dyslexic, ADHD and autistic people
- A leaders’ role in driving awareness of neurodiversity throughout the organisation
14:10 GMT/ 09:10 EST
Specialist pathways – Session 2
Power hour: How to be more adaptable in high-pressure situations
Learning to adopt an agile mindset can allow you to adapt and grow as your organisation moves through transformations, be it a restructure, new technology rollout or cultural change.
In this impactful power hour, you will discover new tools and will be asked to challenge yourself to:
- Accept change with an agility mindset
- Be the change agent you need to be
- Contribute to a team environment that is forward thinking and adaptable
14:30 GMT/ 09:30 EST
Briefing: LGBTQ+ inclusion: what does it look like in the most progressive companies?
- How to have sensitive conversations with LGBTQ+ colleagues to ensure they feel a sense of belonging in your team
- Calling out discriminatory behaviours while bringing the wider team on board with LGBTQ+ inclusion
- Which policies and initiatives have been successful in supporting gay, lesbian and bisexual colleagues in the workplace?
- Getting comfortable with pronouns – how and when to use them to drive equity and belonging
- What policies and initiatives do progressive organisations have in place to support transgender colleagues?
15:10 GMT/10:10 EST
Build your network: the speed networking challenge
Time to meet your peers in this session which will see you paired randomly with other attendees in three minute sessions. A wonderful way to create your own network that you can connect with long after the event is over.
15:40 GMT/10:40 EST
Keynote: The science of teams: how to get the best out of each other
We often talk about teams, teamwork, team cohesion, and team leaders. What we talk about less is what we mean by ‘a team’. It’s so dangerously intuitive and obvious that we rarely, if ever, examine our assumptions about teams (whatever each of us means by that).
Prof Walsh will address this fundamental issue in the context of social cohesion, group sustainability, and the place of teams in defining the stability of networks within the workplace. He will explain the biological origins of team structure and illustrate the importance of defining teams through examples from art, film, music, the military, and social groups. The talk will give you a new perspective on how to form and manage groups of any kind. In the meantime, Prof Walsh has asked that attendees think of their favourite pop group, sitcom/movie, or classical composer to provide some further examples on the day.
16:00 GMT/ 11:00 EST
Panel: The mid-career woman’s survival guide: navigating ageism, the glass ceiling and the menopause
- What support should women expect from their employer during perimenopause and the menopause?
- Starting conversations on the menopause with your manager and colleagues and bringing men into these discussions
- How are women overcoming the double blow of ageism and sexism as they progress into senior roles?
- Personal stories: how have women reinvented themselves in mid-career?
16:40 GMT/ 11:40 EST