Supporting Women in the Workplace 2017

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Naeema Choudry, Partner, Eversheds-Sutherland
  • Dr Jana Javornik, Associate Professor in Comparative Social Policy,Director, Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business
  • Emma Gange, Head of Human Resources, Global Retail Banking & Wealth Management, HSBC
  • Chloe Chambraud, Acting Gender Equality Director and Research & Policy Manager, Business in the Community
  • Rick Lee, Chief Human Resources Officer, Willmott Dixon
  • Catherine Hearn, HR Director, Resourcing and Talent , BBC
  • Debbie Epstein, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Inclusive Employers
  • Maria Tonks, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist (event chair)


Women are still worse off than men at work; recent events have highlighted the severe disparities in pay and overall culture that continue to persist. It is essential to ensure that women are represented at all levels of an organisation and to make sure that all workers are treated equally. Therefore existing workplace policies, practices and cultures still need to change.

Join this Westminster Briefing on 23rd November for an up-to-date brief on the progress made to date and what can be done further for women at work. Explore how your organisation can change its workplace culture to ensure that they are on an equal footing to men and learn what employers can do to recruit and promote more women. 

Key Issues to be addressed:

  • Employers’ legal duties regarding workplace gender equality
  • Closing the gender pay gap; reporting and further actions
  • Changing individual mind-sets and your organisation’s working culture
  • Making your organisation a more attractive place for women to work
  • Practical policies employers can implement
  • How to overcome challenges in male-dominated industries
  • Supporting more women moving into leadership positions
  • Men as allies: enabling change and leadership buy-in by working together
  • Removing barriers that prevent women entering the workplace
  • Supporting women back into the workforce
  • The role of positive action, staff networks & champions

The Event:

The morning session will provide and up to date legal update and explore ways of combatting prejudice in the work place through deliberate change in culture. 

The afternoon session will focus on how to effectively recruit and retain women in the workplace. It will look at proven methods such as positive action as well as innovative ways in which the lives of women in work can be improved.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who should attend?

Attendees will be drawn from anyone with an interest in supporting women in the workplace, including: employers; HR officers; equality officers; trade union & representative groups.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss speaking opportunities and/or the agenda, please email:

Thursday 23rd November 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Charity Sector | 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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