San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A Tomorrow's Global Leaders Forum Event
'Inclusive leadership -
awakening the feminine
in women as well as men'
Dr. Scilla Elworthy
Founder, Peace Direct
Diversity Manager, Linklaters
Lead Manager Inclusion and Diversity, National Grid
Chief Executive, Tomorrow's Company
5.30pm Thursday 22 January 2015
1 Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8HQ
Registration: From 5.30pm for a prompt 6.00pm start and a 8.00pm finish.
Welcome: Daniel Danso, Diversity Manager, Linklaters
Keynote contribution: Dr. Scilla Elworthy, Founder, Peace Direct
Closing remarks: Mark Goyder, Chief Executive, Tomorrow's Company
The overall objective of the Tomorrow's Global Leaders Forum is to help achieve the critical mass required to create a new type of business culture with an inclusive approach to attracting, retaining and developing talented people at all levels of the business.
Its driving focus remains opening up the restricted pipeline of women in business so that businesses can unlock the full value of the talent available to them at every level of the organisation. In particular, the objective of the Tomorrow's Global Leaders Forum is to provide partners with practical business tools and resources to remove the barriers to a strong talent pipeline in a way which will have an immediate and tangible business impact.
We are therefore delighted to invite you to a special Tomorrow's Global Leaders event - Inclusive leadership - awakening the feminine in women as well as men - with three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Scilla Elworthy on Thursday 22 January 2015 at Linklaters LLP.
Dr. Elworthy will build on the success of her new book 'Pioneering the Possible' and draw on a lifetime of experience of addressing leadership in the context of 'hot conflict', from Israel and Palestine to South Africa, to demonstrate the power of letting go of ingrained biases and building mutual understanding.
Dr. Elworthy will provide a challenging and insightful provocation that argues for the need for both women and men to fully embrace all of their strengths and qualities, both feminine and masculine, to provide effective and fit for purpose leadership in a 21st Century context.
Against the backdrop of a changing world, in which the ecosystems and supply chains that underpin our daily lives are increasingly vulnerable, the collapse of trust in civic and corporate leadership threatens future success on an unprecedented scale.
However, as Dr. Elworthy will demonstrate the answers to these challenges lie within. By fully embracing our whole selves and creating truly inclusive organisations with inclusive cultures that embraces the power of diversity - and enables all employees to be fully present in the work place - we can enable an environment that will create the different nodes of thinking that can produce the solutions required to create a sustainable future.
The Tomorrow's Global Leaders report lays the foundations for a culture that truly welcomes women working alongside men at every level of an organisation. It has provided the springboard for the Tomorrow's Global Leaders Forum, an on-going practice forum with a focus on diversity and the practical enablers for the creation of inclusive companies.
Dr Scilla Elworthy founded the Oxford Research Group in 1982 and Peace Direct in 2002. She was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003, and nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2005, she was adviser to Sir Richard Branson, Peter Gabriel and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in setting up The Elders initiative. Dr. Elworthy is, amongst others, a Councilor of the World Future Council, patron of the Gender Rights and Equality Action Trust, and a member of the International Advisory Council of the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Daniel Danso serves as the Linklaters Diversity Manager. Prior to joining Linklaters, he was the Client Group Manager for the Workplace Programmes at Stonewall, the UK's national equality charity for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people. He joined the stonewall in 2008, and has worked with companies in multiple industries, including media, the arts, travel, leisure, sports, and professional services as well as public and private third sector organisations across the UK. Daniel's background is in Equalities Consultancy, training and mediated representations of difference. While his last career was centred around LGB equality internationally, his passion has always been around Gender.
Simon Langley joined the Inclusion & Diversity team in February 2010 from xoserve, a partly owned subsidiary of National Grid created in 2005. Simon is a founding member of National Grid's Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG) within the UK, and has been the ERG lead manager from its foundation until taking up his new I&D role. Between 1980 and 1993, Simon served as a helicopter pilot in the Royal Navy. On leaving the Navy, he joined Rank Outsiders, playing a key role in the campaign which overturned the ban on LGBT people serving in the UK military in 2000.
We look forward to welcoming you to Linklaters LLP on the 22nd of January.
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