£354 – £600

International Women's Day Conference - Addressing the Gender Gap

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Wokefield Park

Reading

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Ahead of International Womens Day on 1st March, we invite you to hear from 3 speakers on how you can attract, retain and develop top female talent within your organisation. Spend the morning in the company of key influencers in the field of gender diversity and take away practical advice on how you can create change within your own organisation.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Jill Armstrong, Bye Fellow and Researcher for Gender Studies, Cambridge University Jill is an advocate for progress in gender equality; she is a researcher on the Murray Edwards College "Collaborating with Men" Project; working with men to change workplace culture for the benefit of both men and womens' careers. Her book "Like Mother, Like Daughter; how career women influence their daughter's ambition" was published in Oct 17. Jill is a regular speaker at conferences and Women in Leadership events. Founding Director of two commercial market research companies.

Jason Ghaboos, Deputy Director, Home Office Jason leads Sponsorship Operations within the Visas and Citizenship Directorate, he is champion of "Continuous Improvement" and "Appreciative Inquiry" approaches and passionate about people finding new and innovative ways of working. Jason is driven to improve the working environment for all staff, with key focus on gender equality as a Core Member of the Home Office's Gender Equality Network. In 2017, Jason was recognised for his work leading improvements in recruitment and shortlisted for the Representative Workforce Award, by the Employers' Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI) His participation in the Murray Edwards Collaborating with Men research has resulted in actions to promote more inclusive meetings.

Nicole Dezen, General Manager, Consumer & Device Sales UK & Ireland, Microsoft With over 20 years in senior Sales & Marketing leadership within large corporations, Nicole understands the benefits of diversity & inclusion at work and the associated challenges. She currently leads a diverse and successful team of sales and marketing professionals in Microsoft's Consumer Division. Her career progression illustrates her skill as a strategic leader and mentor; heading up teams across the world, she has managed international relationships and delivered on ambitious sales initiatives. Nicole is an inspiring and insightful speaker with sound commercial accumen and passion for fearless leadership and coaching others.

Hosted by Clarity Business Coaches, Claire Scott & Sarah Perugia.

What the morning looks like:

0930 Welcome & Purpose of Day

1000 Keynote - Collaboration between men & women to build an inclusive work culture. Jill & Jason, Cambridge

1115 Q&A - opportunity to chat to speakers and hear from audience members

1130 Workshop - How can you make a difference? What's next for your organisation? Sarah & Claire, Clarity

1215 Keynote - Reality of workplace diversity & inclusion Nicole, Microsoft

1245 Reflection & Q&A

1300 Close

Our venue is the stunning Wokefield Park, set in acres of countryside, with ample parking and easy access from M4 (J11) and A33. 25 mins from Reading Station.

Lunch is not provided however, should you wish to stay on for the afternoon, the venue offers a great restaurant and areas to work.





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