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Agenda

09:30-10:00

Registration

10:00-10:45

Opening and welcome

Professor Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School

Professor Sucheta Nadkarni, Director, Wo+men's Leadership Initiative, Cambridge Judge Business School

10:45-11:30

Keynote

Amanda Mesler, General Manager, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe

Followed by moderated Q&A, led by a member of the Women's Leadership Initiative student Special Interest Group.

11:30-12:00

Refreshment break

12:00-13:00

Unconscious Bias

Dr Jill Armstrong, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

Tim Carrington, Global Head of Currencies & Emerging Markets at RBS Global Banking & Markets

13:00-14:00

Lunch and networking

14:00-14:45

Keynote

Sue Owen, Permanent Secretary for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Moderated Q&A, led by a member of Women’s Leadership Initiative student Special Interest Group.

14:45-15:45

Panel breakout sessions

Choose one of the following:

Gendered industry panel

  • Maggie Berry, Executive Director for Europe, WEConnect International
  • Shaun Grady, Vice President - Strategic Partnering & Business Development, AstraZenica
  • Helen Steers, CEO, Pantheon
  • Dr Victoria Kimonides, Account Technology Strategy Director for Enterprise Partner Group at Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe
The panel will be moderated by: Tim Carrington, Global Head of Currencies & Emerging Markets at RBS Global Banking & Markets and Dr Jill Armstrong, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.

Balance panel

  • Cristina Nestares, CEO UK Insurance, Admiral Group
  • Belinda Benton, Senior IT Programme Manager, ARM
The panel will be moderated by Dr Jane Davies, Senior Faculty in Management Practice, Cambridge Judge Business School.

15:45-16:15

Refreshment break

16:15-17:15

Cambridge Judge Academic research plenary: Social and institutional factors that affect women's equality in emerging economies

Professor Sucheta Nadkarni: "The gender diversity advantage in China"

Professor Paul Tracey: Child brides in Indonesia

Dr Shima Barakat: Researching women’s entrepreneurship in the Middle East"

The plenary will be moderated by Dr Jochem Kroezen, University Lecturer in International Business, Cambridge Judge Business School.

17:15-17:30

Closing address

17:30-18:30

Drinks reception