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Wo+Men’s Leadership Conference 2022

The Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre’s eighth annual conference, Breaking the Bias, will take place on 8 October 2022. Join us for another sell out exciting day comprising of a keynote, panel discussions and workshops by outstanding industry leaders and renowned Cambridge academics.

This year, we’re delighted to welcome as our keynote speaker, Demetra Pinsent, CEO of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd In conversation with Ruth Kennedy, Managing Director, Kennedy Dundas.

Panels and breakout sessions cover a range of topical issues including:

  • Negotiations
  • Allyship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Tech & VC

The programme provides invaluable insight for all who want a deeper understanding of what makes successful leaders and how we can collectively work to achieve gender parity and an unbiased future for all.

Throughout the day, there’ll be opportunities to network and connect with delegates and established leaders.

Book your place

Date: 8 October 2022
Time: 09:00-18:15
Venue: Cambridge Judge Business School

  • Earlybird ticket: £50.00
  • Alumni ticket: £35.00
  • Student ticket: £15.00

Book your ticket

Time left to book

Booking closes: 5 October 2022.

08:30-09:00

Lobby

Registration and welcome refreshments

09:00-09:30

LT1

Conference welcome

  • Tracey Horn, Executive Director, Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre; Director, Corporate Communications and Marketing, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Professor Mauro Guillén, Dean, Cambridge Judge Business School 
  • Dr Jenny Chu, Academic Director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre; Associate Professor in Accounting, Cambridge Judge Business School

Setting the scene

  • Dr Jenny Chu, Academic Director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre; Associate Professor in Accounting, Cambridge Judge Business School 
  • Professor Feryal Erhun, Professor of Operations and Technology Management 

09:30-10:30 

LT1 

Panel: Entrepreneurship

Speakers: 

  • Jacqui Gilbert, Co-Founder, Beaudurof
  • Sarra Achouri, Co-Founder and Chief Delivery Officer, Obrizum 
  • Richard Burston, Founder, KORE Wireless 
  • Leah Sutton, Global Human Resources for Elastic 
  • Fatima Kranc, Investment Manager, University of Cambridge Enterprise

Moderated by Monique Boddington, Management Practice Associate Professor, Cambridge Judge Business School.

Student facilitator Mary Rasita, Cambridge MBA 2021, Cambridge Judge Business School.

10:30-10:50

Lobby

Refreshment and networking break

10:50-12:10 

LT1

Panel: Negotiating (with breakout sessions)

Speakers:

  • Leah Sutton, Global human resources for Elastic 
  • Janet Mui, Head of Market Analysis, Brewin Co 
  • Member of Kate Grussing’s team, Sapphire Partners 
  • Angela Single, Senior Director, Partners and EMEA BridgeHead Software Ltd 
  • Vik Kapoor, Coach, mediator, facilitator and trainer, Extra-M

Moderated by Patrizia Vecchi, Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour, Cambridge Judge Business School.

Student facilitator Rachel Buchholtzer, Cambridge MBA 2021, Cambridge Judge Business School. 

12:15-13:00

LT1

Keynote

  • Demetra Pinsent, CEO, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd In conversation with Ruth Kennedy, Managing Director, Kennedy Dundas 

Student facilitator, Rachel Buchholtzer, Cambridge MBA 2021, Cambridge Judge Business School.

13:00-14:00 

Lobby 

Lunch

14:00-15:30 

LT1

Panel: Allyship (with breakout sessions)

Speakers:

  • Lady Anne Judge, Founding benefactor of Cambridge Judge Business School.  
  • Sabine Naghdi, Author of Tears of a Ballet Mum  
  • Reid Marsh, Managing Director, Barclays Capital 
  • Janet Mui, Head of Market Analysis, Brewin Co

Moderated by Lionel Paolella, Associate Professor in Strategy and Organisation, Cambridge Judge Business School.  

Student facilitator, Mary Rasita, Cambridge MBA 2021, Cambridge Judge Business School.

15:30-16:00 

Lobby

Refreshment and networking break

16:00-17:00

LT1

Panel: Tech and VC

Speakers:

  • Leah Sutton, Global human resources for Elastic 
  • Nela Collins, Director, Customer Success, Cloudflare 
  • Sarah Broderick, Head of Customer Service, Circit (TBC) 
  • Jennifer Ayer, MD, Tiedemann Advisors 
  • Mariana Popa, Principal, TPG 
  • Fatima Kranc, Investment Manager, University of Cambridge Enterprise

Moderated by Jenny Chu, Associate Professor, Cambridge Judge Business School.

Student facilitator, Divya Dewan, Cambridge MBA 2021, Cambridge Judge Business School.

17:00-17:15 

LT1

Closing address

17:15-18:15 

Lobby

Networking drinks reception