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Opening and welcome

  • Professor Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Professor Sucheta Nadkarni, Director, Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School and Professorial Fellow at Newnham College
  • Jin Nan, Assistant Secretary General of China Women’s Development Foundation
  • Xu Jin, Minister Counsellor, Chinese Embassy, UK
  • Sara Huang, VP of VIPSHOP


Keynote address

  • Dr Deng Yaping


Refreshment break



Choose one of the following:

Media – help or hindrance to the debate on women and leadership?


  • Kelly Ashton, Producer, Red Joan
  • Helen Barrett, Work and Careers Editor, Financial Times
  • Helena Carter, Presenter, Reporter ITV News
  • Mary Hockaday, Controller, BBC World Service English
  • Xuemei Sun, Phoenix TV Channel

Moderated by Boni Sones, Director, Effective Communications Strategy

Empowering the next generation of women – the role of NGOs


  • Anke Adams, Head of Advocacy & Strategic Communications, Camfed
  • RuiYing Li, student sponsored by CWDF
  • Dr Pahini Pandya, Founder, Emparity
  • Ying Qiao, Secretary-in-Chief, “Wardrobe of Love” public foundation
  • Yue Shan, Executive Director, I DO Fund
  • Michelle Thew, Chief Executive, Cruelty Free International
  • Guangfeng Zhao, China Women’s Development Foundation

Moderated by Qun Yang, Co-founder, Biorbyt Ltd, Executive Director, Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre

A short Camfed film will run immediately after the NGO panel in Lecture Theatre 2.




Keynote address

  • Joanna Natasegara, Film Director and Producer, in conversation with Mary Hockaday, BBC World Service English



Choose one of the following:

Gender diversity at the top: taking steps towards equality


  • Gaenor Bagley, Former Head of People, PwC UK
  • Dr Anino Emuwa, Founder of Avandis Consulting and Director of Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company PLC
  • Hui Liu, Deputy General Manager of Camsing Global, Deputy Executive Director, Camsing Caring Foundation
  • Anna McDonald, Head of Large Corporate Banking for the East, Barclays
  • Emma Pegler, Managing Director and Global Head of Banking and Research Regulatory Compliance, HSBC
  • Dr Mark Powell, Vice President, CapGemini
  • Arne-Christian van der Tang, Senior Vice-President of Group Human Resources, TomTom

Moderated by Dr Jenny Chu, University Lecturer in Accounting, Research Director, Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre

Career success: building a sustainable pipeline


  • Paul Crouch, Director of Service Platforms, BT
  • Khayala Eylazova, Senior Manager, PwC UK, Financial Services
  • Bonnie Saynay, Global Head of Responsible Investment, Invesco
  • Glory Cheung, Chief Brand Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group
  • Yi Sun, Vice Secretary General, Tencent Foundation
  • Lin Yue, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Moderated by Helen Stevenson, Non-Executive Director, Trinity Mirror


Refreshment break


Workshop: “Listening for leaders and followers”

  • Professor Nicola Clayton FRS & Clive Wilkins, MMC


Closing address


Drinks reception