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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 Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School and Professorial Fellow at Newnham College.

Professor Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing and Director of the Centre for India & Global Business, Cambridge Judge Business School

Rachel Short, Director, Why Women Work; 30% Club Steering Committee member

10:45-11:30

Keynote

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

Followed by moderated Q&A, led by a member of the Women's Leadership Centre 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

Amanda Mesler, General Manager, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe

Moderated Q&A, led by a member of Women’s Leadership Centre 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, AstraZeneca
  • Helen Steers, Partner, Pantheon
  • Dr Victoria Kimonides, Account Technology Strategy Director for Enterprise Partner Group at Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe
The panel will be moderated by: Dr Jill Armstrong, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.

Balance panel

  • Belinda Benton, Senior IT Programme Manager, ARM
  • Fred Burger, Partner at EY
  • Josiah Famurewa, Senior Business Analyst and Product Owner, Digital Bananas Technology
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 - "Women's leadership: challenges and opportunities across sectors and geographies"

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

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

Dr Jochem Kroezen: The gender paradox in sports

Lionel Paolella: Attracting and retaining women in law firms

The plenary will be moderated by Dr Lilia Giugni, Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, Cambridge Judge Business School and founder of GenPol

17:15-17:30

Closing address

17:30-18:30

Drinks reception