The Programme

Thursday 1st December

11.00 - 11.30

Arrivals and Coffee

11.30 - 11.50

Opening remarks with Lynne Featherstone MP, Minister for Equalities

11.50 - 13.00

What is 'The Gender Agenda'

Chair: Kirsty Lang, Presenter, BBC Radio 4's Front Row
Panel: Lynne Franks, Business Woman, Author & Broadcaster; Vivian Hunt, Director, McKinsey & Company; Julie Meyer, Founder & CEO, Ariadne Capital; Loretta Tomasi, Chief Executive, English National Opera 

13.00 - 13.30


Miriam González
, Senior Lawyer, chaired by Andrew Hill, Management Editor, Financial Times

13.30 - 14.30


14.30 - 15.00

Research Presentation: Women on the Board – the Public Perspective

Deborah Mattinson
, Founding Director, 'Britain Thinks'

15.00 - 15.05

Video Address

Laurence Parisot
, President, MEDEF

15.05 - 16.20

Boardroom 2.0

Chair: Caroline Webb, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Panel: Sherry Coutu, Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor & Non-executive Director; Emma Jacobs, Global Communications Director, Financial Times; Carolanne Minashi, Diversity, Employee Engagement, Citi; Henrietta Royle, CEO, Fanshawe Haldin & Founder Member, the 30% Club

16.20 - 16.35

Tea Break

16.35 - 17.05

Bright Ideas

Chair: Julia Hobsbawm, Chair & CEO, Editorial Intelligence
Panel: Emma France, Head of Development - Europe, Mothers 2 Mothers on 'Empowering women with AIDs'
Catherine Mayer, London Bureau Chief, TIME on 'Amortality'

17.05 - 17.50

Women in the Media

Chair: Sarah Montague, Presenter, BBC Radio 4's Today Programme
Panel: Professor Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities, University of East Anglia; Viv Groskop, Columnist, The Observer; Catherine Mayer, London Bureau Chief, TIME

17.50 - 18.00

Closing Remarks

18.00 - 19.00

Evening Drinks Reception

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