1 May

Gender- Enabling Women to Succeed

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Tackling the permafrost to build a more gender diverse business

Chaired by Peter Harrison, CEO at Schroders

New PwC research shows that the UK is not making progress fast enough to improve female economic empowerment in the workplace and is being outpaced by other countries’ efforts. We know that closing the gender pay gap in the UK could boost women’s wages by £90bn per annum, and with public scrutiny focused on the City’s gap, what can organisations do to ensure they are not falling behind their competitors?

This breakfast will share insights and success stories to help you change your game plan and provide a roadmap for your future gender strategy.

  • James Taylor, CEO Healthcare, UK & Ireland at Sodexo will share their recent Gender Balance Study, the biggest ever internal research of its kind undertaken with 50,000 employees at all levels, demonstrates how entities with gender balanced management scored higher on 5 key performance indicators. Learn how Sodexo are shifting their overall culture and in doing so reducing their pay gap.

  • Two years on from the HR Treasury commissioned Women in Finance Charter, Emily Cox, Director of Public Affairs at Virgin Money, will share some of the early trends identified including some of the top actions driving change, along with how Virgin Money have reduced their gender pay gap by 10% since signing the Charter.

  • Hear from Sally Boyle, International Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, how they are tackling their permafrost of female progression head on. Through an award winning sponsorship programme they have seen a significant increase in women becoming Partners. 

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