- Tanya Castell MBE, Founder and CEO, Changing the Chemistry
- Heather McGregor, Executive Dean, Edinburgh Business School
- Denise Wilson-White OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Hampton-Alexander Review
- Lynne Cadenhead, Chairperson, Women‘s Enterprise Scotland
- Rosie MacRae, Head of Inclusion and Diversity, SSE
- Dr Michelle Hynd, Board Member and Chair, Audit Committee, Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
- Julianne Miles, Managing Director, Women Returners
- Laura Thorburn, Associate Carlyle and Chair, Glasgow Branch, Women in Banking & Finance
- Nikki Slowey, Programme Director, Family Friendly Working Scotland
- Innes Miller, Director, Staffmetrix Ltd
- Nabila Aydin, VP Global Marketing, FDM Group
- Stephen Williams, Senior Partner, Deloitte Scotland
- Debbie Miller, Inclusion Manager, RBS Scotland
The Scottish Government has shown real commitment to tackling the under-representation of women in public and corporate leadership by passing the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018
and encouraging commitments from businesses to establish gender balance on boards of 50/50 by 2020
Nearly two years on from the Hampton-Alexander Review
, this timely forum brings together key stakeholders to discuss progress made towards the review’s key objectives. Key topics include increasing the number of women in senior leadership roles, supporting women within the workplace, Gender Pay Gap reporting, building the talent pipeline and inspiring the next generation of female leaders
Attend to hear keynote presentations about progress made to date towards fulfilling the Hampton-Alexander Review recommendations and about the impact of the first Gender Pay Gap report and how it is affecting equality of pay.
Put your questions to our panel of experts who will explore progress made in overcoming barriers to increasing board and senior level representation of women. Including how executive recruiters, investors and men in leadership positions can support the cause.
Take the opportunity to discuss the quality and availability of support for women in work, to improve retention and encourage talented women back to work after a career break. Successful initiatives will be considered including flexible working, maternity programmes, addressing ageism and redesigning roles to overcome gender bias.
Time will also be provided to debate what is being done to inspire the next generation of female leaders. From improving careers advice and encouraging entry into STEM subjects to investment in mentoring, training and development to support progression and promotions.