Conference Agenda

  • 08:15-09:00  –  Registration and coffee 
  • 09:00-09.05   –  Welcome, Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity
  • 09:05-09.10  –  Welcome, headline sponsor, TBC
  • 09.10-09.15   –  Welcome conference host, Harriet Minter, ex Guardian Women in Leadership, TV Gender Pundit
  • 09.15-09.30  –  Opening address, Ann Francke, CEO, Chartered Management Institute
  • 09:30-10:00  –  Stand Up/Stand Out – Dispelling the imposter syndrome, identifying your personal brand and the importance of building your network with Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity
  • 10:00-10:30   –  The Disruptive Leader Five step framework of successful leadership, also covers  emotional intelligence, gravitas and personal presence with Mandy Flint and Elisabet Hearn, 2020 Vision Leader
  • 10.30-11.00  –  Q&A Panel, facilitated by Harriet Minter with keynote speakers and David McQueen, Managing Director, Narratively Speaking; Tracy Jordan, Finance Change COO, Credit Suisse
  • 11:00-11.20 –  Coffee break/opportunity to browse market place stands
  • 11.20-11.50  –  Speaking Up/Being Heard – Finding your voice! The art of public speaking, making an impact, gravitas and presence with Sarah Lloyd-Hughes, Ginger Public Speaking
  • 11.50-12.20 –   Negotiating Your Future – A toolkit to enable you to negotiate your career and get the best deals for you and your organisation with Natalie Reynolds, AdvantageSPRING
  • 12.20-12.50   – Q&A Panel, facilitated by Harriet Minter with keynote speakers and Annabel Finlay, Senior Director, Lloyds Banking Group; Melanie Eusebe, Entrepreneur, Chair and Co-Founder, Black British Business Awards; Andy Lopata, Business Networking Strategist
  • 12:50-13.50  –  Lunch break/opportunity to browse market place stands
14:00-14.45  Elective session 1 (delegates choose one session)
  • Playing to your strengths – Identifying and optimising your key strengths. Putting your hand up for opportunities and tooting your own horn! with Jenny Garrett, Award winning coach, author, Reflexions Associates
  • Mentoring and sponsorship – How to build successful mentoring partnerships and secure internal sponsorship with Vanessa Vallely, WeAreTheCity
  • Being more assertive! – Learning how to communicate key messages, saying YES to things that matter, and NO to things that don’t with Kay White, coach, author, Way Forward Solutions

14.45-15.00   – Transition break/opportunity to browse market place stands

15.00-15.45  Elective session 2 (delegates choose one session)
  • The art of management – Includes how to effectively manage people, teams, and your superiors
  • Managing stress, life balance and your mental wellbeing – Incudes stress coping strategies, when to recognise the signs of burnout and mindfulness with Ruth Cooper-Dickinson, Champs
  • Finding your inner POWERWOMAN– Disempowered vs empowered, how to make an impact, be heard and taken seriously with Harriet Waley Cohen 
  • 15.45-16.00  –  Coffee break/opportunity to browse market place stands
  • 16.00-16.15   –  The Art of Success – Research feedback from April French, PR Manager, Reed Smith. Research includes key findings from 100 senior leaders on how they achieved career success
  • 16:15-16.45   –  Senior leaders Q&A panel facilitated by Harriet Minter – senior leaders sharing their top tips for success; with Catherine Schlieben, HR Director Group Operations and Talent Acquisition; Worldpay; James Taylor; CEO, Healthcare UK & Ireland, Sodexo; Tamara Box, Managing Partner EME, Reed Smith; Caroline Graham, Director, Change Management, Barclays; Pamela Hutchinson, Head of Diversity and Inclusion EMEA, Bloomberg
  • 16.45-17.30   –  Meet the senior leaders – Speed mentoring with senior leaders panel/guests facilitated by Vanessa Vallely
  • 17:35-17.45   –  Summary and close, Harriet Minter, Vanessa Vallely



Early Bird Tickets available!