8:15 Registration Opens

08:50-09:10 Welcome and speed networking

Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity

09:10-09:15 Welcome Conference Host

Melanie Eusebe, Business Strategist, Chair & Founder, The Black British Business Awards

09:15-09:35 The future world of work – Tracey Groves, Founder & CEO, Intelligent Ethics

Your glimpse into the future world of work and your plan within it. How will tech play a role in all of our futures? Are the machines really taking over?

09:35-09:55 Resilience in an ever changing world – Kate Franklin, CPCC, PCC, Director, White & Lime

Strategies to cope with the un-expected, how to plan and deal with change, how to channel your inner strengths to cope with challenges

09:55-10:15 Playing to your strengths – Jenny Garrett, award-winning coach, speaker & trainer

Forget weaknesses! We are talking strengths. Learn how to optimise your strongest skills and ensure others know what you are capable of!

10:15-10.35 Communicating with power – Esther Stanhope, Confidence Speaker & Personal Impact Expert

How do you ensure that your voice is being heard in situations where you need to influence others or raise your profile.

10.35-11.05 Q&A Panel

With Tracy Groves; Kate Franklin; Jenny Garrett; Esther Stanhope; Rob Mukherjee, Director of Transfomation, Everycloud Security; & Lara Morgan, Co-Owner and Founder of Scentered, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor

11:05-11.25 Coffee break/opportunity to browse marketplace stands

11.25-11.45 Network to get work – Andy Lopata, Business Networking Strategist

Building relationships for the long term. The how’s and why’s of networking. Here we make it easy for you to meet others and create relationships for the future – includes speed networking

11:45-12.05 Your digital footprint – Anna Baird, Start Up Advisor, Former LinkedIn Global Client Executive

We live in a online world. How do we ensure that your digital footprint is telling and optimising your story?

12:05-12:25 How to Influence others – Kay White, Author, Facilitator and Savvy Communication Expert

There are things you want and need! How do you get others to buy into your ideas? Here you will learn how to use the power of the business case in order to get what you need

12:25-13:00 Q&A Panel

With Andy Lopata, Kay White, Anna Baird, Hira Ali, Chief Executive Officer, Advancing Your Potential; Founding Director, Career Excel | IWEE-International Women Empowerment Events; Author- Her Way To The Top & Anne-Marie Headley, Strategic HR Business Partner, Northern & Eastern Europe, Uber; Patricia Keener, Head of Early and Mid-Career Programmes, Career Centre, London Business School

13:00-14:00 Lunch break/opportunity to browse marketplace stands

14:00-14:10 Leading through activism – Sophie Walker, feminist and founding leader of the Women’s Equality Party

In a world in turmoil, what can women in business learn from political agitators about shaking up the establishment and mobilising for success?

14:10-14:30 Impactful Leadership – Mandy Flint and Elisabet Hearn, International Award-winning authors and Leadership Strategist. Their 3rd book, “The Leader’s Guide to Impact”, by Financial Times Publishing was released in April 2019

14:30-14.50 The Importance of Authenticity – Viv Groskop, Author, How to Own the Room

The idea of authenticity has become a buzzword for entrepreneurs and leaders. But what does it really look like and how realistic is it? How can you “be yourself” whilst still being professional and assertive?

14:50-15:20 Q&A Panel

With Viv Groskop, Sophie Walker, Mandy Flint, Elisabet Hearn & Paul Sesay | CEO & Founder, The Inclusive Companies & The National Diversity Awards

15:20-15.50 Creating your career plan – Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity

Here we pull it all together – building a plan for you to work on throughout the rest of the year, ensuring you leave our conference with a to-do list of how to make 2019 your ultimate year of success.

15:50-16:10 Coffee break/opportunity to browse marketplace stands

16:10-16:40 Managing stress, life balance and your mental wellbeing – Includes stress coping strategies, when to recognise the signs of burnout and mindfulness – with Cara de Lange, Wellbeing Mentor, Speaker & Author of Softer Success

Ambition and career progression is good, but of more importance is your mental health and wellbeing. How do we ensure that we are looking after the engine that drives the bus, both mentally and physically.

16:40-17:05 Q&A Panel

With Diahanne Rhinney, Founder of Diahanne Rhiney Consultancy, Strength With In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M) & The Baton Award; Cara de Lange, Wellbeing Mentor, Speaker & Author, Softer Success; Jemima Jefferson, Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Mediation Teacher & Inclusion & Diversity Consultant;  Jack Parsons, Chief Executive Officer, Big Youth Group & Hope Virgo, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker & Author of Stand Tall Little Girl

17:05-17:10 Summary and close

Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity