Outline Agenda (subject to change)

08:45 Registration opens, networking and exhibition
Keynote Address:
Rt Hon Maria Miller MP
Chair, Women and Equalities Select Committee

Chaired by:

Simon Fanshawe OBE
Broadcaster and Writer, Non-Executive Director & Chair, University of Sussex; Partner & Founder, Diversity by Design
Speakers will include:
Professor Nora Ann Colton
Acting Vice Chancellor, University of East London
Shabir Randeree CBE
Chancellor, University of East London (UEL)
Arun Batra
Director, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP; Founder & Chief Executive, National Equality Standard
Frances McAndrew
Strategic Lead for Diversity, Inclusion and Social Integration, Greater London Authority
Simon Fillery
Head of Inclusion, The Bank of England
Panel Discussion: above speakers plus:
Heather Melville OBE
Chair, CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Women; Director for Strategic Partnerships and Head of Business Inclusion Initiative, RBS
Award Presentations
Host: Simon Fanshawe OBE
Broadcaster and Writer; Non-Executive Director & Chair, University of Sussex
Presented by:
Rt Hon Maria Miller MP
Chair, Women and Equalities Select Committee

David Robinson
Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW)

Geoff Thompson MBE
Chair of Governors, University of East London
11:45 Refreshments, networking and exhibition viewing
12:15 Breakout Seminars/Workshops A
Seminar A1: Interventions for Diversity: Case Studies
Bright Network Using data to drive your diversity strategy
Anu Manthri
Senior Account Manager, Bright Network
Kirsten Barnes
Business Innovation Lead, Bright Network
Seminar A2: International Markets
Race Disparity Audit - The government's ethnicity facts and figures website
Marcus Bell
Director, Strategy and Insight, Race Disparity Unit, Cabinet Office
Zamila Bunglawala
Deputy Director, Strategy and Insight, Race Disparity Unit, Cabinet Office
Seminar A3: Business and Commerce: Finance and Banking
Developing UN sponsored guidelines for empowering Muslim women through improved access to finance and property
Professor Siraj Sait
Director of Research, College of Professional Services, University of East London
Seminar A4: Care Sector
Lookism; is a candidate's appearance a precursor for role suitability?
James Devine
Executive Director of HR and OD, Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Managing the negative impact of implicit (unconscious) bias in the workplace
Henrietta Spalding
Head of Advocacy, Changing Faces
Charlotte Richfield-Betteridge
Learning Designer, Specsavers
Seminar A5: Gender Pay
Money talks? The cloak of (pay) secrecy experienced by academics at two english universities
Emily Pfefer
Doctoral Researcher, School of Business and Management, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London
13:00 Lunch, networking, exhibition viewing and studio interviews
13:45 Breakout Seminars/Workshops B
Seminar B1: Internal Presentation and Preparing for Publication
Gender pay gap trends : comparative analysis across legal and media sectors
Dr Zara Nanu
Chief Executive Officer, Gapsquare
Seminar B2: Public Sector Case Study
Evidence-based diversity strategy: using analytics to inform decision-making at Capita Employee Solutions
Alex Tullett
Heads of Benefit Strategy, Capita Employee Benefits
Doug Brown
Chief Data Analyst, Capita HR Solutions
Breaking the cycle of homelessness with assistive technology
Atif Choudhury
Chief Executive, Diversity and Ability
Nahid Behzadi
Curriculum Coordinator, Crisis
Seminar B3: Diversity in Management
Beyond gender: fixing the talent pipeline for black and minority managers
Pavita Cooper
Chair, CMI/BAM 'Delivering Diversity' Research Advisory Board; Founder, More Difference
Seminar B4: Disability Case Studies
Developing inclusive practice in the private HE sector; disability and learning difficulty
Nicholas Glossop
Head of Inclusion & Learning Support, BPP University
Developing inclusive practice for people with disabilities - BartsAbility
Oyebanji Adewumi
Associate Director Inclusion, Barts Health NHS Trust
Nicola Tyson
Co-Chair Disability Sub-Group, Barts Health NHS Trust
Seminar B5: Inclusion in education
Aspiration, Motivation, Opportunity
Geoff Thompson MBE
Chair of the Board of Governors, University of East London; Founder and Executive Chair of the Youth Charter
14:30 Breakout Seminars/Workshops C
Seminar C1: BME and Female Career Development
Developing inclusive practice for BME and female staff - career development programme for BME and female staff
Oyebanji Adewumi
Associate Director Inclusion, Barts Health NHS Trust
Karlene Akindele
Project Lead, Barts Health NHS Trust
Developing a flexible and family friendly workplace within an HE setting
Clare Matysova
Athena SWAN Project Officer, University of East London
Kirstie Axtens
Head of Employer Services, Working Families
Seminar C2: Action for Change
Smashing the glass pyramid: are the cracks visible?
Patrick Woodman
Head of Research and Communications, The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Seminar C3: Case Studies
Dementia Friendly Business Guide: Supporting customers and employees affected by dementia
Emma Bould
Programme Partnerships Project Manager, Alzheimer's Society and Representative, British Gas
Amie Harding
Senior Consumer Vulnerability Manager, British Gas
Once upon a time: storytelling, culture and inclusion
Emma Allen
Equality & Diversity Project Manager, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Seminar C4: Widening Participation
Reframing and embedding diversity in engineering education
Dr Jan Peters MBE
Director, Katalytik; External Consultant, UCL Engineering
Developing inclusive teaching and learning - policy and practice
Fiona Waye
Senior Policy Lead, Inclusion, Equality and Diversity, Universities UK
Phil Scarffe
Head of Student Welfare, De Montfort University
15:30 Refreshments, networking, exhibition viewing
Speakers will include:
Trevor Phillips OBE
President, Partnership Council, John Lewis Partnership; Deputy Chairman of the Board, National Equality Standard; Chair, Green Park Diversity Analytics; Director, Webber Phillips; and Co-Founder, Diversity Analytics
Alistair Pringle
Executive Director, Equality and Human Rights Commission
Sam Smethers
Chief Executive, The Fawcett Society
Peter de Norville
Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI)
Ann Francke
Chief Executive, The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Panel Discussion
Pavita Cooper
Chair, CMI/BAM 'Delivering Diversity' Research Advisory Board; Founder, More Difference
16:30 The Noon Centre Pespective
Dr Jana Javornik
Associate Professor in Public and Social Policy
Director, Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business
16:45 Closes